Extremism at Denison?

By Zach Broeren For the four years I have been here, Denison has prided itself as being an institution where people can peacefully deliberate across differences, whether that be social values, political values, or whether you think Curtis or Huff is better. I have experienced this too – as an active member of the Denison…

Is There Political Diversity At Denison?

By Paul A. Djupe Do you ever disagree about politics on campus? If not, you’re missing out. While not nearly the only form of diversity that’s important to experience, it is a consequential one. Politics is where people think through their values and interests and attempt to choose a future for us all. But higher…

Denisonians Are Divided over Economics, Politics, and the US Itself

By Max Dehon Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders offer unique critiques of the United States from their ends of the political spectrum. President Trump emboldens the idea of capitalism at the core of the United States, whereas Bernie Sanders is a self-proclaimed socialist. How do Denison students feel about these economic models and how…

Denison Democrats Prefer Old White Men

By Jacob Rains and Paul A. Djupe At this point 1.5 years out from the 2020 presidential election, just about every Democrat has announced their bid for the Democratic nomination to challenge Trump. The New York Times reports that 18 candidates are in, 2 are likely, and 5 are still mulling it over. It’s an…

The AOC Thesis: Is Class Linked to a Preference for Hierarchy?

By Taylor Shook Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (oft referred to by her initials, AOC) is wildly popular among critics and supporters. The Democrat and representative for New York’s 14th district is the second-most mentioned Democratic politician on Fox News, according to a Washington Post analysis. Her record-breaking freshman speech from the House floor racked up more…