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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...

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...

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

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...

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...

Are you “yikes” in class?

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

October 4, 2018

Filed under Editorial

As college students, we all have areas of specialty. I mean, that is what a major is after all. It’s great to have particular topics that you feel confident about and are willing to supplement classroom discussion with pert...

On Lizzo being told she can’t twerk

Shasa Sartin, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018

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The lovely, talented, Taurus sun Virgo moon performer Lizzo graced Luther’s Regents Center on Friday September 28th. If you know anything about Lizzo or attended Friday’s concert, you know that body image and self love are i...

The negative side to Luther’s culture of high achievement

Gillian Klein, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018

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She tells me she got four hours of sleep after completing eight hours of homework. He’s non-stop busy with soccer, band, and class from 12 in the afternoon to eight at night. And all around me there is constant movement and...

Luther needs more school spirit

Katrina Meyer, News Editor

September 20, 2018

Filed under Editorial

I grew up a big fan of Notre Dame football. My uncles on both sides of the family, my dad, and one of my aunts went there, so growing up, Saturdays in the fall were all about Notre Dame football. I learned all the words to the...

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