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The Luther Norse: is our mascot outdated?

Rozlyn Paradis, Part-Time Writer

May 17, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer

Norse is defined as a language or the people of northern Scandinavia or Norwegians. The Luther College mascot is at worst a language and at best an entire race. To increase the authenticity of the college, I am suggesting th...

Diversity council calls for systemic change

May 9, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

In recent weeks the Diversity Council has felt inspired by the student response to the incidents of hate speech (our words) over this past semester. In particular, we would like to acknowledge those organizations and leaders that...

Seek education to fight oppression and ignorance

May 9, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

We, as the history department at Luther College, join many others in the community in opposing all forms of hate and intolerance. As faculty in a liberal arts college, we seek to draw student attention to the intellectual roots and ...

Students create change at the vigil

May 9, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

Last week I picked up a copy of Chips. I looked at the front page article about the hate incidents and found incorrect information. In the third paragraph it states “In light of the two incidents, President Paula Carlson an...

Pioneers in protest demand change

May 3, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

In light of the events that occurred last week on campus, the students demand change. The pioneers in the protest have been working to come to an agreed-upon list of demands to submit to the administration. Although the finalized list ...

Administration response to hate incidents is not enough

Jorge Contreras Osegueda, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer

The only thing that bothers me more than the hateful incidents that happened last week is the administration’s response. I get the sense that they are more interested in keeping a positive reputation by just making it look like ev...

To be an ally, practice what you preach

May 3, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

International students or students of color are not looking for sympathy. Please allow me to kill that assumption. We are not looking for you to give a big grin when approaching us and go back to your resting face as soon as y...

Power referendum is about the people

April 25, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

To the Luther community: Recently I submitted a letter to the editor to the local Decorah newspaper and online news. Although it is not my practice to submit opinion pieces to Chips, I am breaking my personal protocol given t...

The power referendum: civil rights and responsibility

April 25, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

I am a local citizen helping in the campaign for a municipal electric utility. Yesterday I was standing out in front of Dahl Centennial Union talking with students about the May 1 Decorah referendum and a staff person approached ...

Luther students should vote “yes” on May 1

April 25, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

The local election involving the formation of a municipal electric utility in Decorah will take place May 1. If the vote passes the city council will be authorized to apply to the Iowa Utility Board — Iowa’s regulatory body f...

Cafeteria needs to improve quality and variety

April 18, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

Most Luther students are required to live on campus which in turn requires a full meal plan. This leads to us primarily eating in the cafeteria during the school year. However, many Luther students are not happy with cafeteria f...

Dance Marathon celebrates finding their “why”

April 18, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

This year’s Luther College Dance Marathon was a landmark year as it was LCDM’s fifth event.  After we saw a huge increase in the fundraising total last year, the executive board this year sought to keep morale high and e...

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