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Infamous Police Officer Ends Tainted Career

Russell Jaffe, Contributing Writer
September 23, 2016
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Commissioner Bill Bratton of the New York City Police Department officially retired Sept. 16, in order to “pursue other opportunities” in the private sector. The self-proclaimed “top cop in America” is widely considered to be one of the most influential and controversial officers in policing h... Read more »

Gym Expansion Will Increase Campus Accessibility

Dan Lev, Contributing Writer
September 23, 2016
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After reading Louis Krauss’ article on the possible Philips extension in the Sept. 16 issue of the Review, “Trustees to Consider Philips Gym Expansion,” I wanted to offer my voice as a captain of the Oberlin College men’s soccer team and a former student senator. I believe an extension to P... Read more »

Only One Candidate Stands for Progress

Ziya Smallens, Contributing Writer
September 23, 2016
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It’s no secret that many Oberlin students voted for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary. Many remain skeptical of Hillary Clinton, citing an inability to trust her. I respect the instincts of my peers, but in today’s media climate, the facts struggle to break through the noise. In scrutinizi... Read more »

Over-Militarization Causes Gun Violence

Chloe Vassot, Contributing Writer
September 16, 2016
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Gun control measures have historically been enforced by racist laws that have been used to explicitly discriminate against marginalized people, as Josh Ashkinaze pointed out in his Sept. 9 Review article “Progressives Should Oppose Gun Control.” He calls it “deeply ironic” that “progressives” support a movement with such a ... Read more »

Restorative Justice Requires Rehabilitation

Nick Bassman
September 16, 2016
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Content warning: This op-ed contains discussion of sexual assault. To Judge Aaron Persky: This is not the first open letter or protest you’ve received on this topic, and it won’t be the last. Convicted rapist Brock Turner was released from prison Sept. 2 after serving three months of the six-mon... Read more »

University of Chicago Balances Free Speech, Trigger Warnings

Jack Derwin, Contributing Writer
September 16, 2016
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As the training ground for students on the brink of entering full adulthood, the values of higher education are often the subject of scrutiny and controversy. One such controversy was prompted by a University of Chicago welcome letter sent to the university’s incoming first-years on Aug. 24 this year... Read more »

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Mirror Oberlin’s Anti-Pipeline Campaign

CJ Blair, Contributing Writer
September 16, 2016
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The federal government’s request to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline was met by cheers from the thousands of Native people gathered in protest at Standing Rock last Friday. This order, however, coming on the heels of a ruling that dismissed the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s anti-pipeline... Read more »

Abortion Access Event Celebrates Triumph in Face of Adversity

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
September 16, 2016
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Editor’s Note: This article contains language pertaining to abortion rights, and personal stories from women who have received abortions. It's hard to be optimistic about abortion access. Clinics are at constant risk of being defunded and have to jump through arbitrary hoops to remain open. Patients... Read more »

Trump’s Media Monopolgy Siphons Populist Energy From Sanders Campaign

Ben Silverman, Contributing Writer
September 9, 2016
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Republican Nominee Donald Trump’s presidential bid — the big­gest political story of the year — has commanded an unprecedented control of the media cycle. By the end of February 2016, Trump had amassed nearly $2 billion in earned media coverage, which includes social media mentions and any ap­pearances... Read more »

Political Face-Offs Supersede Philippine Drug Crisis

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
September 9, 2016
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte brought his nation into the international spotlight this week by slandering U.S. Presi­dent Barack Obama, calling him a “son of a whore.” I am hugely disheartened by Duterte’s justification of his attack on the U.S. presi­dent, as well as Obama’s response... Read more »

Progressives Should Oppose Gun Control

Josh Ashkinaze, Contributing Writer
September 9, 2016
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While we may associate gun sup­porters with angry white men in leather jackets and gun control supporters with hippies and peace signs, these stereo­types are only a product of recent times. Throughout American history, gun con­trol proponents were the powerful and the racist, not liberals and peaceniks. Recognizing... Read more »

Next Oberlin President Must Promote Unity

Kameron Dunbar, Contributing Writer
September 9, 2016
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The angst sweeping the country has trickled down to the microcosm of Oberlin. The year has been divisive for the country as a whole. We have a presidential candi­date calling for an entry ban on an entire religious group. Political polarization is at an all-time high. People are dissatisfied. What we... Read more »

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