Monday, September 20, 2021

Opinion

OPINION

Support graduate employee union

The 1,500 teaching assistants and graduate assistants on MSU’s campus have been organizing the Graduate Employees Union for a while now, and with two-thirds membership they recently filed an election petition.

OPINION

Union for U

The formation of the Graduate Employees Union will benefit graduate employees and is unlikely to hurt the university. The recently formed union is awaiting approval by the Michigan Employment Relations Commission.

OPINION

Underage drinking shouldnt be focus

This letter is in response to the article “Spotlight program targets underage drinking” (SN 3/1). It seems the “Spotlight” program is yet another attempt of the East Lansing Police Department to harass students in an attempt to cut down on victimless crimes.

OPINION

Beret Battle

While a black beret is not the only definition of an Army Ranger, the U.S. Army should not make black berets standard issue for all Army personnel. Army Chief of Staff Gen.

OPINION

Enlighten U

If the university has the financial means, it should make efforts to provide more lighting along campus walkways.The Student Assembly of ASMSU, MSU’s undergraduate student government, is considering a measure encouraging university officials to provide more consistent lighting on campus.Lights have recently been added and faulty ones replaced along the trail that runs past the Kellogg Center.

OPINION

Iraq encouraged Allied airstrikes

Last Friday’s attack on the five Iraqi Air Defense sites was provoked, contrary to Brian Emerson Jones’ column (“Latest bombings will only enforce stereotypes,” SN 2/21). In the month of January alone, Iraq launched over a dozen surface-to-air missiles at British and American planes patrolling the no-fly zone, more than were launched in all of last year.

OPINION

Students should decide Pie sequel

Once again, I have been let down by MSU. This most recent disappointment stems from university administrators rejecting Universal Studios’ request to use MSU in the sequel to “American Pie” (“Administrators: Thumbs down to ‘Pie’ sequel,” SN 2/27). This may seem trivial to most people, but this is just another incident stemming from a larger problem: the problem being the administration, once again proven here, is out of touch with its students.

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Letter disagreed with tax realities

I am writing to respond to Seth Murray’s letter (“Tax cuts actually benefit no one,” SN 2/28). Murray’s statements disagree with many realities of the American economic system and facts about how the wealthy in this country have traditionally become wealthier.

OPINION

Restrict U

Restricted living options are good for those who choose them, but are unlikely to be responsible for better academic performance. The Harvard School of Public Health recently released a study that found students living in substance-free dorms were less likely to drink heavily or be affected by alcohol-related problems.

OPINION

Inequality exists between genders

Although it may come as a shock, I agree with Steven Soldwedel when he writes, “The inconsistencies that surround the gender issues in our society are things that need to be dealt with, not suppressed or ignored” (“Men don’t honor penises with week,” SN 2/27). Soldwedel is right.

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Bus fare increase is exploitation

Congratulations to the greedy officials at the Capital Area Transportation Authority. CATA is now proposing raising its one-way fare for students from 25 cents to 50 cents.

OPINION

America must remember its history to move on

Today’s important for a few reasons. It’s Wednesday, which means the week is half over; it’s my roommate’s birthday and, because nobody reading this has thought of it, it’s the last day of Black History Month. It just seemed to fly past, didn’t it? I hope you’ll forgive my cynicism.