Friday, August 12, 2022

Opinion

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.

OPINION

Proposal tramples fundamental rights

The proposed ban on smoking in “public” places, including bars and restaurants, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners is currently considering is based on a misunderstanding of property rights.

OPINION

All four one

Third-party presidential candidates should have been included in Tuesday night’s debate and in future debates.Pat Buchanan of the Reform Party and the Green Party’s Ralph Nader were excluded from participating by the Commission on Presidential Debates, a commission set up to regulate the debate process.

OPINION

Council walkout was appropriate

At the meeting of the Academic Council of MSU Sept. 26, there was a student walkout protesting a successful motion by present faculty to send the issue of “Student Public Evaluations,” or SPEs, to the Faculty Council.

OPINION

Racism wasnt a factor with rock

After reading the article about the MEXA-fraternity incident (“Fraternity paints over heritage message on rock,” SN 9/25), I was completely disgusted with what has been said by those on each side of the quarrel.

OPINION

Not a chance

Students shouldn’t be peppered with survey questions while eating at a MSU cafeteria. The method in which a survey was given to MSU freshmen by the Department of Residence Life on the first day of class while they ate in the cafeterias could have been better. Eighteen percent of freshmen returned the survey, which was distributed throughout each residence hall cafeteria and covered a wide range of issues, including drinking, campus groups and money.

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.