Friday, April 10, 2020

Opinion

OPINION

Hard drive

MSU made the right decision by not pursuing the removal of Napster from its server. An attorney for rapper Dr. Dre and rock band Metallica sent a letter to MSU and at least 10 other universities requesting them to block Napster on their computer systems.

OPINION

Crowd shouldnt swear at games

Michigan State football games are a great place to get together with friends, relax and have fun. But I wonder why the student section felt it was necessary to yell “F--- the Irish” during Saturday’s game, embarrassing the alumni and school.

OPINION

SN article didnt show true Detroit

Although it was refreshing to see The State News highlight the attractions of Michigan’s largest city, (“Rock City provides a trip into the past,” SN 9/22) Jennifer Meese’s 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 city’s reputation.

OPINION

Groups must stay to defend rock

It’s 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 didn’t have the pride in what they were painting to stay til dawn and defend it. As long as I’ve been going to MSU, the only way to have your message stay on the rock was to defend it til dawn.

OPINION

Magazines should not control image

I could not have been happier to see Amanda Clapp’s column (“Girlie magazines destroy teenage girls’ self-esteem,” SN 9/25). Too many girls these days fall victim to the traps set by the media.

OPINION

Candidate vows to continue running

My name is David Kost, and I’m running for Ingham County sheriff. I recently received a registered letter from Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth stating that I was given a 60-day involuntary unpaid leave of absence.

OPINION

Rock says

Painters must use common courtesy when covering the rock on Farm Lane with colors. Late Thursday night, members of Culturas de las Razas Unidas painted a message to promote Hispanic Heritage Month on the rock.

OPINION

Clinton shouldnt have released oil

I’m writing in response to the decision made by President Clinton to use 5 percent of the national oil reserves in order to alleviate the high energy prices, specifically at the gas pump. I find his decision to be irresponsible and simply stupid.

OPINION

U students act like high schoolers

I am a senior at East Lansing High school. I got up Friday morning and stumbled upon Sarah Emery’s column (“Don’t cry over spilled mocha latte with whipped cream,” SN 9/22) and my first thought was, “Why hasn’t 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.

OPINION

SN reader tells U rules of the rock

I am writing in response to Sheena Harrison’s article (“Fraternity paints over heritage message on rock,” SN 9/25). The outrage felt by Culturas de las Razas Unidas has little foundation.

OPINION

U also should be careful by cars

I was considering writing a letter about driving on campus. When I saw the front page of Thursday’s 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.

OPINION

Satisfactory

MSU students should not worry about being in the minority if they think their courses are too easy. Recently, more than a few have expressed their opinions toward the university required classes - deeming them to be too easy and quite unnecessary.

OPINION

Cat-calling needs serious attention

I found Dave Wirth’s letter an embarrassment to himself (“ Runners shouldn’t sweat cat-calling,” SN 9/18). I am surprised that anyone would sit down and carefully type out the display of ignorance that was Wirth’s letter.

OPINION

U guys arent as bad as letter said

I am writing in response to Tom DeKorne's letter (“‘U’ women are not always nice,” SN 9/22). In it he basically said that only shallow, one-night-stand-seeking guys go to bars or parties.

OPINION

Academics should remain a priority

The stories on Harvard Professor Stephen Jay Gould and discussions with MSU President M. Peter McPherson, Ronald Fisher, director of the Honors College, and others is among the most exciting articles I’ve read in my nearly 40 years at MSU.