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…

Do Denisonians Trust Denisonians?

By Zach Broeren On a rainy day my freshman year, I had my umbrella stolen from me not only once, but twice in the span of three hours. The first person who borrowed it without permission was nice enough to return it, but the second borrower did not. While it took some effort, I was…

Loneliness On Campus

By Zach Broeren [Photo Credit: Minh Tran ‘24] During the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most important issues that young adults have faced is an ever increasing crisis of mental health. Social isolation and living life online have been detrimental to young Americans, so much so that CDC reported that there was a 31% increase…

Denison and the Climate Crisis: Are We Prepared to Make a Better Future?

By Daniel Gunther Climate change is one of the most pertinent issues facing the world. Food shortages attributable to soil erosion, water deficits and changes in weather are the root cause of many conflicts around the world and will continue to be a primary source of discord and unrest. The question becomes, then, at a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Health Costs of Organizational Involvement

By Sarah MacKenzie As I enter the last two weeks of my time here at Denison I can’t help but reflect on the ways I have spent my time on the Hill. I came to Granville not really knowing what I was interested in but I was sure ready to start something new and meet…