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Standing Rock Serves as Model for Future Protests

Editorial Board
December 9, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

In a major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux, the Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday that it would reroute the Dakota Access Pipeline away from native land. Though the Sioux’s success is still tentative — President-elect Donald Trump could pressure the Army to reverse the decision when he takes... Read more »

Support for ESAs Combats Ableism

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

As a long-time sufferer of emotional and mental disorders who struggles with depression and anxiety especially, I have sought almost every form of treatment under the sun: antidepressants, therapy, meditation, yoga, exercise. The list goes on. However, coming to college has made me realize an integral p... Read more »

Activism Limited by Disregard for Disability

Auden Granger, Production Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Engagement in activism is a key facet of life and education for many Oberlin students. But what does it mean when you can’t access these types of activism? What does it mean when you’re excluded by default from the performances, speeches and workshops that define most students’ social and political... Read more »

Liberal Activism Limited by Narrow Scope

CJ Blair, Columnist
December 9, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

As soon as I arrived at Oberlin my first year, I knew I had entered somewhere special. I was drawn to this school largely because of its activist culture and willingness to challenge the status quo. After three years, though, I’ve realized that while Oberlin students are earnest social activists, w... Read more »

NIMBY Activism Will Not Halt NEXUS Pipeline Project

Adriana Teitelbaum, Contributing Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

While many activists and public officials have been focusing their outrage on the Dakota Access Pipeline, Spectra Energy’s NEXUS pipeline is a more immediate threat lurking below public radar for Ohio and other Midwestern residents. By 2018, the NEXUS pipeline could potentially occupy over 255 mile... Read more »

Heartbeat Bill Disturbingly Unconstitutional

Jordan Yonkofski, Contributing Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The Ohio Congress passed the anti-abortion “Heartbeat Bill” Tuesday in a move that gravely threatens the constitutional rights of pregnant people. The bill prevents a pregnant person from getting an abortion once the heartbeat of the fetus can be detected. This would outlaw a majority of abortions,... Read more »

Trump’s Personality Distracts from Policy Issues

Daniel Nerenhausen, Contributing Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The time of simple post-election anger and condemnation has passed, leaving the party of progress and activism faced with a profound question: What, in practice, does it mean to fight President-elect Donald Trump? Much of the reaction I have observed thus far, particularly here on campus, has been indi... Read more »

ADA Compliance Necessary to Support Disabled Students

Taylorlyn Stephan, Contributing Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Over 20 percent of reporting Oberlin students self-identifed as disabled or as having a mental illness that causes barriers to access and inclusion on an August survey conducted by Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. So why is there a persistent belief that Oberlin does not have a community o... Read more »

DeCafé Employee Expresses Gratitude, Bids Farewell

Kathy Baker, DeCafé Grill Cook/Counter Cook/Cashier
December 9, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: My name is Kathy. I work in Wilder Hall in DeCafé. Most of you see me when I’m working on the cash register. Some of you may know I’m retiring this December. I want to say a few things to you, the students, before I go. Thank you. You cannot know how much you have enriched my lif... Read more »

Trump Aspires to Greatness

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Professor of Africana Studies
December 9, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: President-elect Donald Trump wants to be a transformational president, honored just like Presidents Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. But because of his ego, he wants to be elevated above them, to occupy the pantheon of greatness envied by all gods. In his first month as President-el... Read more »

Happy holidays!

Happy holidays!

Brian Tom, Contributor
December 9, 2016
Filed under EDITORIAL CARTOON, OPINIONS

Zuckerberg Must Accept Responsibility for Hoax Stories

Editorial Board
December 2, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Facebook’s responsibility to regulate fake news on its site, particularly the false stories that gained traction during the election cycle, has sparked national debate about what role the platform should play in politics. While the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has distanced himself from the popu... Read more »

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