Decorah residents discuss Palestine

The Luther wrestling team is gearing up for a strong ending to their 2014-15 season. With the Varsity Regional Tournament on Feb. 28 in Dubuque, Iowa, and seven of Luther’s top 10 wrestlers seeded in the top three for their weight class, the team is expecting to qualify for the NCAA Championships on March 14 and 15 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
According to Head Wrestling Coach Dave Mitchell, the 13 teams in the region will be competing at the Varsity Regional, and the top three wrestlers at each weight class will qualify to continue onto the NCAA Championships.

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The couple that plays together, stays together

Audience members were packed into The Courtyard & Cellar to listen to two inaugural performances of “Fellas in the Cellar” on Saturday, Feb. 21. The group included Assistant Professor of Music Andrew Last (‘97) and a handful of current Luther students and alums performing a musical theater.
Fellas in the Cellar was part of The Water Street Music Series, an effort to provide Luther College and Decorah community members with a platform to share their artistic talents. Co-founder of The Water Street Music Series Dan Fernelius (‘13)contacted Last in the summer and told him Water Street wanted to feature a group of singing Luther men.

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Norse of the Week

Tayler Jenks
By: Julia Joseph, Sports Editor
February 26, 2015

Women’s basketball team captain Tayler Jenks (‘16) played an important role in Luther’s win against Wartburg on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Jenks led the team in scoring with a career high of 19 points. Throughout the game, Jenks was seven-of-nine from the field and four-for-five on the free throw line. The women won with a score of 67-57, giving them a season record of 20-5, 10-4 in conference play.

Wrestling prepares for Regionals

By: Kasi Misseldine, Staff Writer
February 26, 2015

The Luther wrestling team is gearing up for a strong ending to their 2014-15 season. With the Varsity Regional Tournament on Feb. 28 in Dubuque, Iowa, and seven of Luther’s top 10 wrestlers seeded in the top three for their weight class, the team is expecting to qualify for the NCAA Championships on March 14 and 15 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

“Ashes to Go” given at basketball games

By: Erin Danielson, Staff Writer
February 26, 2015

During the start of the men’s game and continuing through halftime, College Ministries offer a traditional Ash Wednesday service in a new way: Ashes to Go. According to Pastor Mike Blair, this was the first time Ash Wednesday services have been provided at a Luther sporting event.

Track & field looks to Conference Championships

By: Steve Peterson, Staff Writer
February 26, 2015

Men and women from the eight schools of the IIAC conference will meet at the Wartburg-Waverly Sports and Wellness Center to compete in the IIAC Indoor Track and Field Championship on Friday, Feb. 27.

#NorseAware: Class speaks out about assault

By: Dylan Hinton,
February 26, 2015

Campuses around the nation are experiencing an awakening. Students and faculty alike are standing up and speaking out: We will not allow sexual assault to continue unpunished, unnoticed or undeterred.

Chips strives for honesty and integrity

By: Walker Nyenhuis, Editor-in-Chief
February 26, 2015

If you’ve spent more than a few seconds with the newspaper you are holding in your hands (or are viewing on your screen of choice), you may have noticed a few gray boxes filled with text. These are corrections highlighting mistakes we printed in previous issues of Chips.

Campus responds to European Islamophobia

By: Robert Shedinger, Professor of Religion
February 26, 2015

I write to respond to Alessandro Battaglia’s (‘16) explanation (justification?) of European Islamophobia published in the Feb. 19 edition of Chips. The writer here seems to make the unfortunate error of guilt by association.

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