Luther College Chips

Luther must contend with its namesake’s vile view of Judaism

November 15, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

As a Luther College alumna, I am enthusiastic to see dialogue — and disagreement! — underway at my alma mater. Luther students have an admirable passion for forming and sharing beliefs. I look back fondly on my time at Luth...

Why voting matters to me

Andrea Hernandez Delgado, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer, Opinions

“Voting matters” might have been one of the most used lines in the weeks leading up to election day, but the thing is, voting does matter. I have lived in Minnesota since I was five, and four years before I turned 18, I to...

On Luther student voting and Kayla Koether

November 1, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

I write to the Luther community, and in particular Luther students, for two reasons. The first is to encourage you to vote in the midterm elections next Tuesday, Nov. 6. Why? Your vote matters—both at the state and federal level...

Faculty must decide to support every student on campus

Martel DenHartog, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer

When I pitched the story at our Chips meeting last week to spotlight faculty and how they decide to talk about current traumatic events in class, I did not expect it to be a story. I was more curious why some professors chose to ...

Luther students should start working for change

September 27, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

A few weeks ago, on Saturday night, I was walking down Water Street with three of my closest friends. We had been partaking in Saturday night activities and were therefore all in quite jolly moods. We all four identify as males,...

A Male College Student’s Perspective as a Survivor of Sexual Assault

September 20, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

As of recently, American society and media have started to address the pressing issue of sexual assault. Female-identifying people have made leaps and bounds with reporting sexual assault, demonstrated recently in U.S. gymnast Aly R...

Thinking about how to achieve a more inclusive and welcoming society

September 13, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

As we start this new academic year, we must continue to reflect on matters of inclusion, cultural understanding and tolerance. We cannot deny that our school and its social structure results in a division between people. Often...

The Luther Norse: is our mascot outdated?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 ...

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