Category: Opinion

Norway and the road towards renewable energy

Linn Chloe Hagstrøm The Norwegian American During the past two years, more than one in 10 oil industry jobs disappeared from the Norwegian continental shelf, according to VG. The Norwegian national economy has been...

Pride of country and journalistic integrity

Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American Another year has gone by, as measured in Syttende Mais. In this issue in particular we celebrate Norway, country of our ancestry. Hipp hipp hurra for deg, Norge!...

Join forces with Sámi and Norwegian activists

Lynn Gleason Pacific Sámi Searvi I admit that I tend to idealize Norway. However, as someone who follows indigenous rights movements, especially here in the U.S. and Norway, I’m getting used to disappointment. Still,...

Norwegians need to sink their teeth into health care

Linn Chloe Hagstrøm The Norwegian American People who live and work in Norway get to benefit from the Norwegian single-payer health care system, which encompasses services ranging from seeing a GP (fastlege) to receiving...

Education isn’t one-size-fits-all

Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American In my mind, as a teenager, there was never a backup plan: I was going to a four-year college, and I was going right away. Anything else would...

Media and terrorism

Malin C. A. Nikolaisen Denver, Colo. We live in a world overwhelmed with information, domestically and internationally, topped with an incredibly busy everyday life. Media is important to inform the public on the happenings...

State of the newspaper

Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American Hello friends. As strange as it is to say, I have been the editor of this newspaper for three whole years (side note: it’s wonderful to start a...

Are we Vikings or Scandinavians?

Dr. Elisabeth I. Ward PLU Scandinavian Cultural Center What do we mean when we talk about things like the “Viking spirit” and “Scandinavian identity”? What does it mean to be “Norwegian American”? These are...