Honor Code Aids Resolution of Art Rental Debacle

Honor Code Aids Resolution of Art Rental Debacle

Louise Edwards, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

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Hyman to Bring Shakespeare’s Roman Plays Back to Italy

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

All roads lead to Rome, particularly for eight students this Winter Term. Associate Professor of English Wendy Hyman has organized an excursion to Rome in January for interested applicants to study three of Shakespeare’s five Roman plays in Italy’s capital city. According to Hyman, those selected... Read more »

Improv Auditions

Improv Auditions

Jamie Vincent
September 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

Oberlin improvisation troupes auditioned roughly 120 aspiring improvisers to find fresh talent for the year. Oberlin is home to one short-form troupe, Kid Business, and two long-form troupes, Primitive Streak and the Sunshine Scouts. Each troupe performs around five shows per semester; Kid Business’s... Read more »

The Invincibility Fallacy: Balancing Musical Ability with Physical Agility

Nora Kipnis, Arts Editor
March 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

One Wednesday during senior double-degree student Eliza­beth Castro-Abrams’s second semester at Oberlin, she suddenly felt an excruciating pain in her wrist. She complained of the pain to her violin teachers, who told her to ice and stretch, but it didn’t stop. Student Health Services wasn’t much... Read more »

Nord Family Fund Ensures Education Outreach Remains Permanent

Nora Kipnis, Arts Editor
February 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

As college students, we are used to sitting in a classroom listening to lectures by someone one or two generations older than us. But at the Tuesday Teas at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, the situation is reversed; this past Tuesday, a small crowd of local adults, including many residents of Kendal at... Read more »

Lena Dunham Dispenses Life Advice in Finney Convocation

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor
February 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

As the most talked-about Oberlin alumna in recent years, Lena Dunham, OC ’08, returned to campus for a convocation in Finney Chapel last Saturday night like a conquering hero — a funny, humble, down-to-earth one. Dunham is well known for creating and starring in the Emmy-award-winning HBO series... Read more »

DJ Collective Partners with Hip-Hop 101 to Host Series of Vinyl-Themed Events

Dessane Cassell, Arts Editor
November 22, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Ben Goldfarb, OC ’93, describes his transition back to vinyl records as a return to “artifacts of [his] life.” A DJ and the founding member of New York City-based DJ collective I Love Vinyl, Goldfarb spent Friday night discussing his early DJing career and his pref-erence for vinyl over digital... Read more »

Aerialists Wow Audience with Art-Themed Show

Aerialists Wow Audience with Art-Themed Show

Katherine Dye, Staff Writer
November 8, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

Off the Wall, Saturday’s performance by the Oberlin College Aerialists, featured impressive death-defying feats of strength and flexibility. The aerialists exhibited a variety of skill levels and acts, some of which were more striking than others. The theme which very loosely tied all of these acts... Read more »

No More Starving Artists: Entrepreneurship in the Conservatory

Daniel Hautzinger and Julian Ring
November 8, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

“But how are you going to make money?” It’s a question every student studying music has likely faced. This query is especially common today with the recession and the all-too-common news stories of troubled music institutions. In the first week of October alone, the New York City Opera filed... Read more »

Steampunk Cabaret Revels in Risqué Humor at Cat

Steampunk Cabaret Revels in Risqué Humor at Cat

Anne Pride-Wilt, Staff Writer
November 8, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

The student-run organization OCircus may call itself a circus, but a better label for the group’s production last week is cabaret — steampunk burlesque cabaret, to be precise. While the combination may sound half-baked or faddish on paper, the four performances of the Fall Cabaret “Mrs. Borden’s... Read more »

Conservatory Unveils New Graduate Degree Program

Daniel Hautzinger, Staff Writer
November 1, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

The New York Times has dubbed Oberlin Conservatory “a hotbed of contemporary players” and an “experimental haven” with good reason. Innovative groups like eighth blackbird and the International Contemporary Ensemble were created here, and most Conservatory students are involved with new... Read more »

Touring Poets Work to Create Safer Space at the Cat

Nora Kipnis
November 1, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Features, Literature & Poetry, NEWS

“We have an uncensored microphone and if you come up here, you can say whatever you want because it’s freedom of speech. But if you say something that hurts somebody, then please be prepared to have a non-defensive conversation with them.” ... Read more »