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Dialogues on Diaspora Spring to Life in Work of Aisha Cousins

Kelsey Scult, Staff Writer
February 22, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

Brooklyn-based artist Aisha Cousins, OC ’00, is exhibiting elements of her several year-long performance piece “From Here I Saw What Happened and I Could Not Understand (The Story Skirt Project)” in the Baron Gallery, opening this Friday night. Her work is engaged in constant conversation with...

Water, Warner Main, and Winter Term: An OASIS Status Update

Julia Hubay, Arts Editor
December 7, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry, Music, Theater & Film

While most Oberlin students can’t imagine working as hard as we are right now until finals come around next semester, the students participating in the new Oberlin ArtS Intensive Semester program are just gearing up to put in a month of 10-hour workdays. In the final push before the culmination of...

In Praise of Oberlin Architecture

Julia Hubay, Arts Editor
September 21, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

College campuses are often lauded for their ivy-covered colonial architecture, and even though Oberlin is a contemporary of many East Coast colleges, its architecture seems to be somehow sadly overlooked. But Oberlin does have notable architecture. However, much of it is polarizing; Some love the yonic...

Solarity, RTC to Host Fracture from Reality

Kara Brooks, Arts Editor
April 20, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music, Visual Art

Despite reclaiming some of its lost identity this year, Drag Ball is still incomparable to its heyday of four-plus years ago. The student group Solarity emerged in early 2010 in response to the void left by Drag Ball’s absence, kicking off its on-campus activities with Neon Garden, a somewhat “do it...

On the Record: Nusha Martynuk, Founder of OASIS

Kara Brooks, Arts Editor
March 2, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Literature & Poetry, Music, Theater & Film, Visual Art

Can you tell me a little bit about how OASIS started? In the spring of 2006, I became the director of Dance, and I was talking to the dean at the time about collaboration, teaching more collaboratively and allowing the arts to do more work of that sort. Then, in fall of 2010, it so happened that th...

Art Departments Collaborate with Gordon Square Arts District

Nancy Roane, Staff Writer
October 14, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Literature & Poetry, Music, Theater & Film, Visual Art

Oberlin College’s departments of Theater, Art and Dance are collaborating with the Gordon Square Arts District located in Cleveland’s west side. Oberlin students will soon have the opportunity to get involved in art exhibitions, Winter Term projects and other artistic programs from the neighboring...

We All Scream Pt. 2: Cowhaus, New Cone on the Block

We All Scream Pt. 2: Cowhaus, New Cone on the Block

Nancy Roane, Staff Writer
September 23, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Features

Last week I sampled both Yesterday’s and Gibson’s ice cream flavors with the hope of choosing a winner. No clear champion emerged, but with the opening of Cowhaus Creamery on Friday, Sept. 16, Oberlin’s newest ice cream shop, perhaps the tie will be broken. Cowhaus, located next to Slow Train Cafe...

Breathe in, Breathe out

Sonia Wurzel, Staff Writer
September 23, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Features

Three weeks into the new semester means that there have already been some major assignments due in our classes, and I think we can safely say that our old friend Stress has begun to rear his ugly head. Hopefully no one has reached burn-out quite yet, but it's always a good idea to get a handle on stress-busting...

Nostalgia: Looking Good Never Goes Out of Style – 1990s

Liv Combe, Editor-in-Chief
September 23, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Features

The Rachel. Flannel. Oversized dirty jeans. Babydoll dresses. White Keds. Bellybutton piercings and bare midriffs. Ah, the stuff of the 1990s.  It’s hard to put a finger on what exactly defined the fashion of this decade — maybe because it was a time when we were alive and had the mental capacit...

We All Scream Pt. 1: The Best and Worst Ice Cream Flavors in Oberlin

Nancy Roane, Staff Writer
September 16, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Features

Oberlin’s two ice cream mainstays, Gibson’s and Yesterdays, offer the community over 40 ice cream flavors. This weekend, Cowhaus Creamery, a new ice cream shop next to Slow Train Cafe, will open, pushing the flavor spectrum well past 50. What to do when so many choices are presented? The simplest...

Get to Know Cleveland — It Doesn’t Bite

Abby Hawkins, Arts Editor
September 16, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Features

Without the North Star of a hip, über-liberal metropolis to attract the mostly urban and suburban clientele of Oberlin College, students often have trouble navigating what is culturally available beyond the few square miles of campus. Though there are enough artistic happenings here to keep a restless...

Nostalgia: Looking Good Never Goes Out of Style — 1980s

Liv Combe, Editor-in-Chief
September 16, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Features

Here you have it: a fashion column about the Obies of yesteryear! Picking back up from where we left off last year, we finally come to the 1980s, the first decade that a few current students were actually alive for. With the explosion of MTV onto the youth scene in 1981, pop culture was changed forever....

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