Luther College Chips

Listen to learn, not to attack

Elizabeth Bonin, Managing Editor

September 21, 2017

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I am really bad at having opinions. As the Managing Editor of Chips, this is a bit of an ironic situation. When tense conversations pop up, I am usually the one who sits quietly and listens. I hesitate to give my own opinion in...

Trump’s decision to break with DACA is a mistake

Elizabeth Bonin, Managing Editor

September 14, 2017

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President Trump recently announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). For the past five years, the program has allowed those who immigrated to the United States as children to have work permits, pursue a...

Find a degree, not Luther love

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

September 14, 2017

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I vividly remember my orientation experience here at Luther College. It was a horrible and wonderful experience of finding myself in a completely new situation that I had not been able to fully picture a year before. For the most pa...

Chips ready to carry on tradition of truth and discussion

Jacob Warehime, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2017

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“So why do you call it Chips?” Any Chips employee, past or present, has no doubt responded to this question before. I cannot attest to the degree of patience with which they may have responded, but I have always maintaine...

The practicality of modern languages

Katrina Meyer, Sports Editor

May 13, 2017

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Part of the reason that I decided to come to Luther College was because it was a liberal arts school with lots of choices for different majors and minors. I was undecided, and for most of my first year here, I did not have a cl...

Luther is not exempt from racism and discrimination

Makeda Barkley, Managing Editor

May 13, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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