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The Oberlin Review

Obie Anonymous: An Interview with Founder of ‘What Should We Call Oberlin’

Julia Herbst, News Editor
October 12
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Off the Cuff

How did you come up with the idea for the website? My other friends at different colleges posted links to their [Tumblrs] on Facebook and I remember that someone at Oberlin posted one to Carnegie Mellon’s [Tumblr] and I was thinking, “Hey, this is pretty funny. Oberlin could use one of these.”...

ObieChunks Offers Late-Night Cookie Option

William Passannante, Staff Writer
October 12
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

College sophomores Michael Plotz and Alex Hilden want you to get your chunk on. The two are the driving force behind ObieChunks, a new late-night cookie delivery service. The concept behind ObieChunks is simple, but effective. Customers place orders by messaging the group’s Facebook or e-mail accounts....

City Fresh Expands Local Food Options

Peter D'Auria
October 12
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

City Fresh, a program run through the alumni-founded nonprofit New Agrarian Center, delivers local, sustainably grown produce to Oberlin and 16 other locations from June to October. The NAC is comprised of George Jones Farm and the City Fresh program. The program’s mission, according to the NAC website,...

Jean Barker Program to Foster Intergenerational Connections

September 28
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

The Jean Barker Intergenerational Connections Program, which was established to facilitate relationships between College students and elderly members of the community, will soon begin pairing interested students with members of the Welcome Nursing Home, the John Frederick Oberlin Society and Kendal at...

Debate Introduces Congressional Candidates to Lorain County Voters

Matthew Benenson, Staff Writer
September 28
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Three candidates for the newly drawn Fourth Congressional District came to Oberlin on Tuesday for a debate hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area. With over 100 Lorain County residents and students in attendance, Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, Democratic challenger Jim Slone and...

Oberlin Project Plans Green Downtown

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
September 28
Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS

“If you … fast-forward 10 or 20 or 30 years, given the way the economy works in the Rust Belt, [Oberlin] is going to be a pretty sad little town,” said David Orr, executive director of the Oberlin Project and professor of Environmental Studies and Politics. “It’s going to take extraordinary...

Fundraising Campaign Kicks Off with Weekend Celebration

Robin Wasserman, News Editor
September 21
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Uncategorized

This weekend, around 500 alumni and their family members will gather in Oberlin for the launch of the public phase of what has been advertised as “the most ambitious fundraising effort in [Oberlin’s] history.” Oberlin Illuminate, a comprehensive, seven-year fundraising campaign for the College...

Students Protest on Wall Street To Mark One-Year Anniversary of Occupy Movement

Juila Herbst, News Editor
September 21
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Protesters returned to the streets of New York City this past week for the one-year anniversary of the Occupy movement on Sept. 17. Among the participants were 19 Oberlin students, who participated in a series of protests, community activism trainings and art-making sessions held over the weekend and...

Cleveland Gambles on Casino to Boost Local Economy

Allegra Kirkland, Editor-in-Chief
September 21
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

The signs on the front doors of the Horseshoe Cleveland provide a friendly reminder to visitors: “No Smoking, No Weapons.” Inside, the casino floor is crowded with security officers making their rounds and waitresses in black miniskirts and gold corsets taking drink orders on iPads. A couple shares...

Pershall Speaks on Mental Illness, Importance of Friendship

Ceciliah Scheeler
April 13
Filed under Features, NEWS

Stacy Pershall, author of Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl spoke to students Wednesday evening about her lifelong struggle with mental illness, misdiagnosis and a revolving door of different medications and side effects. Pershall, who garnered internet-fame when her suicide attempt ...

Feature: Economics Major Decodes Game Theory for the Layman

Dean Ginsberg
April 6
Filed under Features, NEWS

Game theory is one of the most important and least acknowleged methods of strategy. Steven Brams, mathematical political scientist and game theorist who teaches as a politics professor at New York University, has authored 17 books and over 250 published articles, in addition to developing two patented...

MCAT Changes Structure, Requires Wider Breadth of Knowledge

Joseph Dilworth, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Aspiring doctors typically enter medical school with strong backgrounds in the natural sciences, but recent changes to the Medical College Admission Test suggest that universities are seeking candidates with broader, well-rounded educational backgrounds. Beginning in 2015, the MCAT will include seve...

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