Students earn Davis Peace Project Award

Luther students Holly Harris (‘16) and Fatimetu Emhamed (‘16) have won a Davis Project Grant, a $10,000 annual grant to help communities around the world.
Harris and Emhamed’s project will focus on building restroom facilities for a school in Algeria.
“Fatimetu had this idea to improve her school and the community she grew up in, which is a refugee camp in Algeria, to prompt a higher quality of learning at the school,” Harris said.
Emhamed’s community primary school does not have restroom facilities. This creates a problem for the children who attend the school, many of whom live too far away from the school to use their own restrooms during the school day.
“In that school they don’t have bathrooms,” Emhamed said. “I used to study in that school. I used to live nearby the school so I never had any issues, but a lot of people come from really far away because they like to study in the school.”

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Golf prepares for Conference

For Luther women’s and men’s golf teams, the spring season is in full swing. Both teams kicked off their spring competition with Spring Break trips to California and Florida, respectively.
“We had a blast [in California],” women’s captain Maddie Bouslog (‘17) said. “We had three days of actual tournament play and then had two free days ... That was our kickoff to spring season and since then we’ve been practicing pretty much daily.”
During their training trip, the women competed at the California Lutheran Regals Invitational and placed 11th out of 12 teams. On April 11-12, they lost to Wartburg in a dual competition.
“Wartburg is one of the top teams in the country, so it is always good to go against really good golfers,” Head Women’s Golf Coach Eric Karius said.
The women will have their first and only spring home competition against St. Mary’s on Thursday, April 23 at Oneota Golf and Country Club; tee off is at 12:30 p.m.

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We are Just On Time

By: Cody Arndtson, Staff Writer
April 23, 2015

To the end of the Earth

By: Samantha Phillips, Staff Writer
April 23, 2015

While most members of the class of 2015 will prepare for graduate school or the beginning of their professional careers, Kai Ashland (‘14), Ben Harney (‘15) and Jon Williams (‘15) have decided to take a journey to the end of the Earth following graduation.

Students present research at NCUR

By: Kasi Misseldine, Staff Writer
April 23, 2015

A group of Luther students embarked on a journey to Spokane, Washington, on Wednesday, April 15, to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) where we presented on topics ranging from “The Fate of Joy: The Solitary Survivor of the Romanov Family Massacre” to “The Impact of N-6-methyladenosine on Target RNA Regulation by miRNA-RISC.” This opportunity provided many of us with

Norse of the Week

Isaac Jensen
By: Julia Joseph, Sports Editor
April 23, 2015

Isaac Jensen (‘17) placed second in the 5K at the Augustana Meet of Champions on Saturday, April 18. Jensen and teammate Erik Duethman (‘18) earned the men’s team a combined 25 points with their 5K finishes.


Chips:What was your plan going into the 5K on Saturday?

Golf prepares for Conference

By: Margaret Yapp, Staff Writer
April 23, 2015

For Luther women’s and men’s golf teams, the spring season is in full swing. Both teams kicked off their spring competition with Spring Break trips to California and Florida, respectively.

SAAC hosts mini-clinic for second-graders

By: Erin Danielson, Staff Writer
April 23, 2015

Second-graders piled into Regents Center for a morning filled with sports at an annual mini-clinic Tuesday, April 14. The event, hosted by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), exposes second-graders from Decorah and Saint Benedict’s Elementary Schools to different sports and activities.

Rec Services battles low attendance

By: Sarah Owens, Staff Writer
April 23, 2015

With Happiness Week recently concluded and spring weather on the horizon, the leaders of the fitness classes, Outdoor Rec and the Intramural and club teams are hoping the high energy will translate into high levels of participation for the rest of the school year, after a fall semester of low participation.

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