Thursday, September 24, 2020

Opinion

OPINION

Bush will increase the national debt

Texas Gov. George W. Bush insists that he can spend less of the federal surplus on education, health care, military defense, debt reduction and environmental protection, and greatly improve them all, but still get rid of the money.

OPINION

Men should not take all blame

I’m writing to let you know that I found a column about marriage very sexist and extremely offensive (“Women should think twice about marriage,” SN 10/16). I respect one’s decision on whether to get married, but I cannot agree with the way in which writer Jessi Phillips presented hers.

OPINION

Columbus Day is important to all

In response to Greg Odum’s thoughts on Columbus Day (“American history is not objective,” SN 10/11) and those who sympathize with him, the purpose of my writing is to clarify.

OPINION

Women shouldnt be verbally abused

In his letter (“Fashion is cause of cat-calling,” SN 10/6 ), Andrew Sandri stated that he was sure he’d receive plenty of replies denouncing him for his letter.

OPINION

Do not criticize sections tradition

This letter is in response to a sports column by Krista Latham (“Student section is becoming unoriginal” SN 10/9). I’m not sure Latham gets the idea behind what it is she is writing about, so I’d like to clarify a few things for her. Latham, the very things you are complaining about and deem unoriginal are quite the opposite - they are what true football fans at MSU consider tradition.

OPINION

Fix the system

To keep up the ideals of fair and equal justice, states with the death penalty need to pull the plug on their forms of capital punishment.Protesters rallied outside of the Texas governor’s mansion Monday and the Texas state Capitol on Sunday, asking for a moratorium on capital punishment.

OPINION

Women should think twice about marriage

“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” What woman hasn’t smiled after hearing that quote?Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the woman who proclaimed it, feminist Gloria Steinem, married at the age of 66.

OPINION

Tread lightly

The United States should re-evaluate its participation in Middle East affairs in wake of the recent attack on the USS Cole.Seventeen sailors were killed and 39 injured in Thursday’s blast, which ripped a hole into the military ship during a routine refueling in Aden, Yemen.

OPINION

Homecoming is a time to reflect about U

Last Sunday, I had occasion to return to campus from Cincinnati, jewel of the Ohio River. On the way back, I stopped by my house, just a stone’s throw from I-75 once it winds its way into Michigan.

OPINION

Go for it

MSU should not trip over the decision to use natural grass in its stadiumIn 1991, MSU was commissioned to design a natural turf field inside the Pontiac Silverdome for the 1994 World Cup.

OPINION

U needs to teach diversity better

I am writing in response to Ellen Sciba’s letter to the editor printed in The State News (“Rock article was not newsworthy,” SN 10/10). After reading Sciba’s letter I couldn’t help but scratch my head in wonderment at how a journalism senior could view the events that transpired with regards to the rock in such a shallow, narrow and superficial light.

OPINION

SN editorial shows fault of industry

I found reading a State News editorial to be interesting (“Hard drive,” SN 9/28). I did not know about the attempts from artists to have schools block the Napster server.

OPINION

Right turn

Ford Motor Co.’s image is totaled. The automaker was ordered Wednesday by a California state judge to recall as many as 1.7 million Ford cars and trucks.

OPINION

Rock incident was worth attention

A recent letter to the editor by Ellen Sciba (“Rock article was not newsworthy,” SN 10/10) appallingly tried to downplay the painting over of a Hispanic Heritage Month display on the rock on Farm Lane by fraternity pledges.