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Luther students should start working for change

September 27, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

A few weeks ago, on Saturday night, I was walking down Water Street with three of my closest friends. We had been partaking in Saturday night activities and were therefore all in quite jolly moods. We all four identify as males,...

The negative side to Luther’s culture of high achievement

Gillian Klein, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018

Filed under Editorial

She tells me she got four hours of sleep after completing eight hours of homework. He’s non-stop busy with soccer, band, and class from 12 in the afternoon to eight at night. And all around me there is constant movement and...

Luther needs more school spirit

Katrina Meyer, News Editor

September 20, 2018

Filed under Editorial

I grew up a big fan of Notre Dame football. My uncles on both sides of the family, my dad, and one of my aunts went there, so growing up, Saturdays in the fall were all about Notre Dame football. I learned all the words to the...

A Male College Student’s Perspective as a Survivor of Sexual Assault

September 20, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

As of recently, American society and media have started to address the pressing issue of sexual assault. Female-identifying people have made leaps and bounds with reporting sexual assault, demonstrated recently in U.S. gymnast Aly R...

Thinking about how to achieve a more inclusive and welcoming society

September 13, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

As we start this new academic year, we must continue to reflect on matters of inclusion, cultural understanding and tolerance. We cannot deny that our school and its social structure results in a division between people. Often...

The power of free speech and student platforms

Ana López, Managing Editor

September 13, 2018

Filed under Editorial

“If we agree that this exposure to difference is beneficial in our community then we must also agree that the access to spaces where ideas and opinions can interact in a safe way is of utmost importance.” - Ana López ...

Disturb yourself now for clarity later

Shasa Sartin, Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2018

Filed under Editorial

“Where we hold privilege is where the water is opaque. The prospect of stirring the water to disperse the sediment is frightening because you don’t know what lies there, but you need to know what you’re in the water wi...

Overpaid celebrities contribute to excessive wealth

Shasa Sartin, Features Editor

May 17, 2018

Filed under Editorial

I am admittedly obsessed with keeping up with the lives of my favorite celebrities, musicians, models, professional athletes, professional chefs1, etc. Through a group project in my Political Thought2 class this semester in which we ...

Professors should reconsider the purpose of due dates

Elyse Grothaus, Copy Editor

May 17, 2018

Filed under Editorial

“I do not accept late work. You are adults and need to be responsible.” I have listened to this speech more times than I can count on syllabus day and I recently began to question the reasoning behind this. My time in coll...

The Luther Norse: is our mascot outdated?

Rozlyn Paradis, Part-Time Writer

May 17, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer

Norse is defined as a language or the people of northern Scandinavia or Norwegians. The Luther College mascot is at worst a language and at best an entire race. To increase the authenticity of the college, I am suggesting th...

Luther deer do not need or appreciate your affections

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

May 9, 2018

Filed under Editorial

Just the other day, I was at my desk in Olson trying to convince myself to stop working on the easy homework and do the stuff that actually needed to get done. I had my window open because spring breezes improve my mood an unr...

Diversity council calls for systemic change

May 9, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

In recent weeks the Diversity Council has felt inspired by the student response to the incidents of hate speech (our words) over this past semester. In particular, we would like to acknowledge those organizations and leaders that...

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