Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

“It Takes Balls to Execute an Innocent Man”

The Editorial Board
September 23
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

On September 21, the state of Georgia executed Troy Anthony Davis for the murder of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. Davis’s story attracted worldwide scrutiny when the prosecution’s case against him unraveled after his conviction, with seemingly no acknowledgement from Georgia’s criminal...

Sour Memories of 9/11

The Editorial Board
September 16
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Last Sunday, on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, New York Timescolumnist Paul Krugman decided to remember the occasion on his blog in a way that, shall we say, turned a few heads. In a post titled “The Years of Shame,” Krugman wrote that because of its exploitation for purp...

Editorial: Oberlin’s Favorite Super Senior

The Editorial Board
May 13
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

When this year’s graduating class were first-years four years ago, we entered college alongside another first-year of sorts — when Marvin Krislov began as Oberlin’s 14th president in July of 2007, one month before the class of 2011 arrived on campus for Orientation. Being the president of Oberlin...

Editorial: New Name, Same Section

The Editorial Board
May 13
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

As some of our readers may have noticed, a few weeks ago The Oberlin Review rebranded our “Commentary” section with the moniker “Opinions.” Although the content of the section will remain the same, and the two words mean the same thing, the Review nevertheless decided that a name change would...

The End of an Era

The Editorial Board
May 6
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Last Sunday, President Obama announced to the world that Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, had been killed in an attack conducted by the United States. For the most part, current Oberlin students came of age in a time of fear and uncertainty created by bin...

Editorial: Oberlin Community Deserved More Information

The Editorial Board
April 29
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Last week, a combined racial and homophobic slur was spray-painted onto the side of Dascomb, an action that elicited an immediate reaction from the College and student body. The Editorial Board wholeheartedly supports the silent vigil and what it stood for; rather than embark on a witch hunt, thos...

Re-evaluating Evaluations

The Editorial Board
April 22
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Even at a school as academically outstanding as Oberlin, it’s not uncommon to hear students complaining about the ways in which their classes are taught. Often, the first thing a student will do after leaving a frustrating class is to vent to a friend about what exactly needs to be changed abou...

A Barbie-Free Response to Professor Mehta

The Editorial Board
April 16
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

First, the Editorial Board would like to thank Dr. Mehta for his well researched and thorough critique. Numbers speak louder than accusations, and his breakdown of the genre distribution of Review articles in the past volume was both accurate and eye-opening to the Editorial Board. Second: Dr. Mehta,...

Which Barbie Are We, Really?

The Editorial Board
March 18
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Recently, The Oberlin Review received a harshly worded letter, condemning our This Week editor’s joke about the difficulty of mathematics. In 1992, the Mattel company debuted a Barbie that uttered, among a variety of other phrases, the succinct line “Math is Tough!” The Oberlin Review, t...

Editorial Board: What the Hell Is Student Senate? (Do We Know?)

The Editorial Board
March 11
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

This Sunday, Oberlin’s Student Senate is holding a panel titled “What the Hell Is Senate?” We are curious to hear how the senators will choose to answer that question. The chief problem with Senate, as it has been observed by student senators in the past, is the same problem that plagues many...

Obies: Too Progressive for Our Own Good

The Editorial Board
March 4
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Last Wednesday, noted feminist and progressive activist Gloria Steinem came to speak at Oberlin as a part of our Convocation series. The Editorial Board applauds Steinem and her contributions to promoting women’s rights and addressing various forms of discrimination. Reflecting on her talk, howe...

Editorial Board Condemns Ohio Senate Vote

The Editorial Board
March 4
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

On Wednesday, the Ohio Senate narrowly voted on Senate Bill 5, effectively disarming the collective bargaining power of unions across the state. In an unprecedented move, six Republican senators defected, voting alongside Democrats in an attempt to back away from a vote that will inevitably prove detrimental...

Established 1874.
Editorials