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

Connecting off the grid


For many, the bitter cold outside translates to staying inside and watching Netflix — and with new bright-screened technology coming out at a rapid pace, it keeps getting easier to have one’s eyes almost constantly screen-locked. But one residential option

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Written By: Landon Slangerup '17

Cats and cider


One word: The Homestead (Okay, I lied, two). Chances are you already know about our most alternative housing option, unique to Denison.  The idea of “sustainable living” can sound a little intimidating, or somehow uncomfortably spartan, and that’s one of

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Written By: Manvi Jalan '18
Photo Credits: Charles F. Hoffman '18

Growing up Denison


It was love at first sight when I visited the Hill for the first time in April 1999 after having been accepted to Denison. Spring was in full bloom, and I immediately felt welcomed by Denison students and staff. I

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Written By: Katherine Dimancescu ’03

A new home at the Homestead


As a Granville-area builder and frequent Habitat for Humanity project director, Richard Downs ’77 is well known for how he runs a construction job, particularly when it involved less-experienced laborers. Downs is again putting every bit of that experience to

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You can grow a garden, too

You Can Grow A Garden, Too

Maybe you don’t know arugula from a hole in the ground, but Brad Halm ’02 and Colin McCrate ’00 believe you can grow your own food, and they’ve written a book to help you get it done. It’s called Food

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Photo Credits: Hilary Dahl

Home again

Home Again

It’s 90 degrees, and Ryan Culligan ’13 stands in the sweltering kitchen at the Homestead, cooking dinner for the first official night of the Homestead Reunion on Friday, May 25. “We’re expecting between 100 and 200 people,” he says. “Right

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The honeymooners

The Honeymooners

Not many folks would choose the Denison Homestead as a honeymoon destination, but David Hughes ’04 and his new wife Erin, did. Okay, it wasn’t their only destination—just one stop on a 15-week cross-country cycling trip that started in San

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Denison in the Blogosphere (2/11/11)

Denison in the Blogosphere (2/11/11)

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s fix of Denisonia, we’ve got one alum debuting his new play in Columbus, another blogging

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Photo Credits: ESPN First Take, Stephen R. Campanella, Ross Wood Studlar

Homestead roots on ‘Portlandia’ farm

Carrie Brownstein, Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen in 'Portlandia' / Photo by Scott Green/IFC

Three Homestead alumni have been out in Oregon, just going about their business, and now their chickens are getting face time on cable TV. Eric Campbell, Nolan Calisch, and Chris Seigel, all class of 2006, are the founders of Wealth

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