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…

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…

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,…

How Segregated is Denison?

By Oliver Gladfelter Just before this school year began, President Weinberg penned a letter to the class of 2021 with ten pieces of advice. Coming in at #6, he encouraged incoming students to “engage a wide range of people” and to “seek out people who are different from you.” While I fully agree with Weinberg…

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…

Democrats and Republicans Disagree About A Lot More Than Just Trump

By Oliver Gladfelter Because Denison is a residential campus, we spend the vast majority of four years in close proximity to one another, creating an abundance of opportunities to develop relationships that will provide support, cultivate learning, and promote growth. Yet relationships do not always entail admiration and fondness – some that we learn and…

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…