Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Opinion

OPINION

U must not hurt trees on campus

Two years ago, after a prolonged hospitalization with many open-heart surgeries, our 6-week-old son Benjamin died of complications of congenital heart disease.

OPINION

Binsfeld is not person for position

Michigan’s former Lt. Gov. Connie Binsfeld is now a candidate for the MSU Board of Trustees. Before you cast your ballot please consider not just name recognition, but Binsfeld’s past record. The Lansing State Journal and Detroit Free Press described, in detail, how Binsfeld used her position of power to pressure the Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency to grant permits. Binsfeld’s longtime friend Michael Hendrickson of Munising was twice denied a permit by the DNR for a landfill that was near a wetland connected to Lake Superior.

OPINION

Native issue

Native Americans - and everyone else - have the right to protest Columbus Day. On Monday night, roughly 200 people gathered at the rock on Farm Lane to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, which protests the federal observance of Columbus Day.

OPINION

Rock article was not newsworthy

I am writing in response to the article that appeared in The State News (“Fraternity paints over heritage message on rock,” SN 9/25). After finishing the article I just had to laugh out loud.

OPINION

Good deal

The East Lansing community should thank Jacobson’s for many years of memories and wish it luck as it moves on.

OPINION

Voter registration is pretty simple

The article The State News ran regarding the voter registration deadline was misleading (“Voter registration deadline close,” SN 10/6). Students do not, in fact, have to vote in the city currently listed on their driver’s license.

OPINION

Cat-calling letter meant no harm

I’m writing in defense of Dave Wirth’s letter to the editor (“Runners shouldn’t sweat cat-calling,” SN 9/18) that appeared last month in The State News.

OPINION

Correction

In the Opinion Page editorial “Major move” (SN 10/6), Alpha Phi Alpha was misspelled.

OPINION

Casting call

Despite past voter turnouts, young adults must establish themselves as a powerful voting bloc.The 26th Amendment of the Constitution guarantees all citizens 18 and older the right to vote and still, young adults constitute the worst showing in general elections.In the 1996 presidential election, roughly 32 percent of those 18 to 24 voted, while only 54 percent of all the voting-age population punched a ticket.

OPINION

Ignorant column disturbs SN reader

Through this letter I hereby proclaim my distaste toward said article by Dottie Boyce (“‘U’ should not have to put up with hate crimes,” SN 10/2). For those of you reading this, the commentary is basically aimed toward Boyce.

OPINION

Hate crime laws need adjustment

I am writing in response to Dottie Boyce’s column (“‘U’ should not have to put up with hate crimes,” SN 10/2) regarding so-called “hate crimes.” I am not going to debate whether the activities in Bailey and Bryan residence halls could be construed as hate crimes or not. What I am here to do is criticize the very nature of hate crime legislation.