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Community Artists Pay Tribute to Radiation Victim

Community Artists Pay Tribute to Radiation Victim

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
September 18
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

70 years ago this month, a 2-year-old Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which killed 80,000 people instantly and at least 70,000 more due to radiation poisoning within a year. She died of radiation-contracted leukemia 10 years after the 1945 bombing, but not...

Alumnus’ Cleveland Music Organization Achieves Nonprofit Status

Lillian White
September 11
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

The IRS recently granted nonprofit status to The Syndicate for the New Arts, an organization devoted to transforming the way contemporary music gets presented and experienced in Cleveland and throughout the Rust Belt. Founded by Joshua Rosner, OC ’14, the nonprofit builds connections in the Cleveland...

Paper Rad Founder Explores Digital Art Trends in New Classes

Mary Fischer
September 11
Filed under ARTS, Features

With the rise of the digital age, the internet and mass media have found their way into the contemporary art world and now constitute a vital tool for many artists. Responding to this trend, Oberlin’s Art department has added numerous that would have been unheard of a few decades ago, such as the integrated...

New Record Label to Support Marginalized Musicians

New Record Label to Support Marginalized Musicians

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
September 11
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

On a weekend night last year, the Harkness House basement was crowded with students excited for a night of music performances. Guitarist Claire Kotarski plugged her instrument into an amp. A man working tech for the show approached her and said, “You’re not supposed to do that. That’s not the right...

Social Media Archives Temporary Chalk Art

Social Media Archives Temporary Chalk Art

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
September 4
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

On a June afternoon this sum­mer, children and adults alike held brilliant pastels in their hands and sprawled themselves across the sidewalks of downtown Ober­lin. Vibrant images emerged from the pavement outside Hall Audi­torium, one of the prime locations to create drawings during Ober­lin’s...

Arts Festival Seeks to Revitalize Abandoned Spaces

Arts Festival Seeks to Revitalize Abandoned Spaces

Lillian White
September 4
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

Just up the road in Lorain, Ohio, a festival is heating up. On Sept. 26 from 4 to 10 p.m., the FireFish Festival will rock the lo­cal arts scene, bringing people together for an evening of food and drink, music and movement and, as the name might suggest, fire breathers. The venue? A stretch of empty...

Feature Photo: OSlam

Feature Photo: OSlam

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
May 8
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

College sophomore Annika Hansteen Izora passionately delivers a spoken word poem at OSlam’s final slam showcase. The showcase was a cumulative display of all the hard work that OSlam members have invested in creating a repertoire of moving, powerful poetry. Poets reprised old favorites and presented...

Little Fest to Celebrate Oberlin Musical Talent

Little Fest to Celebrate Oberlin Musical Talent

Jake Frankenfield
May 8
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

This Commencement weekend — May 22 and May 23 — the second annual Little Fest will take over Oberlin. According to event organizers Jake Rivas, OC ’14, and College senior Mark Moritz-Rabson, Little Fest is “the biggest and only independent music festival to be held in Oberlin.” “It’s...

Community of Improv Performers Grows Tighter

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
May 1
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Despite rumors of past rivalry between freeform improvisational comedy troupe Primitive Streak and shortform troupe Kid Business, Oberlin's improv community appears to be tighter than ever. Members of the troupes filled the majority of seats at other’s shows this weekend, marking a transition to...

Delayed Walking Dead Game Release Detracts From Seamless Play

Avi Vogel
April 24
Filed under ARTS, Features

Imagine that you’ve been trapped in a camp and, not having been able to loot much in the town over, you have only four items of food that you can divvy up between your parties. Do you share the food with your enemies, hoping that they’ll be more cooperative later on, or do you reward the individuals...

Collaborative Project to Connect Film, Sound

Collaborative Project to Connect Film, Sound

Lya Finston, staff writer
April 17
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music

Wilder 115 bustled with creative energy last Sunday as College first-year Rebecca Winer, alongside College seniors and Film Co-op co-chairs Maxwell Kopelowicz and Patrick Gilfether, led a room of adamant musicians and filmmakers in “collab-a-fest,” a creative forum for the second installation of...

Duo Brings Pop Music of Rwanda to Broader Audience

Mohit Dubey
April 17
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

The floor-shaking rhythms and heartmelting vocals of Rwandan R&B superstars Meddy and The Ben will fill the ’Sco this Saturday. The show, which will also feature the drum stylings of Oberlin College Taiko, is sure to be one of the most physically moving events to hit the ’Sco this semester. Meddy...

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