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

Blog Archives

Spring break challenge: #DenisonProud

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    Before spring break, our president threw down the gauntlet, asking students to report in from all corners of the globe with photos and hashtag (#DenisonProud) to show us what you were up to during break. Prizes were offered

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The force awakens — in Granville

The Force Awakens

Star Wars Episode VII appears in theaters today, and Denison Professor of Music, Ching-chu Hu, together with the college’s ensemble-in-residence, ETHEL, couldn’t help but bring the next generation of young Padawans on the fan wagon. The holiday performance of Denison’s

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Season of light

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It’s not a coincidence that this time of the year, as daylight reaches its nadir and the cold wind starts to blow, we look forward to seasonal celebrations featuring light and warmth. And good food, of course. The unofficial salvo

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Written By: Manvi Jalan '18

Veterans day, 2015

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It’s a foggy morning on chapel walk, the bells playing a harmonic, ironic chorus of “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’” as east quad students talk quietly, heading at a brisk pace to 9:30 classes. They see a gray-haired man photographing

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Ghouls of Granville

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Walking up Summit Street to Dr. Baker’s house, crowds were beginning to gather: Chewbaccas, Elsas, Harry Potters. . . from zombie blood and gore to innocent pop culture and princesses. As an international student from India, Halloween in America has

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Written By: Manvi Jalan '18

Valentine bouquet

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Sarah Williams ’15 and Aubrey Vasquez ’17 have had some practice making life a little brighter for others. Today they were delivering Valentine’s Day carnations to offices across campus. Only a month ago, they spent a week during winter break

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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

Making merry

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If you’re having trouble deciding, the recommended gift to send your true love today would be Nine Ladies Dancing. Not in your budget? Get out your smartphones and sing along with this merry group decking the halls of Swasey Chapel

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Video Credits: Jenny Kim '16

American pie

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  Pies: rows and rows of apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies decorated the dining halls this past Tuesday as students gathered over plates stacked high with turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans during Bon Appétit’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. In line

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They walk among us

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[custom-field name=”aside” cssclass=”right-aside”] What qualifies as a monster? Are these beasts relegated to fictional abandoned houses and dark alleys, or can they be found in the everyday? These are the questions asked by English Professor Peter Grandbois’ series of six horror-inspired

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Lights of Diwali

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Annual celebrations have their unique traditions, and we all look forward to repeating our favorite customs and rituals each year. On Friday (Oct. 24), students, faculty, and Granville residents were invited to experience, what for many was a new kind

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Photo Credits: Jenny Kim '16

Mardi Gras’ second home

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The Isle of Capri Casino lobby exploded with color. Mardi Gras swags and ornaments filled repurposed Christmas trees displayed beside a fuchsia sequined dress and ornate shoulder piece with brightly dyed feathers, while a band played zydeco music in the

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Written By: Lisa Waterman Gray '77
Photo Credits: Lisa Waterman Gray '77

Happy holidays

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It’s that time of year when things start to feel all warm and fuzzy — after the stress of finals and papers, of course. Denison and the Granville area actually have been getting into the spirit for most of December with

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Eat it up

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Denison’s dining halls hosted their annual Thanksgiving dinner last week, just to get everyone in the spirit. Curtis and Huffman welcomed students, faculty, and staff to a traditional “family meal” of unlimited turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. It was Denison’s first Thanksgiving

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Written By: Maggie Ranger '14

Boo!

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Everyone is scared of something. Charles St-Georges’ fear goes back to childhood. He remembers a particular day. The sun was setting, it was getting cold, and he didn’t have a jacket. He was a child, alone, surrounded by trees, and

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14, with reporting from Rachel Morrison ’16 and Maggie Ranger ’14

Love is in the air

Love Is In The Air

Hung Tran, a sophomore from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, majoring in communication and computer science, took a stroll around campus, camera in hand. Now we’re sharing the love. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Video Credits: Hung Tran ’15

’Tis the season

'Tis The Season

The holiday spirit has been alive and well these past few weeks on the Hill as students found time in their busy schedules to come together and celebrate. President and Mrs. Knobel kicked things off by opening Monomoy to the

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In thanks

In Thanks

This is the story of an unassuming and beloved Denison professor emeritus who probably wouldn’t call himself a war hero, but we will. Born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, Andrew Sterrett graduated from high school in 1942 with the nation

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All dressed up

All Dressed Up

Boo! It’s Halloween on the Hill, and that means we might have a few “visitors” on campus today. Keep an eye out for some of these costumes around the quad. Greek Goddess Kristen Edwards ’15, psychology Girl Scout Julia Douglass

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Written By: Rose Schrott ’14
Photo Credits: Ryan Li ’15

Feeling lucky?

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There’s no practical reason to keep that old baseball cap around, except that it’s your good luck charm. If you feel silly, though, you’re not alone. As a human race, we’ve been trying to control our fortunes for a while.

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Written By: Natalie Olivo '13

City sidewalks

City Sidewalks

It hasn’t been a big year for snow so far in this part of the country, but the lights twinkling up and down the streets lend a festive air to our little village. Here’s our version of city lights, as

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Home for the holidays

Home For The Holidays

Perhaps nothing better symbolizes the strong connection between Denison’s hilltop campus and the Village of Granville than Monomoy Place, situated near the center of town. And right now, the historic home is all dressed up for the holidays. With paintings

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