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Rankings Contribute to College Commodification

Editorial Board
September 23, 2016
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U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of 1,374 colleges and universities in the United States on Sept. 13, amplifying the nightmare that is the college-application process. As if the pressure of getting accepted to college in general is not enough, the importance of an institut... Read more »

Students Must Re-examine Role of Presidency

Editorial Board
September 16, 2016
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Marvin Krislov announced Sept. 6 that he will be stepping down as president of the College, effective June 30, 2017. The news has received mixed reactions from students, many of whom hope that a new president might allow the College to reaffirm its commitment to progressive activism and accessibility to... Read more »

Council Needs Quicker Decision on City Manager

Editorial Board
September 9, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The city manager search that has now stretched for nine months re­sembles an episode of Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation, except there’s no season finale in sight. Interim City Manager and Finance Director Sal Talarico has stepped up since former City Manager Eric Norenberg re­signed last Dec... Read more »

Holistic Approach to Journalism Necessary for Campus Newspaper

Editorial Board
September 2, 2016
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Oberlin students likely spent the summer plagued by the question, “Is Oberlin really like that?” in reference to The New Yorker journalist Nathan Heller’s investigation of student activism on campus (“The Big Uneasy,” May 30, 2016). Though Heller faced backlash for supposedly favoring outspoke... Read more »

Campus Must Support OCOPE Negotiations

Editorial Board
May 6, 2016
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The remainder of this month is all about countdowns. Six hours until reading period begins. Six days until the first day of finals. Eleven days until the majority of our student body makes a break for it, and eighteen days until those graduating pack their things and hit the road that, for many, will n... Read more »

Communication, Cooperation Needed for Medical Leave Reform

Editorial Board
April 29, 2016
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College fifth-year Libby Salemi went on medical leave during the second semester of her first year. After dealing with panic attacks that made it impossible to focus on her studies, she decided to take a break and try to diagnose her disorder. Upon returning to campus for her sophomore year, Salemi ... Read more »

Police Department Should Assist, not Arrest, Addicts

Editorial Board
April 22, 2016
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The city of Amherst Police Department is the latest law enforcement agency to adopt a treatment-focused approach to low-level drug offences. As reported by the Oberlin News Tribune on April 8, Amherst Police Chief Joe Kucirek has instituted an informal policy whereby addicts who turn themselves in w... Read more »

ResEd Responsible for Students’ Sense of Safety in Living Spaces

Editorial Board
April 15, 2016
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As in semesters past, the northeast wing of South Hall’s second floor — a space the Office of Residential Education has designated “all female” — is reserved for female students in search of peace of mind and a safe haven from a patriarchal campus and society. At the beginning of this ... Read more »

Panama Papers Coverage Strengthened by Prioritizing Local Media

Editorial Board
April 8, 2016
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Over 11.5 million documents have been released since April 3 in what has become the largest leak of secret documents in history. Dubbed the “Panama Papers,” this 2.6 terabyte leak surpasses WikiLeaks’ 2010 Cablegate, which consisted of 250,000 cables from the U.S. State Department. The PDF docum... Read more »

With Focus on Elite Schools, Media Ignores Disadvantaged Students

Editorial Board
April 1, 2016
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April 1 is a long-awaited day for many high school students: the day colleges notify applicants of admission decisions. Yet the image of the anxious high school senior waiting by the mailbox or frantically refreshing their email fails to represent the reality for a majority of prospective and current U.S.... Read more »

Athletics Department Must Address Accessibility Concerns

Editorial Board
March 11, 2016
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In an announcement to the student body on March 3, Director of Athletics and Physical Education Natalie Winkelfoos introduced “The Zen Zone” pilot program to Philips gym. From the hours of 9–11 a.m. and 1–3 p.m. every weekday, The Zen Zone will prohibit music filtered through speakers — only perso... Read more »

HB 48 Would Threaten Safety, Wellbeing on Campus

Editorial Board
March 4, 2016
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“Guns Everywhere” is the apt nickname for the Ohio House Bill 48, which passed the House of Representatives on Nov. 17 and was introduced to the State Senate a day later. If passed, HB 48 would allow concealed-carry guns on college campuses and daycares, among other places like school safety zones... Read more »

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