Luther College Chips

Take the pledge: no more derogatory “R-word”

Patrick Larson (‘17)

April 6, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

Retard. This is a word that many of us have probably heard at some point in our lives. You may have heard someone say something along the lines of  “that’s so retarded” or “don’t be such a retard” when describing a person...

In defense of Common Core State Standards

Olivia Benson, Head Copy Editor

April 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial

If you were to ask me two and a half years ago what frustrated me — an education major about to enter college —  most about our educational system, I very likely would have said that it was the Common Core. At the time, I...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Jessica Rupp, Riverview Center Volunteer Coordinator

April 6, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Help us to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. This year’s theme, “Engaging New Voices,” builds on the idea that we are strong...

Is this the end of Liberal Arts at Luther College?

Elizabeth Bonin, A&E Editor

April 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines liberal arts as college studies “intended to provide chiefly general knowledge and to develop general intellectual capacities (such as reason and judgment) as opposed to professional or ...

Opinion articles: purposes and reactions

Makeda Barkley, Managing Editor

April 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial

What makes the opinion pages unique from the rest of a newspaper? How do the editorial staff decide what opinions warrant publication? What do the opinions expressed have to do with the staff and with the newspaper as a public...

Satire, fake news, and Chips’ “April Foolsies”

Emily Crowe, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial

It is that time of the semester: April Fool’s Day. We at Chips use this silly holiday as an excuse to get a little creative and write satirical articles. If you flip your Chips you will find four pages of joke articles, Ph...

The wrongful hierarchy of college majors

Elyse Grothaus (‘19)

April 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions

I think it was after my first day of kindergarten that I decided to become a teacher. Throughout the years, my passion for education and my understanding about the transformation of students lives through learning only deepened...

In Response: “Elitism and choirs at Luther: the exclusion of average”

Meredith Diebold (‘18)

April 6, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

When I came to Luther in the fall of 2014 I was pretty gung-ho about joining Aurora. I had been heavily involved in choir in high school and I was really excited to be a part of the Luther choir community. My first-year roomm...

Elitism and choirs at Luther: the exclusion of average

Fran Stevenson, Features Editor

April 5, 2017

Filed under Editorial

When I came to Luther in the fall of 2014 I was pretty gung-ho about joining Aurora. I hadn’t been overly involved in choir in high school but I was excited to be a part of the Luther choir community. My first-year roommate was ver...

The importance of governmental transparency and the EPA

Katrina Meyer, Sports Editor

April 5, 2017

Filed under Editorial

There have been a lot of crazy headlines in the news over the last year. It is almost as though we have become numb to hearing the craziest headlines in the news. The campaign that Donald Trump ran was full of promises and state...

Obamacare 2.0: questionable replacement for American Healthcare

Xavier Conzet (‘19)

April 5, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

As a conservative that voted for Trump and as someone who benefits from Obamacare, I have mixed feelings about the current health care proposal. How am I supposed to trust a system that was thrown together at the last minute an...

Mishandling of snow removal in dorm parking lots contentious

Emily Crowe, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2017

Filed under Editorial

I received my first parking ticket last week. And, because I was mad that I received a $25 ticket from Luther Security for parking in a snow-removal zone on a dry, 50-degree day, I started paying attention to other cars who pa...

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