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Why voting matters to me

Andrea Hernandez Delgado, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer, Opinions

“Voting matters” might have been one of the most used lines in the weeks leading up to election day, but the thing is, voting does matter. I have lived in Minnesota since I was five, and four years before I turned 18, I to...

Studying abroad is a privilege, not a right

Lyndsay Monsen, Head Copy Editor

November 8, 2018

Filed under Editorial

With the great Luther tradition of J-term study abroad trips around the corner, I feel the need to reiterate this fact: studying abroad is a privilege, not a right. I also feel the need to preface this piece with the fact that...

The Norse Poll: Do you think that there should be trigger warnings in class?

November 1, 2018

Filed under Opinions

A trigger warning or content warning is a warning about content that may be triggering to some audiences. They are generally used when dealing with topics like sexual assault, suicide, racism and gendered violence among other topics.

On Luther student voting and Kayla Koether

November 1, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

I write to the Luther community, and in particular Luther students, for two reasons. The first is to encourage you to vote in the midterm elections next Tuesday, Nov. 6. Why? Your vote matters—both at the state and federal level...

The importance of engaging in dialogue

Katrina Meyer, News Editor

November 1, 2018

Filed under Editorial

The opinion section of Chips is a really valuable community forum. Even though it may not seem like it, people really do read and even act on pieces that have been written. I have gotten a lot of feedback to some of the pieces...

A case for trigger warnings

Ana López, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018

Filed under Editorial

Dear Jonathan Haidt: there are some occasions where trigger warnings are necessary and microaggressions are not comparable to a clumsy mistake. And no, that does not make the people whose identities are constantly subordinated an...

The Norse Poll: Do you think it is appropriate to have the right to decline the possibility of rooming with an international student?

October 24, 2018

Filed under Opinions

We asked 137 Norse...  To generate this chart, two Chips staff writers polled Luther students at random between Oct. 8 to Oct. 21. Students were asked if they thought that it is appropriate to have the right to decline the pos...

Luther students deserve more transparency

Lyndsay Monsen, Head Copy Editor

October 24, 2018

Filed under Editorial

I, along with many other members of the Luther student body, was shocked to receive an email Thursday afternoon before fall break about a security alert. “Yesterday afternoon, an alert member of the Luther community notified ...

Luther needs to promote inter-party dialogue

Elyse Grothaus, News Editor

October 24, 2018

Filed under Editorial

Growing up in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, I often felt as if I was the only liberal in a 30 mile radius. To give you an idea, at my high school we held a mock election in 2012 and over 90% of the student population voted for Mitt Romn...

Call for letter to the editor submissions

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinions

The Opinion section of Chips is looking for submissions of letters to the editor from any member of the Luther community about any topic. Letters should be sent to [email protected] and should be around 400-700 words long. ...

Faculty must decide to support every student on campus

Martel DenHartog, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer

When I pitched the story at our Chips meeting last week to spotlight faculty and how they decide to talk about current traumatic events in class, I did not expect it to be a story. I was more curious why some professors chose to ...

The Norse Poll: Do you think you have enough information about the available candidates to vote in the midterm elections?

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinions

We asked 150 Norse...  To generate this chart, two Chips staff writers polled Luther students at random between Sept. 30 to Oct. 7. Students were asked if they thought that they had enough information about the candidates running...

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