The importance of constituent voices in legislature and state politics

Alex Sekora (‘19), President, Luther College Democrats

April 13, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

Over the past few months, we have seen many controversial bills make their way through both Congress and the Iowa Legislature. Congress attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would have devastated millions of people ...

The need for diversity and inclusion, starting with the college classroom

Mareda Smith (‘19), Just Action Columnist

April 13, 2017

Filed under Opinions

It’s no secret that our community is experiencing stirrings for change and an ongoing identity crisis. Looking outside Luther, our nation and our world have undergone a stark pendulum-swing in political agenda, one that has...

Abortion restriction bill: ineffective and unnecessary

Xavier Conzet (‘19)

April 13, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

On April 5 the Iowa House cast the final vote on a bill regarding abortion restrictions and sent it back to the Senate to approve any additional stipulations they added.  This is not a new political trend and makes Iowa the 18th state to...

In opposition of blue turf in Oneota Valley

David Faldet (‘79), Professor of English

April 13, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

I felt conflicting emotions when I saw the front page of the [Chips] April 6 issue: the leading headline “College rejects elementary school in victory for environmental proponents” and below it “College to upgrade to blu...

Take the pledge: no more derogatory “R-word”

Patrick Larson (‘17)

April 6, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

Retard. This is a word that many of us have probably heard at some point in our lives. You may have heard someone say something along the lines of  “that’s so retarded” or “don’t be such a retard” when describing a person...

In defense of Common Core State Standards

Olivia Benson, Head Copy Editor

April 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial

If you were to ask me two and a half years ago what frustrated me — an education major about to enter college —  most about our educational system, I very likely would have said that it was the Common Core. At the time, I...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Jessica Rupp, Riverview Center Volunteer Coordinator

April 6, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Help us to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. This year’s theme, “Engaging New Voices,” builds on the idea that we are strong...

Is this the end of Liberal Arts at Luther College?

Elizabeth Bonin, A&E Editor

April 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines liberal arts as college studies “intended to provide chiefly general knowledge and to develop general intellectual capacities (such as reason and judgment) as opposed to professional or ...

Opinion articles: purposes and reactions

Makeda Barkley, Managing Editor

April 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial

What makes the opinion pages unique from the rest of a newspaper? How do the editorial staff decide what opinions warrant publication? What do the opinions expressed have to do with the staff and with the newspaper as a public...

Satire, fake news, and Chips’ “April Foolsies”

Emily Crowe, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial

It is that time of the semester: April Fool’s Day. We at Chips use this silly holiday as an excuse to get a little creative and write satirical articles. If you flip your Chips you will find four pages of joke articles, Ph...

The wrongful hierarchy of college majors

Elyse Grothaus (‘19)

April 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions

I think it was after my first day of kindergarten that I decided to become a teacher. Throughout the years, my passion for education and my understanding about the transformation of students lives through learning only deepened...

In Response: “Elitism and choirs at Luther: the exclusion of average”

Meredith Diebold (‘18)

April 6, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

When I came to Luther in the fall of 2014 I was pretty gung-ho about joining Aurora. I had been heavily involved in choir in high school and I was really excited to be a part of the Luther choir community. My first-year roomm...