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Environmentalists Must Rally Behind Clinton

Kelly McCarthy, Contributing Writer
October 7, 2016
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No good thing comes without a cost. More than a century of rapid technological advancement has sent global temperatures skyrocketing at a rate 10 times faster than precedented by natural history. We’re also seeing increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, rising sea levels and pollution of our...

Candidates Neglect Climate Change Dialogue

Amanda Tennant, Contributing Writer
October 7, 2016
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With only a few weeks left until the general election, the candidates have debated a variety of domestic and foreign topics. Yet climate change and the United States’ role in combating it has barely been addressed by the two leading political party candidates; this lack of attention to one of the most i...

Bass Event at Clinton Office Highlights Disunity of Oberlin Gay Community

Brendan Eprile, Contributing Writer
October 7, 2016
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Regardless of your stance on the *NSYNC versus Backstreet Boys debate, former *NSYNC member Lance Bass’ Sept. 27 visit to the Clinton campaign offices in Oberlin was exciting. It didn’t hurt that he was joined by Robbie Kaplan, the attorney responsible for the Supreme Court ruling that overturn...

Local Ballot Measures Shape Student Lives

Hannah Rasmussen, Contributing Writer
October 7, 2016
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As Nov. 8 approaches, all eyes are on the presidential race. Almost every student on campus has been hounded by the questions: “Are you registered to vote?” and “Have you changed your address?” from eager activists. These questions are important because, as most people know, Ohio is a swing stat...

Opportunities for Input Ignored by Students

Meg Parker, Contributing Writer
October 7, 2016
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This article is part of the Review’s Student Senate column. In an effort to increase communication and transparency, Student Senators will provide personal perspectives on recent events on campus and in the community. On a campus characterized by political activism, we seem to be lacking in action. Th...

Symbolic Movements Need Active Participation

Ariana Enzerink, Contributing Writer
October 7, 2016
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There’s been a lot of buzz within the Oberlin College athletics community recently about the seemingly unanimous, teamwide decision for the Oberlin College varsity field hockey team to kneel during the national anthem, following the highly publicized lead of Colin Kaepernick and other Black athletes...

Trump Reveals True Character in First Debate

Ben Silverman, Contributing Writer
September 30, 2016
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has confounded the country about his core values. His rambunctious arrival on the scene and subsequent climb in the polls left much of the U.S. confused as to why this particular candidate has slid into the political world. Since his candidacy announceme...

McMullin Represents Inclusive Brand of Conservatism

Jack Derwin, Contributing Writer
September 30, 2016
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In a field of divisive candidates, Independent Evan McMullin hopes to represent a trustworthy alternative to the major parties’ presidential nominees, and his common-sense approach to policy and governing makes him just that candidate. I conducted a phone interview with Mr. McMullin on Sept. 19, and the...

Oberlin ACF Actions Polarize Campus

Josh Koller, Contributing Writer
September 30, 2016
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This is the first installment in the Review’s new Student Senate column. In an effort to increase communication and transparency, Student Senators will provide personal perspectives on recent events on campus and in the community. Oberlin College’s student body is never at rest, nor should it be, giv...

Stein Touts Pseudoscience for Votes

Nick Bassman, Contributing Writer
September 30, 2016
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Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein represents a much-needed voice on progressive issues. As 2016’s most nuanced and righteously dissident candidate on issues from race to renewable energy, Stein has made her campaign a rallying point for leftists, so it feels like a betrayal when she entertains ...

Clinton Brings Lifetime of Service to Presidency

Amber Scherer, Contributing Writer
September 30, 2016
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One of my first conversations while phone banking for the Clinton campaign was also one of my most memorable. An elderly man picked up. I gave him my pitch, then paused for his response. He was polite but hesitant. I asked which candidate he planned to support in November. Eventually, overly consc...

Domesticated Animals Deserve Compassion

William Cramer, Contributing Writer
September 30, 2016
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Editor’s note: This op-ed contains description of animal torture and slaughter. Bon Appétit, the company in charge of Oberlin’s Campus Dining Services, ceased buying pork raised in gestation crates in early 2016, according to their website. Gestation crates are used in many factory farms to conf...

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