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.
I am a magazine junkie. I subscribe to Us Weekly, Allure and Maxim. I make biweekly treks to Schuler Books and peruse the shelves, fiending for a fix of Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Rolling Stone.
If the university has the financial means, it should make efforts to provide more lighting along campus walkways.The Student Assembly of ASMSU, MSUs 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.
Last Fridays 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.
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.
I am writing to respond to Seth Murrays letter (Tax cuts actually benefit no one, SN 2/28). Murrays statements disagree with many realities of the American economic system and facts about how the wealthy in this country have traditionally become wealthier.
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.
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 dont honor penises with week, SN 2/27). Soldwedel is right.
Todays important for a few reasons. Its Wednesday, which means the week is half over; its my roommates birthday and, because nobody reading this has thought of it, its the last day of Black History Month. It just seemed to fly past, didnt it? I hope youll forgive my cynicism.