Letters to the editor
BY ARI SCHOENBURG AND MAX LEDERSNAIDER
In November 2012, we, J Street, stood on the Diag and held a vigil. Recent violence in Israel and Gaza left us feeling saddened and frustrated. Palestinians and Israelis were dying, and we mourned. We held up flags, we lit candles and we commemorated the lives lost and the families torn apart.
After a resurgence of violence this summer, we remain frustrated. With heavy hearts and determined minds, we are once more hosting a vigil on the Diag this Monday at 9 p.m.
BY RYAN BARTHOLOMEW
Students that park their bicycles on accessible ramps are not doing so maliciously. Rather, they just aren’t putting themselves in the shoes of the students that necessitate the use of these accessible ramps.
BY TIFFANY J. HUANG
The recent editorial, “Prioritizing minors’ health,” takes a wrongheaded approach to uncertainty in public health research. While it correctly acknowledges that more research is needed on the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes, it wrongly asserts that e-cigarettes can end dependence on tobacco.
BY BRYSON NITTA
I agree with Mr. Brennan that the code must be reformed. But I hope that he will also agree that while no election is perfect, this year’s election is a step forward in creating confidence in CSG elections.
BY MICHAEL BRENNER
In the real world, representatives are not required to take up every issue citizens wish to be placed on the agenda. That is particularly true when, as with divestment, student government has little power, and empty resolutions of support can only lead to further societal polarization.
BY BRIAN JOHNIDES
The CSG’s relinquishment of its duties, thinly veiled as a decision, and its subsequent indefinite shelving of the divestment issue, is ludicrous. But worst of all, it is completely insulting to the students for whom it exists to represent.
BY CLIFFORD DOUGLAS
Michigan should not follow the example of other states whose e-cigarette laws have been written by Big Tobacco. It should stand up for public health and enact stronger laws that effectively regulate e-cigarettes for health and safety.
BY ADITYA VEDAPUDI
It’s difficult to improve a community in a week, you’re right, but meeting key social needs is nothing to sneeze at. From packing and delivering meals to AIDS victims, to spending a couple hours tutoring a kid after school, ASB participants complete simple, practical projects.
BY MARIAH VAN ERMEN
I hope that while soon-to-be graduates look ahead to their careers, they take into account their desires of impact and how their professions may contribute positively to the greater good.
BY JAKE PROSYNIUK
The circumstances surrounding the University’s response (or rather, the lack thereof) to the reported assault point to a growing disconnect between the interests of students and those of the school, which has been veiled with boisterous displays of supposed focus on students (see: Victors for Michigan).
Letters to the editor
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