Academics + Stress = One Iconic Duo

By Jacob Dennen From pulling an all nighter my freshman year (DO NOT RECOMMEND), to turning papers in with less than a minute left to spare (something I am quite proud of actually), to writing a 51 page Senior Thesis, I have had my fair share of academic stress…. Click here to see the full…

The Health Costs of Organizational Involvement

By Sarah MacKenzie As I enter the last two weeks of my time here at Denison I can’t help but reflect on the ways I have spent my time on the Hill. I came to Granville not really knowing what I was interested in but I was sure ready to start something new and meet…

Stressed Out!

By Siobhán Mitchell and Jacob Dennen It only seems appropriate to end the year and our 127 experience talking about how stressed out Denison students are during perhaps the most stressful time of the year. Quickly approaching finals, the impending doom of post grad life, and the lack of a spring break are a few…

Work Hard, Play Harder: Binge Drinking and Calorie Restricting

By Sarah MacKenzie and Siobhán Mitchell [Note: This post discusses disordered eating on campus.] The year has brought new challenges to our young lives like never before, but some things have remained constant as the world works to heal from the COVID-19 pandemic. Not just at Denison, but all over our nation and this world,…

Which Major Best Prepares You for Post-Grad Life?

By Paul A. Djupe Choosing a major is often billed as one of the most consequential decisions you’ll make, perhaps in life. It’s a question students ask each other, and is definitely one of those gauntlet questions you have to run with your parents and relatives. It’s also a question you tend to revisit –…

QAnon On Campus?

By Jacob Dennen “I  believe that there is some sort of sex trafficking ring that the elites are involved in. Does that mean I believe in QAnon?”  This is part of a conversation about QAnon I had with a close friend. As someone actively involved in many social justice issues, he was terrified of the…

Swipe No More?

By Paul A. Djupe One thing that changed during our pandemic academic year was that the Administration removed swipe access to residential buildings that are not your own. I believe this decision was made pre-COVID, but this reduced level of swipe access is now apparently a permanent fixture of campus life. How do students feel…

The Gender Politics of Security Cameras

By Sarah MacKenzie This past year has been one full of statistics – numbers and projections that have defined our daily lives. The coronavirus pandemic coupled with the 2020 election and George Floyd protests made our world complete with defining moments that pretty much shut out any other news that remained relevant for individuals in…

Do College Students Ever Sleep?

By Siobhán Mitchell It’s no secret that college (and Denison in particular) is known for a work hard, play hard, no sleep attitude. But, sleep is essential to who we are and all that we do. After all, we are at an academic institution to learn, and good quality sleep has a proven association with…

QAnon, Millennials, and Gen Z – a match made in Heaven?

By Jacob Dennen “OK Boomer.” Every Gen Z’er or Millennial has heard of this phrase or has used it themselves. We know that it has come to represent how out of touch the Baby Boom generation is. While much of this comes from the idea that Boomers’ conservatism has influenced decisions that have jeopardized our…

The Social Politics of Drinking

By Sarah MacKenzie As we are reaching a milestone in the coronavirus pandemic and coming up on almost a year of mask wearing, social distancing, and vaccine chasing, the 2020 presidential election feels like a blip in an infinite amount of time. However, specifically at Denison, the election was perhaps the event of the season….

Has Substance Use Increased During the Pandemic?

By Siobhán Mitchell Last semester brought new challenges and new possibilities to student life, opening up a conversation about public health on Denison’s campus. Although the pandemic took center stage, other aspects of our campus health still hold prevalence in how we live and learn on the Hill. Looking back at 127 data from years…