Friday, November 27, 2020

Opinion

OPINION

Vile rapper

Rapper Eminem deserves his four Grammy nominations, but the message of hate and violence in his lyrics should not be condoned. The Recording Academy announced its nominations for the Grammy Awards last week, prompting thousands of phone calls and e-mails from people angry about Eminem’s nominations.

OPINION

For ratings, networks air reality television

The hell has started.This week, networks have once again begun the proliferation of reality television programs, beginning with “Temptation Island,” which premiers tonight on the Fox television network.“Temptation Island” takes four unmarried couple,s who are in serious relationships, to paradise.

OPINION

Good for U

President Clinton’s visit to campus is a credit to the university and its accomplishments. Clinton will speak at Breslin Student Events Center today to honor the men’s basketball team’s NCAA Championship and reflect on his presidency.

OPINION

Not over yet

The official declaration of George W. Bush as the next president of the United States put an end to the debate over the winner of the election, but not to questions raised about the American electoral process.Bush was certified as the winner of the election by his opponent, Vice President Al Gore, after a formal count of the electoral votes Saturday.

OPINION

Letter unfair to bash SN reviews

In a recent letter to the editor (”Paper reviews unpopular music,” SN 11/28) Dallas Smoke criticized The State News for reviewing “unpopular” music such as Blink-182, Marilyn Manson and Joni Mitchell.

OPINION

A year to remember

Every year, The State News Editorial Board selects its winners and losers of the past 12 months. 2000 was one of the most remarkable 12 months for news in a long time.

OPINION

Returning home has many disadvantages

For the last two and a half years of my life, I have lived without the aid of my parents. Next Thursday and for the three and a half weeks following it, I will live at home again. Each time I return, I am reminded of the warmth home brings and the comfort my family gives me.

OPINION

LaFleur column condescending

I’ve read John LaFleur’s article (“Retailers sold out Christmas to be politically correct,” SN 11/30), and I’ve read many of the responses to his obviously biased article. First of all, LaFleur, isn’t one of the big themes of Christmas “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men?” Doesn’t this include all people, regardless of faith or beliefs?

OPINION

Letter insulting to many Christians

While I in no way endorse John LaFleur’s narrow-minded views (“ Retailers sold out Christmas to be politically correct,” SN 11/30), I felt it necessary to take issue with some responses the column received. Susie Farnell’s letter (“Overadvertising is fault of Christians,” SN 12/4) was a contradiction in itself.

OPINION

Fill subject lines with song lyrics

Like Kevin Hardy, I have struggled with the e-mail subject-line issue (“Please Read: Don’t include subjects with e-mails,” SN 12/1). For a while I, too, quit using subject lines altogether, but I felt guilty for copping out and filling my friends’ boxes with boring “none”s.

OPINION

New last name improves connection with heritage

Shakespeare wrote, “What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Until recently, that was a nice line to recite and use in English papers, but now it holds a little more meaning for me. I recently discovered that my last name is spelled wrong.

OPINION

Business e-mails need subject lines

In the world of casual communication, I agree with Kevin Hardy’s assessment that a subject line is unnecessary (“Please Read: Don’t include subjects with e-mails,” SN 12/1). But in the world of business communication, the subject line serves a purpose.