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Grammar is not the sole component of the English major

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

December 11, 2017

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Being an English major is about finding the connections between authors, works, and times and trying to figure out how they still affect us today.

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It’s okay to be honest on course evaluations

Elizabeth Bonin, Managing Editor

December 11, 2017

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It is that time of year again. No, I do not mean Christmas or finals. I mean course evaluations. Cue the groans and moans of students within a 20-mile radius. I know most students look at course evals as an unnecessary nuisan...

Presidential elections are not the only important ones

Katrina Meyer, News Editor

December 1, 2017

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Election season can be frustrating. During presidential election years, campaigns start a full year earlier. Attack ads seem to take over TV for months beforehand. In such a large country, individual votes might not feel important....

Black Friday: Does it really have to start so early?

Elyse Grothaus, Head Copy Editor

December 1, 2017

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Thanksgiving is the most underappreciated holiday. The Thanksgiving history lesson that we teach may be more fiction than fact at this point, and it still fails to include the Wampanoag side of the story. But that is a whole different...

When did not caring about academics become cool?

Elizabeth Bonin, Managing Editor

November 18, 2017

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As students, we have always been taught to prioritize attentively listening in class, working on homework, and studying. At Luther, we literally pay $40,000 a year (without financial aid or scholarships) to learn in class, complete...

Apple products reinforce implicit classism

Shasa Sartin, Features Editor

November 18, 2017

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Team iPhone or team Android? I️ have been a proud member of Team iPhone since 2011 with the launch of the iPhone 3GS. Like most of my teammates on the cross country team, I do not really know why I am on team iPhone. Since...

Grafitti on campus needs to be removed and prevented

Ben Selcke, Sports Editor

November 10, 2017

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Luther needs to remove the graffiti from the bathroom stalls of academic and campus buildings, specifically from the bathrooms in the Dahl Centennial Union. Students also need to stop putting graffiti there in the first place....

Stop caring so much about grades

Jackie Cychosz, Copy Editor

November 2, 2017

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I have always cared way too much about academics. I am that person who rents a study room in the library about three times in a day, stares anxiously at my notes, and guzzles down a couple of Diet Cokes if I have a big test or...

Cultural appropriation in the form of makeup

Ana López, News Editor

November 2, 2017

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In the weeks before Halloween, my Facebook feed was flooded with articles and videos against cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes. Some of them were painfully obvious. One walked the viewer through the reasons why wearing...

Spitting on campus is unnecessary and inconsiderate

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

October 27, 2017

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While walking from one class to the next or maybe even to dinner, I oftentimes get stuck following a small group of people walking unreasonably slowly. As I finally resign myself to the fact that this crowd of turtles takes up...

NCAA needs engaged dialogue for sexual violence prevention

Elizabeth Bonin, Managing Editor

October 27, 2017

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A few weeks ago, all Luther athletes (to the best of my knowledge) received an email from the NCAA Sport Science Institute. The email stated that recipients were required to complete two online courses: Understanding Student-athletes...

Luther needs to think about transfer students

Lyndsay Monsen, Copy Editor

October 14, 2017

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I arrived at Luther College on Sunday August 27, only to be greeted with a “Luther College Class of 2021” mug and an overwhelming sense that I did not belong here. The days that followed were packed with confusion, loneliness,...

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