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The U.S. needs a progressive president

Kyle Brusco, News Editor

February 23, 2020

America needs a progressive president for several reasons. Before I explain why, it’s important to understand why the ideology and language of a president is important to the health and stability of the nation. The pres...

The Luther Bookshop is too expensive

Ursula Damtse, A&E Editor

December 8, 2019

A new semester marks the beginning of many new things for Luther students. A new semester means new classes, new professors, a new classroom environment, and unfortunately new textbooks. Though all these new things may be exciting,...

Iowa should not be first

Martin Donovan, Managing Editor

December 8, 2019

Why should Iowa, a state that is not representative of the Union as a whole, have such a significant influence on the presidential elections?     Every four years, Presidential campaigns flooded Iowa with the...

The case against personal and religious vaccine exemptions

Martin Donovan, Managing Editor

November 23, 2019

Last spring, the U.S. experienced the worst measles outbreak in 25 years. Over 1,000 cases were reported in 28 states, including a case in northeast Iowa. Measles is an easily preventable viral infection if people receive the...

Cleaning up after yourself is not an option

Emma Busch, News Editor

November 23, 2019

Despite Luther’s commitment to sustainability and emphasis on community, I can’t help but notice that its students are incredibly bad at cleaning up after themselves. Like, astoundingly bad. Every time I walk into a bathroom...

Luther needs reusable mugs

Grace Onsrud, News Editor

November 13, 2019

It is always a dark day when I arrive at Nordic Brew only to find that I have tragically forgotten my coffee mug. However, the darkness soon passes when I remember that all is not lost and I can still get my coffee, i...

Luther creates an environment where people cannot have an opinion

Jackson Robelia

November 13, 2019

At the start of my time at Luther, I was a very outspoken individual who loved to voice my thoughts on a subject. I loved to talk about nerd culture, my thoughts on movies, and I even had the occasional thought on cur...

Preus Library needs later hours

Olivia Schmidt, Features Editor

November 7, 2019

I am a night person. It is quite normal for me, as it is for most students I know, to toil with homework into the small hours of the morning. It’s when campus is the quietest, no activities can distract, and I can really ...

Learn how to say “no”

Cara Keith, Editor-In-Chief

November 6, 2019

Life is basically just a series of commitments. Starting from when you were a little kid you committed to your first sports team or your first art class, up through high school when you made a commitment to attend Luther, or now,...

Questioning Sodexo’s presence on campus

Kyle Brusco, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

Sodexo is well known on the Luther campus for being the company that supplies us with out food. But they are not simply a benign chef for college campuses. Our news editor Grace Onsrud, detailed in an earlier opinion piece Sodexo's...

The Board of Regents lacks transparency

Martin Donovan, Managing Editor

November 1, 2019

Right before fall break, students received an email on the increase in comprehensive fees. Like previous years, students are hit with the abrupt reality that they will pay even more the following year. While most students...

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