College Chips

College Chips is a weekly student publication of Luther College. It is exclusively designed, composed, and managed by Luther students.



   Valeat quantum valere protest  "Let it pass for what it is worth" 

This was the motto chosen in 1884 by the first editors. The name Chips comes from the same idea.


In 1878, students approached the college for permission to press and publish a paper. During a faculty meeting in February of 1878 it was decided that this was a "dangerous experiment." Eventually the first issue appeared in January of 1884. It was twelve pages and written completely in English, which at the time was unique for Luther. After protest from faculty and students, Chips was published in both English and Norwegian from 1889 through 1897. This publication continued to come under attack from the administration and the church. They believed that students had better things to do than concentrate on producing a publication. Through all of this opposition, Chips continued to be Luther's primary student publication.


The philosophy of this publication is outlined biannually by students. Three purposes have stood firm throughout the papers existence, which are outlined on the Chips website.

 1. Chips is a forum for campus news and opinion.
 2. Chips is the Luther College newspaper of record.
 3. Chips is also a learning environment, offering students a co-curricular opportunity.


Current Chips website,

Chips archives,