Thursday, October 29, 2020

Opinion

OPINION

Vegetarians deal with turkeys in their family, dinner

Is Thanksgiving still Thanksgiving without the turkey? Trust me, it is. My turkey-free diet is always a source of fascination, but is under even more scrupulous examination during the holidays, when I am the only one without a piece of the roast beast on my dinner plate.

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Be thankful

More than 350 years ago, the first Thanksgiving was celebrated by pilgrims at the Plymouth colony in present-day Massachusetts.

OPINION

General public does not understand feminism

Four people are standing in a room - a short-haired woman with boyish clothes and no makeup, an attractive woman with long hair wearing a short skirt, a handsome young man and a cute little old lady.

OPINION

Opened doors

Gays and lesbians considering public service should be encouraged by the victories of two gay men in Michigan.

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Election wont look well in books

In response to the Robin Sanborn’s letter about this year’s election being one for the history books - that may very well be the case (“Election is one for the history books,” SN 11/17). But the real problems are overlooked and the wrong things are being glorified.

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Mistake in story angers reader

The State News strikes again. I read in Wednesday’s State News that Ruth Hubbard would be visiting MSU’s campus to give the McPherson Professorship lecture on “How the Genome Became the Book of Life” Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.

OPINION

Tis the season for family

I’ve recently been reminded of why I get so excited for the holidays. One of my cousins is pregnant so the whole Schewe clan - 40 people strong - gathered for a co-ed baby shower.We spent some time together as we celebrated the future arrival of a new cousin and it gave me a taste of the holidays ahead.Thanksgiving always was such fun because it meant my siblings would be coming home from college and we would be making a pilgrimage to Detroit for the annual feast with the extended family.

OPINION

Bush is winner in lengthy series

As a history intern at a high school, the recent presidential election has become quite a “teachable moment.” We have scrapped our lesson plans and used the past few days as an opportunity to teach our students about the Electoral College and the election process.

OPINION

Good for U

The Black Student Alliance’s approach to prevent conflicts at on-campus events will be an effective means of obtaining peace for all students.At its first town hall meeting Thursday, BSA proposed eight community standards, including limiting events to MSU students only, having zero tolerance for interruptions and enforcing rules against loitering.In addition to only allowing MSU students to attend these events, BSA also plans to improve crowd control and deny admission to those who have previously caused conflict.BSA wants to establish annual town hall meetings so black students can voice opinions and share ideas with student and administrative groups.BSA has worked with other organizations, such as the MSU Department of Police and Public Safety, National Panhellenic Council, Coalition for Multicultural Education and residence hall black caucuses after recent outbreaks of violence occurred at events sponsored by black student organizations.Concerns have heightened after at least two fights broke out at Campus Center events this semester.

OPINION

Electoral College is part of country

I am writing in response to all of the letters and columns against the Electoral College. The Electoral College is far better than the popular vote for deciding the president of our nation.

OPINION

Bush brings poor record to country

In response to two letters disagreeing with the intelligence level of Texas Gov. George W. Bush and his supporters (“Bush supporters are not dumb,” and “Texas Governor is not half-witted,” SN 11/14), I’d have to say I question what media coverage you’ve been watching.