Luther College Chips

Abortion restriction bill: ineffective and unnecessary

Xavier Conzet (‘19)

April 13, 2017

On April 5 the Iowa House cast the final vote on a bill regarding abortion restrictions and sent it back to the Senate to approve any additional stipulations they added.  This is not a new political trend and makes Iowa the 18th state to...

In opposition of blue turf in Oneota Valley

David Faldet (‘79), Professor of English

April 13, 2017

I felt conflicting emotions when I saw the front page of the [Chips] April 6 issue: the leading headline “College rejects elementary school in victory for environmental proponents” and below it “College to upgrade to blu...

Take the pledge: no more derogatory “R-word”

Patrick Larson (‘17)

April 6, 2017

Retard. This is a word that many of us have probably heard at some point in our lives. You may have heard someone say something along the lines of  “that’s so retarded” or “don’t be such a retard” when describing a person...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Jessica Rupp, Riverview Center Volunteer Coordinator

April 6, 2017

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Help us to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. This year’s theme, “Engaging New Voices,” builds on the idea that we are strong...

In Response: “Elitism and choirs at Luther: the exclusion of average”

Meredith Diebold (‘18)

April 6, 2017

When I came to Luther in the fall of 2014 I was pretty gung-ho about joining Aurora. I had been heavily involved in choir in high school and I was really excited to be a part of the Luther choir community. My first-year roomm...

Obamacare 2.0: questionable replacement for American Healthcare

Xavier Conzet (‘19)

April 5, 2017

As a conservative that voted for Trump and as someone who benefits from Obamacare, I have mixed feelings about the current health care proposal. How am I supposed to trust a system that was thrown together at the last minute an...

In response: “Luther Archives preserve history”

David Faldet (‘79), Professor of English

April 5, 2017

I write to correct the cutline of last week’s features story entitled “Luther Archive preserves history.”  The picture shows Luther College archivist Hayley Jackson holding a seamed, brimless cap with a very narrow front vi...

Decorah residents resolve to publicly support Muslims

Mel Underbakke, Ph.D., Director of Education, National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms

April 5, 2017

Dear friends, A number of concerned Decorah residents joined together last fall to create a resolution in support of our Muslim friends and neighbors, as well as Muslims around the country who are more and more under threat fr...

Concerned Students’ Action Plans for the Betterment of Luther College

Josh Gonzalez (‘18) and Jacqueline Congello (‘17)

March 9, 2017

As proposed to Luther College Community (Administration, Board of Regents, Faculty, Staff, and Students): Taking into account Luther’s history and college mission statement, we have attached a list of proposals to maximize the ...

In response: “Google’s 2-step Verification: Not worth the hassle”

Jesse Mulert, Technology Help Desk Lead

February 28, 2017

On behalf of ITS, I’d like to respond to the students in last week’s edition of CHIPS that expressed frustration with the new policy to require Google 2-Step Verification on Luther email addresses. It is unfortunate that a class was held up. ...

In response: “Mental health education and support”

Harold A. Maio, retired mental health editor

February 28, 2017

You can do public marches to decry the stigma of mental illness.Yes, you can, or you can march against those who direct that prejudice. They are the real issue. You could also march against those who repeat that prejudice, the...

The danger of blindly following our fears

Geoffrey Dyck ('18)

February 28, 2017

I’m currently in Washington D.C. doing an internship with the Democratic Governors Association for the semester. During my stay, I had the incredible opportunity to witness the inauguration of President Donald Trump. While ...

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