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Luther needs to value all extracurriculars equally

December 11, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

A few weekends ago, Luther’s Mock Trial teams traveled to St. Olaf College to compete in their annual invitational tournament. Both teams were competing exceptionally well, with the A team ranking first after Saturday’s round...

Take the opportunity to learn from experience and diversity

Anila Bano (‘20)

December 1, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

A few weeks ago, I was talking to some graduate students at Harvard Divinity School (HDS). I asked one of them, “Do you know what you want to do after you graduate?” He said he did not explicitly know yet. Likewise, another...

The Norse Poll: Do you think Black Friday shopping should begin on Thanksgiving?

December 1, 2017

Filed under The Norse Poll

“No, because first of all it’s called ‘Black Friday.’ Second of all as someone who used to work retail, it’s incredibly stressful to think about during Thanksgiving to have to go in and work 12 hours the next day, let...

Advice from outside the Luther bubble

Fran Stevenson

November 18, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

I left the lovely Luther bubble six months ago to enter the cold real world. This past weekend I visited campus and had some time to reflect on where I am now. As a Chips alum as well as a Luther alum, I have been following...

The Norse Poll

November 18, 2017

Filed under The Norse Poll

“Team Android. I haven’t broken the screen like a lot of people who have iPhones .” -Gretchen Blain (‘21) “Neither. Because I don’t think that there should be a phone monopoly. So, people should do whatever they...

Call “Gacha” what it is: gambling

Grant Thomas (‘18)

November 10, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

Pokémon Go was a wake-up call for the gaming industry. Almost overnight, developers realized the untapped potential of the mobile market. Since then, many developers have flocked to the mobile market. While there are a wide variety...

“Midwest nice” interferes with public dialogue

Ananda Easley (‘19)

November 10, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

As both a Midwesterner and someone who wants to be a psychology therapist one day, I have trained myself to be pretty impartial. Sometimes I wish I were more opinionated. Opinionated people seem to have all the fun. But it is...

No excuses for saying the n-word

Steffert Michael Thadeo Spencer (‘18)

November 10, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

Stop saying n***a if you are not black. Just like other students, I like to go to Scoes on Saturdays to have a good time with my friends. It is fun to dance around and sing along to Spotify’s top 40 bops (no shade). There...

The Norse Poll: Does Luther foster an environment where grades are more important than the experience?

November 2, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor, The Norse Poll

“No, I don’t think they care about grades that much. You can just do the homework and try to learn from it.” -Matt Novothy (‘21) "I think most colleges focus on grades more than I think is healthy for a lot of individuals....

Why are we striving towards “marriage material?”

Olivia Enquist, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

Filed under Contributing Writer, Letter to Editor

If summer is wedding season, then fall must be the season to get engaged. At least that’s what it seems to be within my circle of friends and high school acquaintances. Every time I log onto a social media platform, specifically...

Democrats must unify and compromise to win elections

Geoffrey Dyck (‘18)

October 27, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

I am going to put this bluntly: Democrats got wrecked in the 2016 elections. We lost many elections not only on the national level, but on the state level as well. How is this so? There are many theories that exist as to why this...

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