Staff Seeks Balance Between Free Speech and Community Standards in Online Comment Moderation

The Editorial Board
April 13, 2014
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Last week, an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times argued that Oberlin is turning into “[a symbol] of the widespread scourge of campus political correctness and the glorification of victimhood,” due to the administration’s recent discussion regarding the use of trigger warnings in the classroom.... Read more »

MAAS Conference Highlights Importance of Participation

Lydia Smith, Contributing Writer
April 5, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Two weeks ago, I attended the 18th Biennial Midwest Asian-American Student Conference, which was hosted by Oberlin’s Asian-American Alliance. MAASC was the first conference I’ve attended that focuses specifically on Asian-American students and issues, so I was grateful for the opportunity to take... Read more »

Intra-Campus Discussions More Effective Face-to-Face than on Facebook

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
April 5, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Part of what makes Oberlin a great place is that people are so willing to engage in dialogue about serious issues, but the forum this discussion takes place in has the power to detract from the opinions being expressed. Most dialogue that take place in person is constructive, but as students have taken... Read more »

Syrian Crisis Fading From Public Eye

Ahmed El Meleegy, Contributing Writer
April 5, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Could it actually be that a conflict that is featured so much in the news and policy journals is growing increasingly irrelevant? As Syria shows, the answer is yes. It isn’t that the lives are not significant. It is that the players who can make a difference have other preoccupations. Take... Read more »

Corrections to EDGE Fund Articles

Evan Tincknell
April 5, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: My name is Evan Tincknell, and I have been a Green EDGE Fund board member for the past three years. The following is my own personal response and does not necessarily reflect the sentiment of the Green EDGE Fund as a group. Over the course of this semester, the Review has... Read more »

Tobacco-Free Site Newly Available

The Tobacco Sub-Committee
April 5, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: The Oberlin Tobacco-Free Sub-Committee posted a preliminary draft of the Tobacco-Free Initiative Policy on our regularly updated website on Monday, Feb. 24: new. oberlin.edu/office/oswell/tobacco-free-at-oberlin/. This drafted policy, being reviewed and shared, will be vetted within... Read more »

Response to Apel’s ROI Article

Erik and Michele Andrews, Parents of students
April 5, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: The article in the March 7, 2014 Review, “Oberlin Ranked U.S.’s Worst Return on Investment” (Aidan Apel, author and College senior), is one we read with interest. In light of rising tuition costs, there have been numerous articles on the value of a liberal arts education... Read more »

Response to Musical Injuries Article

Julia Connor , Double degree fifth-year
April 5, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: Many thanks to the Review for bringing attention to something rarely discussed in the Conservatory — musician injuries. I believe the Conservatory must take more responsibility for educating students about injury prevention and supporting those who are injured. Playing-related... Read more »

‘Review’ Applauds SIC’s Adherence to Core Values

Review Editorial Board
April 5, 2014
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Part of Oberlin’s appeal is its salacious, open-minded, body- and sex-positive outlook on sexual expression. Throughout its history this college has proven to be at the forefront of issues related to gender and sexuality, such as its (well-timed) 1969 decision to adopt... Read more »

RE: Student Senate Reaches
 an Impasse

Milo Vieland, College fourth-year
April 5, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: Many senators and other students seem to be under the impression that talking about racism is getting in the way of Senate’s productivity. When Senators Acey and Gil bring up racism or other forms of oppression, it is received as a disruption to Senate’s ability to do its job. Mr.... Read more »

Hobby Lobby Case Threatens Healthcare Access

Hazel Crampton-Hays and Sasha Solov , Students United for Reproductive Freedom
April 5, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: On March 25, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a case challenging the Affordable Care Act’s provision that employers provide preventive healthcare at no cost to their employees. The independent Institute of Medicine has recommended that preventive... Read more »

Executive Powers Grow at Expense of Other Branches of Government

Sean Para, Columnist
March 15, 2014
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Recent allegations in Congress against the CIA have highlighted a major trend in U.S. constitutional history in the past century. Since the administration of Theodore Roosevelt, the federal government has gained power relative to state governments, while within the federal government, the executive branch... Read more »