Coping with kittens

Some students at Luther find that the most beneficial way to foster mental health is to have an Emotional Support Animal (ESA).
“Some people need prescriptions for mental health issues, and some need other things,” Coordinator of Disability Accommodations and Academic Support Sally Mallam said. “Animals are one of those ways to deal with different issues going on in a student’s life.”
In order to have an ESA at Luther, students must have documentation from a health provider, proof of vaccinations and liability insurance. On campus, the only places where a student can live with an ESA are Larsen and Olson, the only residence halls without a central air system.

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Cheerleading team shows strength

Luther College Cheerleading is a student organization that values hard work and dedication both on and off the field. This year’s team of 11 girls practices three days a week and performs at home football and basketball games. They also regularly lift and have weekly cardio workouts to ensure safety in stunting.
Captain Kalla Galyon (‘16) discussed the importance of educating beginner cheerleaders.
“We focus a lot on our stunting because we have seven new people on the squad who have never cheered before,” Galyon said. “There’s a lot of teaching to be done.”

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Inaugural ball honors Carlson

By: Makeda Barkley, Staff Writer
October 16th, 2014

The Inaugural Ball, usually called The Flamingo Ball, featured a new look this year to honor of the Inauguration of President Paula Carlson. SAC Flamingo Ball Co-chairs Samantha Ea (‘16) and Anna Johnson (‘16) spearheaded a temporary name change as well as a red carpet theme.

Musicians host Marty's Jazz Nights

By: Katie Nelson, Staff Writer
October 16th, 2014

Four jazz students looking for a creative outlet and local performance venue started a new tradition for jazz performers and fans alike with Marty’s Jazz Nights. Connor Jones (‘15), Adam Graf (‘16), Aidan Schmitt (‘17) and Joshua Jones (‘17) will play jazz in Marty’s from 8-11 p.m. every Friday when there is not another event scheduled.

DIMC showcases new performers

By: Casey DeLima, Features Editor
October 16th, 2014

The Decorah Indie Music Collective (DIMC) is a new music outlet started by Luther students James Stortz (‘17), Brandon Marino (‘17) and Maxwell Green (‘17) and provides opportunities for not only local and touring artists to perform but also for students to enjoy a new kind of music.

Album Review, Caribou “Our Love”

By: Peter Jarzyna, KWLC Program Director
October 16th, 2014

The heart is a dance floor for memories, the ones that consume us ‘til we sweat them through our skin, stories begging to be told, if only to ask why they conjure such strong emotion. Loss, lovesickness, whatever words we use are all just part of a narrative we tell ourselves, and let’s face it: at the end of the day, we all breathe nostalgia like oxygen.

Challenge course encourages collaboration

By: Alison Vuolo, Staff Writer
October 16th, 2014

I reach up and tug my ropes, using their support as the thirty-foot pole wobbles beneath my weight. I make the last shaky step up, covering the small top of the pole with both my feet. I look up from the ground, far below, then to the open air in front of me.
“1 … 2 … 3 … JUMP!”

ABΨ unites with Love Your Melon

By: Matt Helm, Staff Writer
October 16th, 2014

This October, the Luther College sorority Alpha Beta Psi has teamed up with the charity organization Love Your Melon to provide hats for children battling cancer.

Coping with kittens

Students use emotional support animals for personal mental health.
By: Abby Carpenter, Staff Writer
October 16th, 2014

Some students at Luther find that the most beneficial way to foster mental health is to have an Emotional Support Animal (ESA).

“Some people need prescriptions for mental health issues, and some need other things,” Coordinator of Disability Accommodations and Academic Support Sally Mallam said. “Animals are one of those ways to deal with different issues going on in a student’s life.”

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