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The Oberlin Review

Students Protest in Wake of A-House Petition

Melissa Harris, Staff Writer
December 12, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Rather than Sunday dinner, student diners at Afrikan Heritage House were met with protestors blocking the entrances. According to members of Oberlin’s Black student union, ABUSUA, as well as other students, the protest was their response to Campus Dining Services’ failure to address their concer...

New Fund Supports Low-Income Students

New Fund Supports Low-Income Students

Katherine Kingma, Staff Writer
December 12, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

A new fund to support students without the means necessary to front certain financial needs, such as fixing broken technology or paying for groceries over break, launched late last week. Dean of Students Eric Estes sent out an email last Friday announcing the creation of a new $35,000-per-year Stude...

Group Expands Fossil Fuel Divestment Proposal

Sydney Allen
December 12, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The Oberlin Fossil Fuel Divestment group is unsatisfied with the Board of Trustees’ noncommittal response to its divestment proposal and is firing back with an updated list of demands. The group is now calling for the Board to ban future investments and withdraw current holdings from 200 companies...

Students Push for Agreement on College Taxes

Oliver Bok, News Editor
December 12, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

The College owns roughly $200 million of property and pays no tax on the majority of it. Some student activists want that fact to change. Since nonprofits like the College are exempt from property taxes, the College pays no tax on buildings related to education, such as classroom buildings and dorm...

Review Security Notebook

December 12, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Friday, Dec. 4 6:19 a.m. Safety and Security officers responded to a report of vandalism in the restroom on the third floor of Wilder Hall. Nail polish was thrown on several walls and doors and graffiti was written on the walls. A work order was filed for clean up. 10:22 a.m. Staff reported non-offe...

Off the Cuff: Thais Francis, Actor, Writer and Producer

Off the Cuff: Thais Francis, Actor, Writer and Producer

Tyler Sloan, News Editor
December 12, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Thais Francis is an actor, dancer, singer, writer, producer and instrumentalist who recently released a short film called Late Expectations. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Francis grew up in suburban Maryland before graduating from the Tisch School of Arts at New York University with an acting degree. ...

Until Next Time: What’s to Come Next Semester

Tyler Sloan, News Editor
December 12, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Strategic Plan: College President Marvin Krislov said that a final draft of the Strategic Plan will be published in March. The Steering Committee released a draft, titled Oberlin College Strategic Plan 2016-2021: Shaping the Future, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, which was met with student concern regarding a...

Search for MRC Director Continues as Candidates Visit College

Search for MRC Director Continues as Candidates Visit College

Xiaoqian Zhu
December 12, 2015
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Only three candidates remain in the search for the new director of the Multicultural Resource Center. The first candidate to visit was Dr. Carmen Phelps, the director of Student Engagement for the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership at Temple University and author of the 20...

Top 5 Yeo Moments of 2015

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
December 11, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Varsity Winter

Ouch, That Stings! The women’s basketball team earned a tough victory Nov. 24 over the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets. The Yellow Jackets, ranked 25th in the nation, led for most of the contest, and when their lead extended to 10 points in the middle of the third quarter, it looked like the vis...

Fighting Scots Outlast Yeowomen

Fighting Scots Outlast Yeowomen

Harrison Wollman, Staff Writer
December 11, 2015
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

After a hot start to the 2015- 2016 season, the women’s bas­ketball team lost its third straight game on Wednesday night, falling to the College of Wooster Fight­ing Scots 52–50 at Philips gym. The losing streak began with the Yeowomen’s Dec. 2 matchup against the Denison University Big Red....

In the Locker Room with Caleb Anderson and Jonah Glasgold

In the Locker Room with Caleb Anderson and Jonah Glasgold

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
December 11, 2015
Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

This week, the Review sat down with Caleb Anderson, sophomore co-captain of Ober­lin’s fencing team, the Flaming Blades, and senior Jonah Glas­gold to discuss team develop­ment, funny memories and what got them into fencing in the first place. What has been your favorite moment of the season so f...

Turf Wars

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
December 11, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

As far as soccer is con­cerned, turf sucks. Granted, it’s definitely a better surface than the lumpy, rocky, un­kempt mini-forests that high school, premier (and even, ahem, college-level) leagues often have as alternative or backup fields. But when it comes to professional soccer, where resources...

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