Luther College Chips

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...

Seek education to fight oppression and ignorance

May 9, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

We, as the history department at Luther College, join many others in the community in opposing all forms of hate and intolerance. As faculty in a liberal arts college, we seek to draw student attention to the intellectual roots and ...

Students create change at the vigil

May 9, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

Last week I picked up a copy of Chips. I looked at the front page article about the hate incidents and found incorrect information. In the third paragraph it states “In light of the two incidents, President Paula Carlson an...

Pioneers in protest demand change

May 3, 2018

Filed under Letter to Editor

In light of the events that occurred last week on campus, the students demand change. The pioneers in the protest have been working to come to an agreed-upon list of demands to submit to the administration. Although the finalized list ...

Administration response to hate incidents is not enough

Jorge Contreras Osegueda, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018

Filed under Contributing Writer

The only thing that bothers me more than the hateful incidents that happened last week is the administration’s response. I get the sense that they are more interested in keeping a positive reputation by just making it look like ev...

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...

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