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The Oberlin Review

Preying Manti Look to Continue Past Success

Quinn Hull
September 30, 2011
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

On a foggy Saturday last spring, the Preying Manti arrived at an innocuous patch of grass in Buffalo, NY, site of the USA Ultimate Division III College Ultimate Championshps. Then, with incisors glinting and bodies bowed, the Manti — also known as the Oberlin women’s Ultimate Frisbee team — proved...

If You Have a Space, Curate: The story of the Exhibition Initiative

Georgia Horn Weinberg, Staff Writer
September 30, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

After meeting with and attending lectures by a number of prominent New York curators as part of their Winter Term project in January 2010, Anna Poe-Kest, OC ’11, and Martha Moldovan, OC ’11, founded the College’s only student curatorial group, Exhibition Initiative. “If you have a space, curate,”...

Moldy Peaches’s Kimya Dawson Serves Farm-Fresh Melodies

Moldy Peaches’s Kimya Dawson Serves Farm-Fresh Melodies

Joelle Lingat, Staff Writer
September 30, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

In Swahili, Kimya means “silent” — and on Sept. 22, the Cat in the Cream was just that, save for a single voice and the picking of an acoustic guitar. Oberlin students swayed to and fro as the melodic wave of Kimya Dawson’s music washed over the crowded Cat last Thursday. Dawson has been...

Leo Blanco Fills Hole of Conservatory Jazz Master Classes

Meghan Farnsworth, Staff Writer
September 30, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

What came as a surprise last Friday night should not have. After all, Oberlin has a history of showing resistance in the face of persecution, especially that based on racial and gender biases. Sadly, this spirit does not always carry over to the world of music at Oberlin. Leo Blanco, a Venezuelan...

Yeomen Almost Notch Historic Win

James Blankenship, Editor-in-Chief
September 30, 2011
Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

The men’s soccer team nearly toppled the undefeated Notre Dame College Falcons on Wednesday, Sept. 28, forcing overtime in arguably one of the greatest games to ever grace Fred Shults field. The 2010 NAIA National Finalists, Notre Dame came out of the gates sloppy, underestimating an Oberlin squad...

Yeomen Send Terriers to the Pound in Blowout Homecoming Victory

Yeomen Send Terriers to the Pound in Blowout Homecoming Victory

Dylan Holmes
September 30, 2011
Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

With multiple generations of alumni roaming the grounds at Savage Stadium, Oberlin football put on a show, dominating the visiting Hiram College Terriers in a 27–7 victory in Saturday’s Homecoming game. The victory marks the second straight year — and only the second time since 1989 — that the...

Volleyball Struggles at Kenyon

Kirby Livingston
September 30, 2011
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team entered its first North Coast Athletic Conference tournament with an 0–9 record and plenty to prove. The Yeowomen were looking to build off of the momentum from their home opener ten days earlier, where they managed to force a fourth set against a solid Muskingum University...

Women’s Soccer Dominates Away Game

Alen Cisija
September 30, 2011
Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

While most of Oberlin was sound asleep at 6 a.m. last Sunday morning, the women’s soccer team was on a business trip. The Yeowomen rose at the crack of dawn to travel to Franklin, IN, to face the Grizzlies of Franklin College. A five-and-a-half hour ride, a rainy day and the Grizzlies’ stingy defense...

Anything But Original?: David Guetta, Pt. 1

Sarp Yavuz, Staff Writer
September 30, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

David Guetta’s much-anticipated album, Nothing But the Beat , has been out for about a month now. Comprising two CDs, one with vocals and one without, the could-be dance album of the year sadly fails to live up to expectations. After thoroughly listening to both discs, the first thing you will...

Dancing Community: The Dance of Social Resistance

Kara Brooks, Arts Editor
September 30, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Dance

In celebration of Latino/a Heritage Month at Oberlin College, Ana María Alvarez, OC ’99, came to Oberlin this past Tuesday to provide a public lecture, as well as instruct two master dance classes. After studying at the North Carolina School of the Arts and training with the Urban Bush Women, Alvarez,...

Kevin Smith’s New Horror Movie Is Thoroughly Mediocre: No One Is Shocked

Andrew Gombas, Staff Writer
September 30, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

“It’s gonna get, ah… grown-up in here.” So speaks psychotic preacher Reverend Abin Cooper (Michael Parks) before unleashing a whole lot of backwoods fundamentalist horror upon three unsuspecting teenagers in Kevin Smith’s new, decidedly unfunny film, Red State. Those of you who are already ...

Leo Blanco Fills Hole of Conservatory Jazz Master Classes

Meghan Farnsworth, Staff Writer
September 30, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

What came as a surprise last Friday night should not have. After all, Oberlin has a history of showing resistance in the face of persecution, especially that based on racial and gender biases. Sadly, this spirit does not always carry over to the world of music at Oberlin. Leo Blanco, a Venezuelan...

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