Parking for the Public Good?

By Max Dehon and Paul A. Djupe The next step in Denison University’s Master Plan for Residence Life is the construction of a new residence hall, which will contain new senior apartments and party spaces, as well as new “social lodges” (whatever these are). However, only half of the students currently on campus will be…

Modern Day Zombies? The Effects of Smartphone Ownership at Denison

By The Darian of Harrington The revolutionary device that is the Smartphone has pushed technological advancements decades into the future. But the accessibility to essentially unlimited information has turned Smartphone users into modern day zombies. Staying constantly connected can be good for building relationships and acquiring knowledge, but perhaps at the price of constantly worrying…

Using Voter Mobilization to See How Close Knit Our Campus Is

By The Darian of Harrington One of the problems that we have as a human species is that we do not have the capability to fully take-in, process, and understand all of the information that is constantly bombarding us. Due to this, we create different heuristics, which are essentially mental shortcuts, in order to efficiently…

Denison Democrats Prefer Old White Men

By Jacob Rains and Paul A. Djupe At this point 1.5 years out from the 2020 presidential election, just about every Democrat has announced their bid for the Democratic nomination to challenge Trump. The New York Times reports that 18 candidates are in, 2 are likely, and 5 are still mulling it over. It’s an…

Are students really willing to stand up against sexual assault?

By Emily Nicholson and Elena Meth In January, The New York Times published an opinion piece entitled “A Frat Boy and a Gentleman” by Alexandra Robbins. If you haven’t read it (although, you totally should), the article basically reaches the conclusion that fraternities across America are changing, specifically by embracing a “more inclusive form of…

How Does Denison Measure Up on Crime?

By Maggie Miller Living on a college campus, like the Hill, has its perks and downfalls. As a Denison student, I don’t have to wake up earlier in the morning to get in my car or take any public transportation, I walk my 10 minutes from East Quad and I am suddenly at school. We…

Does Involvement Have a Price Tag?

Exploring the Relationship Between Wealth and Involvement Type & Quality at Denison  By Tim Dowling & Paul A. Djupe We’ve all been there. Whether it be at graduation, an informal Slayter meeting, or a reception at Monomoy, we’ve all heard President Adam Weinberg’s remarks on student involvement. Adam praises involvement, saying that it is one…

Is there a class scandal in academic performance at Denison?

By Paul A. Djupe We’ve all heard about the bribery and related scandals that have rocked higher education in the last month. If you haven’t heard, wealthy families were paying often enormous bribes so their children could attend particular universities. In certain wealthy school districts, test proctors were straight up giving students the right answers….

Party Tent!(?)

By Paul A. Djupe [photo credit: THE Lissie Obrecht] Party spaces have gotten extensive coverage from 127’ers, highlighting the exclusive control by certain groups, the “truth about the Sunnies,” and how they contribute to lost things, in addition to posts about binge drinking. While many students are comfortable with Denison’s party culture, a consistent theme is…

The AOC Thesis: Is Class Linked to a Preference for Hierarchy?

By Taylor Shook Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (oft referred to by her initials, AOC) is wildly popular among critics and supporters. The Democrat and representative for New York’s 14th district is the second-most mentioned Democratic politician on Fox News, according to a Washington Post analysis. Her record-breaking freshman speech from the House floor racked up more…

The Voter Registration Race of 2018

By The Darian of Harrington If there is one thing that gets the juices of political organizations on campus flowing, it is elections; voting season means registration for students. Ohio has a special rule for its voters that affects college students – students can use their collegiate address to register to vote in Ohio, even…