Raising Mice Translates Depression into Compassion, Beauty

CJ Blair, Columnist
May 8, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

There aren’t many teenage girls who would demand to leave school early so they could take care of a dozen wounded feeder mice. Even fewer would do this: call countless rehab centers until they found the right equipment and then nurse all the mice back to health in their own room. Yet my 16-year-old... Read more »

Just Ask Us: To Do List Before Graduation

Jolie De Feis and Mike Plotz
May 8, 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. Hear ye, hear ye. It has come time for our final Review article, and boy, are we sad. As seasoned Oberlin students and soon-to-be graduates, we... Read more »

Free Speech Defenders Underestimate Power, Violence of Language

Cyrus Eosphoros , Columnist
May 1, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

An awful lot of problems spring from one question: Does speech do harm comparable to physical injury? Roger Copeland’s letter to the editors (“Free Speech Not Equivalent to Violence,” The Oberlin Review, April 24, 2015) has given us one side. I disagree with him. But beyond that, I’m worried... Read more »

Trigger Warnings Fail to Serve Intended Purpose

CJ Blair, Columnist
April 24, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Last Friday night, I was lucky enough to see the Oberlin Theater Department’s production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle. I was blown away at how the actors, musicians and stage crew modernized Brecht’s complex, meandering play and injected it with as much energy as such a difficult script could... Read more »

Boycotts Result in Obsolete Forms of Activism

Cyrus Eosphoros, Columnist
April 24, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

This is the third and final part in a series on consumption-centered activism in the U.S. The previous two entries in this series were about the pitfalls of boycotts as they happen today: how the idea of boycotting the entire state of Indiana punishes authorities via publicity and actual Indiana... Read more »

Greater Focus Required for Oberlin Activism

CJ Blair, Columnist
April 18, 2015
Filed under Columns

If there’s one thing Oberlin students know how to do, it’s to ensure that their political beliefs are heard. The truth is that Obies are known in and out of academia as the college students who hurl their most radical politics in the face of whoever’s in throwing distance, without restraint or... Read more »

Driscoll Strawberry Boycott Flawed, Harms Laborers, Not Corporation

Cyrus Eosphoros, Columnist
April 10, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS, Uncategorized

This is the second part in a three-part series on consumption-centered activism in the U.S. The next section will be published in the April 17 issue of the Review. On the way out of the town where I grew up, Todos Santos, the desert gives way to vast green fields and barns that are marked with... Read more »

Subconscious Emotions Reflected in Gait

CJ Blair, Columnist
April 10, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

The single most difficult task for people is trying to figure out what someone else is thinking. If, in our everyday lives, we vocalized every thought we had, society wouldn’t be able to function. So much of what we say is implicit, and for that reason, we have to look at subtext and non-verbal cues... Read more »

Just Ask Us: Revolutionary Voting Practices

Jolie De Feis and Mike Plotz, Columnists
April 10, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Welcome to another week of “Just Ask Us and We’ll Tell Ya” with Jolie and Mike. We know you’ve been missing us, but get used to it, because we’re getting ready to leave The Oberlin Review and go out on our own as an independent premiere newspaper in Detroit. You can catch us there this... Read more »

Update: Your Wallet Can’t Vote For You

Cyrus Eosphoros, Columnist
April 3, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

This is the first part of a three-part series on consumption-centered activism in the U.S. The next section will be published in the April 10 issue of the Review. Consumer action as a form of activism — as political behavior that affects the world on a scale beyond individuals — that is... Read more »

Hobbies Unveil Interconnection of Various Disciplines

CJ Blair, Columnist
April 3, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

As students at a liberal arts college, we should be familiar with what a liberal arts education is supposed to entail. Rather than admitting students who specialize in a single area of study, colleges like Oberlin seek out applicants with a broad range of knowledge and skills that span various disciplines.... Read more »

Just Ask Us: Avoid Midterms Stress

Jolie De Feis and Mike Plotz
March 13, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

You’re stressed. We get it; you’re an Oberlin student (or alumnum, or prospie, or professor, or townsperson, or random internet surfer who was searching for “views in Berlin” and stumbled upon our little website), life is hard and, according to my great-uncle, it’s all downhill from here. Sorry.... Read more »