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EXCUSE ME WHILE I’M ANGRY … !

Shasa Sartin, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018

Filed under Editorial

The following piece is brought to you by the impassioned creations of Audre Lorde, Beyoncé, Kelis, Leikeli47, Megan Thee Stallion, Rico Nasty, and my mother. Have you ever encountered some upsetting information and … started...

Why not doing homework is not cool

Lyndsay Monsen, Head Copy Editor

December 12, 2018

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I love making lists. Chips Editor-in-Chief Shasa Sartin would probably tell you that this has something to do with my Taurus sun Something moon planet-orbiting whatever, but really I just love the satisfaction that comes with crossing a ta...

Breaks should be breaks

Elyse Grothaus, News Editor

November 28, 2018

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What was I most thankful for this Thanksgiving? That my professors did not use the excuse of five days off to slam me with extra assignments. I feel fortunate this semester to have professors who respect the sanctity of breaks...

The importance of student-run publications

Cara Keith, Features Editor

November 28, 2018

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Today, I am here to talk about why student newspapers are vital to college campuses everywhere. I’m going to preface this opinion piece by admitting that I may be a bit biased when it comes to student newspapers, as I am th...

Students’ responsibility to keep our campus clean

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

November 15, 2018

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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...

The importance of students voting in local elections

Martin Donovan, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

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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...

Studying abroad is a privilege, not a right

Lyndsay Monsen, Head Copy Editor

November 8, 2018

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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 importance of engaging in dialogue

Katrina Meyer, News Editor

November 1, 2018

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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

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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...

Luther students deserve more transparency

Lyndsay Monsen, Head Copy Editor

October 24, 2018

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I, along with many other members of the Luther student body, was shocked to receive an email Thursday afternoon before fall break about a security alert. “Yesterday afternoon, an alert member of the Luther community notified ...

Luther needs to promote inter-party dialogue

Elyse Grothaus, News Editor

October 24, 2018

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Growing up in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, I often felt as if I was the only liberal in a 30 mile radius. To give you an idea, at my high school we held a mock election in 2012 and over 90% of the student population voted for Mitt Romn...

The fine art of minding your own business

Cara Keith, Features Editor

October 10, 2018

Filed under Editorial

Minding your own business is an art form that many people find difficult to grasp. This technique is something that should be practiced in most walks of life, although I admit there are many situations where it is absolutely necessa...

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