Monday, August 2, 2021

Opinion

OPINION

Drug war unfairly attacks minorities

Regarding Erin Schwartz’s excellent Feb. 9 column (“Drug war has turned into race, class conflict”), the drug war’s early beginnings are rooted in a race and class conflict. The drug war is mainly a war on marijuana, by far the most popular illicit drug.

OPINION

Drugs war takes away freedom

This is in response to Erin Schwartz’s 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 Administration’s drug war.

OPINION

Block off flooded paths on campus

Monday morning on my way to class, I had a very close encounter with the Red Cedar River. The Brody path that I - and the majority of people living in the Brody Complex - use to get to class was flooded over.

OPINION

Guarantee U

ASMSU should not be focusing its efforts on breaking the tuition guarantee, but should work to get rid of the funding gap instead. ASMSU’s Academic Assembly passed a measure last Tuesday to recommend the Board of Trustees alter MSU’s 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 university’s 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.

OPINION

Gore not fit to be U.S. president

After reading Drew Olson’s 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.

OPINION

It wont change: Bush is president

When reading The State News Opinion Page on Feb. 9, I read Drew Olson’s 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?

OPINION

Measure is not necessary at all

Upon reading Sandy Caul’s article about keg legislation (“Keg legislation will save lives,” SN 2/8), I must agree the bill in question would restrict the availability of alcohol to minors.

OPINION

Drug war has turned into race, class conflict

I’m 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 didn’t 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?

OPINION

Bush should not be our president

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.

OPINION

Olin should at least consider making RU-486 available

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.

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.