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The Oberlin Review

Letter to the Editors: Graduation Move Could Hinder Participation

Tom Locke
May 13
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: It is with great dismay that I have learned that Oberlin College is considering moving its future graduation ceremonies to the Sunday before Memorial Day. In my opinion, as an Oberlin resident, this would be a serious mistake. The present arrangement, taking advantage of the long weekend,...

Yeomen and Yeowomen Alike Receive Conference Accolades

John Crittenden, Staff Writer
May 13
Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Tennis, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

With spring sports at a close, the North Coast Athletic Conference recently honored numerous Yeomen and Yeowomen for their exemplary play. In women's tennis, junior Ariel Lewis received her third consecutive All-NCAC First Team selection. Lewis, who notched her 100th career win midway through the ...

Review: Flora, the Red Menace Provides Non-Lobster Perspective on Communism

Review: Flora, the Red Menace Provides Non-Lobster Perspective on Communism

Moze Halperin, Staff Writer
May 13
Filed under ARTS, Music

Before musical theater kids belting the tunes fromFlora, the Red Menace debunked my preconceived notions of the show’s plot, I was excited to see the nascent work of John Kander, OC ’51, a musical theater legend who wrote his first show about a lobster florist ostracized by his/her circle of lobst...

Editorial: Oberlin’s Favorite Super Senior

The Editorial Board
May 13
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

When this year’s graduating class were first-years four years ago, we entered college alongside another first-year of sorts — when Marvin Krislov began as Oberlin’s 14th president in July of 2007, one month before the class of 2011 arrived on campus for Orientation. Being the president of Oberlin...

Security Report: April 28 – May 4, 2011

Staff
May 13
Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, April 28 1:25 a.m. Officers were alerted to a student sitting outside on a second floor window ledge at King Hall. The student said he climbed through a window to smoke a cigarette. He was advised against his actions and told to return to the building. 2:11 a.m. Officers responded to a loud noise ...

Freshmen Have Coregasm

Jeremy Sanford
May 13
Filed under ARTS, Music

A musician crouches behind machines and a suitcase overflowing with sound-producing wires. He twists knobs and pushes pads as a projector emits a collection of anamorposes onto the blinds behind him. The images flicker, distort and tangentialize into a brief cohesion before they fade. A silent crowd...

Op-Ed: Riding the Regression Train of Austerity

Ben Master
May 13
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Republican solutions for the deficit, manifested most clearly in Paul Ryan’s 2012 budget proposal, threaten to fray the entire American social fabric. By this point, we know how attacks on public sector unions will reduce living standards for one of the last cohorts of securely middle-class workers,...

Op-Ed: 2012: Can Seniors Hold Off on Getting Jobs Due to Apocalypse?

Shauna Siggelkow, This Week Editor
May 13
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

My freshman year of college, two friends and I spent Winter Term on an organic farm in Florida. Many life-changing experiences occurred in those fields: Contemplating the universe, almost getting tattoos, vows of silence to get closer to Hare Krishna and mysterious figures who would stay a few nights...

Off the Cuff: Rand Steiger, Composer-in-Residence

Caroline Hui, Staff Writer
May 13
Filed under Music, NEWS, Off the Cuff

How did you get your start in music and composition? I started as a rock drummer when I was growing up in the suburbs of New York City. When I was in junior high, I wrote songs for my band, so I had started writing music before I really thought about it as a profession. In high school, when I s...

William Roth, Oberlin’s New Athletic Director

Chris Landers
May 13
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

What attracted you to Oberlin rather than a more high-profile position? I really loved that the administration wanted to improve: They legitimately wanted to get better. There was a tight-knit community. I was also interested in the multi-dimensional nature of the athletes here — the regular stud...

Flora the Explorer Fails to Strike Gold

EJ Dickson, Arts Editor
May 13
Filed under ARTS, Music, Theater & Film

In some respects, the plot of Flora the Red Menace, a musical by Fred Ebb and alum John Kander, OC ’51, bears striking similarities to that of another work by an Oberlin alum: film wünderkind/Judd Apatow favorite Lena Dunham’s, OC ’08, Tiny Furniture. Both feature female protagonists who have just gra...

Op-Ed: Progessives Must Reject Conventional Politics

Shannon Ikebe
May 13
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

It’s probably become too cliché to say that we are in a turbulent, troubled times. But we indeed are. Since I came to the Oberlin community nearly four years ago in the summer of 2007, the world has changed to a much greater extent than it did in other times, even though it might be difficult to ascertain...

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