Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Opinion

OPINION

What a drag

A proposal to ban smoking in all public indoor establishments in Ingham County just plain stinks.The Ingham County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposal at its 7 p.m.

OPINION

Proposal opens doors to students

While I approve of William Robertson’s attempt to add to the debate on school vouchers (“Vouchers combine church and state,” SN 9/21), I find his letter to be shortsighted and to misconstrue the issue. If it were possible to “separate church and state” as he implies, this separation would privilege atheism, which is, in its own way, just as much of a belief system. The above cliché that is thrown about with so much rhetorical glee obfuscates the Constitution’s true intent as I see it.

OPINION

Women should not permit cat-calling

I am writing in response to a State News letter written by Dave Wirth (”Runners shouldn’t sweat cat-calling,” SN 9/18). I just wanted to thank Wirth for setting me straight about the behaviors of males, especially groups of college men.

OPINION

U should not have to put up with hate crimes

I’ve seen “Revenge of the Nerds” and “PCU” - I know there’s a lot of “basic crap that freshmen deal with in college,” as Jennifer Carboni, director of Bailey and Bryan halls, said in The State News (“Residents react to lewd slurs scrawled through halls ,”SN 9/25). But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that the “freshman crap” I should be anticipating would include the threat of rape. I refer to the malicious vandalism of Brody Complex on Sept.

OPINION

Fraternity taints Spartan image

The image of MSU has improved drastically from the fiery and riotous one just a few years back. The conduct of the students has greatly improved, the football team’s bowl victory and the basketball team’s national championship has helped to broadcast that new image to the rest of the country and the recent actions of MSU President M.

OPINION

Story reports on immature groups

This is in response to a State News article (“MEXA: No apology for fraternity,” SN 9/28). Frankly, I am appalled that this kind of article would make the front page.

OPINION

Good choice

Women in the United States will finally have access to RU-486, a drug that should have been made legal years ago.

OPINION

U fans should leave trash talking to the players

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to have a ticket for the MSU-Notre Dame football game. Herb Haygood running into the end zone to give MSU the victory and the boisterous celebration in the stands that followed will be lasting memories that no Spartan fan will soon forget.

OPINION

U helped reader out in accident

On Sept. 20 of this year I was in a little bicycle mishap. It happened at or around 10:15 a.m. while I was biking up Farm Lane, near Service Road on my way to the commuter lot.

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.