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The Oberlin Review

Meridian Experiments with Percussion

Katherine Dye, Staff Writer
October 11, 2013
Filed under ARTS

Experimental percussion trio Meridian played to a small but engaged audience last Thursday in Fairchild Chapel. The group, comprised of University of Alabama faculty member Tim Feeney and UA students Nick Hennies and Greg Stuart, experimented with the boundaries of traditional percussive music by using...

Ban Fracking on College Lands

Rhys Hertafeld and Emily Belle
October 11, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Many of us chose to attend Oberlin College based on its reputation for promoting social justice and environmental sustainability. In the spirit of this commitment, we encourage students, faculty and community members to join in efforts to explicitly prohibit natural gas development...

Yeowomen First in State After Weekend Success

Tyler Sloan
October 11, 2013
Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

The cross country teams had an extremely successful weekend at the All-Ohio Championships in Cedarville, Ohio.  Competing among over 50 teams, the men’s and women’s cross country teams earned their titles as the number one and number two teams in the state, respectively. Senior captain Molly...

In the Locker Room with Jodi Helsel and Claire Yeske

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
October 11, 2013
Filed under Field Hockey, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

What are your thoughts on the season so far? Claire Yeske: It’s going really well so far. We’ve made significant progress, both [from] last season to this season and also from the beginning of the season to this point. Our record doesn’t necessarily reflect the strides that we’ve made, but I t...

Apocalyptical: NPR’s Radiolab Live in Cleveland

Matthew Sprung, Staff Writer
October 11, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Features

In a world inundated with media, NPR’s popular program Radiolab offers something different. Whereas experts on television and the internet provide only ambiguous answers to our questions about science and technology, Radiolab presents us with clear answers by both highlighting and dissecting these...

Iris Captures Intimacy, Subjectivity with Ultra-Short Films

Matthew Sprung, Staff Writer
October 11, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Minimentals, Denise Iris’s collection of more than 60 ultra-short films, provided an experience that was simultaneously ephemeral, erratic, and highly resonant. Screened in classroom 1 of Oberlin’s 1937 art building addition last Thursday, the films, which ranged from 30 seconds to just over a minu...

On the Record: Roy Abramsohn Discusses His Mid-College Crisis, Film Debut

Dessane Cassell
October 11, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

I understand that your first passion was music. As a former Conservatory student, could you tell me a bit about how you first got involved with acting? I was planning my winter term [as a sophomore], and I had a friend over at Johns Hopkins University. They had a famous playwright in residency during...

ODE Grant Bridges District Funding Gaps

Willa Rubin, Staff Writer
October 11, 2013
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Balancing the needs of students with the steep costs to the state of a public education has continued to prove troublesome for educators nationwide. The Ohio Department of Education is hoping to ameliorate this difficulty by allocating $250 million to schools that present innovative and sustainable educational...

Petition Aims to Restrict Right to Carry Arms

David R. Ashenhurst
October 11, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: For reasons I cannot fathom, Ohioans for Concealed Carry sued the city of Oberlin concerning its legislation designed to eliminate the blanket prohibition of the possession of fire- arms in municipal parks before that ordinance went into effect. At its Oct. 7 meeting, one of the four...

Larger U.N. Weaknesses Revealed in Spread of Cholera

Sean Para, Columnist
October 11, 2013
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

On Wednesday, advocates for the victims of the Haitian cholera epidemic filed a formal lawsuit against the United Nations in New York. They blame Nepali U.N. workers for bringing cholera, absent from Haiti for a century, to the country and contaminating the water supply. The United Nations, in response,...

Off the Cuff: Kelly Brown Douglas, priest and “womanist” scholar

Kate Gill, News Editor
October 11, 2013
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Kelly Brown Douglas is a priest and a professor of religion at Goucher College.  She specializes in womanist theology and the black church. She spoke with the Review about her faith, Alice Walker, and communities of support.  How did you first become acquainted with theology, sexuality and the bla...

Budding Poet Demonstrates True Talent at Joint Reading

Logan Buckley, Staff Writer
October 11, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

“I’ve been walking south for many nights now, / Heading south in Bangladesh / Where the sea churns / Into a hundred deltas / And the landscape looks like a rotting nail.” So begins Zubair Ahmed’s debut poetry collection, City of Rivers. That poem was also the one he chose to open the reading he gav...

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