Monday, January 25, 2021

Opinion

OPINION

New course offerings from IAH will improve education

The addition of new Integrative Studies in Arts & Humanities classes is long overdue at MSU.Undergraduate students are required to take two IAH courses unless they are enrolled in the Honors College, James Madison or placed out of the requirement.

OPINION

Christ existed, can be proven

This is in response to two letters that have been printed in The State News last week: “Christ deserves day off like MLK” (SN 1/22) and “Christ’s beliefs not felt by all” (SN 1/23). The first letter, by Eric Bjornstad, argued that our university should recognize Jesus Christ as a public servant in a way similar to the events that took place on Martin Luther King Jr.

OPINION

At 21, life comes to a blinking game over

There is a natural order to what can be considered life’s biggest thrills when you are growing up.Much like a video game, we seem to advance to higher levels and while gaining experience, we also earn privileges.It all starts in the fifth grade.

OPINION

Columnist not offensive to all

I would like to address Joe Pennell’s opinion letter “Columnist was highly offensive” (SN 1/26). I understand you took offense to Brian Emerson Jones’ column, but what exactly did you take offense to?

OPINION

End profiling

The Lansing police’s attempt to stop racial profiling is a step in the right direction, but it will not get to the core of the problem. The police will be using demographic data from all traffic stops to help track racial profiling.

OPINION

No support

Then President-elect George W. Bush announced his nomination of Ashcroft for attorney general Dec.

OPINION

Man identified in wrong manner

In the Wednesday issue of The State News, a police brief stated a robbery suspect was a masked man and described him as Asian Pacific. This is an amazing and disturbing description of a criminal perpetrator that could have serious repercussions in a community with a small population of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander students, staff and faculty. I would like to know how a masked man could be described as Asian Pacific.

OPINION

Jackson cartoon was degrading

I really see why Martin Luther King Jr. dared to dream what he did. I can’t even describe how I feel every time I read a book, a paper or see someone on television who insists on promoting stereotypes about my people and/or maintaining them. In Wednesday’s State News, the Rev.

OPINION

Columnist was highly offensive

I usually manage to stomach the uniformly liberal editorials on The State News’ Opinion Page, but I found Brian Emerson Jones’s column (“Bush’s appointees enforce his ‘magical myth,’” SN 1/24) on Bush’s cabinet appointments to be especially offensive. Jones rails against the ostensible diversity of the Cabinet while attacking the politically incorrect views of Bush and his nominees.

OPINION

Christ did exist, Bible proves it

I am writing in response to Brian Selewski’s letter “Christ’s beliefs not felt by all” (SN 1/23). Obviously, he has never taken a history class in his entire life, or he would realize much of our evidence from 2,000 years ago comes from the Bible itself. I don’t see why he finds it hard to believe in a man who lived 2,000 years ago - does he find it hard to believe Homer, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Cleopatra or Aristotle existed?

OPINION

Assaults usually cause injuries

This letter is in response to Jeremy W. Steele’s article “Woman sexually attacked on campus” (SN 1/23). In the article, there was a comment by the police: “She was not injured.” Why would the MSU police make such a statement if this woman was sexually assaulted?

OPINION

Teaching U

Students have the right to know the course material and teaching style of their professor from the first day of class.A group of about 20 students filed a formal grievance regarding their Religion 205, Myth, Self and Religion class.