Monday, August 2, 2021

Opinion

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.

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.