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The Oberlin Review

Solar Array an Important Step Toward Sustainability

The Editorial Board
April 27
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Environmentally conscious Obies can finally rejoice! This week, the Office of Communications announced plans to construct a 2.27 MW solar array on 10 acres of agricultural land adjacent to the Athletic Fields. As part of the College’s ongoing efforts to lower energy use and to achieve carbon neut...

Editorial: High Expectations Make for Enlightened Campus Drug Culture

The Editorial Board
April 20
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

If you — student, professor, prospie or visiting parent — notice students greeting each other with calls of “Happy holidays” and sleepy grins today, don’t be surprised. But don’t be too quick to judge either. As much as Oberlin gets a rep as a hippie school, that is no longer the primary...

Drag Ball Revamp Deviates from Tone of Event’s Past

The Editorial Board
April 6
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

By the way, Drag Ball is this weekend. You might have missed the Facebook reminders (because there really were none), the posters (also few and far between), and most unfortunately, if you just arrived on campus this September, you might not know the Ball is a thing at all. As seniors who remember...

Seize Spring Days for New Oberlin Experiences

The Editorial Board
March 16
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The days are full of sunshine, the grass is growing green, and when the balmy breezes start blowing over Plum Creek, it’s hard not to feel like Oberlin is letting out a contented sigh. (Especially since the weather around this time last year was a nonstop mix of snow and rain.) As your editorial staff...

Editorial: In Our Backyard? No Fracking Way!

The Editorial Board
March 9
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

One thing is on some restless students’ minds as springtime rolls in. By most accounts, it’s a dirty business. It seems like everywhere around us people are doing it — right in our own muddy Ohio backyard. Let’s talk about fracking. The process of induced hydraulic fracturing is getting energy...

Accessibility of College One Cut We Can’t Afford

The Editorial Board
March 2
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Thursday, Mar. 1 saw the shutdown of the University of California, Santa Cruz in the midst of a student-organized protest of the governor’s proposed state budget cuts for higher education that would bring drastic increases in tuition and fees for this year and the near future. All vehicle entrances...

Coffee-Fetchers of the World, Unite!

The Editorial Board
February 24
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Career Services is bogged down with appointments earlier than usual this year. Even as snow continues to fall on Tappan Square, Oberlin students are trying to secure their summer plans, which in many cases means an unpaid internship. Recently, however, that go-to answer for “What are you doing after...

Obama Fails to Convince (Birth) Control Freaks

The Editorial Board
February 17
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The recent controversy over federal health insurance law and contraception, with socially conservative institutions like the Catholic Church demanding the right to exclude contraceptive coverage from their employees’ insurance plans, gives us a number of promising editorial angles to pursue. We could...

Internet Defeats Piracy Bills

The Editorial Board
February 10
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

This Winter Term, you didn’t need to be on campus, in the country, or even tuned into the news to witness the beginnings of events that stand to have far-reaching implications for Oberlin students. You just needed to want to Google something or look up a Wikipedia article on Jan. 18. That day, several...

Editorial: Mugging Shouldn’t Fray Town-Gown Connection

The Editorial Board
November 11
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The attack last Sunday on History Professor Gary Kornblith was bizarre and virtually unprecedented. A professor being mugged by what looked like two 15 year olds? In the middle of the day? In an academic building? It’s hard to imagine that something like this could happen on our campus, and even harder...

Editorial: Rushdie’s Comments Highlight Potential of Literary Thinking

The Editorial Board
October 14
Filed under Editorials, Literature & Poetry, OPINIONS

“How do you write about a world that makes no sense?” Sir Salman Rushdie’s question nearly faded into the fabric of his convocation speech — partly an account of literature’s functions through history, partly a commentary on modern politics and media from an internationally meta-renowned storyteller...

Editorial: Oberlin Journalism Lacks Academic Support

The Editorial Board
October 7
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The assertion in this week’s Diatribe that the Diatribe itself represents a “tasteless ornament to [this] publication’s already insubstantial content” leaves us feeling somewhat conflicted. While we as editors spend a substantial amount of time, energy and thought on the Review every week, we...

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