Luther College Chips

Democrats must unify and compromise to win elections

Geoffrey Dyck (‘18)

October 27, 2017

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...

Make an informed vote for city elections

Alex Sekora ('18)

October 27, 2017

Decorah’s city elections are coming up fast on Tuesday, November 7, and I would encourage all Luther students to consider voting for Lorraine Borowski for mayor, Ross Hadley for city council at-large district, and Shirley Vermace...

The Norse Poll: Should Baker parking permits be expanded to other lots?

October 15, 2017

“I don’t see why people can’t park in the other spaces. If you buy a parking pass for the same price as everyone else you should be able to park wherever you want. They should open it up so if people are staying somewhere...

Baker parking passes are too restrictive

Cassidy Woods ('18)

October 15, 2017

I am a senior and live in Baker Village. To my excitement, this is the first year I have ever had a car on campus and was overjoyed by the possibility to frequent Walmart at my own leisure, the ability to drive home at a moment’s...

Deleting Facebook posts prevents helpful dialogue

Harleigh Boldridge (‘18)

October 7, 2017

Like every good American, I recently engaged in political threads on Facebook. One thread that caught my attention was a debate over whether or not it is “respectful” to kneel during the national anthem or the waving of the Am...

Support Boulton for sensible leadership

Geoffrey Dyck (‘18)

October 7, 2017

In 2018, Iowa will have one if its most pivotal elections for a new state governor in years. In the 2016 election cycle, Republicans won both chambers of the Iowa State Legislature, which has led to some of the most backward p...

Rod Blum failing to represent constituents

Alex Sekora ('19)

September 21, 2017

In Congressman Rod Blum’s (R-IA) recent newsletter on Sept. 1, he said, “I learn so much from meeting with people across Eastern Iowa, and I look forward to continuing to travel the district in 2017 to listen to Iowans from...

Two dollars more an hour is worth it

Alexander Davis (‘19)

May 14, 2017

In response to the news article “Luther widens summer job applicant pool due to low student interest” quoting Erik Runestad, I would like to reflect on one of the comments made by the school administration and suggest ano...

In place of cuts, respond with holistic departmental approach

Martel DenHartog (‘19)

May 14, 2017

It is unfortunate that Luther is in a financial state that requires cuts to be made to some academic majors and minors, including the athletic training major, the dance major, the K-12 health education minor, the physical education ...

Alum speaks to importance of Russian program

Laura Hayes (‘15)

May 13, 2017

It's hard to put in writing what was going through my mind when I read Ben Selcke's news article "Faculty vote to remove fields of study" in the April 28 issue of Chips. A few words come to mind — disappointed, angry, and hea...

In response: “In opposition of blue turf in Oneota Valley”

Cory Wirth (‘18)

April 28, 2017

I want to start out by saying that I appreciated Professor Faldet’s article, “In opposition of blue turf in Oneota Valley,” which was published in Chips on April 13. I think that his concerns are genuine, and his passion...

The importance of constituent voices in legislature and state politics

Alex Sekora (‘19), President, Luther College Democrats

April 13, 2017

Over the past few months, we have seen many controversial bills make their way through both Congress and the Iowa Legislature. Congress attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would have devastated millions of people ...

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