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The Oberlin Review

Oberlin’s Community Created by its Students

Steve Bagley, L. Lee Butler, Marshall Duer-Balkind, Diana Wueger, Tony Forbes, Lauren Hayes, Andrew Sinsheimer, Aries Indenbaum, Jessica Marcrum, and Jessica Raynor Sturdivant
December 14, 2012
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Recently, an article that appeared on www.jezebel.com titled “Oberlin Has a Nasty Anonymous Message Board Problem” (Dec. 5, 2012) sparked vibrant discussion in online alumni networks. Several of us decided that, as recently-graduated alumni, we should weigh in. The problem of online bullying,...

Off the Cuff with Sam White, Author and Assistant Professor of History

Sarah Cole
December 14, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

How did you first become interested in environmental history? I got interested in it more through economic history. I was interested in the big question that … basically, why did some countries get rich and other countries get poor? … I got very interested in the topic of what role the environ...

Senate Votes to Reform Article XI

Matthew Benenson, Staff Writer
December 14, 2012
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Student Senate unanimously voted to pass a resolution last Sunday urging the Student Financial Committee to “amend or remove Article XI of the Student Financial Charter in a manner that will increase its transparency and the judiciousness with which it is used to allocate student monies.” Article...

Musical Union Celebrates 175th Its Anniversary

Daniel Hautzinger, Staff Writer
December 14, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Music

2012 has been a prominent year for anniversaries in music. Philip Glass was born 75 years ago, John Cage 100 years ago, Claude Debussy 150, and Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, crucial in the revolutionary composer’s development, celebrates the centennial of its premiere, along with Gustav Mahler’s...

Animal Rights Activists Speak on ‘Eco-Terrorism’ Branding

Robin Wasserman, News Editor
December 14, 2012
Filed under Features, NEWS

Will Potter, journalist and author of the new book Green is the New Red, and animal rights activist Jake Conroy spoke Monday on government and corporate oppression in relation to animal rights activism. Conroy, who spent three years in prison after organizing against animal testing at Huntingdon Life...

Randal Doane Spins Punk Yarn in Stealing All Transmissions

Willa Rubin
December 14, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Music

Assistant Dean of Studies Randal Doane spoke at the Feve last week, reading selections from his new book, Stealing All Transmissions. The work has been described as a “love story” about how one of the best punk rock bands of all time, The Clash, “fell in love with America,” and vice versa ...

Anonymous Online Forums Stir Up Debate

Elizabeth Kuhr
December 14, 2012
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Just days before the anonymous forum ObieTalk reappeared on Oberlin students’ computers and smartphones, a new Facebook page called Oberlin Compliments was created with the mission to spread positivity. The page’s overnight popularity and ObieTalk’s comeback have rehashed the long-standing debate...

Renaissance Performance Caps Off First Thursdays Season

Oliver Levine
December 14, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

This year has been an exciting one for the Allen Memorial Art Museum and its curatorial accomplishments. The successful transformation of the Allen’s Ellen Johnson Gallery into a pseudo-Renaissance chapel has been a major success, exploring themes in religion, ritual and performance. To further explore...

In the Locker Room with Allison Anderson and Ellen Neumann

Madeleine O'Meara, Sports Editor
December 14, 2012
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

Why did you decide to play basketball at Oberlin? EN: I came to Oberlin mostly because of basketball. I hadn’t even heard of the school until the coach called me. I just wanted the opportunity to go to a good school and play basketball wherever I went. AA: It’s basically the same for me too,...

An Open Letter to the Oberlin Community

Lorena Espinoza, Jesús Gómez, Peter Nguyen, Caitlin O'Neill, Alison Williams, and Multicultural Resource Center
December 14, 2012
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

We are writing to respond to Katie J. M. Baker’s December 5 posting “Oberlin Has a Nasty Anonymous Message Board Problem” on the widely read website www.jezebel.com. Baker sought to point out the dangers of unmoderated forums where people can post comments without consequence. Included in the article...

Into the Woods A Fun, Fairytale Romp

Julian Ring, Staff Writer
December 14, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Since its 1987 debut, Into the Woods has remained the best way to condense all the Brothers Grimm fairytales into one production. Whether for convenience’s sake or because of its widespread acclaim, the most famous of Stephen Sondheim’s later works has graced major stages from Broadway to West ...

Zachary Evans Letter Wildly Inaccurate

Jonathan Sidney
December 14, 2012
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

In College sophomore Zachary Evans’ recent letter to the Review (“Palestinians Have Most to Answer For in Conflict,” Dec. 2012) he writes: “In 2005, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon evacuated every settler from the Gaza Strip and gave the territory over to Palestinian control. While the gesture...

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