Friday, November 27, 2020

Opinion

OPINION

Article brought needed attention

I am writing in response to Vincent Estes’ article (“Tenured faculty members dwindle,” SN 11/29). Estes’ report rightly identifies a very serious problem besetting higher education: the increased use of part-time, temporary and graduate student instructors. It should be made clear that this university cost-cutting measure not only serves students and part-time and temporary faculty poorly, it also has a long-term function of degrading the increasingly limited and besieged position of tenure-stream faculty.

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SN should review unfamiliar music

I am writing in response to the letter concerning CD reviewing choices by The State News (“Paper reviews unpopular music,” SN 1128). I would like to thank The State News for not wasting an album review on a boy band whose CD could very easily be predicted as being the same crap it has previously released.

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Please read: Dont include subjects with e-mails

E-mail savvy computer nerds, Webmasters and people who have read “E-mail for Dummies” can relate to one another when faced with one problem-filled component of e-mail - the subject line. Usually, a short phrase or word to describe the overall mood of a message gave Web surfers an opportunity to say, well, the subject of the e-mail.

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Book bargain

ASMSU’s textbook tax elimination proposition could be a small benefit to college students, but the organization should not make it its top priority.

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Other papers can cover boy bands

I would like to voice my displeasure about Dallas Smoke’s letter (“Paper reviews unpopular music,” SN 11/28). My first question is, do you really need a review of the new Backstreet Boys album?

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GOP candidate promises lies

Three of Texas Gov. George W. Bush’s primary campaign slogans were: “I trust people, while my opponent trusts government,” “Government should not get involved in local matters” and “Honesty and integrity are on the ballot and my opponent doesn’t have either.” Well, I guess he trusts individuals, except for those individuals in southeast Florida.

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Off the mark

A proposed concealed weapons bill in the state Legislature is way off target. New legislation debated Tuesday in the state House would make it easier to obtain an unrestricted concealed weapons permit in Michigan.

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Paper broadens readers horizons

I would like to defend The State News for trying to let readers know about types of music other than Britney Spears, N’Sync, Backstreet Boys and the host of other “artists” cashing in on teenagers with money to spend.

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SN should stick to less popular music

I am writing in response to Dallas Smoke’s letter to the editor (“Paper reviews unpopular music,” SN 11/28). Smoke claims The State News is doing a disservice to him and other pop music fans by not having a review of the Backstreet Boys’ new album, “Black & Blue” in the Nov.

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Gore didnt tell truth in speech

Once again, Vice President Al Gore lied to America on Monday night on several counts. The first complete lie was that 10,000 votes were not counted in Miami.

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SN right for not reviewing CD

This letter is in response to one written by Dallas Smoke and published in The State News on Tuesday (“Paper reviews unpopular music,” SN 11/28). The State News should be commended for choosing to review music that is not widely popular or does not receive the attention in the national press that it deserves.

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Reefer review

The Supreme Court will have to roll up its sleeves and decide whether proponents of medical marijuana have legitimate claims or are just blowing smoke.

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City police do not patrol stadium

I am responding to Noah Babcock’s letter regarding an East Lansing police officer “giving the ‘Hail Hitler’ salute” at the MSU-Purdue football game (“Police insult ‘U’ at football game,” SN 11/15). It should be noted that East Lansing officers do not work inside the stadium during the games.

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Spartan athletes cant make games

I am a member of the student-athlete population at MSU. I am writing regarding season tickets for men’s basketball games. Season basketball tickets are open to the student population on a priority basis.