Luther College Chips

The Norse Poll: Do you think that Luther is a student-ready college?

November 15, 2018

Filed under Opinions

According to the book “Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success” by Estela Bensimon Et al, a student-ready college is “one that strategically and holistically advances student success, and works tirelessly to educate all students for civic and economic participation in a global interconnected society.”

Students’ responsibility to keep our campus clean

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

November 15, 2018

Filed under Editorial

When I think about Luther, many things come to mind, both positive and negative. But one positive attribute that I tend to think about when I consider Luther is the clean and well-kept campus. Sure, our grass looks suspiciously w...

Luther must contend with its namesake’s vile view of Judaism

November 15, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

As a Luther College alumna, I am enthusiastic to see dialogue — and disagreement! — underway at my alma mater. Luther students have an admirable passion for forming and sharing beliefs. I look back fondly on my time at Luth...

The importance of students voting in local elections

Martin Donovan, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

Filed under Editorial

During every election season the cliché “Every Vote Matters” appears everywhere in my daily life. I see this phrase around campus, in the Decorah community, and all over media outlets. “Every Vote Matters” is a phrase th...

The Norse Poll: Do you know of any resources for religious minorities that are available on campus? If so, can you name them?

November 8, 2018

Filed under Opinions

We asked 121 Norse...  To generate this chart, two Chips staff writers, Alanna Pals (‘22) and Sophie Nall (‘22) polled Luther students at random between Oct. 29 to Nov. 5. Students were asked if they knew of any resources...

Why voting matters to me

Andrea Hernandez Delgado, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer, Opinions

“Voting matters” might have been one of the most used lines in the weeks leading up to election day, but the thing is, voting does matter. I have lived in Minnesota since I was five, and four years before I turned 18, I to...

Studying abroad is a privilege, not a right

Lyndsay Monsen, Head Copy Editor

November 8, 2018

Filed under Editorial

With the great Luther tradition of J-term study abroad trips around the corner, I feel the need to reiterate this fact: studying abroad is a privilege, not a right. I also feel the need to preface this piece with the fact that...

The Norse Poll: Do you think that there should be trigger warnings in class?

November 1, 2018

Filed under Opinions

A trigger warning or content warning is a warning about content that may be triggering to some audiences. They are generally used when dealing with topics like sexual assault, suicide, racism and gendered violence among other topics.

On Luther student voting and Kayla Koether

November 1, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

I write to the Luther community, and in particular Luther students, for two reasons. The first is to encourage you to vote in the midterm elections next Tuesday, Nov. 6. Why? Your vote matters—both at the state and federal level...

The importance of engaging in dialogue

Katrina Meyer, News Editor

November 1, 2018

Filed under Editorial

The opinion section of Chips is a really valuable community forum. Even though it may not seem like it, people really do read and even act on pieces that have been written. I have gotten a lot of feedback to some of the pieces...

A case for trigger warnings

Ana López, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018

Filed under Editorial

Dear Jonathan Haidt: there are some occasions where trigger warnings are necessary and microaggressions are not comparable to a clumsy mistake. And no, that does not make the people whose identities are constantly subordinated an...

The Norse Poll: Do you think it is appropriate to have the right to decline the possibility of rooming with an international student?

October 24, 2018

Filed under Opinions

We asked 137 Norse...  To generate this chart, two Chips staff writers polled Luther students at random between Oct. 8 to Oct. 21. Students were asked if they thought that it is appropriate to have the right to decline the pos...

The student news site of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa