SLEDDING!

By Zach Broeren and Paul A. Djupe Why go to Denison on THE HILL if we can’t go sledding? Oh, yeah, the discerning moral agency and classes. But what if we exercise our active citizenship muscles to change the rules so we can go sledding without getting written up by CamPo? The sledding stories from…

Do Greeks Dominate Denison Drinking Culture?

By Gus Hoffmann and Paul A. Djupe Alcohol is one of those sneaky chemicals that has been propped up by US society. Much like how people link caffeine with productivity, drinking alcohol is associated with winding down, loosening up, and being social. Binge drinking isn’t in most cases an individual decision, but a social one…

Stress and Coping at Denison Across 2021

By Gus Hoffmann The pandemic pushed everyone out of their rhythm, kept us apart from our friends and loved ones, and disrupted many of the ways we take the stress out of our lives. It was no surprise that everyone was talking about mental health last year. But there are lots of reasons to think…

Putting the Liberal in Liberal Arts

By Zach Broeren [Cover image credit: Peter R. Broeren] It’s no secret to anyone that has visited any college campus, let alone Denison, that college-aged people are more inclined to hold liberal political beliefs. This can be found everywhere on campus, especially in campus organizations, with more liberal/left-leaning organizations such as Refugee Advocacy Collective, Denison…

How well do Denisonians know University Policies?

By Gus Hoffmann On August 25th all students received an email from Student Life titled “Welcome to Fall Semester 2021.” They open the email with: “As we launch into another year, we want to remind you of a few important campus policies and documents we ask you to review.” Naturally, the first thing Denison students…

Does the Campus Like Our President?

By Paul A. Djupe The university is likely in the best shape it has ever been in. Everything is up – student achievement, applications, admissions, flags, fundraising, you name it. That’s a remarkable achievement in and of itself, but especially considering that we are emerging from a worldwide pandemic that has disrupted higher education and…

How Does Social Media Really Make You Feel?

By Zach Broeren The most recent Facebook scandal has revealed to the world that the company has known about the harm its platform causes, but actively ignores it. Out of all the accusations, one was more impactful for college-aged people than others: Facebook’s negative impact on the mental health of teenagers. The internal documents released…

What gives when it all piles up?

By Zach Broeren Time management problems are no stranger to Denison students. Four classes already provide enough work for one week, but then you start to become more involved with clubs that eat up your time on weekdays. Social events start to take priority on the weekends as you realize it’s your best (if not…

Can Students Talk Across Partisan Difference at Denison?

By Gus Hoffmann In Adam Weinberg’s welcome-back email, he encouraged students to “Develop a wide set of friendships, especially with people who are different from you.” However, during these politically-charged times that can be a difficult task to accomplish. With increasing political fissures regarding Covid-19, a wide variety of social justice issues, and economic policy…

Race, Party and Nationalist Sentiment at Denison

By Paul A. Djupe, Data for Political Research The other day, I posed a survey question to one of my classes, asking if they agreed or disagreed with the statement “The world would be a better place if people from other countries were more like the United States.” All I got were groans. I think…

Is there Religion at Denison?

By Paul A. Djupe, Data for Political Research One of the most stunning trends in American religion in the history of the United States is the rapid loss of religious identity in the last 35 years. The religious unaffiliated has gone from about 5 percent of the adult population in 1994 to 28 percent in…

Academics + Stress = One Iconic Duo

By Jacob Dennen From pulling an all nighter my freshman year (DO NOT RECOMMEND), to turning papers in with less than a minute left to spare (something I am quite proud of actually), to writing a 51 page Senior Thesis, I have had my fair share of academic stress…. Click here to see the full…