Luther College Chips

In defense of Common Core State Standards

Olivia Benson, Head Copy Editor

April 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial

If you were to ask me two and a half years ago what frustrated me — an education major about to enter college —  most about our educational system, I very likely would have said that it was the Common Core. At the time, I...

Is this the end of Liberal Arts at Luther College?

Elizabeth Bonin, A&E Editor

April 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines liberal arts as college studies “intended to provide chiefly general knowledge and to develop general intellectual capacities (such as reason and judgment) as opposed to professional or ...

Opinion articles: purposes and reactions

Makeda Barkley, Managing Editor

April 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial

What makes the opinion pages unique from the rest of a newspaper? How do the editorial staff decide what opinions warrant publication? What do the opinions expressed have to do with the staff and with the newspaper as a public...

Satire, fake news, and Chips’ “April Foolsies”

Emily Crowe, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial

It is that time of the semester: April Fool’s Day. We at Chips use this silly holiday as an excuse to get a little creative and write satirical articles. If you flip your Chips you will find four pages of joke articles, Ph...

Elitism and choirs at Luther: the exclusion of average

Fran Stevenson, Features Editor

April 5, 2017

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When I came to Luther in the fall of 2014 I was pretty gung-ho about joining Aurora. I hadn’t been overly involved in choir in high school but I was excited to be a part of the Luther choir community. My first-year roommate was ver...

The importance of governmental transparency and the EPA

Katrina Meyer, Sports Editor

April 5, 2017

Filed under Editorial

There have been a lot of crazy headlines in the news over the last year. It is almost as though we have become numb to hearing the craziest headlines in the news. The campaign that Donald Trump ran was full of promises and state...

Mishandling of snow removal in dorm parking lots contentious

Emily Crowe, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2017

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I received my first parking ticket last week. And, because I was mad that I received a $25 ticket from Luther Security for parking in a snow-removal zone on a dry, 50-degree day, I started paying attention to other cars who pa...

A case against Cards Against Humanity: Privilege and shock-value

Jacob Warehime, News Editor

April 5, 2017

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Cards Against Humanity is the equivalent of that boy in junior high that repeats the naughty jokes he hears on “Family Guy” for his friends, oblivious to the fact that they’re not laughing at him for his inherently dimi...

Sexism is bipartisan

Makeda Barkley, Managing Editor

April 5, 2017

Filed under Editorial

What do ambitious, assertive women get when they achieve an advanced position in the political world? Vicious critiques on their appearance, clothing, and bodies. Regardless of political affiliation or ideological identities, wom...

Anderson Prairie as elementary school site violates school mission

Danny May, News Editor

March 2, 2017

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I find it hard to even grasp the proposal to build an elementary school on Luther’s Anderson Prairie. As we seem to adhere to our mission statement as a sort of campus constitution — and understandably so — why would we even consi...

Falsely-based fear of providing abortions leads to de-funding of crucial NEICAC

Emily Crowe, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2017

Filed under Editorial

The Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) received about 50 percent of its funding from the Iowa Family Planning Network Waiver (IFPN) last year. According to NEICAC’s website, this non-profit provides “Early C...

Proposed school: Proximity to Luther not reason enough

Olivia Benson, Head Copy Editor

February 28, 2017

Filed under Editorial

After returning to campus three weeks ago, it seems like talk of the proposal to construct an elementary school in Anderson Prairie has been inescapable. I have seen flyers across campus, been invited to numerous panels concerning ...

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