This is in response to Erin Schwartzs Feb. 9 column titled Drug war has turned into race, class conflict. Ethnic cleansing is criticized around the world - from Adolf Hitler to Slobodan Milosevic - but it is practiced daily with the Drug Enforcement Administrations drug war.
ASMSU should not be focusing its efforts on breaking the tuition guarantee, but should work to get rid of the funding gap instead. ASMSUs Academic Assembly passed a measure last Tuesday to recommend the Board of Trustees alter MSUs tuition guarantee, and the proposal recommends tuition increases for the next four years be held to the rate of inflation plus 2 percent. ASMSU is the universitys undergraduate student government. The tuition guarantee, instituted in 1994, states increases in tuition will not exceed the projected rate of inflation or consumer price index. This proposal could be detrimental to many students who struggle to pay for college with tuition rates as they are.
After reading Drew Olsons opinion (Bush should not be our president, SN 2/9), I thought I should give Olson a small history lesson on who Al Gore, Bill Clinton and the Democratic Party really stand for. Clinton, Gore and the Democratic National Committee have carried out the equivalent of a full-swing baseball bat to your head.
When reading The State News Opinion Page on Feb. 9, I read Drew Olsons response to a letter supporting President Bush (Bush should not be our president, SN 2/9). To my dismay I noticed that Olson stated, I was in Washington on Inauguration Day to let him know he is not my president. I ask, then, with this statement has Olson denounced citizenship in the United States?
Im sure when you light up that pipe full of fresh new buds from the guy next door, who knew some kid in Colorado, who got stuff vacuum-sealed from Afghanistan, you didnt think you were participating in a war. No, of course not. Your actions of drug use are only to bring peace into the world and produce a bond amongst friends, right?
After reading Jessica Meyers column on George W. Bush I felt absolutely compelled to respond to her supportive statements of the president (Bush is president - he deserves a chance, SN 2/8). First and foremost, to say Bush is the type of citizen who personifies the United States is absurd.
While it is understandable for Olin Health Center not to offer the abortion pill RU-486, the center should at least consider providing the pill.Last week, Yale University announced RU-486 would be offered in its campus health center as part of the standard health plan for students.
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.
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 - MSUs undergraduate student government - representatives and The State News for the types of tragedies that go hand-in-hand with underage and binge drinking.
This is in response to Dan Julians 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.