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Letters to the Editor: Misconduct Allegations in Women’s Basketball, Environmental Activism Events on Campus, and More

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Wayman Strickland talking to players on sideline during their game. (Photo courtesy of the Women’s Basketball Team players)

Letter to the Editor from Jadyn Patterson

Type Your Letter: I noticed an alarming type of article titled, Investigation Opened on Stan State Basketball Coach Following Misconduct Allegations. This most certainly got my attention. As a current player on the team, just seeing all that has happened behind the scenes. The truth finally reveals itself in a way that has caught everyone’s attention. More than what we expected. This article was very well written and organized explaining each point of where Coach Strickland went wrong. To be quite honest, it still doesn’t even cover half of the things we had to constantly deal with and question if this is even allowed. Constantly questioning if we deserve such treatment, wondering if this happens to other girls. Wondering if this is a part of college sports and if this is what comes with being a woman in athletics. Articles like these are very important to shed light on topics that are hard to talk about, but are necessary. It’s important to protect our students, athletes, and women. Too many of these situations get pushed to the side and covered up as the years go on. This will allow other people who possibly have gone through certain situations like this with Coach Strickland to come forth or even just about anyone in general. These types of interviews and information given from so are vital. The quotes that are used really help explain to the readers the emotional and mental toll it has taken on the athletes.

Letter to the Editor from Jackeline Cisneros
As a college student who has become environmentally conscious this year and who has become concerned about the climate crisis, I am writing to advocate for more climate change-related activities in the university. After reviewing the Events page on the CSU Stanislaus website, it is worrisome to see that there are only a few climate-related events for the 2024 school year. It’s important to grow this number so that students are informed and understand its impacts, the methods for improvement, and to help them make critical decisions that can benefit not only them, but their community and the Earth. I believe that these could be influential activities that can inspire us for a long time. However, if there is no greater shift now, it can significantly impact the environment and the lives of our future generations. As upcoming leaders of our community, it is crucial that we take these steps to increase the education and engagement of our students in this topic.
I have listed several activities that can be considered:
Climate Change Related Movie on Campus
5K Run for the Earth
Campus Clean Up
Clothes Swap
DIY Revamp Clothes Workshop
I firmly believe that with the school’s resources and support, the students of CSU Stanislaus will be more educated and empowered on this issue that will continue to affect us for many years to come. Thank you for considering my suggestions and together we can move towards a more sustainable future.
Letter to the Editor from Brandon Coldiron
I read the article: “Creative Media: A New Innovative and Hands-On Major at Stan State,” and I was really interested in what it might have to say. I was surprised to see examples of how much-integrating media exists in the discipline, and as I write this letter, I am eager to learn more.
I am glad to see that as time and technology change, so do the offerings at our academic institutions. As we evolve, so should our disciplines and our studies. It is really refreshing to see this and a variety of studies changing in this way.
I think the authors did a really good job hooking me in just enough to get interested while staying away from having too many details. It has kept it exciting! The video said a lot in just over three minutes and showed much more. The interviewees seem to love what they do, and the interviewers are no less so.
I was really glad to find this article and related materials posted because they are relevant to someone like me. I also really liked that the interviewees were knowledgeable, credible, and personable. Just all walks of life. While I may not change my Major now, it is certainly something to consider!
Letter to the Editor from Brandon Coldiron
I was shocked and appalled when I read the article “Students Criticize the State of CSU Stanislaus’ Dorms.” There is no way that living conditions should be that bad on campus. According to the persons in the article, they are.
My perspective is that of a homeowner in my mid-thirties, and I am a parent. I am saving money and making plans for my child to go to college one day, and the idea of how the CSU institution allows the living conditions of its students to reflect on the institution itself. If nothing is truly being done, it is absolutely unacceptable.
Providing for human beings’ basic needs is a huge responsibility. It’s also a terrible gamble to put your institutional reputation in the hands of eager, ambitious individuals who are learning new skills and are just looking for a reason to flex their newly learned skills in real-world settings.
I am glad this article was written, and I hope many more like it are. In a world where everything prices up, you should be able to have better than the bottom barrel while you attend school. Otherwise, there is no point in paying for it. I might have more sympathy if it were free, but it’s not.
I hope more people look into this and that the article finds the right audience. Change is everpresent, and students who pay for dorms should not live in squalor.

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