Luther College Chips

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...

Local elections matter

Martin Donovan, Managing Editor

October 6, 2019

Whether students realize it or not, the Decorah City Council has impacted their time at Luther. The city council has a direct influence on students’ experiences at Luther, on  everything from parks and trails, to roads, to our drinking water....

Sodexo, Luther, and the prison industrial complex

Grace Onsrud, News Editor

October 6, 2019

As most Luther students know, our school outsources dining services to a corporation called Sodexo. Sodexo is a French food services and facilities management company founded in 1966 and is one of the largest multinational corp...

Opinion pieces and campus-wide dialogue

Martin Donovan, Managing Editor

October 3, 2019

As we begin the 142nd year of Chips, I want to highlight the importance of the opinion section. The Chips opinion section is a valuable platform for members of the Luther community to express their thoughts, perspectives, and be...

The problem with Luther’s roommate mediation

Olivia Schmidt, Features Editor

October 3, 2019

I want to preface this piece by making it clear that there are no villains in this situation; simply people who had conflicting lifestyles, and that I take issue with the system which exacerbated the problem its processes were...

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