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…

Naked Week: The Cold Quest for Body Acceptance

By Paul A. Djupe [image credit: The Denisonian] For some it’s a spring tradition at Denison – take off your clothes and run across A Quad. As The Denisonian put it glowingly in 2014, “The methods are unorthodox, but the results are outstanding” and “the future for social acceptance at Denison looks brighter than ever.”…

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…

Do Discerning Moral Agents Vouch for Friends?

By Zach Broeren What does it mean to be a discerning moral agent? Does it mean living a life full of integrity and service to others? Does it mean not pocketing the milky way in Slayter to avoid paying for it? Everyone will have a different definition of discerning moral agency, regardless, many of us…

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…

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…

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…

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 –…

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…