The Chessboard is a student-run publication that seeks to stoke campus-wide discussions about a host of social, cultural, and political issues. This goal is best embodied in the quote from German philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe that inspired the Chessboard name:
“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”
Students are asked to use this publication to move their unique ideas forward so they may be contemplated, discussed, and challenged in daily conversations. This “winning game” of considering ideas is a pillar of the liberal arts and critical thinking, and is a value promoted and practiced at Luther College.
If you wish to contribute to the next Chessboard publication, please email [email protected]