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The Oberlin Review

Security Report: Sept. 19 – Sept. 25, 2013

Staff
September 27, 2013
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Security Report

   Thursday, Sept. 19  2:27 p.m. Staff at Philips gym reported a missing folding chair from an office on the first floor. It is a black padded chair reportedly valued at $125 with red and yellow lettering on the seat and back. 5 p.m. A Firelands Apartments resident reported an odor of natural gas on th...

The Gun Debate in Oberlin

Sally McMullen
September 27, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: The room was packed like sardines at the Oberlin City Council Meeting on Sept. 16, and the discussion was lively. In a nutshell, there are people who want to openly carry guns in public places like parks, and there are others, like me, who are against this! If the council meeting is...

OSCA: The Good, the Bad and the Gluten-Free

Sean Para
September 27, 2013
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

This is my first semester eating in a co-op. I was quite miserable last year on a CDS meal plan and was overjoyed last spring when I got into my first choice co-op, Old Barrows. Now, twice a day, I saunter all the way across campus to enjoy a meal made by a peer instead of the detestable and questionable...

Curfew Laws Ignore U.S. Constitution

Aaron Pressman
September 27, 2013
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

With rates of violence involving teenagers on the rise, more and more U.S. cities have been proposing and implementing curfews, prohibiting minors from being on the streets during nighttime hours. I don’t know if local politicians have simultaneously lost their sense of logic and their trust in the...

Angel Olsen, Pillars and Tongues Put the Indie in Indie Folk

Daniel Hautzinger, Staff Writer
September 27, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Music

With self-styled “indie-folk” bands like Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and the Head and the Heart attaining wild success, it was only a matter of time before more underground musicians began to enter a similar realm with a truer indie sensibility. Last Monday in Fairchild Chapel, Angel Olsen...

Fulkerson Captivates Audience with Delius’ Violin Concerto

Gabriel Kanengiser
September 27, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Music

From the very first moments of the Oberlin Orchestra’s first concert of the new school year until its final close, clarity emanated from the orchestra and the audience was treated to a delightful and enthusiastic performance. Raphael Jiménez, the conductor, presented a program last Saturday night...

Off the Cuff with Richard R. Love, Scientific Director of the International Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
September 27, 2013
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Richard R. Love, OC ’66, is the scientific director of the International Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  For the past 20 years, Love has been conducting breast cancer clinical trials in Asia, and establishing new global standards for breast cancer care. He shared his thoughts with the Review on his Oberl...

International Blues Express Unites Creole and Malian Blues

Anne Pride-Wilt, Staff Writer
September 27, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Music

“This is my first job as a translator,” Cedric Watson told the crowd in a quiet moment during his performance at the Cat and the Cream last Friday, which was one of his first collaborations with Sidi Touré as International Blues Express. Touré, a Malian singer-songwriter, admitted early in the...

Community Culture Fest Celebrates Diversity

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
September 27, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

The Community Festival and the Culture Festival are combining this weekend to form one culture-centered event that will take place this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. in Tappan Square. The two festivals, which used to fall on consecutive weekends, were ultimately combined in an effort to streamline and expand...

Inter Arma Brings the Sludge to ’Sco Stage

Odette Chalandon
September 27, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Music

Only 30 or so people turned up to see doom metal bands Inter Arma and Woe at the ’Sco last Thursday night, but that didn’t stop it from being an extraordinary concert. It is usually hard for performers to fill a nearly empty ’Sco, but both groups took over the space effortlessly. Their energy was...

City, College Launch App to Promote Oberlin

Erin Amlicke
September 27, 2013
Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS

With a fast-approaching launch date of Sept. 28, the Oberlin App — a collaborative effort between the Oberlin Business Partnership, the City of Oberlin and the College — will soon be available for all smart phones. Unlike most familiar applications, this app does not cater to a small niche of users,...

America Libre Author Discusses Work, Cultural Stereotypes

Logan Buckley
September 27, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

“The origins of any political revolution parallel the beginnings of life on our planet. The amino acids and proteins lie inert in a volatile primordial brew until a random lightning strike suddenly brings them to life.” This foreboding quote, attributed to José Antonio Marcha, begins Raul Ramon...

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