Lack of Internship Funding Presents Accessibility Issue

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
December 12, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Getting a job is largely dependent on the quality of one seemingly simple document: the résumé. Yet for many college students, résumé building comes at a price. Internships, aside from being personally rewarding, are advantageous in accruing a body of work experience; however, students who struggle... Read more »

Police Racism Dehumanizes Black Youth

Aliyah Abu-Hazeem, Contributing Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, not only about the Ferguson decision, but also about the senseless violence that has been occurring across the nation. My thinking has, unconsciously, enabled my silence. I am not silent because I have nothing to say. In fact, I have much to say. Far more than this... Read more »

Krislov’s Response Fails to Address Concerns

Kiley Petersen, Staff Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov, the Board of Trustees and the Oberlin administration have been put under a lot of pressure by students during the past several weeks, from the “Hands Up, Walk Out” call for action to the protest at the Board of Trustees function on Dec. 4. Their response... Read more »

OSCA Lacks Awareness of Oppressive Systems

Cara Welch-Rubin, Contributing Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The following critique of the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association is not the first time anyone has raised these issues. Many people have experienced or continue to experience various forms of classism, white supremacy, ableism and other manifestations of oppression within OSCA. My critique only serves... Read more »

Controversial Albums Reflect New Challenges in Music Business

Kevin Sloan, Contributing Writer
December 5, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Up until this fall, few people might utter the names U2 and Barry Manilow in the same sentence. Someone who rocks out to “Sunday Bloody Sunday” probably doesn’t also boogie to “Copacabana.” But in 2014, these two artists have much in common. They have both seen careers studded with platinum-selling... Read more »

Online Prejudice Reveals Weak Allyship

Samantha Smylie, Contributing Writer
December 5, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

When the St. Louis County prosecutor announced late on Nov. 24 that a grand jury found that “no probable cause exists to file any charge against Officer [Darren] Wilson,” millions around the country were in shock, outraged at the decision not to indict the Ferguson, MO police officer who killed Mike... Read more »

Keystone XL Debate Prioritizes Politics over Economic, Environmental Realities

Chloe Vassot, Contributing Writer
December 5, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

In navigating the political obstacle course necessary for its approval, the Keystone XL pipeline has all but proved itself “the little pipeline that could.” At this point, the pipeline’s creation seems almost inevitable. Though a bill to approve the construction of the pipeline was defeated... Read more »

Student Senators Call for Financial Aid Transparency, Engagement

Jordan Ecker and Ty Wagner
November 21, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Student Senate

Oberlin College Student Senate is committed to investigating Oberlin’s finances by gathering as much information as possible, synthesizing this information so that students can engage with it, creating discussions about Oberlin’s financial direction particularly involving financial aid and making... Read more »

TIME Misses Point with Poll, Apology

Taylor Field, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

TIME magazine announced its fourth annual poll on Nov. 12 in order to determine “Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?” The poll lists 15 options for words to be banished, and beneath the poll, TIME elaborates on “the type of person who would like to see each nominee launched into... Read more »

Latest Kardashian Photoshoot Has Racial Undertones

Kiley Petersen, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Kim Kardashian has broken the internet. Her controversial photoshoot for the winter 2014 edition of Paper magazine, where she poses both nude and in a black dress, blew up on Twitter and Facebook after it was published on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Social media users expressed a variety of opinions, ranging... Read more »

Equality Movement Must Push Beyond Marriage

Sophie Kemp, Contributing Writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

On Nov. 6, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ban on marriage equality in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. Now, before we all stand around singing along to “Same Love” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and flaunting FCKH8 apparel, it’s important to have a discussion about the direction... Read more »

GOP Policies an Attack on Millennials

Zachery Crowell, Contributing Writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

During the 2004 election, a gap in voting preferences emerged between those younger than 30 and those older than 65 for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War. This age gap in voting has since persisted, and last week was no exception. However, this trend is not about partisan allegiance, but... Read more »