Monday, September 20, 2021

Opinion

OPINION

Ad wasnt meant to attack Herald

In the article on the Horowitz advertisement controversy in Friday’s paper (“Advertisement incites free speech discussion,” SN 3/23;), it’s possible to get the impression The Daily Cardinal ran an ad from several student groups for the purpose of attacking The Badger Herald. The Cardinal staff had nothing to do with developing the content of the ad.

OPINION

Concealed weapons law will increase guns

During the midst of the media hoopla over the presidential election, the state Legislature slid through an amendment to Michigan’s concealed weapons law that will drastically increase the number of concealed guns on the streets. The concealed weapons law originally stated applicants for concealed weapon permits must demonstrate a need to carry concealed weapons and must renew the permits every three years.

OPINION

ASMSU should not boycott CATA

ASMSU should drop its ridiculous effort to boycott CATA’s fare increase before its members embarrass themselves any further (“ASMSU to boycott if CATA raises fare,” SN 3/21). Am I alone in remembering the days before CATA came on campus?

OPINION

Register Early

A proposed House Bill to remove the law requiring voters to register 30 days before the election is not an issue ASMSU, university’s undergraduate student government, should support. If the bill is passed, residents will have until election day to register.

OPINION

Ritalin is needed by many people

The column written March 15 by Andrew Banyai (“Kids shouldn’t be drugged for acting their age”) upset and angered me. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is not about a kid who can’t sit still because he wants to play.

OPINION

Christ is there - even on vacation

I am writing in response to Jessica Meyers’ column, “Religion should stay within house of worship” (SN 3/15). I have never been a fanatical Christian who walks up to people on the street to share my faith to an unwelcome audience.

OPINION

Issues linked to poverty must be addressed

I interrupt this paper’s sports glorification coverage with a real issue: How to improve the life quality of the many amongst us who work, but still dwell in poverty. Those whose hearts throb only for in-the-paint action and in-the-bar debauchery, don’t even call me a spoilsport.

OPINION

Letters for U

The university should be complimented for its decision to award varsity letters to former female student-athletes. MSU’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday it will award varsity “S” letters to female student-athletes who competed before 1980. MSU began recognizing women for participation in varsity athletics in 1975, three years after the NCAA passed Title IX.

OPINION

Column showed lack of experience

I am writing in response to Rishi Kundi’s article in Friday’s paper (“Concert-goers still need to show basic etiquette,” SN 3/16). I think is it foolish of him to say he still hates hippies, because it’s obvious he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. It bothers me he called them “smelly,” “stinky,” etc.

OPINION

Students should find other transportation on campus

While the increase in the price of parking tickets will most likely not deter students from parking illegally, it may encourage students to explore other transportation options.The All-University Traffic Committee recently finished a proposal that recommends higher fines for parking violations on campus.The committee’s report stated there were 117,637 parking violations, including cars parked illegally in leased spots and at expired meters in 2000.The proposal would add $5 to current fees.

OPINION

Financing U

Although programs exist for low-income students, universities need to make a better attempt and accommodate their financial needs. The number of low-income students applying for college is rising, but the amount of financial aid money is not. The Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance recently released the Access Denied Report, which analyzed the financial situation of students entering college.

OPINION

Religious beliefs should be shared

I would like to address some of the comments that were raised in “Religion should stay within house of worship” (SN 3/15), as one of the college students who went down to Panama City, Fla., to share my faith about Christ. I did not go down to Panama City in an attempt to force my religious doctrine on anyone, or to convert as many people as possible to Christianity.

OPINION

Eating disorders can be overcome

I would like to applaud Kathryn Garvale on her column, “Pop culture trivializes dangers of eating disorder” (SN 3/12). Whether Kye Tidey’s (“Eating disorders are not diseases,” 3/14) faction of society regards anorexia and/or bulimia as a “real” disease, there is no question that battling these eating disorders is a terrible struggle many women and men in our society must face daily. It is about time the inappropriately casual use of the term “anorexic” is confronted in the media.

OPINION

Assumption was uncompassionate

I am writing in response to Kye Tidey’s letter, “Eating disorders are not diseases” (SN 3/14). It troubles me such an ignorant and uncompassionate way of thinking still exists in our society.