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…

Ride or Die with the Liberal Arts

By Mayank Dev Kumar There are so many reasons to come to Denison – the caring professors, the close-knit community, the cosy campus, the list goes on. Inarguably, one of the things that makes Denison an exceptional institution of higher learning is our first-rate liberal arts curriculum, central to our mission. Over their four years…

Stressed Out!

By Siobhán Mitchell and Jacob Dennen It only seems appropriate to end the year and our 127 experience talking about how stressed out Denison students are during perhaps the most stressful time of the year. Quickly approaching finals, the impending doom of post grad life, and the lack of a spring break are a few…

Work Hard, Play Harder: Binge Drinking and Calorie Restricting

By Sarah MacKenzie and Siobhán Mitchell [Note: This post discusses disordered eating on campus.] The year has brought new challenges to our young lives like never before, but some things have remained constant as the world works to heal from the COVID-19 pandemic. Not just at Denison, but all over our nation and this world,…

Which Major Best Prepares You for Post-Grad Life?

By Paul A. Djupe Choosing a major is often billed as one of the most consequential decisions you’ll make, perhaps in life. It’s a question students ask each other, and is definitely one of those gauntlet questions you have to run with your parents and relatives. It’s also a question you tend to revisit –…

Covid-19 symptoms or allergies?

By Siobhán Mitchell Allergy season is upon us which means that sore throats, stuffy noses, and general feelings of yuckiness are all around campus. Granville is no stranger to the intense allergy season that is Ohio spring, and with a student body that consists of mostly out-of-state students, it’s no surprise that campus may be…

QAnon On Campus?

By Jacob Dennen “I  believe that there is some sort of sex trafficking ring that the elites are involved in. Does that mean I believe in QAnon?”  This is part of a conversation about QAnon I had with a close friend. As someone actively involved in many social justice issues, he was terrified of the…

Swipe No More?

By Paul A. Djupe One thing that changed during our pandemic academic year was that the Administration removed swipe access to residential buildings that are not your own. I believe this decision was made pre-COVID, but this reduced level of swipe access is now apparently a permanent fixture of campus life. How do students feel…

The Gender Politics of Security Cameras

By Sarah MacKenzie This past year has been one full of statistics – numbers and projections that have defined our daily lives. The coronavirus pandemic coupled with the 2020 election and George Floyd protests made our world complete with defining moments that pretty much shut out any other news that remained relevant for individuals in…