Luther College Chips

Opinion pieces and campus-wide dialogue

Martin Donovan, Managing Editor

October 3, 2019

As we begin the 142nd year of Chips, I want to highlight the importance of the opinion section. The Chips opinion section is a valuable platform for members of the Luther community to express their thoughts, perspectives, and be...

The problem with Luther’s roommate mediation

Olivia Schmidt, Features Editor

October 3, 2019

I want to preface this piece by making it clear that there are no villains in this situation; simply people who had conflicting lifestyles, and that I take issue with the system which exacerbated the problem its processes were...

In response to “An open letter to whoever left the toilet seat up in Legends the other day”

May 16, 2019

In response to the opinion piece, we felt it necessary to share our perspective on a few points brought up. When I say, “we,” I am referencing myself, a Student Athlete Advisory Committee sub-committee formed to construct this lette...

The senior editorial staff is composed of [LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM] Lyndsay Monsen (‘19), Shasa Sartin (‘19), Elyse Grothaus (‘19), Katrina Meyer (‘19), Ana López (‘19), and Martel DenHartog (‘19).

The end of an era

May 16, 2019

With regards to Asha and Sam’s experience with the student senate

May 9, 2019

Dear Editor, Last week, I got an email from the Student Senate asking me to fill out the student senate ballot. I opened the form with enthusiasm, as I was excited to vote for two astounding and visible leaders on campus, As...

An honest letter of experience from Wyatt Anians (‘19)

May 9, 2019

This letter is an open and honest response from last week’s opinion piece titled, “An open letter of experience from Asha Aden and Sam Kottke to the student body.” As the election chair committee for this spring semester, I h...

Your opinion can be wrong

Cara Keith, Features Editor

May 9, 2019

I love arguing. I will argue with anyone, at any time, about literally any subject because of my overwhelming need to always be right — and I always am. Some may say that my constant desire to argue is a flaw, but I would much rat...

Luther, teach me how to write

Martel DenHartog, Sports Editor

May 9, 2019

As I wrap up my final semester, I have been reflecting on something I wish Luther pushed me to do more: write. My first year on campus I declared a biology major, but when the neuroscience major started, I hopped on that trai...

Ditching “True Blue” over emails

May 1, 2019

Enticed by the idea of a cord at graduation — and also because my parents are Luther alums and have proudly made contributions to Luther in the past — I registered as a True Blue student during graduation preparations. For t...

An open letter of experience from Asha Aden (‘20) and Sam Kottke (‘20) to the student body

May 1, 2019

On April 18, Student Senate voted to reject our application for student body president and vice president with finality. Throughout this final appeal, the decision was blurred into one about our presidency, about establishmen...

Preemptive prosecution and Islamophobia

May 1, 2019

The religion course on Islam I am taking has been a challenging one for me. Sometimes this class makes me proud of how Islam has tremendous beauty in it as a way of living, not a religion, but there are other times that fill me w...

Aesthetic appreciation is my “religion”

Shasa Sartin, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2019

I am currently in the REL485: “Religion, Violence, and Terrorism” course, taught by Associate Professor of Religion Todd Green on Monday nights. At 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday I go to the REL120 course titled “Religion: Curse or B...

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