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The Oberlin Review

Off the Cuff: Bill Whittle, Political Commentator

Caroline Hui
September 28, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff, Uncategorized

How did you get your start in politics and media? I didn’t know whether my dad was a Republican or Democrat until I was 16 or 17— I just had no idea. We never talked about politics, it wasn’t interesting to me, it certainly was never a part of my childhood, and I hadn’t given politics a secon...

Stevie Food Belongs in Bellies, Not on Display

Kara Kralik
September 28, 2012
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

The other day my friend and I were at Stevie and wanted to get some fruit to take home. There were no apples available in the large fruit containers in the main room. There were only oranges and bananas, but my friend had spotted some shiny Granny Smiths and Red Deliciouses in one of the side rooms where...

Wilder Maker and PEAKS Warm Hearts at the Cat

Sally Decker
September 28, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Music

A large crowd showed up for the show at the Cat in the Cream this past Sunday night, many people either knew the bands personally or had heard about the show from the buzz on campus. Everyone in the audience seemed ready to take a break from work, buy a warm cat cookie and sit down together to hear some...

Apollo Outreach Initiative Finds New Home

Julian Ring
September 28, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

The Cinema Studies department wasn’t the only organization receiving a new home at the Apollo Theatre this weekend. The Apollo Outreach Initiative, a youth film and media program based in Oberlin, also gained new facilities and held a special screening of student films Saturday morning as part of the...

Story Time with Dan Chaon Delights a Full Audience

Madeline Raynor
September 28, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

“We’re glad we had such a big turnout, but we’re not surprised.” These were the opening remarks of Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Lynn Powell as she welcomed her colleague Dan Chaon to the stage for his reading this past Sunday night. She was no doubt referring to both the...

Demme’s Doubleheader Pt.2

Oliver Levine
September 28, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

“I spoke to Sir Anthony Hopkins a few hours ago,” said Jonathan Demme as he approached the front of the Apollo Theatre, “and when I told him that they are screening The Silence of the Lambs at the Apollo opening he said, ‘They must be mad!’’’ Sir Hopkins may be right, but that doesn’t...

Men’s Soccer Draws a Blank

Hudson Kuras
September 28, 2012
Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Last Saturday the Yeomen soccer team earned an impressive 3–2 overtime win against North Coast Athletic Conference rival Wabash College. Senior forward Ed Vitoria and first-year forward John Ingham scored in the 43rd and 67th minutes respectively. Senior midfielder Matt Capozzi scored the overtime...

The Game Is Changing: Can Obama Handle The New Middle East?

Sarp Yavuz, Arts Editor
September 28, 2012
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Whether or not Obama wins the election, the U.S. needs to readdress its approach to the Middle East if it is to maintain regain its watchdog status. The United States’ expansionist policies seem to have stagnated, particularly in the Middle East, and the aftermath of the election will perhaps determine...

Fire Code Violation Not That Big A Deal

Lexie Sharabianlou
September 28, 2012
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

I would like to congratulate one of your numbers for her courage in publicizing a heinous violation of Oberlin law. Alice McAdams had the gumption to draw attention to the appallingly overcrowded Cat in the Cream during two-time National Individual Slam Poetry Champion Anis Mojgani’s performance last...

Spade Speaks on Limits of the Law

Robin Wasserman, News Editor
September 28, 2012
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Dean Spade, founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and associate professor of law at Seattle University, spoke Wednesday on the limits of the law in combating discrimination. Speaking casually — and occasionally sarcastically — to a nearly full West Lecture Hall, Spade emphasized the importance in a...

No Doubt Pushes and Shoves Toward… Pop Music?

Willa Rubin
September 28, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Music

No Doubt is typically defined as a ska band with pop and punk influences — think Blondie or The Selecter meets the later work of The Clash and The Specials. You’ll often hear horns and intricate basslines in synchronicity with simple drums playing at their own pace, as harsh-sounding guitars and...

Contemporary Music Ensemble Presents Lovable Listening Challenge

Adam Hirsch
September 28, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

The conservatory’s Contemporary Music Ensemble is one of the most underappreciated artistic presences on campus in recent years, demonstrating remarkable talent and rigor. Why is such a successful music group overlooked? The vagueness of the term “Contemporary Music” may intimidate or fail to...

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