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The Oberlin Review

Athletics Department Must Address Accessibility Concerns

Editorial Board
March 11
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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...

HB 48 Would Threaten Safety, Wellbeing on Campus

Editorial Board
March 4
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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...

Media Reinforces Myth of Clinton’s Inevitable Win

Editorial Board
February 26
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After polling neck and neck with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reportedly won all six tie-breaker coin flips in the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1. Some called it the Miracle Six, as the probability of six heads or tails in a row is less than two percent. After fa...

For Scalia, Legacy and Humanity Inextricable

Editorial Board
February 19
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Cibolo Creek Ranch in the Chinati Mountains of western Texas is about as distant a scene as possible from the courthouses of Washington, D.C., which is probably why former Justice Antonin Scalia chose to accept the invitation for a free vacation there from ranch owner John Poindexter. After Poindext...

Flint Crisis Demands Reflection on Campus, Community Relationship

Editorial Board
February 12
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With his approval rating plummeting and amid public calls for his resignation, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder addressed lawmakers on Wednesday to propose a $54.9 billion budget for the state, the majority of which would go to reversing the lead contamination in Flint’s water and repairing Detroit’s...

Black Representation in the Arts Crucial to Dismantling Racism

Editorial Board
February 5
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Black entertainers will abound at the 88th Academy Awards in February. Comedian and actor Chris Rock will host alongside presenters and performers including Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams. But with the announcement of this year’s Oscar nominations on Jan. 14, media e...

Winter Term Committee Must Revise Grant Policy

Editorial Board
December 11
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With the end of the semester fast approaching, many students are organizing housing and transportation funds for Winter Term. While some students can afford to front the costs of living and dining for the month of January, many require funding or scholarships to supplement projects that do not receive pa...

City Council Should Focus on Abolishing, Not Rerouting, NEXUS Pipeline

Editorial Board
December 4
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

In a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 30, City Council decided to hire the law offices of D.C.-based Carolyn Elefant to represent the city of Oberlin in a lawsuit aimed at rerouting the NEXUS pipeline. The proposed 250-mile pipeline, to be constructed and operated by Houston-based Spectra Energy, is slated to ru...

REC Reinvestment Upholds Oberlin’s Commitment to Sustainability

Editorial Board
November 20
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The most pressing issue facing newly-elected City Council members is the allocation of Renewable Energy Certificates, a benefit of Oberlin’s EPA Green Power Partnership. RECs were originally intended to be reinvested in renewable energy and carbon reduction initiatives for communities to expand their...

Boynton, Mizzou Scandals Reveal Growing Dispute over Journalistic Ethics

Editorial Board
November 13
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Journalistic ethics have been under close examination this past week. It seems like everyone has something to say about activists at the University of Missouri calling for privacy in the face of national media coverage as racial tensions forced the resignation of the University’s president and chancellor of the...

Marijuana Legislation Must Account for Racial Injustice

Editorial Board
November 6
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With an almost two-to-one ratio vote on Issue 3, Ohio did not legalize recreational marijuana on Tuesday. By a much smaller margin, Issue 2 passed. The state-sponsored Issue 2 was a direct response to ResponsibleOhio’s marijuana legalization proposal, which would have created an oligopoly of 25 total...

Administration’s Silence on Cosby Suggests Apathy

Editorial Board
October 30
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Bill Cosby still holds an honorary degree of humanities from Oberlin College, bestowed on him and his wife Camille at the grand opening of the Kohl Jazz Building in April 2010. Since 2000, Cosby has been accused of raping, assaulting or drugging a total of 57 women. In light of the allegations which ...

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