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International tour opportunities should not become barriers

Elyse Grothaus, A&E Editor

February 20, 2019

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Participating in music ensembles at Luther has been one of my favorite college experiences. I, along with many fellow music majors and non-majors, have grown as a musician, leader, and person during my time in the Luther College ...

New Series: Women in Motion

Martel DenHartog, Sports Editor

February 20, 2019

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It’s 2019. Women hold 127 seats in the United States Congress—a record-breaking high. The 2020 Olympic Games will add more female and mixed events, as well as eliminate some male events—for greater gender equality. Women...

The Archived Heartbreaks of Shasa Sartin: a case for dualism in a theory of mind

Shasa Sartin, Editor-In-Chief

February 20, 2019

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On Valentine’s Day, my only class was Philosophy of Mind; a class open to students with a background in philosophy, neuroscience, or psychology, exploring whether or not the mind and body are separate. Professor of Philosophy and En...

EXCUSE ME WHILE I’M ANGRY … !

Shasa Sartin, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018

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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...

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