Luther College Chips

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...

Democrats must unify and compromise to win elections

Geoffrey Dyck (‘18)

October 27, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

I am going to put this bluntly: Democrats got wrecked in the 2016 elections. We lost many elections not only on the national level, but on the state level as well. How is this so? There are many theories that exist as to why this...

Make an informed vote for city elections

Alex Sekora ('18)

October 27, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

Decorah’s city elections are coming up fast on Tuesday, November 7, and I would encourage all Luther students to consider voting for Lorraine Borowski for mayor, Ross Hadley for city council at-large district, and Shirley Vermace...

The Norse Poll: Should Baker parking permits be expanded to other lots?

October 15, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

“I don’t see why people can’t park in the other spaces. If you buy a parking pass for the same price as everyone else you should be able to park wherever you want. They should open it up so if people are staying somewhere...

Baker parking passes are too restrictive

Cassidy Woods ('18)

October 15, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

I am a senior and live in Baker Village. To my excitement, this is the first year I have ever had a car on campus and was overjoyed by the possibility to frequent Walmart at my own leisure, the ability to drive home at a moment’s...

Luther needs to think about transfer students

Lyndsay Monsen, Copy Editor

October 15, 2017

Filed under Editorial

I arrived at Luther College on Sunday August 27, only to be greeted with a “Luther College Class of 2021” mug and an overwhelming sense that I did not belong here. The days that followed were packed with confusion, loneliness,...

Giving black culture credit

Shasa Sartin, Features Editor

October 15, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Within the past week, 21-year-old model and Nike representative Bella Hadid has been dragged (1) incessantly for her embarrassing appearance in Complex Magazine’s sneaker shopping video series. Hadid has been criticized for...

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