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Crosswalks at Baker Village, College apartments a hazard

Julia Curtis (‘17), Staff Writer

May 14, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Living in Baker Village one must cross College Drive on a regular basis and, to be frank, it is not a good time. This crosswalk is not enjoyable for drivers either. I’ve been on both sides of the issue now, as a person who has...

Two dollars more an hour is worth it

Alexander Davis (‘19)

May 14, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

In response to the news article “Luther widens summer job applicant pool due to low student interest” quoting Erik Runestad, I would like to reflect on one of the comments made by the school administration and suggest ano...

In place of cuts, respond with holistic departmental approach

Martel DenHartog (‘19)

May 14, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

It is unfortunate that Luther is in a financial state that requires cuts to be made to some academic majors and minors, including the athletic training major, the dance major, the K-12 health education minor, the physical education ...

A majority recognition of privilege, prejudice is required for change

Josh Gonzalez (‘18), Just Action Columnist

May 14, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Just Action voiced their stance of solidarity with St. Olaf students in a recent statement, saying, “Just Action of Luther College stands with St. Olaf students and peoples both harmed by and concerned about the recent racist...

Alum speaks to importance of Russian program

Laura Hayes (‘15)

May 13, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

It's hard to put in writing what was going through my mind when I read Ben Selcke's news article "Faculty vote to remove fields of study" in the April 28 issue of Chips. A few words come to mind — disappointed, angry, and hea...

Petty gym behavior is counterintuitive

Lily Kime (‘19)

May 13, 2017

Filed under Opinions

As someone who appreciates the benefits that a work out can offer, I am no stranger to the Legends Fitness for Life Center. While the amount I workout per week often varies, it is still something that I enjoy. This enjoyment i...

The practicality of modern languages

Katrina Meyer, Sports Editor

May 13, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Part of the reason that I decided to come to Luther College was because it was a liberal arts school with lots of choices for different majors and minors. I was undecided, and for most of my first year here, I did not have a cl...

Luther is not exempt from racism and discrimination

Makeda Barkley, Managing Editor

May 13, 2017

Filed under Editorial

With the recent attention that St. Olaf has been receiving for the racist acts taking place on their campus, I think it is worthwhile to take a second to look at ourselves as a campus community in relation to our Minnesota neig...

Changing the format of interviews for the better

Danny May, News Editor

April 28, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Most of the job interviews that I have done have been uncomfortable. I smiled stiffly to interviewers and sat down across from them, hyper aware of my hand placement and posture as I tried to listen to their questions. I prepared...

Campus activism priorities problematic

Jacob Warehime, News Editor

April 28, 2017

Filed under Editorial

This semester, two proposals for modifying Luther’s campus have sparked public debate. Both the now-declined proposal to build an elementary school on Anderson Prairie and the current proposal to add a blue turf field in Ca...

Moving from conversation to action

Joshua Gonzalez (‘18), Just Action Columnist

April 28, 2017

Filed under Opinions

While I am certainly a member of Just Action, I must first state that what I write here does not represent the opinion of the group as a whole. Instead, it represents my thoughts and beliefs derived from a meaningful meeting of m...

In response: “In opposition of blue turf in Oneota Valley”

Cory Wirth (‘18)

April 28, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

I want to start out by saying that I appreciated Professor Faldet’s article, “In opposition of blue turf in Oneota Valley,” which was published in Chips on April 13. I think that his concerns are genuine, and his passion...