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The Oberlin Review

Zachary Evans Letter Neglects Palestinians

Melanie Malinas, Hannah Elhard, Brittany Dawson, and Lucia Anne Kalinosky
December 14, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

In his letter to the Review last week, Zachary Evans not only presented a multitude of factual inaccuracies and misleading, uncontextualized generalizations regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the “peace process”, but also completely ignored the underlying causes of the conflict: the syst...

Women’s Swimming and Diving 1st, Men 5th at Fredonia State

Women’s Swimming and Diving 1st, Men 5th at Fredonia State

Emma Lehmann
December 13, 2013
Filed under SPORTS, Swimming and Diving, Varsity Winter

The swimming and diving teams had a successful weekend at SUNY Fredonia with the women taking first and the men placing fifth. New Head Coach Andrew Brabson was pleased with the performance by both teams. “Overall, it was a great team effort that allowed us to finish first out of the nine teams compe...

Ice Hockey Looks for Inclusive, Competitive Direction

Sarah Kahl
December 13, 2013
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

Last Saturday, Oberlin’s club ice hockey team, the Plague, played against a local hockey team, the Stampede, on the North Park Ice Rink. Although well-matched, the Stampede came out on top in the end. Oberlin led in the early going, before giving up the lead in the middle of the game. “They just ke...

Alternative Poster Sale Promotes Student-Made Art

Emma Baxter
December 13, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

South Dome Studios played host to a new kind of arts event last weekend, as 10 student artists displayed their work in Oberlin’s first alternative poster sale. “Selling art wasn’t the activity that I thought I would be getting myself into,” said College senior and co-organizer of the poster...

Krislov Continues Focus on Athletics

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer
December 13, 2013
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

During his tenure at Oberlin College, college President Marvin Krislov has positively developed the culture of health and wellness, and athletics at Oberlin College. The evolution will continue as the new Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex is developed. In 2007, Philips Gym looked very similar to th...

Cano Chases Money All the Way to Seattle

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
December 13, 2013
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Last week, Robinson Cano left the Yankees to sign a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners. The Yankees had offered a measly seven-year, $175 million contract. That $65 million difference in guaranteed money was enough for Cano to leave the 27-time world champions for a team that has...

Soundfarm Showcase Draws Inspiration from Wright House

Soundfarm Showcase Draws Inspiration from Wright House

Odette Chalandon, Staff Writer
December 13, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Music

On the first truly frigid day of December last Saturday, students gathered in the Weltzheimer-Johnson House to listen to an intimate performance by four TIMARA majors. Few were audacious enough to brave the freezing weather, but those who did were rewarded with a rich, varied performance. The dark, deep...

Stress Experienced During Finals Has Far-Reaching Impacts

Joshua Kogan, Contributing Writer
December 13, 2013
Filed under Commentary

It’s officially finals period in Oberlin. Students have tons of work to do and not much time to do it. Many people simply accept the fact that they’re going to be stressed out in college. Students don’t fully know how stress can affect them and how easy it can be to combat. I want to explain the...

Student Dance Troupes Combine with Poetry and Song to Great Effect

Student Dance Troupes Combine with Poetry and Song to Great Effect

Anne Pride-Wilt, Staff Writer
December 13, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Dance

There’s nothing like good dance. Of course, there’s nothing like good poems or good music either, facts of which all-female hip-hop performance group And What!? seemed keenly aware with last Friday and Saturday’s Fall Showcase. The show neatly blended the three art forms, resulting in a mesmerizing...

Between a Rook and a Hard Place

Kristopher Fraser
December 13, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

The Oberlin College Chess Club is working to restore its once distinguished reputation. For the second consecutive year, Oberlin will attend the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, striving to beat last year’s record of fourth place in the division. The tournament will take place...

Letter to the Editors: Protestors Are Creating Issues Where None Exist

Zachary Evans, College Senior
December 13, 2013
Filed under Commentary

Ever since the fake racial hate incidents last March, there have been protests against some perceived "injustice" on the part of Oberlin's administration. These protests have made a lot of noise, but there are other viewpoints on campus: 1) Oberlin's administration does not perpetrate any form of...

Playboy Hoaxers Preach Sexual Consent, Support

Julian Ring, Arts Editor
December 13, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

In mid-September, what was ostensibly Playboy’s annual list of the top party schools surfaced online — only this time, their message was a bit different. Instead of ranking colleges based on their propensity for binge drinking and general licentiousness, Playboy’s list gave top honors to those scho...

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