Thursday, October 29, 2020

Opinion

OPINION

Black event lacks campus diversity

Recently I was offended by a flier that was hanging on the kiosk in the Union. The kiosk is right in front of the building’s post office. I was waiting in line Monday to purchase a stamp to send something overseas.

OPINION

All people should attend U events

I am writing in response to a State News article (“Groups seek to limit attendance,” SN 11/1). I think it is a very bad idea to limit parties and activities to MSU students only.

OPINION

Napster bytes

Napster should not have bedded down with the recording industry. Last week Napster joined up with Bertelsmann AG, a multimedia conglomerate and the parent company of BMG Music, to turn its Internet music-sharing site into a paid subscription service.

OPINION

U cant cheer for other colleges

I am writing in response to James Jahnke’s column about his Ohio State Buckeye loyalties (“It’s OK to be a huge Buckeyes fan in East Lansing,” SN 11/2). I have just four words for you, sir: Give me a break.

OPINION

U shouldnt cut mens athletics

MSU is a member of the prestigious Big Ten Conference. It is an embarrassment that our institution must resort to cutting men’s programs. Title IX was established to “promote gender equity in athletics,” to ensure female athletes the same opportunities as males.

OPINION

Alaskas Proposal 5 blows smoke in governments face

If it passes or goes up in smoke, a proposal on the Alaskan ballot will plant a seed in the minds of Alaskan voters - challenging their positions on the use of an illegal substance. Alaskan voters will decide Tuesday whether to prohibit state enforcement of marijuana laws.

OPINION

U build blocs

One vote does matter - and this year more than ever. This year’s presidential election is unpredictable, and in addition, many local and statewide races are close.

OPINION

Do not purchase subscriptions

I wasn’t surprised to read Amanda Smith’s letter on the scamming magazine men from New River Subscription Services (“Scheme bothers hall residents,” SN 10/26). You see, I, too, was a scammed freshman.

OPINION

Free-for-some

MSU groups should limit the number of non-MSU students at events with a history of violence, but it should not completely restrict the events to MSU students only.

OPINION

Libertarian Party gives U options

I was very pleased to see the editorial board plugging the three leading presidential candidates. It’s nice to see that voters have such variety to choose from.

OPINION

Dont go ballistic

Imagine some fine day, a wicked rogue state such as North Korea or Iraq becomes fed up with the United States, and, in a suicidal fit of rage, decides to launch ballistic missiles at the country.

OPINION

General classes are necessary

I’m writing in response to Erin Yerke’s whining and complaining (“Amid its successes, ‘U’ must reflect on failures,” SN 10/31). If she hasn’t learned by now, in this life, we will have to do things that we would rather not do.

OPINION

Political system needs new parties

I don’t support Ralph Nader, but I do believe that this country needs a third party. In order for a democracy to flourish there needs to be a battle of ideas, something that a third party and Nader provides, and they should be commended for their work. Will Nader cost Vice President Al Gore the election?