To be completely honest, I write these columns because I like seeing my name in print. I like having a lot of people read what I write, and I like the possibility of making someone else think about what occupies my thoughts.
Although it was refreshing to see The State News highlight the attractions of Michigans largest city, (Rock City provides a trip into the past, SN 9/22) Jennifer Meeses writing displayed a disposition to the city that was ill-informed and amateurish at best. Aside from factual errors - the oxymoron of the Detroit People Mover as an above-ground subway, or the claim that the Renaissance Center has four, rather than seven, towers - the piece contained an unfortunate and unnecessary slur on the citys reputation.
Its truly a shame that the Culturas de las Razas Unidas mural on the rock was painted over, (Fraternity paints over heritage message on rock, SN 9/25) a true shame that the members of the CRU didnt have the pride in what they were painting to stay til dawn and defend it. As long as Ive been going to MSU, the only way to have your message stay on the rock was to defend it til dawn.
I am a senior at East Lansing High school. I got up Friday morning and stumbled upon Sarah Emerys column (Dont cry over spilled mocha latte with whipped cream, SN 9/22) and my first thought was, Why hasnt anyone said anything before now? Every year I watch the crowds of college students invade the town, take over the coffee shops, bars, bookstores and restaurants of our streets only to cause havoc in the world I know.
Thursday at 5 p.m., Ariana Lind, co-president of the MSU chapter of the Green Party, arrives at the Auditorium - approximately four hours ahead of Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader.
I was considering writing a letter about driving on campus. When I saw the front page of Thursdays edition of The State News (Student concerned with U traffic, SN 9/21), it made what I had to say much more important. I drive on campus, as well as drive with my friends on campus.
We have all done it. Scanned through popular girlie mags to search for the perfect do, the top 10 ways to catch his eye or the fab five diets of the year to lose 10 pounds in a week.