Monday, January 25, 2021

Opinion

OPINION

Take care of U.S. before others

I am responding to Brian Emerson Jones’ column (“Bush’s memorandum can be felt worldwide,” SN 2/7). I have only read the first two paragraphs and already feel it necessary to write this letter.

OPINION

Kegs dont cause binge drinking

I’m writing in response to the letter written by state Rep. Sandy Caul, (“Keg legislation will save lives” SN 2/8). I am a student here at MSU, and I can’t believe the things I am hearing.

OPINION

Plagiarizers should take responsibility for their actions

Cheating should not be tolerated at MSU and professors should make a concerted effort to find and punish cheaters.A recent study conducted by Rutgers University Professor Don McCabe said 72 percent of college students admitted to purchasing or using a professionally written paper.

OPINION

SN should have popular comics

I have a suggestion that will improve The State News dramatically. How about replacing all the lame student-produced comics with mainstream comics like Garfield, Dilbert, Ziggy or Beetle Bailey?

OPINION

Keg legislation will save lives

The editorial regarding my legislation to require keg registration is misguided and misrepresents the growing need to address underage alcohol abuse (“Keep kegs,” SN 2/6). I would hope the events of the last several years in East Lansing would result in greater concern among ASMSU - MSU’s undergraduate student government - representatives and The State News for the types of tragedies that go hand-in-hand with underage and binge drinking.

OPINION

The Doors are not musical geniuses

This is in response to Dan Julian’s article (“Music sellouts diminish craft,” SN 2/6). I have been reading The State News for almost two years now and, for the most part, I feel the articles are great work. However, it is quite obvious Julian did not do any research before submitting his piece. Like most rock fans, I am a fan of The Doors.

OPINION

E.L. must research before cameras are installed at lights

A plan to put video cameras at some East Lansing intersections to monitor those who run red lights could have some good results, but there are issues with the plan that need to be addressed before further action is taken. The East Lansing City Council is considering a plan to put cameras at intersections.

OPINION

Column missed important issues

I have become accustomed to reading in the State News that there was no difference between Al Gore and George Bush, and, therefore, voting in the recent election was unimportant, uninspiring or unnecessary. I have not responded, because I was certain that, experience being the best teacher, it would soon become apparent that important differences do indeed exist between a candidate who is pro-choice and one who imposes a gag rule preventing doctors in clinics which serve the poor in other nations from even mentioning abortion, even if those clinics do not offer abortion services. I thought the difference would soon be evident between a candidate who appoints a Secretary of the Interior who favors the interests of developers and loggers over the need to preserve the environment for future generations would be apparent - if not immediately, then certainly when we have lost irreplaceable Alaskan wilderness to oil drilling.

OPINION

Student living means Chef Boyardee dates

I know there is not one student on this campus who has not been in the same situation I find myself in constantly.Your job doesn’t pay well.You have bills always due.When you go to a bar with your friends, you regret it the next day.

OPINION

Grounds crews have a lot of work

This letter is in response to those writing about icy walk ways (“Icy sidewalks should be salted,” SN 1/30, “Salted sidewalks too little, too late,” SN 2/5). On Monday, Jan.

OPINION

SN coverage unfair to activists

I was extremely disappointed with The State News’ biased coverage of the MSU Students for Life vigil (“Abortion vigil stirs student debate,” SN 1/24). The photos were unfair and gave a distorted image of what really happened.

OPINION

Unfair to U

The new arrest statistics may place MSU at the top of the list for alcohol violations, but the university’s reputation should not be judged by those numbers.The U.S.

OPINION

Englers State of the State raises many issues, concerns

Gov. John Engler’s plan to allow the governor to appoint seven additional members to the boards of MSU, Wayne State University, the University of Michigan and the State Board of Education should not be adopted.In his 11th State of the State speech Wednesday, Engler touted the state’s successes of the last year and outlined his agenda for the coming year.