Luther College Chips

Deleting Facebook posts prevents helpful dialogue

Harleigh Boldridge (‘18)

October 7, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

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

Filed under Letter to Editor

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...

Overeliance on technology can hinder learning

Katrina Meyer, News Editor

October 7, 2017

Filed under Editorial

The move to incorporate technology into homework for students is a great idea. We can find information faster, get immediate feedback, and save paper. We also have access to a lot of opportunities that did not exist before pers...

A wakeup call from the past

A wakeup call from the past

September 29, 2017

In support of debates for dialogue and education

Elyse Grothaus, Head Copy Editor

September 29, 2017

Filed under Editorial

“I am not here to win an argument. I am here to further a hard topic’s discussion.” Shannon Baker’s (‘20) words stayed with me long after last Wednesday’s abortion debate concluded. Together, she and Asha Aden (‘20) pres...

Inaccessible residence halls put students at a disadvantage

Ben Selcke, Sports Editor

September 29, 2017

Filed under Editorial

While almost all academic buildings on campus are accessible to those in wheelchairs, the majority of residence halls at Luther are by and large still inaccessible. This inaccessibility limits students from having full access to soc...

A call to protect dignity and recognize humanity

Ana López, News Editor

September 21, 2017

Filed under Editorial

I was outside of an establishment speaking Spanish, my mother tongue, when someone said, “We’re in America, speak English!” My tongue stopped and my throat tightened. My heartbeat increased and my jaw shifted to the side...

Listen to learn, not to attack

Elizabeth Bonin, Managing Editor

September 21, 2017

Filed under Editorial

I am really bad at having opinions. As the Managing Editor of Chips, this is a bit of an ironic situation. When tense conversations pop up, I am usually the one who sits quietly and listens. I hesitate to give my own opinion in...

Rod Blum failing to represent constituents

Alex Sekora ('19)

September 21, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

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...

Trump’s decision to break with DACA is a mistake

Elizabeth Bonin, Managing Editor

September 14, 2017

Filed under Editorial

President Trump recently announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). For the past five years, the program has allowed those who immigrated to the United States as children to have work permits, pursue a...

Find a degree, not Luther love

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

September 14, 2017

Filed under Editorial

I vividly remember my orientation experience here at Luther College. It was a horrible and wonderful experience of finding myself in a completely new situation that I had not been able to fully picture a year before. For the most pa...

Chips ready to carry on tradition of truth and discussion

Jacob Warehime, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2017

Filed under Editorial

“So why do you call it Chips?” Any Chips employee, past or present, has no doubt responded to this question before. I cannot attest to the degree of patience with which they may have responded, but I have always maintaine...

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