Democrats and Republicans Disagree About A Lot More Than Just Trump

By Oliver Gladfelter Because Denison is a residential campus, we spend the vast majority of four years in close proximity to one another, creating an abundance of opportunities to develop relationships that will provide support, cultivate learning, and promote growth. Yet relationships do not always entail admiration and fondness – some that we learn and…

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If Men Were Angels: Policy Support At Denison

By Abigail Zofchak, emeritus 127er Hello, old friends. Since I have started working on my Masters of Public Policy, I have thought a lot about how different types of individuals respond to certain policies. Creating public policy is a two-way street. It’s not just about what, but also about who. Can we better understand how…

Advice For Holiday Harmony: Debate, Denison Style

By Eric Buehler and Paul A. Djupe Winter break is upon us and with it the risk of political debate with relatives, be it your uncle, who is convinced the government is trying to take his guns, or your vegan cousin, who insists on the curative properties of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. We’re aware of this…

Weinbergisms

By Bobby Craig A figure of stability, wisdom, and optimism on our campus, President Weinberg has now been at Denison for five years. In this time, Denison has broken ground on the Eisner Center, admissions and ratings have steadily improved, and a promise to the liberal arts has been renewed and never felt so strong….

Good Grades, Social Life, Enough Sleep: Choose Two

By Oliver Gladfelter Almost everyone has seen this popular meme: The idea is that everyone in college wants a vibrant social life, good grades, and plenty of sleep. Yet with only 24 hours in a day, it’s impossible to successfully achieve all three. Therefore students have a choice to make: which two goals do they…

Should we have security cameras at Denison?

By Paul A. Djupe and Oliver Gladfelter We get it. Democrats hate Republicans and Republicans hate Democrats. Democrats could be arguing in favor of tax cuts for the rich and Republicans would howl about the inhumanity of that proposal. So it would seem that political discussion is dead. Or is it? Would political discussion be…

The Face of Mitchell

By Eric Buehler and Oliver Gladfelter Mitchell is a building of many connotations. To the student athlete, it’s as essential as A-quad. To the power lifter, it’s their place of daily worship. Then there’s the standard student, just trying to fit a quick workout into their busy schedule. And of course, for many students, it’s…

Surveillance, Gender, and Frats at Denison

By Eric Buehler In the “data age”, privacy is becoming a thing of the past. This year, the LA Board of Police Commissioners voted to allow the use of drones in a one-year pilot program, the House is trying to allow internet providers to sell customer data without their consent, the Trump administration continues to…

Denison Grit

By Paul A. Djupe From stories in the news about college students these days one might be lead to believe that blizzards had hit every campus because there are so many snowflakes. Students (oh my, y’all are millenials too) are described as psychologically frail creatures who can’t handle arguments and to whom even the idea…