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The Oberlin Review

Cool or Drool: Prejudiced Comments Cost Pacquaio

Dan Bisno, Columnist
February 26
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Every decade has its share of Michael Jordans — iconic athletes who stand out in their generation. Jordan certainly stands out more than most, but there are always two or three athletes per sport who fans will remember for decades to come. In boxing, the last decade has been claimed by Floyd Mayweather...

New Fitness Hashtag Distorts Body Image

Isabel Hulkower, Columnist
February 19
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

The internet is a cesspool of aspira­tional rigamarole. You can enjoy looking at your dream kitchen, the perfect trip to a tiny European village, or every piece of designer clothing you desire, all with­out leaving the safety of the blogosphere. However, the most pervasive brand of on­line drivel...

Cool or Drool: Cam Newton

Dan Bisno, Columnist
February 12
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Coming off of a career-low quarterback-passer rating in the 2014 season, Cam Newton did not look ready for the big stage. Bandwagon jumpers might have had more fun following the Seattle Seahawks and young quarterback Russell Wilson’s thrilling relationship with R&B singer Ciara than root for Newton’s...

Debunking Superfood

Isabel Hulkower, Columnist
February 5
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Nutritional advice is a dime a dozen in our current landscape of dietary confusion. Conflicting fads and misinformation urge consumers every which way, recommending everything from all-smoothie diets to paleo-style meat-centricity. However, many pro­grams converge on a single topic: superfood. Superfoods...

Cool or Drool: NBA Rookie Begins Reckless Rampage

Dan Bisno, Columnist
December 11
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

The NBA season is finally in high gear, and it only took six weeks for a rookie to make a fool of himself. It’s always a waiting game after the NBA draft: Which soon-to-be rich 19-year-old draftee is going to show the world that, despite having a pro­fessional career, he acts his age? The third pick...

Finals Success Hinges on Healthy Lifestyle

Isabel Hulkower, Columnist
December 4
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

News flash, Oberlin! Finals are coming faster than you can say “December breakdown.” No matter how prepared you think you are for the impending storm of academia, this time of year is still extremely stressful, so now is a great time to engage in some necessary self-care to help ease your perilous...

Rousey’s Sudden Fall From Grace

Dan Bisno, Columnist
November 20
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

“She’s the type of fighter that [will] ... get me frustrated to the point that I’ll make a mistake, and she’ll try to kick me in the head. But it’s not going to go like that,” Ronda Rousey told Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show on Oct. 7 in anticipa­tion of her upcoming fight with Holly Ho...

The Best of the Bars: A Beginner’s Guide

Isabel Hulkower, Columnist
November 13
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Like your advisor who you’ve never met and are desperately trying to seek out in the half hour before your registration time, protein can be as elusive as it is important. Protein is an undisputed necessity for energy and daily functioning and should be in absolutely every meal you eat. The constant...

Farewell, Grantland, You’ll be Missed

Dan Bisno, Columnist
November 6
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

There are an exorbitant number of publica­tions and media platforms available to the 21st-century sports fan who wishes to follow the current events of the sports world. While media sources like ESPN and Sports Illustrated dominate the scene, sports journalism has grown so vast that each fan must fin...

Stop Skimping on Skin Care

Isabel Hulkower, Columnist
October 30
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Aging is an extremely daunting idea from almost any angle, and just one scoop of the inevitable sundae of adulthood is the prospect of fading skin. Though it seems trifling, treating your skin right is extremely important for maintaining a healthy complexion. Many Oberlin students take part in basically...

Cool or Drool: Durant, Smith Square Off in Exaggerated Feud

Dan Bisno, Columnist
October 9
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

National sports nowadays are 80 percent reality TV show and 20 percent actual sports game. With the endless sports commentary shows, Twitter feuds and general gossip, many sports fans have become more enamored with the players’ personal lives than with their game performance. Amid all this excitement,...

Manning Should Set Sights on Graceful Exit

Dan Bisno, Columnist
September 25
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Deflategate remains a popular news story giv­en the NFL’s recent announcement that they will appeal the reversal of Tom Brady’s suspension by the district court. While this has yet to develop, Brady’s name creates an interesting segue into this week’s topic: the decline of Denver Broncos quarterback...

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