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The Oberlin Review

Off the Cuff with Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist

Alex Howard, News Editor
March 2
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Off the Cuff

You started doing comedy after you were drafted. What was that like? Well, first, I’ve been funny all my life. See, the greatest laugh you have ever heard wasn’t tonight. It’s friends and relatives. That’s funny. A comedian is timing, timing, timing. The funniest people you ever meet man, j...

Off the Cuff with Lieutenant Dan Choi

Off the Cuff with Lieutenant Dan Choi

Allegra Kirkland, Editor-In-Chief
February 10
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Off the Cuff

What made you decide to join the army, and did “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” give you reservations about joining the service? I joined because I saw Saving Private Ryan and Forrest Gump and a couple of other movies. That was really all it took. … My brother actually wanted to go to West Point...

Off the Cuff with Eddie Miller

Allegra Kirkland, News Editor
November 11
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Did you do any farming-related activities when you were younger or did you not get into it until college? I worked at George Jones in high school. It was going abroad and seeing a rainforest [in Costa Rica] that made me know I wanted to do agriculture. It’s a way to balance the universe with th...

Off the Cuff with Diane Nilan, Homeless Rights Advocate

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor
November 4
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Can you tell me a little bit about the work that you do and how you were inspired to do it? Now I’m making documentary films. I also do presentations, write and do photography, so I try to combine all of those to create a cohesive message about homeless children and family. That’s kind of my o...

Off the Cuff with Bob Drogin

Liv Combe, Editor-in-Chief
October 14
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

What was it like working [as managing editor] at the Review back in the 70s? I only worked there the last year and a half while I was at Oberlin, and I fell into it sort of by accident. It changed my life. The editor at the time was a woman named Jenny Siebens [OC ’72]. Jenny went to Columbia Jo...

Off The Cuff with Feve Bartenders

Off The Cuff with Feve Bartenders

Allegra Kirkland and Rosemary Boeglin
October 7
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

How did you guys start working here? Were you students at the College? Josh: I grew up around here, in this town outside Vermilion, but I started hanging out in Oberlin when I was in high school because there isn’t a lot going on around here. Tyler: I grew up around here too. I actually went ...

Oberlin After Dark

Erica Reyes, Staff Writer
October 7
Filed under Features, NEWS, Off the Cuff

Mudd Circulation Desk: An interview with College junior Piper Stull-Lane How do you stay awake? Well, usually when I work a shift in the evening, I schedule it so that it’s directly after a late night class, so I’m already kind of wired. Otherwise, coffee always helps. It’s kind of worth it...

Off the Cuff with Ira Glass

Liv Combe, Editor-in-Chief
September 23
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

In 1978, you were 19 years old and you needed a summer job. Somehow you wound up at NPR? Yeah, I talked my way into an internship. I lived in Baltimore and NPR was in D.C. I had never heard them on the air. Nobody had ever heard them on the air, really. They were tiny, they had one national news sh...

Off the Cuff with Reverend Greg McGonigle

Off the Cuff with Reverend Greg McGonigle

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor
September 16
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

What are your responsibilities as the director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life? [My job is] supporting campus spiritual communities, religious leaders and individuals on campus. It’s educating the campus in a broad way about religion in the world, religion and society, religious and ph...

Off the Cuff: Rand Steiger, Composer-in-Residence

Caroline Hui, Staff Writer
May 13
Filed under Music, NEWS, Off the Cuff

How did you get your start in music and composition? I started as a rock drummer when I was growing up in the suburbs of New York City. When I was in junior high, I wrote songs for my band, so I had started writing music before I really thought about it as a profession. In high school, when I s...

Security Report: April 22 – April 26

Staff
May 6
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Friday, April 22 12:39 p.m. Officers responded to a report of graffiti on a bench between the Kohl Building and Robertson Hall. The bench was vandalized with black marker. Facilities staff responded for cleanup. 7:02 p.m. A student reported the theft of a red hat, gray pea coat, 4G iPhone and w...

Off the Cuff: Douglas Farah and David Kaplan

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor
May 6
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Mr. Farah, you described globalization as the “proverbial gasoline to the mix” of organized crime. Can you discuss how globalization acts to fuel the industry? Farah: Globalization changes everything. It is the proverbial gasoline in the fire. Only this time, the fire is the information and communicatio...

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