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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...

Listening to music without earbuds is disruptive

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

March 15, 2018

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It’s supposedly springtime here at Luther, and what a time it is. It’s a time when students wear fewer layers of clothing in an attempt to convince Mother Nature that the weather should be warmer and less snowy (P.S.: your sho...

Why aren’t pads and tampons free?

Elizabeth Bonin, Managing Editor

March 7, 2018

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Ah March, that wonderful month when one moment the sun is shining and your skin is glowing and the next you have 10 assignments due tomorrow and you begin to question where there is enough room for all the snow. The only reason ...

Salt or gravel: student safety or environmental concern?

Katrina Meyer, News Editor

March 7, 2018

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The weather this winter has been all over the place. One day it’s 50 degrees and the next day is well below freezing. As a result of the weather whiplash we are all experiencing, water is melting and then freezing which leads ...

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