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,…

Quad Up! Binge Drinking Across the Quads

By Lauren Somers One of the most interesting topics that we explore on 127, in my opinion, is binge drinking on campus. In previous posts, we have covered the racial discrepancies in binge drinking as well as the perception of binge drinking rates on campus. We also covered Greek-affiliated binge drinking and how this affects…

You’re Wrong About Binge Drinking—And Here’s Why

By Taylor Shook “What percentage of Denison students do you think engaged in binge drinking in the last week?” We asked, and Denison answered: about half.[1] But we know that only one in three students chooses to binge drink.[2] Why the 20% gap between reality and perception? Self-justification and racial segregation may be to blame….

Binge Drinking in Black and White

By Taylor Shook Binge drinking among Denison students occurs at a whopping rate of thirty percent. The easy explanation, and one frequently given among students on the Hill, is this: it’s rural Ohio, what else is there to do, but get wasted? But that doesn’t explain why only one in three students chooses to take…