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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Meet the new class


Every January brings the start of the spring semester, snow, and a meeting of the Board of Trustees, who make the final decision to award tenure to a crop of eligible associate professors. In a small busy community that’s constantly

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Quality time


Last Tuesday, members of Denison’s ensemble-in-residence, ETHEL, could be seen unloading their bags and instruments and walking into the fine arts guest house at the bottom of the main drag, their retreat for four days while working with students and

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What’s your martial art?


The students are decked out in the white garb of the martial arts, but no one here is an expert. With her right hand, one student grabs the left wrist of another student and gently and slowly pushes his arm

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A detailed history


Ellen Reid ’15 was initially struck with the inspiration for her summer research when she saw John Everett Millais’ painting “A Huguenot,” which portrays a young couple about to part ways during the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre. “It was just

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '16

Feeling lucky?

Illustration from John Lydgate's Siege of Troy, showing the Wheel of Fortune held/turned by the Quene of Fortune.

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

Preston House rules

Preston House Rules

Parlez-vous Francais? ¿Habla usted español? Nĭ hui shuō pŭ tōng huà? Sprechen sie Deutsch? Nihongo o hanashimasu ka? Você fala português? Hal tatakallam al-‘arabīya? * If you answered “yes” to any of these, it’s time to check out Preston House.

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Slow down, you move too fast

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Fall semester is ramped up and moving fast. You have an exam on Thursday, two papers due Friday, and there’s a meeting tonight for that club you joined. Whew. But, wait. Take a cue from the East: walk slowly, take

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Photo Credits: Minggang Li & Joanna Mitchell

Amber, aliens & the American diaspora

Amber, Aliens, and the American Diaspora

Curtis Veggie, on the West Quad, is typically the place for special banquets. But on this particular September day, the menu was philosophy and political science, anthropology and art, economics and English, as scores of 2010 Summer Scholars served up

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