Thursday, October 29, 2020

Opinion

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.

OPINION

Country teaches many to be trendy

I am writing in response to the opinion column by Sarah Emery (“Don’t cry over spilled mocha latte with whipped cream,” SN 9/22). I always frown upon articles that bash and trash the very pinnacle of superficiality: trendiness.

OPINION

Major move

Wednesday’s forum in Akers Hall was a positive step by both MSU police and minority student leaders toward improving relations.

OPINION

SN should write on new topics

It seems as though every time I open to the Opinion Page of The State News there is an article holding women’s magazines, certain clothing brands and the like responsible for destroying girl’s self image.

OPINION

Fashion is cause of cat-calling

I’m sure I will receive plenty of replies denouncing me for this letter. Various “politically correct” groups will waste no time calling me a sexist pig.

OPINION

RU-486 does not solve difficulty of abortion process

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration issued final approval for a drug called mifeprestone. The drug is known in France as RU-486 and is an abortifacient - a substance that causes the termination of a pregnancy. By now, enough has been written about the drug to fill 100 opinion pages, and most of it has been angry and emotional.

OPINION

Water pressures reader to write SN

Give me an explanation, that’s all I’m asking for. We, the students of MSU, deserve a reply from whomever is turning this university into a business. Several days ago, an associate of mine was washing his face in his residence hall room’s sink.

OPINION

United work

The possibility of a merger between the MSU and East Lansing police departments should be investigated as thoroughly as the cases each department handles.On Tuesday, the departments unveiled a plan to improve their efficiency and reduce costs through cooperation.