Luther College Chips

The Archived Heartbreaks of Shasa Sartin: a case for dualism in a theory of mind

Shasa Sartin, Editor-In-Chief

February 20, 2019

On Valentine’s Day, my only class was Philosophy of Mind; a class open to students with a background in philosophy, neuroscience, or psychology, exploring whether or not the mind and body are separate. Professor of Philosophy and En...


Shasa Sartin, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018

The following piece is brought to you by the impassioned creations of Audre Lorde, Beyoncé, Kelis, Leikeli47, Megan Thee Stallion, Rico Nasty, and my mother. Have you ever encountered some upsetting information and … started...

Why not doing homework is not cool

Lyndsay Monsen, Head Copy Editor

December 12, 2018

I love making lists. Chips Editor-in-Chief Shasa Sartin would probably tell you that this has something to do with my Taurus sun Something moon planet-orbiting whatever, but really I just love the satisfaction that comes with crossing a ta...

Breaks should be breaks

Elyse Grothaus, News Editor

November 29, 2018

What was I most thankful for this Thanksgiving? That my professors did not use the excuse of five days off to slam me with extra assignments. I feel fortunate this semester to have professors who respect the sanctity of breaks...

The importance of student-run publications

Cara Keith, Features Editor

November 29, 2018

Today, I am here to talk about why student newspapers are vital to college campuses everywhere. I’m going to preface this opinion piece by admitting that I may be a bit biased when it comes to student newspapers, as I am th...

The Norse Poll: Do you think that Luther is a student-ready college?

November 16, 2018

According to the book “Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success” by Estela Bensimon Et al, a student-ready college is “one that strategically and holistically advances student success, and works tirelessly to educate all students for civic and economic participation in a global interconnected society.”

Students’ responsibility to keep our campus clean

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

November 16, 2018

When I think about Luther, many things come to mind, both positive and negative. But one positive attribute that I tend to think about when I consider Luther is the clean and well-kept campus. Sure, our grass looks suspiciously w...

Luther must contend with its namesake’s vile view of Judaism

November 16, 2018

As a Luther College alumna, I am enthusiastic to see dialogue — and disagreement! — underway at my alma mater. Luther students have an admirable passion for forming and sharing beliefs. I look back fondly on my time at Luth...

The importance of students voting in local elections

Martin Donovan, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018

During every election season the cliché “Every Vote Matters” appears everywhere in my daily life. I see this phrase around campus, in the Decorah community, and all over media outlets. “Every Vote Matters” is a phrase th...

The Norse Poll: Do you know of any resources for religious minorities that are available on campus? If so, can you name them?

November 8, 2018

We asked 121 Norse...  To generate this chart, two Chips staff writers, Alanna Pals (‘22) and Sophie Nall (‘22) polled Luther students at random between Oct. 29 to Nov. 5. Students were asked if they knew of any resources...

Why voting matters to me

Andrea Hernandez Delgado, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018

“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

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...

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