Women’s March on Washington

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On Saturday, January 21, 2017 in Washington D.C., a million women and feminists/allies planned “to show our strength, power and courage and demonstrate our disapproval of the new president and his values in a peaceful march.” ALL women, femme, trans, gender non-conforming and feminist others are invited to participate in the March. It is designed as “a show of solidarity to demand our safety and health in a time when our country is marginalizing us and making sexual assault an electable and forgivable norm.

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Denison Annual Gala 2016: Secret Garden

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UPC hosted its annual Gala on October 8, 2016. This year’s theme is Secret Garden, and did they go all out on it! Instead of hosting the gala indoors like in previous years, UPC decided to bring the event outdoors to the Slayter Commons. There were strings of lights, chocolate fountains, flower arches, flower arrangements, and a whole Jazz band. Although the weather got a little cold (typical bipolar Ohio), the turnout was great (food was gone in like an hour if that’s any indication). 

CCCE did a little survey of our own, and found out that what people like most was the decoration and the food, especially the fondue.

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October Trilogy of Events in Black Studies

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The October Trilogy of Events in Black Studies is scheduled from October 4 to October 16. The Trilogy of Events is co-sponsored by the Black Studies, International Studies, History and Art History department. This year’s theme is “The Power of Art in Building Community: Historically, Politically, Culturally, Globally,..” The events are:

Remembering the 60s: Photography Exhibit and Panel Discussion with Rowland Scherman
Time: Tuesday, October 4, 7-8pm Location: Burke Hall Denison Museum Description: Panel talk with artist Rowland Scherman, alum Michael Jones, and faculty.

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The Courage to Stand Up: Revitalizing Our Sense of Culture

When I confront a human being as my Thou and speak the basic word I-Thou to him, then he is no thing among things nor does he consist of things. He is no longer He or She, a dot in the world grid of space and time, nor a condition to be experienced and described, a loose bundle of named qualities. Neighborless and seamless, he is Thou and fills the firmament. Not as if there were nothing but he; but everything else lives in his light.

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In the Eyes of the Beholder Fashion Show

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The Eye of the Beholder Fashion Show has been a staple event every spring in Denison for three years. Just before spring break, I sat down with the show’s creator, Juan Bernabe’ 2017 and had a conversation about different aspects of the show, his personal inspirations and plans for the future.

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MLK Day Commemoration – Sustained Dialogue

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Last month, Denison University’s Sustained Dialogue (SD) organized a documentary screening to commemorate MLK day. Sustained Dialogue is an organization dedicated to fostering discussions and relationships that focus on issues of diversity of class, age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, political ideation, and region among students. It is a talk with a purpose that focuses on strained community relationships and builds capacity between group members to formulate action to improve them. MLK day is therefore a great opportunity to bring dialogue regarding the current racial religious conflicts to the table.

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Project Favela – An Interview with Analis Ibarra and Ashley Cervantes (pt. 2)

Welcome back! Last time, Analis Ibarra ‘16 and Ashley Cervantes ‘16 talked about Project Favela – what it is, what they did and how the local life in Brazil was like. You may read the article here [link]. This time, we will focus on the lessons they learned, the challenges they faced and the biggest takeaways Ashley and Analis got from Project Favela.

Chau Nguyen (CN): What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned from the trip?

Analis Ibarra (AI): For me, the most valuable lesson is sort of related to education and teaching.

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Denison University Mid-Autumn Festival

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Vietnamese students at the event Becca Gittleson and her mask Students painting paper lanterns

On October 3rd, Asian Culture Club hosted the annual Mid-Autumn Festival event in collaboration with Global China Connection.

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Hanukkah – The Festival of Lights

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Written by Rachel Elfman ’18

Hanukkah, often called the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish celebration that commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C.E. after its destruction by the Syrian-Greeks. Against improbable odds, Judah Maccabee led a small army of Jews and defeated one of the strongest armies in the world.

When the Jews reclaimed the temple and tried to light its menorah, they found only enough oil for one day. Miraculously, this small amount of oil burned for eight days.

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Outlook’s Coming Out Week 2015 – an interview with Brian Allen

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This week, Denison University’s Outlook will host its annual Coming Out Week. I am lucky enough to get the opportunity to interview and receive very interesting and thorough perspectives from Brian Allen ‘14 – the President of the organization, on Outlook in general and this special event in particular.

First off, let us start with a rough overview of Denison University’s Outlook. In 1973, Dean Hansell – the president of DCGA at the time – worked to provide opportunities for Denison’s closeted gay and lesbian students to meet for support.

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