A 100 percent increase in CATA student bus fares is bad for the university. With the already overcrowded parking situation, then the more people who are encouraged to take the bus, the less people will need to hunt for parking spots and be late for classes (or be driven in by friends). It is bad enough CATA gives you no real break on a semester pass (if you ride two times per day, five days per week for the semester, it works out the same as paying the per ride student fare). At least though, at 25 cents, the bus fare is on par with a semester parking pass on campus. If CATA raises the fare by 100 percent to 50 cents, the cost to ride the bus will be double what it costs to park on campus.
This is a very special day. It has many names: Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday. But most importantly to me and many others with some sort of Polish connection, it is Panczki Day.Panczkis are a Polish tradition originating from the need to get rid of eggs and fat in the house, which would be forbidden from consumption during Lent.Anyone who just said “Huh?” will immediately get the response, “You’re not Catholic, are you?” from someone who is.
I think the frequency with which I see the word vagina steadily increases each year. Every time I open the paper, I get to see something glorifying women and how wonderful they are. Funny how theres never anything announcing the merit of men, probably because present-day society has subscribed wholesale to the belief that men arent worth anything but what they can provide women with. Men are being painted with a brush made out of female pubic hair that colors them as rapists, deadbeat dads and just about any and every negative thing associated with getting the Y chromosome. Can you think of any examples when men are put in a positive light, other than when theyve declared themselves proponents of the feminist cause or denounced their gender for the sake of the increasingly important acceptance of women? Today, its better to be emasculated and prostrate yourself before a woman than it is to take some pride in your own gender.
It is disappointing the Capital Area Transportation Authority has proposed raising its rates, but its within the parameters of its contract with MSU. CATA distributed a notice to students in some MSU dorms stating the bus system is considering raising its single-ride rates for students, senior citizens and people with disabilities from 25 cents to 50 cents.
The State News editorial Dance On (2/22) incorrectly identified me, by name and title, as the lone dissenting vote against a special-use permit for a dance floor, coupled with other conditions, requested by the Spartan Sports Den before the East Lansing City Council at our Tuesday meeting.
While I was excited to read about the new music venue that will be opening up in the area (New all-ages venue for local, national bands to display talent, SN 2/22,), I couldnt help but feel frustrated because The Common Grounds Coffeehouse, located in the basement of Akers Hall, continues to be completely ignored by The State News. Started in 1998 by an MSU student, Common Grounds has been an unbelievably positive outlet for students to come and see both local and national bands.