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Driscoll Strawberry Boycott Flawed, Harms Laborers, Not Corporation

Cyrus Eosphoros, Columnist
April 10
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 the pa...

Subconscious Emotions Reflected in Gait

CJ Blair, Columnist
April 10
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...

Just Ask Us: Revolutionary Voting Practices

Jolie De Feis and Mike Plotz, Columnists
April 10
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 time n...

Update: Your Wallet Can’t Vote For You

Cyrus Eosphoros, Columnist
April 3
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 easy t...

Hobbies Unveil Interconnection of Various Disciplines

CJ Blair, Columnist
April 3
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....

Just Ask Us: Avoid Midterms Stress

Jolie De Feis and Mike Plotz
March 13
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....

Exploring Nuances: A Column on Columns

CJ Blair, Columnist
March 6
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....

Students Should Acknowledge Ethical Downsides of Coffee

Chloe Vassot, Columnist
March 6
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,...

Just Ask Us: DeCafé Not Worth Price

Jolie DeFeis and Mike Plotz
February 27
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 when put into...

Running Offers Chance for Catharsis, Contemplation

CJ Blair, Columnist
February 27
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...

Conservatives Employ Dated Image of America

Machmud Makhmudov, Columnist
February 27
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...

Social Movements Must Incorporate Environmental Justice

CJ Blair, Columnist
February 20
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

There’s no doubt that Oberlin is a place known for its conscientious and progressive students. While Oberlin’s sustainable Adam Joseph Lewis Center and a handful of environmental organizations demonstrate concern about environmental issues, day-to-day conversations between students tend to favor...

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