Monday, September 20, 2021

Opinion

OPINION

Trip canceled

The university should be complimented for cancelling a Study Abroad trip to the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Food, Agriculture and Environmental Systems program that was to be held this summer was temporarily canceled because of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Europe.

OPINION

Omo column was completely wrong

I must respectfully disagree with Michonne Omo’s assertion that social alienation and teasing leads to school shootings (“Target missed on causes of school shootings,” SN 3/13). In fact, I must say I believe it to be completely off-base. First of all, there are dozens of school shootings every year.

OPINION

Column was well- written, provoking

Having read Brian Emerson Jones’ column, “Church and state should be kept separate” (SN 3/14), I am motivated to write and commend him on a thought-provoking and well-written piece.

OPINION

Letters ideas were insensitive

I am writing in response to Kye Tidey’s letter “Eating disorders are not diseases,” (SN 3/14). The writer’s assumption that anorexia nervosa is a choice, not a disease, strikes me as a bit naive and insensitive.

OPINION

More Funds

It is commendable of the state House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education to propose a bill to bring more finding to MSU, but it is unlikely the bill will pass. The subcommittee sent on a bill that would give $22 million more in state funding to MSU.

OPINION

School shooter should be blamed

I am the type of person who respects others’ opinions and tries not to enforce my own on anyone else, but when I read the recent opinion column dealing with the subject of school shootings, I was outraged (“Target missed on causes of school shootings,” SN 3/13). How can anyone dare place blame for the killings on anyone but the shooter?

OPINION

Guns dont kill people, bullets do

With regard to Spiros Gallos’ argument (“Cartoon’s idea was ignorant,” SN 3/14) that stated it is not guns that kill people, I am troubled by his logic. Yes, let’s remember guns don’t kill people, bullets do.

OPINION

Ignorance is not an excuse for comments

It was an innocent statement. I knew the girl meant no harm. During the Alternative Spring Break trip to the Rosebud Indian Reservation I was covering, the group of volunteers visited the Crazy Horse Memorial being developed in South Dakota.

OPINION

Religion should stay within house of worship

The South is not mistakenly called “America’s Bible Belt.” There are always those who are prepared to share their religious doctrines, even in my chosen spring break destination of Panama City, Fla. Normally, one would not think of being bombarded by questions that will be eternally grappled in such a presumably hedonistic atmosphere. “Do you believe in God?” and “What happens to your soul after your body dies?” are profound questions too random to ask anyone, let alone college students who are currently more concerned with perfecting a tan than scrutinizing theology.

OPINION

Eating disorders enforced by media

I believe the column by Kathryn Garvale (“Pop culture trivializes dangers of eating disorder,” SN 3/12) touches on an extremely important topic that is relevant to many men and women - especially women. Magazines are addicting, and the messages conveyed within their falsified pages have turned women against themselves.

OPINION

The decision to not merge agencies is commendable

While it is commendable that the MSU and East Lansing police departments work together, it is good that the agencies have decided not to merge. The departments announced Wednesday they will “enhance and expand” several collaborative efforts, but will not merge.

OPINION

Religious term was inappropriate

With regard to Sheena Harrison’s “Poor living conditions test Lakota Sioux spirit” (SN 3/13), I am troubled by her description of the local Native American religion as “Shamanism.” The term Shamanism depicts the traditional Lakota religion in a negative light, which is not acceptable.

OPINION

Eating disorders are not diseases

I am writing in response to an column I read in The State News titled “Pop culture trivializes dangers of eating disorder” (SN 3/12). In her article, Kathryn Garvale attempts to critique society’s use of the word anorexia as an adjective to describe one’s appearance or behavior. Her data, as well as the information provided by the Web site www.anorexia-sufferers.com, attempts to exemplify this and then compare anorexia with other diseases.

OPINION

Census Bureau must work to create categories for everyone

The Census Bureau should be commended for expanding racial categories in the 2000 census and should continue to work toward more inclusive categories on future census forms.Americans were allowed to check more than one box in the racial categories section of the 2000 census, making 63 possible categories.

OPINION

Cartoons idea was ignorant

I’m writing this letter in response to the Bilicki cartoon that ran in the March 13 edition of The State News. This cartoon is an example of the ignorance that pervades our society as a whole.