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The Oberlin Review

Cool or Drool: Don’t Kiss and Film

Dan Bisno, Columnist
April 8, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

The Los Angeles Lakers may play basketball in Hollywood, but few fans expected that the end of their season to be riddled with the type of drama and media scrutiny the showbiz city is known for. Granted, with perennial superstar Kobe Bryant set to retire this April, there was a certain expectation t...

Orange You Glad You Skipped That Juice Cleanse?

Isabel Hulkower, Columnist
April 1, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Chances are that juice has been on your radar since it came in little cardboard boxes at snack time or in reinflatable Ca­pri Sun pouches during recess. Sweet and tangy fruit juice is a staple in most kid-friendly diets, but the depths of the rest of the juice world are still waiting to be plumbed....

Cool or Drool: Sharapova’s Failed Drug Test

Dan Bisno, Columnist
March 11, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Every professional sport has an age at which players can no longer compete with their younger counterparts. In football, we see a noticeable decline for running backs in their late 20s and quarterbacks in their mid 30s. In baseball, pitchers tend to last longer than shortstops, and centers in basketball...

Sugar’s Sweet Consequences

Isabel Hulkower, Columnist
March 4, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Nearly everyone you know is likely a caffeine addict, craving it as soon as they wake up in the morning and rarely letting a day go by without a cup of coffee or tea to satisfy their addiction. Disturbingly enough, they are largely unapologetic, blissfully enjoying a substance that in reality is their...

Cool or Drool: Prejudiced Comments Cost Pacquaio

Dan Bisno, Columnist
February 26, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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...

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