We're moving!

We're moving our new stories to Denison.edu, the college's super-sweet mothership. Over time, we'll be moving some of our best past stories from TheDEN over there too. In the meantime, we've made available an archive of all stories here. This archive will be available for a few months before this site is permanently shut down. See you at Denison.edu! - June 2016

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Keep his spirit alive

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On Monday (Jan. 25), Denison’s Gospel Choir took the stage at Swasey and burst into song. The highlight: a Denison rendition of “Glory” from the movie Selma. It was part of the college’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration—a combination of

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Photo Credits: Tim Black Photography, Nelson Dow '16

Song & dance make D-Day

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Although, as students like to remind each other wistfully, D-Day no longer involves canceling classes for the day, it remains a beloved Denison tradition. From the much-anticipated lip-dub video revealing the headliner artist each year to the festivities themselves, it’s

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '16
Photo Credits: Zane Osler '16 (T-Pain concert)

Remembering Wendell

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More than 1,000 students, staff, and faculty members gathered on Tuesday night (Sept. 1) on Davis Plaza to mourn the loss of Wendell Jackson ’17, a Chicago native reported missing Monday afternoon and found deceased Tuesday morning. Streaming in from

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Culture blast

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While the Kenyon College Lords and Ladies are Denison’s fated backyard rivals in a number of athletic endeavors, there is the occasional event that brings the schools together — like this year’s Culture Jam Week, the annual celebration run by

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Photo Credits: Concert: Zane Osler '16 / Talent Show: Jenny Kim '16 & Hai Nghiem '18 / Fashion Gallery: Linh Nguyen '18

A threat to justice everywhere

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“Injustice everywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” — Martin Luther King, Jr.  What’s the most important issue in the United States since its founding in 1776? According to James W. Loewen, author, sociologist, and the keynote speaker of this

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Seasonal scenes

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In the days leading up to the end of the fall semester, everyone navigates the yin and yang of the season. On the one hand: the parties and decorations and all the festivities. And on the other hand: finals. Now

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Photo Credits: Charlie Hoffman '18, Jenny Kim '16, Timothy Black

D-day tradition continues

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Traditions are strong at Denison, where for the last 65 years, students have been surprised annually with a free concert, festival, and games. This year’s D-Day (short for Denison Day) was held on Friday (Oct. 10), allowing Denisonians to blow off

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Photo Credits: Tim Black Photography (Roost), Zane W. Osler '16 (Mitchell Center)

A big red time

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Parents and alumni flocked to campus September 26-28 for Big Red Weekend, Denison’s one-stop homecoming/parents’ weekend extravaganza. A “first” this year was the Big Red Reunion Jubilee, a fall gathering for alumni who have already celebrated their 55th Denison Reunions.

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '15

Sing-a-long songs

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Tickets for Bobby McFerrin’s Vail performance were hard to come by last Thursday afternoon. Though he’s known in pop culture as the voice behind “Don’t Worry Be Happy” and the Cosby Show theme song, McFerrin’s stage performances are a sight

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Photo Credits: Tim Black

Opening act

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In February, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation held its annual event to support the fight against pediatric cancer. Usually, Nationwide Arena is the place to catch big shows — Bruce Springsteen, Cher, and Katy Perry will be coming in the

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Photo Credits: Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation

Call and response

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At Denison, celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s work takes more than just one day in January. Students gathered in Slayter auditorium on Jan. 23 to begin the four-day celebration under the theme, “Call and Response,” which started with service projects

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Photo Credits: Tim Black

It was ‘alright’

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Twitter lit up on Friday, D-Day 2013, as the campus community gathered on the Reese~Shackelford Common to dine on hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salad, and apple cider. Student performers—rappers, dancers, and singers—took the stage to provide the entertainment. It was

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What a weekend!

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Denison’s varsity sports teams defeated every opponent that came before them in Granville during Big Red Weekend (Oct. 4-6). On Friday,  men’s soccer downed Hiram on Barclay-Thomsen Field by a 2–1 score, and on Saturday, women’s soccer beat the Terriers, 3–1.

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The road to Nashville (UPDATED)

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Today (Aug. 16) Caroline Spence ’11 will take the stage at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colo., as one of 10 finalists in the Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase. There’s no doubt she’ll perform the song that got her

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Photo Credits: Marge Curtis ’11

The end of the Knobel era

The End of the Knobel Era

Springtime at Denison is a time for farewells, as students finish required papers and take final exams, while seniors prepare for Commencement and life after college. This spring, Denisonians also are saying goodbye to the college’s 19th president, Dale T.

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Video Credits: Hung Tran ’15 and Kurt Hickman

The singing surgeon

The Singing Surgeon

It was an unusual thing for a doctor to do, but one day this spring, Paul Bryson ’00 took to the field at a Cleveland Indians home game and belted out the national anthem. “I was nervous,” he says, “but

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Candlelight collaboration

Candlelight Collaboration

Each year, on a Saturday evening in early December, the Candlelight Walking Tour transforms the Village of Granville into the sort of magical holiday scene that you find in storybooks. The streets are lined with Christmas trees, and luminaria brighten

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Big Red Weekend hits The Hill

Big Red Weekend Hits The Hill

Denison students and faculty are back to their usual schedules of classes and practices and rehearsals and homework, but remnants of Big Red Weekend still linger. The tent that hosted the Meet the Faculty Reception and several community meals is

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