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The Oberlin Review

Periods Still Taboo in Sports

Jackie McDermott, Sports editor
September 30
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Uncategorized

People who get their periods know the drill. Strategically hide tampons inside pocket of gym bag. Don’t wear white shorts. Chalk poor performance up to a stomach ache if a coach asks, but later confess the real reason to teammates. Or, don’t mention it at all. The menstrual cycle is often referred...

Individuality Ignored in NFL

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
September 23
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Until recently, “twerking” and “football” have probably never been used in the same sentence. Thanks to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, they are now. In the team’s, 38–16 win over Washington in week one of the 2016 NFL season, Brown gave a performance to remember with both...

Protests Power Positive Change

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
September 16
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

I’m not here to comment on whether or not Colin Kaepernick is a patriot. Why? Because I’m white. As Kaepernick puts his knee to the gridiron and closes his eyes during those first trumpeted notes of the national anthem, he contemplates stereotypes, fears, anxieties and obstacles that I could...

Athletics Expands Sports-Medicine

Sloane Garelick
September 2
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The Oberlin College Department of Athletics and Physical Education kicked off a groundbreaking partnership with University Hospitals this semester. The program promises to provide student-athletes with additional medical care and puts the College in line with comparable colleges in the region. “We’re...

Play for Pride, Not Points in Olympic Tennis

September 2
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

What does a combination of pure joy and absolute disbelief look like? The look on Mónica Puig’s face as she flung her neon yellow Babolat Pure Aero onto hallowed Olympic ground, raised two fists in the air and marveled at her unbelievable achievement. The scrappy, passionate 22-year-old, ranked...

New on ESPN: a Woman

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
May 16
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

For a player with a stand­out legacy and athletic career, Abby Wambach is following a pretty traditional post-re­tirement path for a profes­sional athlete: She’s becom­ing a contributing analyst for ESPN. Wambach, who announced her retirement in October 2015 and played her last game with the Women’s...

Players Of The Week: Preying Manti

Players Of The Week: Preying Manti

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
May 6
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Sophomore Maya Howard-Watts jumps to make the grab against Swarthmore College Saturday. In Oberlin’s first Ultimate Frisbee tournament in decades, the Preying Manti faced teams from Haverford College, Swarthmore College, Xavier University, Ohio Wesleyan University and Lehigh University. During the...

Anderson Seeks Scholars, Athletes

Scott Rivlin
April 29
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The Oberlin football coaching staff recently an­nounced plans to host a one-day prospect camp on May 14. The goal of the camp is to bolster the program for future seasons by attract­ing recruits with potential both on the field and in the classroom. The camp will be open to any high school student...

Let the Kids Play

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
April 29
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

You might remember that I called out the Unit­ed States Men’s National Team a while back for looking completely out of sorts heading into the 2016 Centennial Copa America tournament this summer. I continue to stand by that statement. The men’s team is in trouble, not just for the invitational tourna­ment...

Rio Looks Risky

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
April 22
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

In the ongoing debate over whether countries outside Western Europe or North America should host international sporting events like the Olympics and the World Cup, two conflicting points emerge. On one hand, the international nature of these competitions should reflect and represent the entire world,...

Athletes Explore Relationship Escalation

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
April 22
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Student-athletes gathered at the Knowlton Athletics Complex Monday night for Oberlin’s first One Love Escalation Workshop. One Love Foundation was started in 2010 after Yeardley Love, a senior lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend three weeks shy of...

Golden State of Mind

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
April 15
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Wednesday night was one many fans of the Na­tional Basketball Associa­tion will never forget. Not only did the Gold­en State Warriors break the 1995–1996 Chicago Bulls’ regular season re­cord of 72 wins by defeat­ing the Memphis Grizzlies 125–104, but prolific point guard Stephen Curry...

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