Torresdal and Steele to retire

After more than 50 years combined service at Luther, Director of Counseling Service Pam Torresdal (‘74), and Luther counselor Marty Steele (‘75) are retiring this spring.
“They’re just compassionate people,” Administrative Assistant of Counseling Service Mary Cannady said. “They give 110 percent, and their caring attitude has really shone through.”
Torresdal and Steele are a part of the counseling system that serves Luther students, and both regard their experiences at Luther as positive and rewarding.
“I’ve worked multiple other places,” Steele said. “I’ve never worked with a team that is as supportive as [Luther’s] team is. I always know that Pam and the other counselors have my back.”


Album Review: Tobias Jesso Jr., “Goon”

No one likes a whiner. We’ve all had our blows–there goes love, here comes loss, so the great world turns. At some point over the past few years, Tobias Jesso Jr. discovered a nugget of lovelorn esoterica known only to post-hippy domestics and lounge-fastened songwriters, retired, cheap cocktail perpetually in hand: with the sound of ‘60s pop music, a bro with a nice, even somewhat nasally voice can embed his whined woes (traditionally concerning love and loss) with titanic significance.


Luther athletes compete at NCAA Championships

By: Erin Danielson, Staff Writer
March 26, 2015

The NCAA Division III National Championships awarded One National Champion and three All-Americans to Luther athletes between March 13-21. Three Luther teams were represented in Championship competitions.

Celebrating National Athletic Training Month

By: Sarah Owens, Staff Writer
March 26, 2015

The athletic training staff at Luther is celebrating the work they do by recognizing National Athletic Training Month this March.

“It’s a more fun atmosphere and people are less stressed out,” Luther College Athletic Training Organization (LCATO) President Megan Richason (‘15) said. “We’re always together and we can just tell that we’re a lot closer this month,”

Baseball welcomes new coaches

By: Steve Peterson, Staff Writer
March 26, 2015

Luther’s baseball team returned to Iowa from their Spring Break tournament in Tucson, Arizona and will begin the new divisional season under a brand-new coaching staff, with Head Baseball Coach Bryan Nikkel at the helm.

Senate seeks open communication

By: Ashley Kappers,
March 26, 2015

The Student Senate Communications Committee has a lot to say this semester. As written in a previous article during the fall, the Communications Committee is revamping how Student Senate and the student body communicate with each other to express ideas, concerns, questions and solutions.

Generational critiques

By: Sarah King, Managing Editor
March 26, 2015

We have all heard it: social media has made young adults more concerned about themselves and their Facebook friends or Instagram followers than about news. However, according to the recent study conducted by the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs, Millennials might be consuming more news than many people think.

“Granola” labeling an unhealthy trend

By: LuAnna Gerdermann, Columnist
March 26, 2015

In case you aren’t up to date with the latest Luther lingo, the word “granola” doesn’t just refer to a healthy snack anymore. “Granola” is a word used to describe a person. It’s often equated to what we think of as “hippies” or “hipsters.”

SAC Concerts explains delayed announcement

By: Dietrich Jessen & Dani Basche,
March 26, 2015

On behalf of the Student Activities Council, we would like to respond to the unforeseen delay in announcing the spring concert.

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