Katlin Letter Distorts UIUC Motives in Salaita Case

Jade Schiff, Politics department
February 27, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In their letter in last week’s Review, Andrew and Fisher Katlin distorted both my views and the issues at stake in Steven Salaita’s treatment by UIUC. The Katlins are correct that mine was not a balanced argument. I believe UIUC’s handling of the case was unambiguously... Read more »

Criticisms of Hip-Hop Reflect Misconceptions

James Tanford, Contributing Writer
February 27, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

I see the small, judgmental glint in my friend’s eye as he looks over my music playlist. Common. The Roots. Kanye West. Joey Bada$$. Lupe Fiasco. Hopsin. Black Star. He’s thinking, he listens to rap? He hands me my phone back, disgusted, and proceeds to lecture me on how this “music”... Read more »

Just Ask Us: DeCafé Not Worth Price

Jolie DeFeis and Mike Plotz
February 27, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Disclaimer: “Just Ask Us and We’ll Tell Ya” is a satirical column, and the Review does not condone illegal activity of any kind.  There comes a time in every Oberlin student’s life when a decision must be made: Should I steal that shit from DeCafé? Of course, stealing is wrong... Read more »

KXL Gives Hope for Further Legislation

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor
February 27, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Although I’m not usually a fan of dramatic and symbolic political acts, I couldn’t help but feel pleased on Tuesday night when President Obama kept to his word and vetoed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil from Alberta, Canada, to Steele City, NE. Despite the expected outcome,... Read more »

Student Senate Censure Announcement

Student Senate
February 27, 2015
Filed under OPINIONS, Student Senate

Senator Zachery Crowell has been found to be repeatedly absent from meetings of the General Faculty and late to plenary meetings of the Student Senate. Senators’ failure to perform necessary duties will not be tolerated by the Oberlin College Student Senate.

Running Offers Chance for Catharsis, Contemplation

CJ Blair, Columnist
February 27, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

While daily exercise is universally encouraged, there’s still plenty of trepidation about running. I’ve had 90-pound friends who threw shot put on the track team because they didn’t want to run, and others who look visibly ill when I even mention going for a run. The fact is that people will bend... Read more »

Conservatives Employ Dated Image of America

Machmud Makhmudov, Columnist
February 27, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

On July 16, 1984, then-Governor of New York Mario Cuomo gave a stirring keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. Though Walter Mondale — the Democratic nominee for President — faced long odds against formidable incumbent President Ronald Reagan, Cuomo brought the crowd to its feet by... Read more »

Content Warnings Needed as Accommodations

Cyrus Eosphoros, Staff Writer
February 27, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Content Warning: This post contains discussion of common triggers, ableism on the part of the Oberlin administration and descriptions of media and conversations containing suicide, rape and parental abuse.  The first movie I had to watch for a literature class this semester contained, among... Read more »

Feminized Gun Marketing Exacerbates Rape Culture

Editorial Board
February 27, 2015
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Many women learn early on how to defend themselves in dangerous situations: hold their keys between their knuckles in dark parking garages; keep mini-canisters of pepper spray in their purses. From a young age, just as everyone learns to look both ways before crossing the street, women are taught not... Read more »

Lunar New Year Highlights Vietnamese Heritage

Anh Lê
February 27, 2015
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: My son, Minh-Jeffrey Lê, attends Oberlin College, and was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. I arrived in the United States as a young immigrant child, and grew up mostly in Michigan, and regard myself proudly as a “Midwesterner” and a Vietnamese American. To celebrate... Read more »

Awareness Vital in Eating Disorder Treatment

Rose Stoloff, Editor-in-Chief
February 20, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Trigger Warning: This article contains discussion of eating disorders. Over the summer I found myself sitting in my bed at three in the morning writing an email to my mother, confessing to her that I had been living with an eating disorder for the last three years. That night, while trying... Read more »

Fervent Progressivism Blocks Other Views

Chloe Vassot, Contributing Writer
February 20, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The Oberlin College community is almost notorious for its open embrace of views that lie largely outside the mainstream American political culture. Students are known as extremely accepting of people and opinions that would be ostracized elsewhere, giving Oberlin a reputation of “open-mindedness.” But... Read more »