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New on ESPN: a Woman

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
May 16, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

For a player with a stand­out legacy and athletic career, Abby Wambach is following a pretty traditional post-re­tirement path for a profes­sional athlete: She’s becom­ing a contributing analyst for ESPN. Wambach, who announced her retirement in October 2015 and played her last game with the Women’s...

Buyout Signals Death of Academic Freedom

Roger Copeland, Professor of Theater and Dance
May 8, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

In what must surely be one of the greatest lawyer jokes of all time, Groucho and Chico parody the jargonized mumbo-jumbo of legally-binding contracts in the “contract scene” in the Marx Brothers’ A Night at the Opera. Struggling to make sense of an inscrutable document, Chico and Groucho have the follo...

Oberlin Life Hacks

Oberlin Life Hacks

Hannah Berk, This Week Editor
May 8, 2016
Filed under THIS WEEK

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Off the Cuff: Charles “Chip” Hauss, OC ’69, Peacebuilder, Author

Off the Cuff: Charles “Chip” Hauss, OC ’69, Peacebuilder, Author

Adam Gittin, News editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Off the Cuff

Charles “Chip” Hauss, OC ’69, is Senior Fellow for Innovation at Alliance for Peacebuilding, a membership organization of about 110 peacebuilding groups. He is also the author of Security 2.0: Dealing with Global Wicked Problems, which addresses the changing nature and increasing multidimensionality of internati...

International Political Situation Calls for Democratic Values

Sean Para, Columnist
May 6, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

I’ve written about a range of topics over the past four years, from international affairs to domestic politics to half-baked political theory. This is quite a week on which to end my column for the Review. With Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich dropping their presidential bids, Donald Trump has...

Review Security Notebook

May 6, 2016
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Security Report, Uncategorized

Thursday, April 28
 1:29 p.m. Officers were requested to assist a student who fell and injured their knee at Stevenson Dining Hall. The student was given an ice pack and transported to their Village Housing unit at their request. 2:13 p.m. Facilities staff reported a bagged smoke detector in ...

“Fun Rock” Pioneers See Path to Fame Beyond Oberlin

“Fun Rock” Pioneers See Path to Fame Beyond Oberlin

Isabel Klein
May 6, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

There’s always that one college band everyone knows has a chance to make it big. At Oberlin, that band could be T-Rextasy. The band has already received prominent media attention from outlets like MTV and boasts a significant fan base. Singer and College sophomore Lyris Faron and bassist and College...

After Grant Denial, Community Center Seeks New Path to Funding

Vergil Demery
May 6, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

After being denied a Community Development Block Grant from Lorain County, the Phillis Wheatley Community Center is exploring alternate methods to improve the physical accessibility of the center. The money would have funded a lift near the building’s front staircase as well as several disability...

Kendal Unveils City’s Second Arboretum

Kendal Unveils City’s Second Arboretum

Kerensa Loadholt, News editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Residents of Oberlin’s retirement community had the chance to show off their handiwork earlier today, when Kendal at Oberlin held a tree-dedication ceremony honoring the official opening of the John Bartram Arboretum. Over 1,100 trees have been planted at Kendal since the retirement community opened...

Children’s Shakespeare Project Brings ‘Hamlet’ to Wilder Main

Children’s Shakespeare Project Brings ‘Hamlet’ to Wilder Main

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

This year may mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, but the Oberlin Children’s Shakespeare Project has set out to make his plays young again. On Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in Wilder Main, the OCSP’s cast of elementary and middle school students will be performing Hamlet, dir...

Blame Monsanto, not GMO Technology

Chloe Vassot, Contributing Writer
May 6, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

By now, it’s commonplace to hear diehard Oberlin food justice activists, and even mainstream Americans, talk about the agricultural company Monsanto with anger and hatred. Its name has become synonymous with “genetically modified organisms,” and the term GMO has come to signify “harmful” i...

Feature Photo: Terra Incognita

Feature Photo: Terra Incognita

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance

College senior Benjamin Miyamoto dances in Oberlin Dance Company’s Terra Incognita in Hall Auditorium Saturday. Choreographed by Assistant Professor of Dance Alysia Ramos, the multimedia show illustrates how it feels to delve into the unknown and find the unexpected. Conservatory musicians accompanied...

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