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The Oberlin Review

Creating An Individual Major

Creating An Individual Major

Hannah Berk, This Week Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under THIS WEEK

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Panthers, Lynx Scratch Yeowomen

Panthers, Lynx Scratch Yeowomen

Julie Schreiber
February 26, 2016
Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The Yeowomen stepped up to the plate for the first time this season when they headed south to Memphis, TN, for their opening tournament this weekend. With a new coaching staff, five first-years and high expectations for their season, the Yeowomen brought home some impressive performances, if not wins. Oberlin...

We Must Support Institutions, Prosecute Wrongdoers

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Associate Professor of Africana Studies
February 26, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Brave and selfless women and men volunteer to serve in our armed services to support America by being willing to lay down their lives in faraway lands in defense of the United States of America. We can and should support them a lot better than we do. Similarly, women and men who ...

Library Director Candidates Present to Students, Faculty

Library Director Candidates Present to Students, Faculty

Eliza Guinn
February 26, 2016
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin College is searching for a new director of libraries after the departure of Ray English, who retired at the end of the spring 2015 semester. English served as director for 25 years. The search is coming to a close as the three candidates arrive on campus to deliver talks over the next two...

Feature Photo: Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet

Feature Photo: Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet

Danny Evans and Louise Edwards
February 26, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

From left, pianist Sam Harris, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Justin Brown play compositional jazz at Joseph R. Clonick Recording Studio Sunday. Attendees filled the Studio past capacity, receiving the musicians — who performed as the Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet ...

Poetry Promotes Honesty, Reveals Feelings

CJ Blair, Columnist
February 26, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

“Poetry is more than just words in a strange order, CJ.” These were the words of my uncle, a well-known poet in my hometown, after reading my earliest attempts at poetry. I had written a handful of poems in high school but didn’t start writing in earnest until I decided to try and enter Oberli...

Player Of The Week: Michael Drougas

Player Of The Week: Michael Drougas

February 26, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Fresh off of a North Coast Athletic Player of the Week selection earlier in the month, sophomore Michael Drougas had an impressive weekend against Division II University of Findlay. The Salem, VA, native helped the Yeomen clinch an early 2–1 lead Sunday afternoon when he and his doubles partner sophomore...

In Devil Daggers, Survival a Simple but Daunting Task

Avi Vogel, Columnist
February 26, 2016
Filed under ARTS

They’re chasing me. I turn around to fire off a quick spread shot of daggers with a single click of my mouse, vaporizing three of the dozens of giant floating skulls. The bright orange of my projectiles illuminates just enough space for me to see the hovering red gem just offstage. But jus...

Johnson Converts Insults to Compliments in Poetry

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

Editor’s note: This article contains a racial slur. Spoken word poet Janae Johnson opened her performance Saturday at the Cat in the Cream with a “basketball poem.” She filled the room with empowering lines: “She’ll be picked last, but she’ll outshoot the entire team” and “He mad — ...

Black Hole Collision Confirms Last Piece of Einstein’s Puzzle

Black Hole Collision Confirms Last Piece of Einstein’s Puzzle

Adam Gittin, News Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

A team of scientists announced earlier this month that they had detected gravitational waves, tiny ripples in spacetime, caused by the collision of two black holes more than a billion lightyears away from Earth. The discovery, which many researchers hailed as one of the most significant in a century,...

Local Planned Parenthood to Remain Active After Budget Cuts

Harrison Wollman
February 26, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Ohio Governor John Kasich recently signed a bill to cut funding for Ohio’s Planned Parenthood Clinics. House Bill 294 prevents the state from funding health organizations that perform or promote abortions. This action will block about $1.3 million in grants that Planned Parenthood would normally receive...

Multimedia Artist Envisions Future in Debut Piece

Multimedia Artist Envisions Future in Debut Piece

Luke Nikkanen
February 26, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

Elysia Crampton’s Dissolution of the Sovereign: A Time Slide into the Future is a multimedia exploration of a possible future — one that is freed from the reign of a Eurocentric grasp on history and whitewashed political narratives. Her performance Saturday at Fairchild Chapel will be the debut of...

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