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Advice from outside the Luther bubble

Fran Stevenson

November 18, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

I left the lovely Luther bubble six months ago to enter the cold real world. This past weekend I visited campus and had some time to reflect on where I am now. As a Chips alum as well as a Luther alum, I have been following...

When did not caring about academics become cool?

Elizabeth Bonin, Managing Editor

November 18, 2017

Filed under Editorial

As students, we have always been taught to prioritize attentively listening in class, working on homework, and studying. At Luther, we literally pay $40,000 a year (without financial aid or scholarships) to learn in class, complete...

Apple products reinforce implicit classism

Shasa Sartin, Features Editor

November 18, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Team iPhone or team Android? I️ have been a proud member of Team iPhone since 2011 with the launch of the iPhone 3GS. Like most of my teammates on the cross country team, I do not really know why I am on team iPhone. Since...

Call “Gacha” what it is: gambling

Grant Thomas (‘18)

November 10, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

Pokémon Go was a wake-up call for the gaming industry. Almost overnight, developers realized the untapped potential of the mobile market. Since then, many developers have flocked to the mobile market. While there are a wide variety...

Grafitti on campus needs to be removed and prevented

Ben Selcke, Sports Editor

November 10, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Luther needs to remove the graffiti from the bathroom stalls of academic and campus buildings, specifically from the bathrooms in the Dahl Centennial Union. Students also need to stop putting graffiti there in the first place....

“Midwest nice” interferes with public dialogue

Ananda Easley (‘19)

November 10, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

As both a Midwesterner and someone who wants to be a psychology therapist one day, I have trained myself to be pretty impartial. Sometimes I wish I were more opinionated. Opinionated people seem to have all the fun. But it is...

No excuses for saying the n-word

Steffert Michael Thadeo Spencer (‘18)

November 10, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

Stop saying n***a if you are not black. Just like other students, I like to go to Scoes on Saturdays to have a good time with my friends. It is fun to dance around and sing along to Spotify’s top 40 bops (no shade). There...

Stop caring so much about grades

Jackie Cychosz, Copy Editor

November 2, 2017

Filed under Editorial

I have always cared way too much about academics. I am that person who rents a study room in the library about three times in a day, stares anxiously at my notes, and guzzles down a couple of Diet Cokes if I have a big test or...

Why are we striving towards “marriage material?”

Olivia Enquist, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

Filed under Contributing Writer, Letter to Editor

If summer is wedding season, then fall must be the season to get engaged. At least that’s what it seems to be within my circle of friends and high school acquaintances. Every time I log onto a social media platform, specifically...

Cultural appropriation in the form of makeup

Ana López, News Editor

November 2, 2017

Filed under Editorial

In the weeks before Halloween, my Facebook feed was flooded with articles and videos against cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes. Some of them were painfully obvious. One walked the viewer through the reasons why wearing...

Spitting on campus is unnecessary and inconsiderate

Lily Kime, A&E Editor

October 27, 2017

Filed under Editorial

While walking from one class to the next or maybe even to dinner, I oftentimes get stuck following a small group of people walking unreasonably slowly. As I finally resign myself to the fact that this crowd of turtles takes up...

NCAA needs engaged dialogue for sexual violence prevention

Elizabeth Bonin, Managing Editor

October 27, 2017

Filed under Editorial

A few weeks ago, all Luther athletes (to the best of my knowledge) received an email from the NCAA Sport Science Institute. The email stated that recipients were required to complete two online courses: Understanding Student-athletes...

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