Staff Seeks Balance Between Free Speech and Community Standards in Online Comment Moderation

The Editorial Board
April 13, 2014
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Last week, an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times argued that Oberlin is turning into “[a symbol] of the widespread scourge of campus political correctness and the glorification of victimhood,” due to the administration’s recent discussion regarding the use of trigger warnings in the classroom.... Read more »

‘Review’ Applauds SIC’s Adherence to Core Values

Review Editorial Board
April 5, 2014
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Part of Oberlin’s appeal is its salacious, open-minded, body- and sex-positive outlook on sexual expression. Throughout its history this college has proven to be at the forefront of issues related to gender and sexuality, such as its (well-timed) 1969 decision to adopt... Read more »

College, Senate Must Clarify Underpinnings of Proposed Tobacco Ban

The Editorial Board
March 11, 2014
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Oberlin students aren’t known to sit idly by when issues of personal liberty are at stake — which is why Student Senate’s upcoming vote on a campus-wide ban on tobacco products has raised a flurry of opinions from supporters and detractors, smokers and non-smokers alike. Should the College adopt... Read more »

End of Semester Too Late to Effectively Address Stress

The Editorial Board
November 22, 2013
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

As college students, we are subject to intensely formulaic cycles of stress, generally culminating in a few hellishly busy weeks at the end of the semester during which we eschew social conventions, like changing our sweatpants regularly, in favor of consuming unnatural amounts of caffeine. For most... Read more »

Turnover Muddles Collective Memory

The Editorial Board
November 15, 2013
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Prospective students have descended upon campus in the past few weeks to determine if Oberlin is the school at which they can imagine spending four formative years. The perception these impressionable high schoolers will walk away from their visit to Oberlin with will be informed not only by tours and... Read more »

Humanities Majors Must Gain Foothold in Workforce

The Editorial Board
November 8, 2013
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Last week The New York Times published an article citing declining in- terest in the humanities at colleges across the nation. Quoting faculty from Stanford and Harvard, as well as our fellow small liberal arts school Bard College, the Times article adds to the plethora of recent reports... Read more »

Obies Shouldn’t be Fairweather Fans of Sex and Body Positivity

The Editorial Board
November 1, 2013
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Since its inaugural year in 1990, the rules of Safer Sex Night have taken various forms (save a few constants: sweat, glitter, butt cheeks — but no nipples). The College banned the once infamous “Tent of Consent” in 2005, along with booze sales at the actual event in 2001. The educational aspect... Read more »

Review Moves Boldly into 21st Century with Relaunch of Website

Editorial Board
October 11, 2013
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

After years of struggling with a finicky, and at times downright defunct, website, the Review received word this week that the Student Finance Committee has allocated funds for the rebirth of oberlinreview.org. Although we indeed ad hoc’d for these funds, it was hardly out of a burning desire... Read more »

Shutdown Rooted in Partisanship, Moralizing of Opposition

The Editorial Board
October 4, 2013
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Disappointment with Congressional performance might seem hard to quantify this week, as an uncompromising House of Representatives rendered the government defunct and the American public dismayed on Tuesday by failing to reach an agreement that would sustain governmental operations. Though frustration... Read more »

Education More Than Return on Investment

The Editorial Board
September 27, 2013
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The Obama administration recently announced plans to formulate a ranking system for institutions of higher education, taking into consideration a new set of key factors, including graduate’s earning potential, percentage of lower-income students, tuition cost and graduation rates. Ideally, the president... Read more »

Playboy Hoax Creates Opportunity to Discuss Sexual Violence

The Editorial Board
September 20, 2013
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

This past Tuesday, social networkers were in awe of Playboy’s enlightened take on its infamous list of Top Party Schools. The guide spread like wildfire across the internet by college students and other supporters of the emergence of an anti-rape culture, one in which consent is verbalized “early,... Read more »

College Faces Financial, Ethical Dilemma

The Editorial Board
September 13, 2013
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

In light of the College’s recently assigned “negative outlook” by preeminent credit rating agency Moody’s, it is unclear if it will be able to respond in full — or at all — to renewed student concerns regarding its ethically questionable capital investments and the termination of a need-blind... Read more »