Luther College Chips

Thinking about how to achieve a more inclusive and welcoming society

September 13, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

As we start this new academic year, we must continue to reflect on matters of inclusion, cultural understanding and tolerance. We cannot deny that our school and its social structure results in a division between people. Often...

The power of free speech and student platforms

Ana López, Managing Editor

September 13, 2018

Filed under Editorial

“If we agree that this exposure to difference is beneficial in our community then we must also agree that the access to spaces where ideas and opinions can interact in a safe way is of utmost importance.” - Ana López ...

Disturb yourself now for clarity later

Shasa Sartin, Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2018

Filed under Editorial

“Where we hold privilege is where the water is opaque. The prospect of stirring the water to disperse the sediment is frightening because you don’t know what lies there, but you need to know what you’re in the water wi...

Overpaid celebrities contribute to excessive wealth

Shasa Sartin, Features Editor

May 17, 2018

Filed under Editorial

I am admittedly obsessed with keeping up with the lives of my favorite celebrities, musicians, models, professional athletes, professional chefs1, etc. Through a group project in my Political Thought2 class this semester in which we ...

Professors should reconsider the purpose of due dates

Elyse Grothaus, Copy Editor

May 17, 2018

Filed under Editorial

“I do not accept late work. You are adults and need to be responsible.” I have listened to this speech more times than I can count on syllabus day and I recently began to question the reasoning behind this. My time in coll...

The Luther Norse: is our mascot outdated?

Rozlyn Paradis, Part-Time Writer

May 17, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer

Norse is defined as a language or the people of northern Scandinavia or Norwegians. The Luther College mascot is at worst a language and at best an entire race. To increase the authenticity of the college, I am suggesting th...

Luther deer do not need or appreciate your affections

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

May 9, 2018

Filed under Editorial

Just the other day, I was at my desk in Olson trying to convince myself to stop working on the easy homework and do the stuff that actually needed to get done. I had my window open because spring breezes improve my mood an unr...

Diversity council calls for systemic change

May 9, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

In recent weeks the Diversity Council has felt inspired by the student response to the incidents of hate speech (our words) over this past semester. In particular, we would like to acknowledge those organizations and leaders that...

Seek education to fight oppression and ignorance

May 9, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

We, as the history department at Luther College, join many others in the community in opposing all forms of hate and intolerance. As faculty in a liberal arts college, we seek to draw student attention to the intellectual roots and ...

Students create change at the vigil

May 9, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

Last week I picked up a copy of Chips. I looked at the front page article about the hate incidents and found incorrect information. In the third paragraph it states “In light of the two incidents, President Paula Carlson an...

Pioneers in protest demand change

May 3, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

In light of the events that occurred last week on campus, the students demand change. The pioneers in the protest have been working to come to an agreed-upon list of demands to submit to the administration. Although the finalized list ...

Administration response to hate incidents is not enough

Jorge Contreras Osegueda, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer

The only thing that bothers me more than the hateful incidents that happened last week is the administration’s response. I get the sense that they are more interested in keeping a positive reputation by just making it look like ev...

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