Luther College Chips

Luther is not exempt from racism and discrimination

Makeda Barkley, Managing Editor

May 13, 2017

Filed under Editorial

With the recent attention that St. Olaf has been receiving for the racist acts taking place on their campus, I think it is worthwhile to take a second to look at ourselves as a campus community in relation to our Minnesota neig...

Changing the format of interviews for the better

Danny May, News Editor

April 28, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Most of the job interviews that I have done have been uncomfortable. I smiled stiffly to interviewers and sat down across from them, hyper aware of my hand placement and posture as I tried to listen to their questions. I prepared...

Campus activism priorities problematic

Jacob Warehime, News Editor

April 28, 2017

Filed under Editorial

This semester, two proposals for modifying Luther’s campus have sparked public debate. Both the now-declined proposal to build an elementary school on Anderson Prairie and the current proposal to add a blue turf field in Ca...

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

Filed under Editorial

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

Filed under Editorial

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

Filed under Editorial

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...

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