Cadaver lab tours honor donators, educates all
Students had the opportunity to take a tour of the cadaver dissection lab in Sampson-Hoffland April 1-9. Students of any major were allowed to sign up for the student-led tour.
“I think it’s really eye-opening to see what’s really inside of our body,” Jenna Johnson (‘16) said. “I know some people are kind of squeamish about it, but it’s just insightful to know and see the intricacies.”
Johnson first saw the cadaver lab as a prospective student and says that it is what partially drew her to Luther. According to Johnson, viewing the cadavers gives students a truly unique experience they may not be able to get at other schools.
Community offers classes on mental health
Approximately one in four adults in the United States experiences mental illness in any given year, according to the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center (NEIPJC) website.
With the aim of providing support to those struggling with their own mental health as well as to friends and family of adults with mental illnesses, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in partnership with NEIPJC and Families First Counseling Services, is currently offering two free educational programs for the Luther and Decorah communities throughout April and May. Both options, NAMI Peer-to-Peer and NAMI Family-to-Family, began on Monday, April 6.
Director and Playwright Sean Christopher Lewis’ new musical, “All Recipe’s are Home,” premiered at Luther College on Saturday, April 11.
“I don’t know where to begin,” Sufjan Stevens sings on “Death With Dignity,” the opening track of his first full length LP since 2010. “Carrie & Lowell” revolves around the death of Sufjan’s slightly estranged mother, Carrie. It’s an exploration of death, relationships and Sufjan’s struggles with drug and alcohol abuse after Carrie’s death as a means of connecting with her.
Nearing the end of their final semester at Luther, senior theatre and dance majors in the visual and performing arts department hosted a showcase called “A Senior Moment” on April 10, 11 and 12. Performances and presentations were held between Storre Theatre and the Center for the Arts.
Aspiring filmmakers Evan Sowder (‘15) and Björn Myhre (‘16) took a vacation to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Moab, Utah, to film two documentaries over Spring Break.
The first of the two films, entitled “Sacred: Arches and Canyons,” exhibits the two parks’ landscapes and wildlife. Sowder hopes their work will inspire people to enjoy the outdoors.
In the United States, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). By promoting SAAM, we hope to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.
Can you imagine a world where no gender or attraction or race is punished with acts of violence? Where higher education is accessible to all and does not lock young adults into a lifetime of debt? Where workers are paid a living minimum wage? Where clean air and water and nourishing foods are inherent rights for all of life on this planet?
From reading the article “Ultimate Frisbee teams use Spring Break to grow” in the April 2 issue of Chips, one could find a myriad of information about LUFDA and Pound: who they played, how they played, as well as LUFDA’s seed and record. What was missing from the article was the same information for Luther’s women’s Ultimate team, Freya.