Luther College Chips

To be an ally, practice what you preach

May 3, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

International students or students of color are not looking for sympathy. Please allow me to kill that assumption. We are not looking for you to give a big grin when approaching us and go back to your resting face as soon as y...

Students must use their platforms for change

Chips editorial staff

May 3, 2018

Filed under Editorial

At the beginning of the year, we at Chips mounted a cover from the Vol. 86, No. 20 edition of the paper (published in 1969) in our office. The cover is all black with a quote from James Baldwin in the center. It reads: “A count...

In response to the apology from two students

Ana López, News Editor

May 3, 2018

Filed under Editorial

I wait. I wait for the day when actions taken against hate are as bold and strong as the pain it causes in our community. I wait, but I don’t wait idly. In the meantime, we were sent an apology by two students. While I wait, ...

Power referendum is about the people

April 25, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

To the Luther community: Recently I submitted a letter to the editor to the local Decorah newspaper and online news. Although it is not my practice to submit opinion pieces to Chips, I am breaking my personal protocol given t...

The necessity of modern languages

Katrina Meyer, News Editor

April 25, 2018

Filed under Editorial

As Luther faces lower enrollment, a number of cuts must be made to majors, minors, and programs in an effort to save money. One of these programs is Russian studies. In a liberal arts school, cutting a language program, especially...

The power referendum: civil rights and responsibility

April 25, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

I am a local citizen helping in the campaign for a municipal electric utility. Yesterday I was standing out in front of Dahl Centennial Union talking with students about the May 1 Decorah referendum and a staff person approached ...

Luther students should vote “yes” on May 1

April 25, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

The local election involving the formation of a municipal electric utility in Decorah will take place May 1. If the vote passes the city council will be authorized to apply to the Iowa Utility Board — Iowa’s regulatory body f...

Cafeteria needs to improve quality and variety

April 18, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

Most Luther students are required to live on campus which in turn requires a full meal plan. This leads to us primarily eating in the cafeteria during the school year. However, many Luther students are not happy with cafeteria f...

Dance Marathon celebrates finding their “why”

April 18, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

This year’s Luther College Dance Marathon was a landmark year as it was LCDM’s fifth event.  After we saw a huge increase in the fundraising total last year, the executive board this year sought to keep morale high and e...

Baker and Apartments parking restrictions are necessary

Ben Selcke, Sports Editor

April 18, 2018

Filed under Editorial

Students often express concern or displeasure with Luther’s parking policy. However, with a relatively low cost and access to a variety of lots, it actually provides car owners an acceptable number of locations to park their car...

Luther is stronger than the hate incident

Brady Uekert

April 11, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

As we settle into the aftermath of the hateful events that took place on the football field on March 11, it seems that there has now been a lull of action among students and faculty here at Luther College. There is struggle in ...

Good art does not excuse sexual and domestic violence

Shasa Sartin, Features Editor

April 11, 2018

Filed under Editorial

When I went to Rome in the summer of 2013 with my grandparents and cousin we went to see the Trevi Fountain so we could throw our coins, ensuring our return to Rome. The Trevi Fountain is one of the most magnificient sculptures...

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