Who are Libertarians at Denison

Zach Broeren and Paul A. Djupe In a recent class of ours, American Political Behavior, we discussed an article regarding what the United States’ politics would like like if only certain groups voted. While interesting, it left out one factor: third parties. Third parties are consistently overlooked in the grand scheme of American politics, for…

The Value of Study Habits

By Paul A. Djupe We were just talking about “study habits” in my Advising Circle last Friday and at least I placed some emphasis on “habit.” I mean, we could call this “study methods” or just “studying,” but instead we often refer to it as “study habits” for a reason – there’s a great power…

How Often Does DU Change Their Major?

By Paul A. Djupe They ask it (“What’s your major?”) as if it’s the only question, like there’s nothing else to the college experience than the major. Of course it’s an important choice, but one among many at a liberal arts college. And how are you supposed to know how to make that choice if…

A Relatively Timely Post on Time at Denison

By Shayne Silver-Riskin I still remember my first visit to Denison University. As soon as I climbed up from the parking garage, I looked out in awe at the beautiful trees painting the distance in front of me in autumn colors. Later, during my classroom visit, I felt pulled toward the engaged energy of Dr….

Naked Week: The Cold Quest for Body Acceptance

By Paul A. Djupe [image credit: The Denisonian] For some it’s a spring tradition at Denison – take off your clothes and run across A Quad. As The Denisonian put it glowingly in 2014, “The methods are unorthodox, but the results are outstanding” and “the future for social acceptance at Denison looks brighter than ever.”…

The Denison Dating Scene

By Gus Hoffmann One of the realities of being at a small school (and something Denison boasts about) is that you really get to know the people around you – there are plenty of opportunities to form meaningful and personal relationships on the Hill. Have you ever noticed how many Densonians meet their significant other…

Is There a Tension Between the Liberal Arts and Career Readiness?

By Madeleine Murphy The Liberal Arts are often criticized for failing to prepare students for the “real” world. Denison President Adam Weinberg has been fighting back against that sentiment through recent articles and investments on Denison’s campus. In a recent article Weinberg said this plainly when he wrote: “Companies need a workforce that is adaptable,…

With Knowlton, is Denison Ready?

By Paul A. Djupe and Zach Broeren At almost every turn, Denison crows about the Knowlton Center. The result of a serious gift, Knowlton promotes career readiness in a wide variety of respects, including resume advice, helping understand career options in the “Journey Program”, financial literacy, and financial support for students to take unpaid internships,…

A 4/20 Joint: Denison’s Counterfront on the War on Drugs

By Shayne Silver-Riskin Denison smells. More specifically, Denison smells, often, like a musty fiery skunk. I first noticed this aroma in my freshman residential hall and attributed it to marijuana soon after. While I understood marijuana’s scent inspired its fair share of criticism, it didn’t bother me too much. At the time, weed smelled like…

Tassels on the Dark Side of the Moonies

By Gus Hoffmann For those who do not remember, at the end of Denison’s August Orientation, every incoming Freshman is given their graduation tassel. It’s supposed to represent the continuity of your Denison experience, that is, if you can hold onto it for four years. Although it’s a cute little thing Denison does, it is…

Do Denisonians Trust Denisonians?

By Zach Broeren On a rainy day my freshman year, I had my umbrella stolen from me not only once, but twice in the span of three hours. The first person who borrowed it without permission was nice enough to return it, but the second borrower did not. While it took some effort, I was…

Real Denison Men Eat Meat

By Shayne Silver-Riskin As we all know, college brainwashes young people. In this context, “brainwashing” involves qualified experts providing students with strategies to analyze new information and arguments while handing them tools to build their own opinions. Often, this leads students to question their own worldview. They challenge old systems that they previously accepted. They…