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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...

Students should vote on municipal electric utility issue

Forrest Stewart, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer

On May 1, the citizens of Decorah will vote on whether to authorize city council to establish a municipal electric utility. Our current electricity distributor is an investor-owned utility, Alliant Energy, which strongly opposes...

The limits of forgiveness as a way to end hatred

Ana López, News Editor

March 21, 2018

Filed under Editorial

“It should not be the job of only minorities to risk their well-being to demonstrate humanity.” -Ana López (‘19) As I was scrolling down my Facebook feed, I saw a BBC video titled “Why did a black man hug a neo-Nazi skinhe...

Luther security needs a female officer

Grace Onsrud, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer

“Gender diversity on the security staff, and racial diversity as well, is a step towards making more students feel safe on campus.” -Grace Onrud (‘19) Since last Sunday, when symbols of racial hatred were stomped o...

Supporting “Walk up not walk out” is problematic

Lyndsay Monsen, Copy Editor

March 21, 2018

Filed under Editorial

It’s been a tough past few weeks at Luther, there’s no doubt about that. As a campus, we’ve had to go through the unimaginable. Every day since the hate incident, I have been plagued with sadness by the fact that some of my fr...

Students need to speak up to administration

Matthew Dosland ('19)

March 15, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

I often hear something along these lines from students: “It’s a problem definitely, but administration has bigger issues, especially low enrollment, to focus on.” I agree, low enrollment is probably the single biggest issue ...

Listening to music without earbuds is disruptive

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

March 15, 2018

Filed under Editorial

It’s supposedly springtime here at Luther, and what a time it is. It’s a time when students wear fewer layers of clothing in an attempt to convince Mother Nature that the weather should be warmer and less snowy (P.S.: your sho...

In response to the recent hate incident

Anna Phearman (‘19)

March 15, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

I used to be proud. I used to be proud to be a Luther student. I used to be proud to call myself a part of such an inclusive community. I remember how, on my campus tour, every person that passed me gave me a smile. I mistoo...

Why aren’t pads and tampons free?

Elizabeth Bonin, Managing Editor

March 8, 2018

Filed under Editorial

Ah March, that wonderful month when one moment the sun is shining and your skin is glowing and the next you have 10 assignments due tomorrow and you begin to question where there is enough room for all the snow. The only reason ...

Counseling services needs proper tools to address eating disorders

Gillian Klein, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer

The first result that popped up on my Google search was “common.” 200,000 cases occur per year with approximately one death as a direct result every 62 minutes. Eating disorders. Not just anorexia or bulimia or binge, but also ...

Salt or gravel: student safety or environmental concern?

Katrina Meyer, News Editor

March 8, 2018

Filed under Editorial

The weather this winter has been all over the place. One day it’s 50 degrees and the next day is well below freezing. As a result of the weather whiplash we are all experiencing, water is melting and then freezing which leads ...

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