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The Oberlin Review

Students Hold Emergency Convocation, Demand Institutional Support

Madeline Stocker, News Editor
December 14, 2014
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

After College President Marvin Krislov refused to suspend the standard grading system and call a school-wide meeting addressing recent national instances of police brutality against Black communities, a group of students of color decided they would hold one themselves. Roughly 200 students hud...

On the Record with Bad Writing Organizers Srijit Ghosh and Paris Gravely

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
December 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, On the Record

College seniors Paris Gravely and Srijit Ghosh joined forces to organize a celebratory weekend of poetry titled Bad Writing, in which they brought poets Jaswinder Bolina, Tarfia Faizullah and Richard Siken to campus. The two Creative Writing majors shared their experiences in putting together the stu...

Personal Definition of Home Provides Contentment, Stability

CJ Blair, Columnist
December 12, 2014
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

The brief period between Thanksgiving and winter break is an interesting one for students. With the quick turnaround between break, finals and another break, many Obies find themselves shuffling between one familiar place and another faster than they might have ever done before. This constant change...

Lack of Internship Funding Presents Accessibility Issue

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
December 12, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Getting a job is largely dependent on the quality of one seemingly simple document: the résumé. Yet for many college students, résumé building comes at a price. Internships, aside from being personally rewarding, are advantageous in accruing a body of work experience; however, students who struggle...

Dominguez, Keeney Interpret Dark Solos with Arts and Sciences Orchestra

Colin Roshak, Staff Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

Oberlin’s Musical Union, College Choir and Arts and Sciences Orchestra collectively plunged to the depths of calamity before reflecting soulfully on the nature of life after death in their program in Finney Chapel Sunday night. Jason Harris, director of Choral Ensembles and assistant professor of Choral...

Unusual Crowd Turns Out for Machinedrum

Unusual Crowd Turns Out for Machinedrum

Sam Winward, Staff Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

A surprisingly elderly crowd equipped with e-cigs and beat-up jean jackets casually awaited Travis Stewart’s ’Sco appearance, most with a brew in hand. The 32-year-old electronic music producer, known as Machinedrum, arrived in Oberlin last Wednesday night and immediately deemed the town of Oberlin...

Krislov’s Response Fails to Address Concerns

Kiley Petersen, Staff Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov, the Board of Trustees and the Oberlin administration have been put under a lot of pressure by students during the past several weeks, from the “Hands Up, Walk Out” call for action to the protest at the Board of Trustees function on Dec. 4. Their response...

Police Racism Dehumanizes Black Youth

Aliyah Abu-Hazeem, Contributing Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, not only about the Ferguson decision, but also about the senseless violence that has been occurring across the nation. My thinking has, unconsciously, enabled my silence. I am not silent because I have nothing to say. In fact, I have much to say. Far more than this...

OSCA Lacks Awareness of Oppressive Systems

Cara Welch-Rubin, Contributing Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The following critique of the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association is not the first time anyone has raised these issues. Many people have experienced or continue to experience various forms of classism, white supremacy, ableism and other manifestations of oppression within OSCA. My critique only serves...

Rolling Stone Errors Highlight Poor Journalism, Perpetuate Rape Culture

Editorial Board
December 12, 2014
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Trigger Warning: This editorial contains discussion of sexualized violence.  After weeks of controversy over the veracity of a Rolling Stone article on rape at the University of Virginia, an anonymous source came forward on Tuesday claiming that the deputy managing editor of the magazine, Sean Woods, h...

Men’s Basketball Slams Wolverines at Home

Men’s Basketball Slams Wolverines at Home

Bob Cornell
December 12, 2014
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

The men’s basketball team rebounded from a rough outing Saturday against Wabash College, beating the Grove City College Wolverines 77– 50 on Monday night at home. In need of a win to get back on track after falling by double digits in consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference games, the Yeomen do...

Psychology Project Exemplifies Racial Microaggressions

Jasmine Eshkar, College senior
December 12, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: When I read the description for my final project in my Psychology Research Methods II class, I was appalled and frustrated to find that it mentioned incarceration in ways that perpetuated racist and classist notions about who is incarcerated and why. The project description explained...

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