Student Senators Call for Financial Aid Transparency, Engagement

Jordan Ecker and Ty Wagner
November 21, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Student Senate

Oberlin College Student Senate is committed to investigating Oberlin’s finances by gathering as much information as possible, synthesizing this information so that students can engage with it, creating discussions about Oberlin’s financial direction particularly involving financial aid and making... Read more »

TIME Misses Point with Poll, Apology

Taylor Field, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

TIME magazine announced its fourth annual poll on Nov. 12 in order to determine “Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?” The poll lists 15 options for words to be banished, and beneath the poll, TIME elaborates on “the type of person who would like to see each nominee launched into... Read more »

Attendance at CDS Policy Symposium Essential for Food Justice

Aliya Tuzhilin, Helena Bader, Eleanor Catlin, and Ayami Kan
November 21, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Oberlin students and CDS employees have the incredible opportunity to help write a food policy for Oberlin College that will guide the College and CDS in its purchasing and employment practices. This Saturday, we, the Real Food Challenge, are hosting a symposium to discuss a draft... Read more »

OCRL Encourages Respect, Tolerance

Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians
November 21, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Oberlin preaches tolerance of individuals and groups, but recently, we, the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians, as a club have seriously had to question the true tolerance of the Oberlin community. Responses to the climate debate and other recent demonstrations have shown... Read more »

Emergency Declaration in Missouri Premature, Discourages Structural Change

Editorial Board
November 21, 2014
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

In anticipation of the announcement by prosecutors of whether a grand jury will file charges against Darren Wilson — the Ferguson, MO police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stoked the flames of a virulent disconnect between government officials... Read more »

Just Ask Us: National Library Day

Jolie De Feis and Mike Plotz
November 21, 2014
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

This article is a little sentimental for us because it is how this whole column began. One day, early in the semester, before the temperature with wind chill was negative 6 degrees and the albino squirrels were still alive, Mike was sitting in the Charles W. McCandless Main Level of Mudd library (in... Read more »

Latest Kardashian Photoshoot Has Racial Undertones

Kiley Petersen, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Kim Kardashian has broken the internet. Her controversial photoshoot for the winter 2014 edition of Paper magazine, where she poses both nude and in a black dress, blew up on Twitter and Facebook after it was published on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Social media users expressed a variety of opinions, ranging... Read more »

Unwanted Schedules Offer Hidden Opportunities

CJ Blair, Columnist
November 21, 2014
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Getting into college can be a chore, especially when high school students are aiming for colleges like Oberlin. When all that’s taken care of and students are admitted into prestigious schools, it makes sense that they would feel entitled to the resources at hand when they arrive. This may be the primary... Read more »

Equality Movement Must Push Beyond Marriage

Sophie Kemp, Contributing Writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

On Nov. 6, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ban on marriage equality in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. Now, before we all stand around singing along to “Same Love” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and flaunting FCKH8 apparel, it’s important to have a discussion about the direction... Read more »

Graduating Senior Reflects on Sidewalk Etiquette

Anasuya Shekhar, College senior
November 14, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: As I prepare to graduate this December, I think back on the many experiences I have had here at Oberlin College. Some have been middling; others have been pretty nice. I could not be happier, however, that I will never have one particular experience again, and that is playing real-life... Read more »

GOP Policies an Attack on Millennials

Zachery Crowell, Contributing Writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

During the 2004 election, a gap in voting preferences emerged between those younger than 30 and those older than 65 for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War. This age gap in voting has since persisted, and last week was no exception. However, this trend is not about partisan allegiance, but... Read more »

Alumna Reflects on Peace Corps Experiences

Hannah Combe
November 14, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I graduated from Oberlin on May 30, 2013 and sent in my application to Peace Corps within the next week. My interview with a recruiter happened within the month, and then I did not hear from Peace Corps until Nov. 7, five months later, when I received my formal invitation to serve... Read more »