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…

Do Denisonians Value Democracy Over Party?

By Eizo Lang-Ezekiel The death of democracy does not always occur with a coup d’état or a revolution. Instead, it often decays one small step at a time, with gradual norm breaking by politicians while people stay passive or even supportive.[1] Democracy has weakened in many countries, such as in Turkey, Hungary and Brazil, but…

If you play video games, are you a terrible democratic citizen?

If you play video games, are you a terrible democratic citizen? By The Darian of Harrington In 2018, a political science professor at Fordham University, Nicholas Tampio, wrote a provocative article entitled ‘Fortnite teaches the wrong lessons’. In this article, Tampio made the claim that individuals who play the single-player mode of the popular video…

The Numbers of our Campus

By Matt McHugh Have you ever wondered what Denison students define as binge drinking? Have you wondered if a students major influences his or her level of political engagement? Have you ever wondered what personality traits define the most successful students? The role of One Twenty Seven blog is to answer questions such as these,…

How we get it back: Building Trust

By Paul A. Djupe If the “arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,”[1] holy cow is that arc wiggly these days. Because when I think of the main engine of justice, I think of the federal government of the United States. There is arguably no institution in the world that…

Clash of the Cafs

By Lauren Somers Alright everyone, let’s settle this debate. Which is better: Huffman or Curtis? The March 2017 survey asked the question: “Where is the best place to eat on campus?” and included options for Curtis, Huffman, Slayter, and “My Room.” Due to new regulations, Slayter is not on the menu for 2018. The result…