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The Norse Poll: Should Baker parking permits be expanded to other lots?

October 15, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

“I don’t see why people can’t park in the other spaces. If you buy a parking pass for the same price as everyone else you should be able to park wherever you want. They should open it up so if people are staying somewhere...

Baker parking passes are too restrictive

Cassidy Woods ('18)

October 15, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

I am a senior and live in Baker Village. To my excitement, this is the first year I have ever had a car on campus and was overjoyed by the possibility to frequent Walmart at my own leisure, the ability to drive home at a moment’s...

Luther needs to think about transfer students

Lyndsay Monsen, Copy Editor

October 15, 2017

Filed under Editorial

I arrived at Luther College on Sunday August 27, only to be greeted with a “Luther College Class of 2021” mug and an overwhelming sense that I did not belong here. The days that followed were packed with confusion, loneliness,...

Giving black culture credit

October 15, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Within the past week, 21-year-old model and Nike representative Bella Hadid has been dragged (1) incessantly for her embarrassing appearance in Complex Magazine’s sneaker shopping video series. Hadid has been criticized for...

Deleting Facebook posts prevents helpful dialogue

Harleigh Boldridge (‘18)

October 7, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

Like every good American, I recently engaged in political threads on Facebook. One thread that caught my attention was a debate over whether or not it is “respectful” to kneel during the national anthem or the waving of the Am...

Support Boulton for sensible leadership

Geoffrey Dyck (‘18)

October 7, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

In 2018, Iowa will have one if its most pivotal elections for a new state governor in years. In the 2016 election cycle, Republicans won both chambers of the Iowa State Legislature, which has led to some of the most backward p...

Overeliance on technology can hinder learning

Katrina Meyer, News Editor

October 7, 2017

Filed under Editorial

The move to incorporate technology into homework for students is a great idea. We can find information faster, get immediate feedback, and save paper. We also have access to a lot of opportunities that did not exist before pers...

A wakeup call from the past

A wakeup call from the past

September 29, 2017

In support of debates for dialogue and education

Elyse Grothaus, Head Copy Editor

September 29, 2017

Filed under Editorial

“I am not here to win an argument. I am here to further a hard topic’s discussion.” Shannon Baker’s (‘20) words stayed with me long after last Wednesday’s abortion debate concluded. Together, she and Asha Aden (‘20) pres...

Inaccessible residence halls put students at a disadvantage

Ben Selcke, Sports Editor

September 29, 2017

Filed under Editorial

While almost all academic buildings on campus are accessible to those in wheelchairs, the majority of residence halls at Luther are by and large still inaccessible. This inaccessibility limits students from having full access to soc...

A call to protect dignity and recognize humanity

Ana López, News Editor

September 21, 2017

Filed under Editorial

I was outside of an establishment speaking Spanish, my mother tongue, when someone said, “We’re in America, speak English!” My tongue stopped and my throat tightened. My heartbeat increased and my jaw shifted to the side...

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