Choose a Major, Plug Into Life

By Paul A. Djupe It must be so annoying to get The Question all the time. Every family gathering, I recall, was peppered with it, people pestering you probably because they didn’t know what else to ask. “So what’s your major?” is arguably one of the lesser questions about your four years in college. At…

127 :: Year TWO :: A Retrospective

By Paul A. Djupe and The Oliver Gladfelter Another year has passed, meaning OneTwentySeven will be turning two years old soon. OneTwentySeven was founded under a set of related goals: provide reliable information about the student body, contribute quantitative context to campus debates, and – perhaps above all – improve our understanding of the mini-society…

The Quest to Find the Iron Stomach: How Students Define Binge Drinking at Denison

[Image credit: CNN, 2011] By Jeffrey Alder Stroll across Denison University’s campus, and you might guess that the most contentious Greeks at this fair college on the hill are Socrates and Plato — guess again. Universities around the country are facing an epidemic: national Panhellenic organizations, known as Greek life, have a large drinking problem,…

Students Overwhelmingly Oppose New Residential Communities Policy

By Chris Nakon The trending topic on campus for the past week has been the groundbreaking news that Residential Communities will be “adding professional staff at an entry-level position that could fulfill the duties of Head Residents on a full-time basis.” Although this decision was made official just recently, talks of it have been stirring…

Advice For Holiday Harmony: Debate, Denison Style

By Eric Buehler and Paul A. Djupe Winter break is upon us and with it the risk of political debate with relatives, be it your uncle, who is convinced the government is trying to take his guns, or your vegan cousin, who insists on the curative properties of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. We’re aware of this…

Surveillance, Gender, and Frats at Denison

By Eric Buehler In the “data age”, privacy is becoming a thing of the past. This year, the LA Board of Police Commissioners voted to allow the use of drones in a one-year pilot program, the House is trying to allow internet providers to sell customer data without their consent, the Trump administration continues to…

Denison Grit

By Paul A. Djupe From stories in the news about college students these days one might be lead to believe that blizzards had hit every campus because there are so many snowflakes. Students (oh my, y’all are millenials too) are described as psychologically frail creatures who can’t handle arguments and to whom even the idea…

The Truth About The Sunnies

Time to talk about the Sunnies. While people often joke about what happens in the Sunnies, the party culture there has surfaced in serious conversations about inclusion, comfort, and respect.