Opinion

Emphasizing literature in literacy: Wartburg should contemplate a change in the Plan of Essential Education

Emphasizing literature in literacy: Wartburg should contemplate a change in the Plan of Essential Education

The number of essential education requirements is a sore thumb to students throughout campus—begrudged, yet accepted. Questions like, “why do we have to take a course in world literature, like I’m ever going to remember ‘The Odyssey’ after Wartburg,” and “why can’t I just take my major classes and be […]

by · September 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Opinion

Freshmen: Listen to your elders

Current students give words of advice to incoming class Have fun while you’re in college and meet lots of new people, but don’t forget about your academic responsibilities. — Kayla Polson Put who you were in high school behind you. It is much easier to make friends when you are […]

by · September 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Opinion

Myths and truths at Wartburg

Jacob Martin Jacob.martin@wartburg.edu Every year there are misconceptions on Wartburg’s campus. From first-years to faculty, these questions get brought up time and time again. So, as a preemptive measure, I thought my welcoming letter should shed light on the truths of this campus and help everyone start the year on […]

by · September 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Opinion

Letter to the Editor

By Kasey Earl Wadding, Bremer County Attorney Dear Wartburg students, I have had very positive experiences with Wartburg Students during my 16 years as the Bremer County Attorney. I expect that I will continue to enjoy the same thoughtfulness and politeness in the future. This contact has occurred as a […]

by · April 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Opinion

Western Sahara, my home

By Selamou Mohamed Ahmed I am one of two students at Wartburg College from Western Sahara. Western Sahara is an African-Arab nation, a member of the African Union, and Africa’s last colony. It was formally known as the Spanish Sahara and it spans over 102,000 square miles, or about twice […]

by · April 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Opinion
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