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Feature Photo: Bulgarika

Feature Photo: Bulgarika

Text by Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
September 30
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music, Recent Stories

The trans-Atlantic band Bulgarika played at the ’Sco Monday afternoon, led by New York-based husband and wife Nikolay and Donka Koley, versed in the gadulka and vocals respectively. Both graduates of Bulgarian conservatories, the pair performed alongside band members Temelko Ivanoy (kaval) and Kikolay K...

Trump Reveals True Character in First Debate

Ben Silverman, Contributing Writer
September 30
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has confounded the country about his core values. His rambunctious arrival on the scene and subsequent climb in the polls left much of the U.S. confused as to why this particular candidate has slid into the political world. Since his candidacy announceme...

Monika Herzig Workshop Addresses Gender Disparities in Jazz

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
September 30
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Despite the fact that the Conservatory itself has enrolled around 45 percent women in its classes over the past five years, the Jazz department reached a peak of 14.2 percent women in 2015. The number of female Jazz majors in the department is often in the single digits—a discrepancy that has not ...

Protest Votes Selfish With Trump at Stake

September 30
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

Ohio’s electoral votes have favored the winning candidate in 93 percent of presidential elections since 1900, and most polls currently show Republican nominee Donald Trump winning Ohio by a small margin this November. With so much at stake in the Buckeye state, now is not the time for a protest v...

Wertman Spearheads Yeomen Victories

Wertman Spearheads Yeomen Victories

September 30
Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

After scoring game-winning goals over the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets and the DePauw University Tigers last week, senior midfielder Nick Wertman was named the North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week. The Westlake, Ohio native currently is tied for the team lead with three goals...

Oberlin Orchestra Delves into Russian History

Oberlin Orchestra Delves into Russian History

Jacob Narin, Staff Writer
September 30
Filed under ARTS, Music

In its first performance of the year, the Oberlin Orchestra, conducted by Raphael Jiménez, returned to play at Finney Chapel Saturday night. Contrasting the feelings of composers who lived during two fraught periods in Russian history, the pieces selected for the performance complemented each other we...

Climate Conference Draws Leading Activists

Climate Conference Draws Leading Activists

Sydney Allen
September 30
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

Some of the biggest names in environmentalism will come to town for The Hotel at Oberlin's first major event this week. In response to growing national awareness and urgency about climate change, the College will host “After Fossil Fuels: The Next Economy,” a conference Oct. 6–8 on transitioning...

McMullin Represents Inclusive Brand of Conservatism

Jack Derwin, Contributing Writer
September 30
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

In a field of divisive candidates, Independent Evan McMullin hopes to represent a trustworthy alternative to the major parties’ presidential nominees, and his common-sense approach to policy and governing makes him just that candidate. I conducted a phone interview with Mr. McMullin on Sept. 19, and the...

Zukerman Trio Returns to Oberlin

Eilish Spear, Staff Writer
September 30
Filed under ARTS, Music

For 138 years, the Oberlin Artists Recital Series has brought top artists to the Oberlin community. Tonight, in the Series’ next installment, the Zukerman Trio — comprised of world famous violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman, his wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Cheng — will perf...

Oberlin ACF Actions Polarize Campus

Josh Koller, Contributing Writer
September 30
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories, Student Senate

This is the first installment in the Review’s new Student Senate column. In an effort to increase communication and transparency, Student Senators will provide personal perspectives on recent events on campus and in the community. Oberlin College’s student body is never at rest, nor should it be, giv...

Periods Still Taboo in Sports

Jackie McDermott, Sports editor
September 30
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Uncategorized

People who get their periods know the drill. Strategically hide tampons inside pocket of gym bag. Don’t wear white shorts. Chalk poor performance up to a stomach ache if a coach asks, but later confess the real reason to teammates. Or, don’t mention it at all. The menstrual cycle is often referred...

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