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The Oberlin Review

Oberlin Jazz Ensemble Sets Gold Standard for Concerts to Come

Gabriel Kanengiser, Staff Writer
November 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble set the standard for their performances to come with an eclectic but excellent concert. The evening’s program, conducted by director Dennis Reynolds, featured two very difficult pieces by Toshiko Akiyoshi. The group executed both songs with great prof...

“Inner Peace Meets Outer Peace” Showcases Students’ Poetic Prowess

Isaac Shub, Staff Writer
November 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

On Nov. 6, a group of 30 or 40 students and faculty gathered at the Cat in the Cream to hear Oberlin’s finest do some poetic slamming at “Inner Peace Meets Outer Peace,” an event hosted by Active Minds at Oberlin and the Oberlin Peace Activists League. I sat next to College junior Aviva Maslow...

Luminary Jaron Lanier Unites Digital Media, Music, Democracy

Abby Hawkins, Arts Editor
November 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

Few public figures nowadays could be called a Renaissance Man, but computer scientist, writer, philosopher and musician Jaron Lanier exemplifies the true sense of the phrase. Lanier's legacy is vast and multifaceted: He is both a musician who has played alongside Yoko Ono, Philip Glass and George Clin...

Lev Rosen Returns to Oberlin with Newly Published Novel

Kara Brooks, Arts Editor
November 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

On the night of Nov. 8, a modest yet devoted number of students and faculty gathered in King 106 to hear Lev A.C. Rosen, OC ’03, read passages from his work of fiction. All eyes were on Rosen as the attendees of his reading towered over him in the massive lecture hall. Nevertheless, Rosen appe...

Pt. 1: What’s Your Position? Topdog/Underdog

Andrew Gombas, Staff Writer
November 11, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Did anyone out there expect this play to be anything less than amazing? Let’s be perfectly honest here. Two of the biggest heavyweights in the Theater department, plus a talented faculty director backed by a wonderfully written play — it's simple mathematics, folks. If you missed it, you shou...

SFC Responds to Fall Survey

Student Finance Committee
November 11, 2011
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

The Student Finance Committee recently sent out a poll to gauge student opinion on a variety of issues. Thanks to everyone who took the survey and wrote comments! We would like to take the opportunity to publicly respond to several of these concerns, in order to improve communication between the SFC...

Oberlin Meditators Help Students Manage Stress, Mental Health

Julia Herbst
November 11, 2011
Filed under Features, NEWS

It’s Tuesday night at 8:15 p.m., and Wilder 325 is filled with students seated on cushions and meditating in the semi-darkness. Most of these students are members of the Oberlin Meditators and regularly participate in weeknight and/or morning “sits” in Wilder. College junior Aki Gormezano and...

In the Locker Room with Josh Merritt and Allison Anderson

Ariel Lewis, Sports Editor
November 11, 2011
Filed under Basketball, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

Obviously you guys met through basketball, but who liked whom first, and did Josh make a move first? Josh: [Laughs.] Do you want me to tell the real story? Allison: Sure — I mean, might as well. JM: Someone bet her a dollar to come talk to me because they knew she liked me. That’s how it...

Editorial: Blaming Penn State

James Blankenship, Editor-in-Chief
November 11, 2011
Filed under Football, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

I can remember what it was like to be twelve years old. At this point in our lives as young students, we all can. When we think of being a child this is the image we conjure. It meant thinking we knew more than we did, and knowing more than we should have. For me, as a young, essentially parentless boy...

Former Obie Pioneers Athletic Apparel Company

Dylan Holmes and Ashley Parish
November 11, 2011
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

After graduating from Oberlin College in 2009, Brian Verne joined with a childhood friend and decided to use his passion for sports in a tough economy to start an athletic apparel company. Two years later, Verne’s dream has birthed Connection Apparel — a successful athletic gear company that can...

Women’s Basketball to Enter the Jenkins Era

Quinn Hull
November 11, 2011
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

In 2008, when Kerry Jenkins accepted the women’s basketball head coach position at Oberlin College, his colleagues at the University of Vermont judged him to be a little off his rocker. “Everybody thought I was insane, ” Jenkins said. He was leaving behind a productive position as assi...

Alum Describes Chaos at Occupy Oakland

Ben Master
November 11, 2011
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The massive day of action organized by Occupy Oakland on Nov. 2 both inspired and troubled me. As has been the case with most of my involvement with the Occupation, I left in awe of Oakland’s persistent and passionate mobilization against economic injustice. At the same time, I was dismayed by incidents...

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