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Transitioning Back to Campus after Studies Abroad: A Closer Look at the Challenges to Social Well-Being

By: Estelle Pappas ’15

As the spring semester comes to a close, many students abroad are preparing their return home whereas  others are planning to venture oversees in the forthcoming school year. With the number of Denison students exploring off-campus studies, it’s certainly a valued opportunity that generates many positive experiences. As Inside Higher Ed notes, studies abroad are even-expanding given the global interests of our current generation.

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Friends and Support: Remedies for Emotional Recovery

By: Jen Goodwin ’15

On the surface, we often go about our days doing one thing to the next, perhaps even taking our lives for granted. Imagine learning suddenly that the promises believed of life and its future suddenly break, leaving you questioning how many days you may have left. Rarely do we prepare ourselves for such moments, especially at an early age.

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Can We Break Down Invisible Social Barriers?

By: Julia Wynn ’14

“The friends I’ve made here I know I’m going to have for a long time.” – Audrey Gone ’14.

 

“These are the people that stick around. We talk about sharing lake houses with each other and making sure our kids are friends or else.” – Bridget McDevitt ’14.

We’re a special group of people, us Denison students.

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Mobile Phones and Social Wellness: How “Connected” Are We?

By: Laura Heery ’14

Walk around Slayter, Huffman, Curtis, the Library or even restaurants in town. What do you notice? Perhaps people are having conversation with each, but rarely is that the center of attention. Sometimes there is utter silence at the table as people are scrolling through Instagram, checking out Facebook pictures or Tweeting. The explosion of Smartphones and social media has “connected” people on some levels, but has also had a distancing effect on people when in the presence of one another.

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