Local radio personality Chris Berg was broadcasting live from the Atrium this morning. Berg is a conservative political talk show host from Fargo’s AM 1100 The Flag. His stop at Concordia was part of a college tour the host is making to visit with students across the area.
Berg had eight Cobbers on his show today to discuss and debate political issues, among them senior Solveig Beckel, who differed with the host in political ideology, but appreciated his openess to bipartisan debate.
“It’s very obvious that he leans more republican, but at the same time he was very positive,” Beckel said.
John Erik Nelson, a sophomore, was also a student guest on the show. He appreciated being able to convene with Berg and callers about state and national issues and to get the opinions of college students heard by people throughout the region.
“It moves beyond just what’s happening here at Concordia,” Nelson said.
Berg is enthusiastic about his college tour, and appreciated the dialogues he had today with Cobbers.
“I love the different perspectives on our nation,” Berg said.
Berg also stressed the importance of political involvement among college students, saying that to deserve an opinion, one first has to become informed.
“Get active,” Berg advised.
Sallie has held positions in The Concordian since her sophomore year as a writer in both the Sports and Pulse sections. She is now the paper’s sports editor, though she claims that she’s “not a bro,” despite her position. Sallie hopes to “grow the section” during her time as editor by including more feature and student-interest stories. Her other interests include folk art and folklore. She has a special interest in folk costumes (about which she says, “I like to make them. I like to wear them. I know too much about them.”) and sølje, traditional Norwegian jewelry , which she collects.