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A case against Cards Against Humanity: Privilege and shock-value

Jacob Warehime, News Editor

April 5, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Cards Against Humanity is the equivalent of that boy in junior high that repeats the naughty jokes he hears on “Family Guy” for his friends, oblivious to the fact that they’re not laughing at him for his inherently dimi...

Sexism is bipartisan

Makeda Barkley, Managing Editor

April 5, 2017

Filed under Editorial

What do ambitious, assertive women get when they achieve an advanced position in the political world? Vicious critiques on their appearance, clothing, and bodies. Regardless of political affiliation or ideological identities, wom...

Concerned Students’ Action Plans for the Betterment of Luther College

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

April 5, 2017

Filed under Opinions

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: “Luther Archives preserve history”

David Faldet (‘79), Professor of English

April 5, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

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

Filed under Letter to Editor

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...

An open letter: Anderson Prairie Elementary School Proposal

April 5, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Dear Dr. Molly McNicoll, We, as student Senate, are writing to outline the strengths and weaknesses of leasing land from Anderson Prairie to the Decorah School system. The goal of this letter is to portray the view of the stu...

Concerned Students’ Action Plans for the Betterment of Luther College

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

March 9, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

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 ...

Anderson Prairie as elementary school site violates school mission

Danny May, News Editor

March 2, 2017

Filed under Editorial

I find it hard to even grasp the proposal to build an elementary school on Luther’s Anderson Prairie. As we seem to adhere to our mission statement as a sort of campus constitution — and understandably so — why would we even consi...

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

Jesse Mulert, Technology Help Desk Lead

February 28, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

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

Filed under Letter to Editor

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...

Falsely-based fear of providing abortions leads to de-funding of crucial NEICAC

Emily Crowe, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2017

Filed under Editorial

The Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) received about 50 percent of its funding from the Iowa Family Planning Network Waiver (IFPN) last year. According to NEICAC’s website, this non-profit provides “Early C...

Proposed school: Proximity to Luther not reason enough

Olivia Benson, Head Copy Editor

February 28, 2017

Filed under Editorial

After returning to campus three weeks ago, it seems like talk of the proposal to construct an elementary school in Anderson Prairie has been inescapable. I have seen flyers across campus, been invited to numerous panels concerning ...

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