Wednesday, June 29, 2016



Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | February 28, 2015

    Common Core doesn’t hurt students, it works for them

    To the Editor: I was unable to testify in opposition of HB 2292 (A bill to kill all new and updated state standards) because I was presenting to the Kansas Mathematics Supervisors meeting in Kansas City at the time the hearing for this bill was taking

  • Letters | February 28, 2015

    Iris Society grateful for MHS Web students help

    To the Editor: I recently had the privilege of working with a fine group of young men at Manhattan High School in Tiffany Anderson’s Gaming and Web Experience class. It is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) class in the web and digital communications

  • Letters | February 27, 2015

    Misinformation threatens lesser prairie chickens’ future

    To the Editor: It is depressing to see all the politics surrounding the lesser prairie chicken. My experience with this species spans more than 35 years, and I have seen most of its remaining Kansas habitat plus much of what little remains in New Mexico, Texas,

  • Letters | February 27, 2015

    Thousands of K-State fans ignored the ‘Wildcat Way’

    To the Editor: I couldn’t help but notice that Nathan Power stated in his apology letter to KU and everyone that he was sorry for “…breaking from the Wildcat way and stepping outside what is acceptable in the spirit of the game.” I went

  • Letters | February 27, 2015

    Lawmakers’ actual reforms don’t approach the rhetoric

    To the Editor: The Mercury devoted important space this past week to a couple of articles that were related in important ways most readers may not have realized. The first story concerned an effort by the Kansas Legislature to limit a practice known as bundling,

  • Letters | February 27, 2015

    Glory undone by unruly fans

    To the Editor: While the victory over KU was sweet, all glory was quickly erased by actions of an unruly, immature crowd. Action needs to be taken by the KSU administration to pre-vent a repeat of this scenario.

  • Letters | February 25, 2015

    Construction firms did a great job on City Hall project

    To the Editor: Over the past several months in preparation for the Parks and Recreation addition to City Hall and the mechanical and electrical modifications to Peace Memorial Auditorium, Monday, Feb. 16 — Presidents Day — was identified as the only day that a transformer relocation and power

  • Letters | February 24, 2015

    New dietary guidelines good for people and environment

    The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products. And the panel did so not just to lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but also because

  • Letters | February 23, 2015

    Unlike race and ethnicity, human behavior is a choice

    To the Editor: While seconds away from e-mailing The Mercury a letter congratulating Mark Weddle on his well-written letter of Feb. 18, I decided to read the “Kansas rolls back tolerance” piece be-low Mr. Weddle’s. I must respond to this “tolerance” piece. Once again, the

  • Letters | February 21, 2015

    Consider the points of view of those you speak with

    Consider the points of view of those you speak with To the Editor: In one “Star Trek” episode, Mr. Spock say,s “… understanding does not equate to approval.” In “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” Stephen Covey says that you should seek to understand


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