DEI at Denison

By Alex Lazo The first time I ever felt ostracized for my race was this year. Unconventionally, it was not due to an ambush of racial slurs, but as a byproduct of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). If you have spent any time applying to jobs or internships this year, you know what I am…

Life in the Digital Era – Social Media is the New Fentanyl

By Alex Lazo How many times have you heard a friend say “I’m off the grid right now, I deleted Instagram,” because I have definitely heard it more times than I can count. Obviously, this is a figure of speech, but in today’s Digital Era most people take this quite literally. And while I will…

How Does Denison Prep for Parties?

By Alex Lazo Halfway through the fall semester of my freshman year, I remember an upperclassman coming up to me at a party and apologizing: “I feel so bad for your grade, Denison used to be way more fun. It’s just not like how it used to be, now.” I heard comments like this all…

Drunkorexia at Denison

By Alex Lazo POV: It’s a Friday night and you are pulling trig, except it is not 1 AM and you are not drunk. It is only 6 o’clock and your head is face down over the toilet because you want to empty out your stomach before you get ready to go out. This is…

Extremism at Denison?

By Zach Broeren For the four years I have been here, Denison has prided itself as being an institution where people can peacefully deliberate across differences, whether that be social values, political values, or whether you think Curtis or Huff is better. I have experienced this too – as an active member of the Denison…

Is There Political Diversity At Denison?

By Paul A. Djupe Do you ever disagree about politics on campus? If not, you’re missing out. While not nearly the only form of diversity that’s important to experience, it is a consequential one. Politics is where people think through their values and interests and attempt to choose a future for us all. But higher…

Denison’s Approval of Biden is Slowing Down. What does this Mean for the Future?

By Alex Lazo The leaves are turning, the midterm elections are coming, and Denison is changing… to conservative partisanship? Perhaps not necessarily, but according to 127’s most recent poll in October, President Biden received only a 53.1% approval rating from the Denison community. While this statistic may not appear to be highly disconcerting, it certainly…

Interest in the Midterm Elections is WAAAAY Down

By Paul A. Djupe The 2022 elections will determine control of Congress and whether a Democratic agenda is stymied or can sputter along in fits and starts for another two years. Contests in Ohio haven’t been close in a while, but the Senate race here is tight between Hillybilly Elegy author JD Vance and Representative…

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…