In response: “Google’s 2-step Verification: Not worth the hassle”

Jesse Mulert, Technology Help Desk Lead

February 28

Filed under Letter to Editor

On behalf of ITS, I’d like to respond to the students in last week’s edition of CHIPS that expressed frustration with the new policy to require Google 2-Step Verification on Luther email addresses. It is unfortunate that a class was held up. ...

In response: “Mental health education and support”

Harold A. Maio, retired mental health editor

February 28

Filed under Letter to Editor

You can do public marches to decry the stigma of mental illness.Yes, you can, or you can march against those who direct that prejudice. They are the real issue. You could also march against those who repeat that prejudice, the...

Falsely-based fear of providing abortions leads to de-funding of crucial NEICAC

Emily Crowe, Editor-in-Chief

February 28

Filed under Editorial

The Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) received about 50 percent of its funding from the Iowa Family Planning Network Waiver (IFPN) last year. According to NEICAC’s website, this non-profit provides “Early C...

Proposed school: Proximity to Luther not reason enough

Olivia Benson, Head Copy Editor

February 28

Filed under Editorial

After returning to campus three weeks ago, it seems like talk of the proposal to construct an elementary school in Anderson Prairie has been inescapable. I have seen flyers across campus, been invited to numerous panels concerning ...

The danger of blindly following our fears

Geoffrey Dyck ('18)

February 28

Filed under Letter to Editor

I’m currently in Washington D.C. doing an internship with the Democratic Governors Association for the semester. During my stay, I had the incredible opportunity to witness the inauguration of President Donald Trump. While ...

Google’s 2-Step Verification: process not worth the hassle

Fran Stevenson, Features Editor

February 17

Filed under Editorial

At the beginning of this semester all Luther students were forced to register for a Google 2-step Verification with the idea that this will keep Luther accounts safe. 2-step Verification requires the one logging in to type in ...

Black History Month: Strategic Marginalization in Disguise

Makeda Barkley, Managing Editor

February 17

Filed under Editorial

Every year, February marks the month during which we recognize African-American authors, scientists, activists, artists, and other public figures. We go to lectures, concerts, and celebrations of black culture and societal con...

Mental health education and support: vital for students

Katie Patyk (‘18)

February 17

Filed under Letter to Editor

I was diagnosed with depression during my junior year of high school and have been coping with it ever since. I openly talk about it, but I have encountered my share of problems for doing so. People have slammed doors in my face ...

A white ally to standing rock: confronting white privilege

Rebecka Green (‘19)

December 4

Filed under Letter to Editor

The hills of North Dakota are very brown this time of year. I closed my eyes for an hour during our road trip out West, and swear I woke up passing by the same scatterings of deadened hills. After hours of this, the first glimp...

Luther values and social justice

President Paula Carlson

December 4

Filed under Letter to Editor

The Luther community is engaged in serious, ongoing conversations about issues of social justice, and I want to share my thoughts—and the college's core principles—with respect to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Luther...

Studying humanities in a STEM world

Elizabeth Bonin, A&E Editor

December 4

Filed under Editorial

I hate telling people I'm an English major. The reactions I get are usually questions as to what on earth I'm going to do with that, scoffing remarks because my major is apparently useless or just a controlled nod of the head a...