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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...

The case for 12 credits

Martin Donovan, Managing Editor

October 18, 2019

Every time I register for classes, I feel obligated to take 16 credits. I have this construed idea that if I’m enrolled in 12 credits that I’m somehow not taking my education seriously. Often I find myself developing a rather...

Luther students do not know how to whisper

Ursula Damtse, A&E Editor

October 18, 2019

It is not whispering if I can hear you from three tables away. Luther students also do not know that staring is rude. Why are you staring at me? No, it’s not all in my head. My friends notice it too. I should be able to ...

Changing how we approach sexual violence on campus

Emma Busch, News Editor

October 12, 2019

Last Monday, Luther released its annual security report for 2018, and those who were willing to scroll all the way to page 24 of the 59 page document noticed an increase in reported rape, stalking, and dating violence incidents ...

Luther students are apathetic

Cara Keith, Editor-In-Chief

October 12, 2019

Luther students are pathetic. Wait, I think I mean apathetic. My bad. Did you know that Luther students used to be passionate about everything, from toilet seats to inadequate lecture speakers to peanut butter shakes at Nordic Bre...

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