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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...

Luther is stronger than the hate incident

Brady Uekert

April 11, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

As we settle into the aftermath of the hateful events that took place on the football field on March 11, it seems that there has now been a lull of action among students and faculty here at Luther College. There is struggle in ...

Students should vote on municipal electric utility issue

Forrest Stewart, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer

On May 1, the citizens of Decorah will vote on whether to authorize city council to establish a municipal electric utility. Our current electricity distributor is an investor-owned utility, Alliant Energy, which strongly opposes...

Luther security needs a female officer

Grace Onsrud, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer

“Gender diversity on the security staff, and racial diversity as well, is a step towards making more students feel safe on campus.” -Grace Onrud (‘19) Since last Sunday, when symbols of racial hatred were stomped o...

Students need to speak up to administration

Matthew Dosland ('19)

March 15, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

I often hear something along these lines from students: “It’s a problem definitely, but administration has bigger issues, especially low enrollment, to focus on.” I agree, low enrollment is probably the single biggest issue ...

In response to the recent hate incident

Anna Phearman (‘19)

March 15, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

I used to be proud. I used to be proud to be a Luther student. I used to be proud to call myself a part of such an inclusive community. I remember how, on my campus tour, every person that passed me gave me a smile. I mistoo...

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