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 »

Exploring Nuances: A Column on Columns

CJ Blair, Columnist
March 6, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

When you sign on to write a weekly column for your college’s newspaper, it’s all but guaranteed that you’ll occasionally struggle to think of topics. When that happens, you can either sit out for a week, or you can write something no one would really expect, like a column about writing columns.... Read more »

Students Should Acknowledge Ethical Downsides of Coffee

Chloe Vassot, Columnist
March 6, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

On college campuses across the country, and especially at Oberlin, you can be sure of coming across that ever-present couple: the student and the coffee cup. Whether you prefer DeCafé or Slow Train, add a heap of sugar or take it black, coffee is often a polarizing topic — but not, I’ll argue,... 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 »