Monday, January 25, 2021

Opinion

OPINION

Childhood dreams should not be given up

Astronaut. President. Quarterback. Fireman. When you probe the minds of elementary schoolchildren as to what they want to be - when they grow out of finger-painting and enter the real world - these are the responses they sling at you.

OPINION

Laws should not ban gay marriage

Rishi Kundi’s article on gay marriage was excellent and indirectly addresses a major problem with some laws today, including the violation of separation of church and state (“Gay marriage not complex issue to understand,” SN 1/31). It makes sense religious objection should dictate whether same-sex couples are married by a priest in a church that condemns homosexuality.

OPINION

Gay marriage

I would just like to commend Rishi Kundi for his stance on the gay marriage issue (“Gay marriage not complex issue to understand,” SN 1/31). I feel it is about time someone stepped back and took a look at issues like this. I have been arguing this issue for years and have seemed to be on the losing side every time, however, my beliefs would not let me quit.

OPINION

Vigil was pro-life, not pro-choice

I’m confused. On Jan. 24, The State News published an article that covered the MSU Students for Life vigil at Beaumont Tower (“Abortion vigil stirs student debate,” SN 1/24). The vigil was held by pro-life students Jan.

OPINION

Cagers win over U-M inspires fan

The sight was sweet, sitting inside Crisler Arena on Tuesday night watching my Spartans lay a walloping on our rival, the Michigan Wolverines. Not only did our team turn in an almost picture-perfect performance, the crowd support from fellow Sparty fans was amazing.

OPINION

Criminalization: An American rite of passage

I thought my opinion of the authorities could not get any worse. I had sour feelings about the police at age 15, when I would crouch in an alley at 10:30 on Saturday nights, hiding from police who enforced a strict curfew.

OPINION

RHA worked hard on peephole plan

Though I have only been in the Residence Halls Association since the beginning of this semester, I know that RHA, along with many other people, has tried to get peepholes installed.

OPINION

Gay marriage not complex issue to understand

I’ve been writing this column for a year now. Admittedly, I occasionally have an opinion on something, but most of the time, I try to make you laugh. Judging from the letters I’ve gotten, I’ve been successful in doing that.

OPINION

Cartoon was misunderstood

This is in response to Ebuni N. Mosley’s letter “Jackson cartoon was degrading” (SN 1/26). I have to begin by saying that Mosley completely missed the point of Justin Bilicki’s cartoon in last Wednesday’s paper. Bilicki’s cartoon in no way depicts black people in a negative manner.

OPINION

Cartoon provoked fun, not racism

I was recently disturbed by Ebuni N. Mosley’s letter, “Jackson cartoon was degrading” (SN 1/26). What you fail to realize is Bilicki’s cartoons poke fun at those in the political spotlight, regardless of race or ethnic background. Your letter illustrates a growing problem in America.

OPINION

RHA has fought hard for peepholes

The Residence Halls Association has been leading the fight to have peepholes implemented into the residence halls for over ten years. I personally have been involved in many intense discussions and debates concerning the battle for peepholes the last two years - last year as an Akers Hall representative, and this year as the Asian Pacific American Student Organization representative for RHA. We have spent countless long, hard hours working with the Department of Residence Life, University Housing, the administration, Michigan State and East Lansing police departments and many other groups and institutions to get where we are today - to ensure that peepholes could be installed in all of the residence halls. The State News must stop sensationalizing its stories.

OPINION

Bushs charity could lead to religion-based discrimination

President Bush’s plan to allow faith-based programs to be federally funded opens the door to discrimination against a variety of religious groups.On Monday, Bush signed two executive orders establishing the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

OPINION

Letter pertaining to Christ false

This letter is in response to Beau Taylor’s “Christ was not a civil rights leader” (SN 1/25). Although I have not read the letter Taylor responded to, I feel some of his remarks demand my reply.

OPINION

RHAs resolution passed in 1999

I would like to quickly address the issue that was raised with regards to RHA’s lack of effort on the issue of peepholes (“Safe living,” SN 1/24). First, I would like to begin by stating a few facts. One, the resolution that RHA passed supporting peepholes was passed unanimously in fall of 1999.