Luther College Chips

The power of free speech and student platforms

Ana López, Managing Editor

September 13, 2018

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“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

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“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

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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

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“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...

Luther deer do not need or appreciate your affections

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

May 9, 2018

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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...

Students must use their platforms for change

Chips editorial staff

May 3, 2018

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At the beginning of the year, we at Chips mounted a cover from the Vol. 86, No. 20 edition of the paper (published in 1969) in our office. The cover is all black with a quote from James Baldwin in the center. It reads: “A count...

In response to the apology from two students

Ana López, News Editor

May 3, 2018

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I wait. I wait for the day when actions taken against hate are as bold and strong as the pain it causes in our community. I wait, but I don’t wait idly. In the meantime, we were sent an apology by two students. While I wait, ...

The necessity of modern languages

Katrina Meyer, News Editor

April 25, 2018

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As Luther faces lower enrollment, a number of cuts must be made to majors, minors, and programs in an effort to save money. One of these programs is Russian studies. In a liberal arts school, cutting a language program, especially...

Baker and Apartments parking restrictions are necessary

Ben Selcke, Sports Editor

April 18, 2018

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Students often express concern or displeasure with Luther’s parking policy. However, with a relatively low cost and access to a variety of lots, it actually provides car owners an acceptable number of locations to park their car...

Good art does not excuse sexual and domestic violence

Shasa Sartin, Features Editor

April 11, 2018

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When I went to Rome in the summer of 2013 with my grandparents and cousin we went to see the Trevi Fountain so we could throw our coins, ensuring our return to Rome. The Trevi Fountain is one of the most magnificient sculptures...

The limits of forgiveness as a way to end hatred

Ana López, News Editor

March 21, 2018

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“It should not be the job of only minorities to risk their well-being to demonstrate humanity.” -Ana López (‘19) As I was scrolling down my Facebook feed, I saw a BBC video titled “Why did a black man hug a neo-Nazi skinhe...

Supporting “Walk up not walk out” is problematic

Lyndsay Monsen, Copy Editor

March 21, 2018

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It’s been a tough past few weeks at Luther, there’s no doubt about that. As a campus, we’ve had to go through the unimaginable. Every day since the hate incident, I have been plagued with sadness by the fact that some of my fr...

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