Luther College Chips

A call to protect dignity and recognize humanity

Ana López, News Editor

September 21, 2017

Filed under Editorial

I was outside of an establishment speaking Spanish, my mother tongue, when someone said, “We’re in America, speak English!” My tongue stopped and my throat tightened. My heartbeat increased and my jaw shifted to the side...

Listen to learn, not to attack

Elizabeth Bonin, Managing Editor

September 21, 2017

Filed under Editorial

I am really bad at having opinions. As the Managing Editor of Chips, this is a bit of an ironic situation. When tense conversations pop up, I am usually the one who sits quietly and listens. I hesitate to give my own opinion in...

Rod Blum failing to represent constituents

Alex Sekora ('19)

September 21, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

In Congressman Rod Blum’s (R-IA) recent newsletter on Sept. 1, he said, “I learn so much from meeting with people across Eastern Iowa, and I look forward to continuing to travel the district in 2017 to listen to Iowans from...

Trump’s decision to break with DACA is a mistake

Elizabeth Bonin, Managing Editor

September 14, 2017

Filed under Editorial

President Trump recently announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). For the past five years, the program has allowed those who immigrated to the United States as children to have work permits, pursue a...

Find a degree, not Luther love

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

September 14, 2017

Filed under Editorial

I vividly remember my orientation experience here at Luther College. It was a horrible and wonderful experience of finding myself in a completely new situation that I had not been able to fully picture a year before. For the most pa...

Chips ready to carry on tradition of truth and discussion

Jacob Warehime, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2017

Filed under Editorial

“So why do you call it Chips?” Any Chips employee, past or present, has no doubt responded to this question before. I cannot attest to the degree of patience with which they may have responded, but I have always maintaine...

Crosswalks at Baker Village, College apartments a hazard

Julia Curtis (‘17), Staff Writer

May 14, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Living in Baker Village one must cross College Drive on a regular basis and, to be frank, it is not a good time. This crosswalk is not enjoyable for drivers either. I’ve been on both sides of the issue now, as a person who has...

Two dollars more an hour is worth it

Alexander Davis (‘19)

May 14, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

In response to the news article “Luther widens summer job applicant pool due to low student interest” quoting Erik Runestad, I would like to reflect on one of the comments made by the school administration and suggest ano...

In place of cuts, respond with holistic departmental approach

Martel DenHartog (‘19)

May 14, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

It is unfortunate that Luther is in a financial state that requires cuts to be made to some academic majors and minors, including the athletic training major, the dance major, the K-12 health education minor, the physical education ...

A majority recognition of privilege, prejudice is required for change

Josh Gonzalez (‘18), Just Action Columnist

May 14, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Just Action voiced their stance of solidarity with St. Olaf students in a recent statement, saying, “Just Action of Luther College stands with St. Olaf students and peoples both harmed by and concerned about the recent racist...

Alum speaks to importance of Russian program

Laura Hayes (‘15)

May 13, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

It's hard to put in writing what was going through my mind when I read Ben Selcke's news article "Faculty vote to remove fields of study" in the April 28 issue of Chips. A few words come to mind — disappointed, angry, and hea...

Petty gym behavior is counterintuitive

Lily Kime (‘19)

May 13, 2017

Filed under Opinions

As someone who appreciates the benefits that a work out can offer, I am no stranger to the Legends Fitness for Life Center. While the amount I workout per week often varies, it is still something that I enjoy. This enjoyment i...

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