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Obies Rebuild Detroit Community Hub

Ben Smith, Contributer
February 8, 2014
Filed under Campus News, Features, Uncategorized

Students traveled to Detroit for yet another Winter Term this January hoping to rebuild a city of lost jobs, industries and much of its population since the recent recession. In an effort to restore the city’s communities, nearly 20 Obies found themselves in a small, rundown house on Broadstreet Ave...

Between a Rook and a Hard Place

Kristopher Fraser
December 13, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

The Oberlin College Chess Club is working to restore its once distinguished reputation. For the second consecutive year, Oberlin will attend the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, striving to beat last year’s record of fourth place in the division. The tournament will take place...

Barnard Residents Sidestep Substance Abuse

Barnard Residents Sidestep Substance Abuse

November 22, 2013
Filed under Features, NEWS

This week marks Oberlin’s annual Alcohol Awareness Week. Over the past few days, several events around campus have examined the role that alcohol plays in both social and academic life and the abuse that sometimes accompanies it. The events this week were designed to open a dialogue about the effects...

Solarity’s Next Generation Sheds Rave Image

Solarity’s Next Generation Sheds Rave Image

Kate Gill, News Editor
November 22, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

Solarity may be a nascent organization, but its reputation has grown considerably since Neon Garden, the inaugural event in 2011. And so too has its controversy on campus. Throughout its operation, Solarity has been dubbed “polarizing,” a trait that students can identify, but not necessarily explain. “It’s...

New 3D Printer Outputs Intricate Designs

New 3D Printer Outputs Intricate Designs

Kristopher Fraser
November 22, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

The College received an object last month, the success of which has recently been the topic of worldwide discussion. The 3-D printer, a machine that has the capability to layout, form and print three-dimensional objects made from plastic, arrived on campus in early October and is now available for use...

Arthur L. Day Award Recipient to Give Lecture at Oberlin

Kristopher Fraser
November 15, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Every three years, the National Academy of Sciences selects a recipient of the Arthur L. Day Prize who has exhibited excellence in scientific pursuits and made a durable contribution to the study of earth physics. This year’s recipient, Dr. Lawrence Edwards, was invited to give a series of talks, on...

Oberlin Admissions Refuses to Trail Online Footprint of Applicants

Kate Gill, News Editor
November 15, 2013
Filed under Features, NEWS

Several years ago, College admissions officer Tom Abeyta repurposed his Facebook. He resolved to make the page private, denying all friend requests from both prospective and current students at Oberlin.   “Students began to friend me,” he explained, “and I started to see pictures [of them] tha...

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.”   This is how Greg McKillop began the slam poetry session of th...

ODE Grant Bridges District Funding Gaps

Willa Rubin, Staff Writer
October 11, 2013
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Balancing the needs of students with the steep costs to the state of a public education has continued to prove troublesome for educators nationwide. The Ohio Department of Education is hoping to ameliorate this difficulty by allocating $250 million to schools that present innovative and sustainable educational...

Lorain Recycling Complex Simplifies Reusing

Louis Krauss
October 4, 2013
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Although often aware of the consequences of global warming, consumers are not always willing to take the steps necessary to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. According to Area Community Relations Manager Jeff Kraus, one of the biggest advantages of the new recycling sorters is that consumers no long...

In Collaboration with NASA, Camera on Mudd Roof Gathers Astological Information, Triangulates Meteor Paths

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
October 4, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

As part of a collaboration between Nasa and the College, a high-powered camera was installed on the roof of Mudd library this semester. The camera, whose lens is poised to record any nocturnal meteors, is part of a growing network of cameras placed in schools, science centers and planetariums throughout...

City, College Launch App to Promote Oberlin

Erin Amlicke
September 27, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS

With a fast-approaching launch date of Sept. 28, the Oberlin App — a collaborative effort between the Oberlin Business Partnership, the City of Oberlin and the College — will soon be available for all smart phones. Unlike most familiar applications, this app does not cater to a small niche of users,...

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