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Talk Tonight on Guatemalan Refugees

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First appeared in Luther College Chips on April 27, 1995. Talk Tonight on Guatemalan Refugees The dire situation of Guatemalan refugees living in the Chiapas region of Mexico will be described tonight in a lecture in Recital Hall of the CFL. The speakers, Chuck and Jane Phillipson, will be talking about their work for the past seven years for the Guatemala Relief Project. Chuck Phillipson will also be showing photographs recently taken in the region. The lecture, entitled “Guatemalan Refugees in Chiapas: The Situation […]

Master Weaver Showcases Folk Art Works

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First appeared in Luther College Chips on April 20, 1995. Master Weaver Showcases Folk Art Works Photo by Andrea Gildseth Norwegians are well-known for folk art. Wood carving, lace making, and weaving are among these practices. Many more examples of such works can be seen in downtown Decorah at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. The former Registrar and Curator of Textiles at Vesterheim is showing some of her textile work on campus. The innovative weavings of master weaver, Lila Nelson, are currently on display in the […]

Absurdist Theater Marks Versatility of Director

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First appeared in Luther College Chips on March 16, 1995. Absurdist Theater Marks Versatility of Director Photo courtesy of Kristen Underwood Absurdist theater has been in the modern repertoire of theater since Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered in the mid-50’s. Hippopotami, inane conversation, people in trashcans, and women buried in dirt have adorned the stage in one manner or other. With the recent passing of Eugene Ionesco, the absurd is looking for a new proponent. This past weekend saw Kristen Underwood’s production of […]

International Film Festival on Campus

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First appeared in Luther College Chips on March 2, 1995. International Film Festival on Campus Foreign films do not receive their fair share of the theaters in America. One must seek out foreign films either in the back comers of video stores or in larger cities like Minneapolis. Several efforts have been made on campus to include the foreign and art films that get passed over. Currently the Department of Modem Languages is bringing a wide range of foreign films to campus. Six films […]

Swamp Thing Invades Preus Library

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First appeared in Luther College Chips on February 23, 1995. Swamp Thing Invades Preus Library Kapow! Bam! Zoinks! The comic book heroes have reawakened and are in full form. Comic books are currently enjoying their greatest popularity since the 1940’s. The style of the comic book has changed and progressed through the years. While the classic superhero style still attracts the preteen audience, a new class of comic book has arisen that is geared towards college adult readers. A rising star in the world […]

Homecoming With KWLC

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First appeared in Luther College Chips on October 10, 1991. Homecoming With KWLC One of the most interesting and stimulating events at Luther, besides the weekly Film Society movies, is Homecoming. Our campus radio station, KWLC, will be playing a large role in the festivities this year. As always, the football game, with vivid commentary from Greg Ellis and Mike Grimm, will be broadcasted live, but this year KWLC will play an even bigger role. A favorite of many, the pep rally […]

A “Catalyst” for Change is Experienced

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First appeared in Luther College Chips on October 18, 1990. A “Catalyst” for Change is Experienced Over 7,000 college students from all 50 states and 11 countries congregated together October 5-7 in an environmental conference at the University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign. 15 students and 3 professors attended from Luther. The conference, entitled “Catalyst,” was organized by the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC), the largest student run organization in the country. The weekend began Friday with an “ecofair” in the rotunda of the monstrous Assembly […]

World War II Memento Lost for 65 Years Suddenly Reappears

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This article appeared in Blizzard, a publication of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division. World War II Memento Lost for 65 Years Suddenly Reappears by Daniel Stout (Desc 616-C) Blizzard 2011 Number 3 In early 1945, my grandfather, Ray W. Plenge, was stationed in Italy as a corporal in the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division. His unit was making its way northward through such places as Riva Ridge and the Po Valley. At one […]

Mr. Chank Diesel, font provocateur

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I wrote this article on Chank Diesel originally for Icon, which was an alternative newsweekly that covered Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mr. Chank Diesel, font provocateur Icon — March 11, 1999 The man who invented Mister Frisky and Uncle Stinky talks about type design He calls himself the Junk Food Font King. He is a type designer, and his job is to make words look cool. So the next time you slide some Welch’s […]

Interview with Front 242 at First Avenue

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Industrial music band Front 242 excites the crowd at Minneapolis’ club First Avenue. Interview with Front 242 at First Avenue Originally published in Luther College Chips on September 26, 1991. Atmosphere. Billowing clouds of fog rolled off the stage. Suddenly, human silhouettes lit from behind. A riveting bass line thundered from the speakers. Apocalyptic drums burst. The crowd responded in a frenzy of activity. Front 242 had begun its assault. The intense visuals matched the […]