Luther College Chips

It’s okay to be honest on course evaluations

Elizabeth Bonin, Managing Editor

December 11, 2017

Filed under Editorial

It is that time of year again. No, I do not mean Christmas or finals. I mean course evaluations. Cue the groans and moans of students within a 20-mile radius. I know most students look at course evals as an unnecessary nuisan...

Luther needs to value all extracurriculars equally

December 11, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

A few weekends ago, Luther’s Mock Trial teams traveled to St. Olaf College to compete in their annual invitational tournament. Both teams were competing exceptionally well, with the A team ranking first after Saturday’s round...

Take the opportunity to learn from experience and diversity

Anila Bano (‘20)

December 1, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

A few weeks ago, I was talking to some graduate students at Harvard Divinity School (HDS). I asked one of them, “Do you know what you want to do after you graduate?” He said he did not explicitly know yet. Likewise, another...

Presidential elections are not the only important ones

Katrina Meyer, News Editor

December 1, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Election season can be frustrating. During presidential election years, campaigns start a full year earlier. Attack ads seem to take over TV for months beforehand. In such a large country, individual votes might not feel important....

Black Friday: Does it really have to start so early?

Elyse Grothaus, Head Copy Editor

December 1, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Thanksgiving is the most underappreciated holiday. The Thanksgiving history lesson that we teach may be more fiction than fact at this point, and it still fails to include the Wampanoag side of the story. But that is a whole different...

Advice from outside the Luther bubble

Fran Stevenson

November 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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...

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