Monday, August 2, 2021

Opinion

OPINION

Napster not doing anything illegal

Napster’s “illegality is undeniable?” Hmm. The illegality of its users might be undeniable, but the legality of Napster itself is not so simple (“Logged off,” SN 2/13). Napster does not possess, transmit or in any way deal with copyrighted material.

OPINION

Ad reflects need for coverage, awareness

Believing that people, though sometimes stupid, are basically good on the inside has made going through life a little easier for me. Believing when someone hurts or offends me, they truly might not realize how what they said affected me, has made me a more forgiving person. And believing there is a difference between being racist and being unaware has made me realize The State News has a problem. On Monday, we ran an ad for a sorority’s self-defense class.

OPINION

Ad reinforces stereotypes

I agree 100 percent with Angela Pok’s letter that stated the depiction of the perpetrator in the self-defense ad was offensive (“Self-defense ad offensive, wrong,” SN 2/14). Although I did not assume the man was black, he was obviously a man of color - which could be Latino, Asian, Arabic or black.

OPINION

McPherson

MSU President M. Peter McPherson’s address introduced and emphasized many good programs the university will be carrying out in the next few years. McPherson gave his eighth State of the University address Tuesday.

OPINION

Sorry if ad was offensive to some

The women of Alpha Xi Delta would like to apologize to Angela Pok and other members of the Michigan State community who may have taken offense at the drawing used in our ad for a self-defense workshop (“Self-defense ad offensive, wrong,” SN 2/14). The drawing was chosen to represent a “general” male image, not a member of a particular racial or ethnic group.

OPINION

Advertisement not racially motivated

I am writing in response to Angela Pok and the case of extreme over-sensitivity she seems to display (“Self-defense ad offensive, wrong,” SN 2/14). She declared The State News made a highly racist move in allowing Alpha Xi Delta to run an ad for a self-defense class which depicts a black man as a potential perpetrator of assault.

OPINION

Clintons pardon was questionable

The Democratic Party in general has turned their heads with a number of former President Bill Clinton-related scandals, but the Marc Rich pardon may be harder to conquer and spin off as just another ploy by the conservative right to take down Clinton. As of Jan.

OPINION

Falling in river not fault of U

I would like to thank Amanda Smith for her insightful observation that the university should warn students not to cross the flooded, frozen Red Cedar (“Block off flooded paths on campus,” SN 2/13). But here is a better suggestion: use common sense.

OPINION

Raised rent

While the on-campus student tax increase proposed by the Residence Halls Association is minimal, the organization should make efforts to use the money wisely.RHA voted in favor of an increase of $3 in student taxes for the 2001-02 academic year.

OPINION

Bill wont stop binge drinking

In response to state Rep. Sandy Caul’s letter on her legislation of kegs (“Keg legislation will save lives,” SN 2/8), I would like to clarify certain incidents she is using as her defense. First off, the tragedy of Bradley McCue’s death was a result of “binge drinking,” where he consumed more than five drinks in one sitting.

OPINION

Bush is president for next four years

I would just like to share one small fact with Drew Olson (“Bush should not be our president,” SN 2/9), and the several hundred other students on this campus who are frustrated over the presidential election.