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Senior Combines Neuroscience, Dance in Honors Project

Veronica Burnham, Staff Writer
May 13, 2011
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The shift from high school to college is a challenge for many students. While leaving home, incoming college first-years dream of the (almost) unlimited freedom, new friends and exciting experiences, but this transitional period can often cause large amounts of unexpected stress. In her senior Honors...

Wilder Press to Publish Anthologies, Novella

Julia Herbst, Staff Writer
May 13, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

On May 27, Wilder Voice Press will celebrate the release of its first published books: two anthologies and a collection of poetry written by Oberlin students. Staff members of the Wilder Voice literary magazine — including Editor-in-Chief and double-degree sixth-year John West, managing editor and...

Visiting Speaker Inspects MySpace Friendships

Liv Combe, News Editor
May 13, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

In an era when The Social Network is nominated for an Academy Award and the news of Osama bin Laden’s death is heard first on Twitter, it’s safe to assume that most people are active on one online social network or other. David Liben-Nowell, an associate professor of Computer Science at Carl...

Physics Student Presents Honors Thesis on Carbon Capture Methods

Eli Bixby
April 29, 2011
Filed under Features, NEWS

In an environmentalist’s ideal world, the emission of greenhouse gases would be cut to nearly nothing. This is a lofty goal and one that remains unrealistic — for now. Many scientists from a variety of areas are working toward reducing greenhouse gases by a variety of methods. Among these rese...

Ninde Scholars Program Aids in College Prep

Jessica Lam
April 29, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS

In 2002, Oberlin residents Dick and Ann Ninde offered a challenge grant toward the goal of making it possible for all Oberlin High School students to attend college. With the help of other community members and the College, the Ninde Scholars Program was founded in 2003 as a collaboration between the...

FEATURE: Bill McKibben: (Re)Connecting Globally and Locally

Carmelita Rosner
April 29, 2011
Filed under Features, NEWS

In 2010, The Boston Globe called him “probably the nation’s leading environmentalist.” Time Magazine described him as “the world’s best journalist.” Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics, David Orr considers him a friend and many Oberlin students revere...

The Role of Religion in a Secular Bubble: A Two-Part Feature

Julia Herbst
April 15, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

As a school with a diverse religious and spiritual population and a long religious history, questions about how the administration does and should manage religious life are cause for much discussion. This debate is especially active in recent years due to the creation of the Office of Religious and Spiritual...

Oberlin President Travels on Burning Plane, Survives

John Light, Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

On March 17, many students were getting ready for midterms the following week and finalizing their plans for spring break. College President Marvin Krislov was some 200 miles south-east, napping on a Continental Airlines jet headed to Baltimore to attend an event hosted by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,...

Peace-Seeking Organization Screens Documentary

Jessica Lam, Staff Writer
April 6, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

On Wednesday, March 30, the group Invisible Children hosted a screening of its latest documentary, Tony, as part of its Congo Tour. The screening will fund the group’s efforts to protect and rehabilitate the victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a sectarian religious military group founded 25 years...

Forensics Team Heads to Nationals

Forensics Team Heads to Nationals

Carmelita Rosner, Staff Writer
March 11, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

In addition to the sports teams and individual athletes, the Forensics team — Oberlin’s debate squad — will join the ranks of those heading to Nationals. Created three years ago, the Forensics team has about a dozen members, half of whom actively take part in the debate tournaments. Three members...

Savage Refutes Accusations of Prejudice

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor
March 4, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS

Dan Savage, founder of the It Gets Better Project and author of sex column “Savage Love,” gave what he referred to as the “spacey Theraflu version of his speech” to a crowd of students Thursday in Finney Chapel amidst concern from some student LGBTQ activists. The It Gets Better Project bega...

Steinem Speaks on Forty Years of Feminism

Beatrice Rothbaum, Editor-In-Chief
March 4, 2011
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Gloria Steinem arrived in Oberlin in style on Wednesday, urging students toward direct action and offering aspiring activists, organizers and those hungry for change a glimpse of what half a century of relentless advocacy and activism could accomplish. On Wednesday night, Steinem delivered the second...

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