Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Opinion

OPINION

No Pie for U

The university’s refusal to allow MSU to be represented in the upcoming sequel to “American Pie” is understandable. Universal Studios sought permission to represent MSU in “Secret Disguise,” the sequel to “American Pie,” earlier this year.

OPINION

Vagina Week is a celebration for all

Steven Soldwedel seems disturbed that women are speaking up for themselves in a positive light, and that the media is supporting them (“Men don’t honor penises with week,” SN 2/27). I wonder why this is.

OPINION

Recycle U

University departments should switch to using 100 percent recycled paper. The philosophy and supply chain management departments recently began using chlorine-free, 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper on a trial basis.

OPINION

Fare increase is unfair to others

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.

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Lent is filled with religious, tasty traditions

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.

OPINION

Men dont honor penises with week

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 there’s never anything announcing the merit of men, probably because present-day society has subscribed wholesale to the belief that men aren’t 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 they’ve declared themselves proponents of the feminist cause or denounced their gender for the sake of the increasingly important acceptance of women? Today, it’s better to be emasculated and prostrate yourself before a woman than it is to take some pride in your own gender.

OPINION

Proposal doesnt help lower incomes

Reaganomics supporters say tax cuts benefiting the wealthiest Americans spur unprecedented growth and cite the tremendous economic expansion during President Reagan’s time in office as proof that we should again cut taxes in this manner.

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Raise in bus prices is not a surprise

Well, we knew this was going to happen. When Capital Area Transportation Authority proposed taking over the MSU bus system not so long ago, students reacted by saying CATA would increase prices.

OPINION

Taxed Books

While the elimination of the state sales tax on textbooks would be a nice gesture, the tax’s absence won’t make much of a difference. State Rep.

OPINION

U president should listen

Maybe it all started a few years ago with Bill Clinton. The nation got a glimpse of politics at its worst, when our then-president addressed the nation about serious and inflammatory issues, and didn’t actually say anything at all.

OPINION

Rape letter was very shocking

I’m sure I’m not the only one who will be compelled to respond to Michael Bochenek’s letter to the editor (“Rape accusation is very serious,” SN 2/22). I’m also sure that no matter what anyone has to say, it will not change his opinion, and that is fine.

OPINION

Rates rising

It is disappointing the Capital Area Transportation Authority has proposed raising its rates, but it’s 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.

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Rape should be taken seriously

I have never been so motivated to write to The State News than after I read the most chauvinistic letter I’ve ever seen (“Rape accusation is very serious,” SN 2/22). How dare you assume this poor girl brought that on herself!

OPINION

Council member misidentified

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.

OPINION

Common Grounds wasnt in article

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 couldn’t 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.