Luther College Chips

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...

The practicality of modern languages

Katrina Meyer, Sports Editor

May 13, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Part of the reason that I decided to come to Luther College was because it was a liberal arts school with lots of choices for different majors and minors. I was undecided, and for most of my first year here, I did not have a cl...

Luther is not exempt from racism and discrimination

Makeda Barkley, Managing Editor

May 13, 2017

Filed under Editorial

With the recent attention that St. Olaf has been receiving for the racist acts taking place on their campus, I think it is worthwhile to take a second to look at ourselves as a campus community in relation to our Minnesota neig...

Changing the format of interviews for the better

Danny May, News Editor

April 28, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Most of the job interviews that I have done have been uncomfortable. I smiled stiffly to interviewers and sat down across from them, hyper aware of my hand placement and posture as I tried to listen to their questions. I prepared...

Campus activism priorities problematic

Jacob Warehime, News Editor

April 28, 2017

Filed under Editorial

This semester, two proposals for modifying Luther’s campus have sparked public debate. Both the now-declined proposal to build an elementary school on Anderson Prairie and the current proposal to add a blue turf field in Ca...

Moving from conversation to action

Joshua Gonzalez (‘18), Just Action Columnist

April 28, 2017

Filed under Opinions

While I am certainly a member of Just Action, I must first state that what I write here does not represent the opinion of the group as a whole. Instead, it represents my thoughts and beliefs derived from a meaningful meeting of m...

In response: “In opposition of blue turf in Oneota Valley”

Cory Wirth (‘18)

April 28, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

I want to start out by saying that I appreciated Professor Faldet’s article, “In opposition of blue turf in Oneota Valley,” which was published in Chips on April 13. I think that his concerns are genuine, and his passion...

The importance of constituent voices in legislature and state politics

Alex Sekora (‘19), President, Luther College Democrats

April 13, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

Over the past few months, we have seen many controversial bills make their way through both Congress and the Iowa Legislature. Congress attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would have devastated millions of people ...

The need for diversity and inclusion, starting with the college classroom

Mareda Smith (‘19), Just Action Columnist

April 13, 2017

Filed under Opinions

It’s no secret that our community is experiencing stirrings for change and an ongoing identity crisis. Looking outside Luther, our nation and our world have undergone a stark pendulum-swing in political agenda, one that has...

Abortion restriction bill: ineffective and unnecessary

Xavier Conzet (‘19)

April 13, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

On April 5 the Iowa House cast the final vote on a bill regarding abortion restrictions and sent it back to the Senate to approve any additional stipulations they added.  This is not a new political trend and makes Iowa the 18th state to...

In opposition of blue turf in Oneota Valley

David Faldet (‘79), Professor of English

April 13, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

I felt conflicting emotions when I saw the front page of the [Chips] April 6 issue: the leading headline “College rejects elementary school in victory for environmental proponents” and below it “College to upgrade to blu...

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