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The Oberlin Review

Increased Number of Obies Go Abroad

Sam Szabo, Staff Writer
December 11, 2009
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Although students considering studying abroad during their college career know they are not alone, a new report shows just how common the decision is for Oberlin students. According to the report, Oberlin had the second-highest number of students studying abroad this year among baccalaureate institutions. On...

With Sharp Shooting Skills, the Yeomen Continue Successful Season

Emily Perry, Staff Writer
December 11, 2009
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

The men’s basketball team is going to have an outstanding 2009–10 season. In the game on Tuesday night against Kalamazoo College, the team won by a 20-point margin – the largest differential since the 1991–92 season, in which Oberlin beat Earlham by 27 points, 83-56. This victory was not especially...

Celebrating Latino/a Heritage Month

Lorri Olan
December 11, 2009
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Oberlin is a wonderful place to come of age. It attracts students and faculty with broad interests, strengths and gifts. Students grapple with issues of identity and purpose, explore life’s possibilities and their natural gifts, and learn to make their way in the world. As graduates,...

OSCA Policy Addresses ResEd Housing Issues

The OSCA Board of Directors
December 11, 2009
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Last week the OSCA board passed a historic proposal affirming every student’s right to safe and comfortable housing. Transgender and gender-variant students who are having significant, unresolvable issues within ResEd are now able to jump the wait list into co-op housing. Why was this proposal necessary?...

Cute. A Fashion Column: Glamrock Meets ’60s Chic

Peter Meckel
December 11, 2009
Filed under ARTS, Features

Name: Joanna Lemle Year: College senior Major: Environmental studies Favorite designer: rag & bone Self-described look: Punk rock meets sexy grandpa Current obsession: Shoes Now that we’re done with our two-hour-long talk about the human psyche, and you’ve had three cups of coff...

Machine Workout

Liv Combe, Sports Editor
December 11, 2009
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Needing a break from running along the same three routes in Oberlin, I’ve recently taken to working out in the gym. I tried the treadmill a few times, and then decided that I wanted a respite from running altogether. So I moved to the elliptical machine. This is the machine where you have both your...

Escape Artist Series Gets Personal

Nadya Primak, Staff Writer
December 11, 2009
Filed under ARTS

It was a gloomy night at last Thursday’s “Escape Artist” series, and only half of the little studio’s chairs in Azru Oklan’s studio on Forest Street were occupied to listen to Chris Barr’s presentation. Mainly a performance artist nowadays, Barr has had his fill of advertising agencies and...

At Wooster Invitational, Swim Team Earns Superb Results and Breaks Records

Nick Rosano, Staff Writer
December 11, 2009
Filed under SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Winter

The Oberlin swim teams contin- ued their strong start to the season, exceeding the teams’ expectations by swimming to respectable finishes at the Wooster Invitational from Dec. 3-5. The Yeowomen, spurred on by record-breaking performances, placed in fourth out of a field of 10 with a total of 881.50...

Putnam County Musical Spells Out Laughter

Rebecca Caine, Production Manager
December 11, 2009
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

As the audience members arrived to fill the seats in Wilder Main on Saturday afternoon, I whispered to my friend who was sitting next to me, “I hope I can come up with enough to write. I don’t know if I really like musicals.” Luckily, I had nothing to worry about. The 25th Annual Putnam County...

Famous for Being Famous: Considering the Celebutante

Alanna Bennett
December 11, 2009
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

It all began with Paris Hilton. With her inception into the Celebutante Hall of Fame in the early 2000s, Paris and her fellow socialites opened a door, spawning a sort of movement among the celebrity-wannabes of the world: if Paris and those chicks from The Hills can do it, so can you. These days, Andy...

Intramurals Get Competitive

Kate Melanson, Staff Writer
December 11, 2009
Filed under Uncategorized

Every year when fall sports seasons wind down, a new group of sports begins. And no, we’re not talking about the winter varsity sports. Intramural sports start up every so often throughout the year, and all types of students join. From non-athletes to varsity athletes from different sports just looking...

Making Space for a Longer Fall Reading Period

Sam Jewler, Ian Seeley, and Lila Leatherman
December 11, 2009
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

From smoking cigarettes to running through the library naked, Oberlin students always find a way to cope with the stress of their impending finals. Reading period is never easy, but it might get a little less stressful in the next few years. It appears that the work of some former student senators could...

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