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Rathskeller’s Future Unclear Under Financial Strains

Rathskeller’s Future Unclear Under Financial Strains

Eliza Guinn, Staff writer
February 24
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Rathskeller's abrupt closure at the beginning of the semester threw Campus Dining Service workers, students and community members into confusion and uncertainty about the future of the space. Four CDS workers have been assigned to the Rathskeller space since last semester, but the circumstances...

DeCafé Employee Expresses Gratitude, Bids Farewell

Kathy Baker, DeCafé Grill Cook/Counter Cook/Cashier
December 9
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: My name is Kathy. I work in Wilder Hall in DeCafé. Most of you see me when I’m working on the cash register. Some of you may know I’m retiring this December. I want to say a few things to you, the students, before I go. Thank you. You cannot know how much you have enriched my lif...

Domesticated Animals Deserve Compassion

William Cramer, Contributing Writer
September 30
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

Editor’s note: This op-ed contains description of animal torture and slaughter. Bon Appétit, the company in charge of Oberlin’s Campus Dining Services, ceased buying pork raised in gestation crates in early 2016, according to their website. Gestation crates are used in many factory farms to conf...

Budget Cuts Delay DeCafé’s Opening Time

Budget Cuts Delay DeCafé’s Opening Time

Oliver Bok, News Editor
September 2
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

At 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Conservatory junior Kat Chavez tried to open the DeCafé door to buy some oatmeal. The door didn’t budge. She was shocked to find DeCafé now opens two hours later on weekdays than in past semesters. “I’m hungry,” Chavez said. “I just wanted some breakfast.” The...

CDS Implements Minor Changes after Media Frenzy

Harrison Wollman, Staff Writer
February 12
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Little has changed for Campus Dining Services in the three months since representatives met with students from the South Asian, Vietnamese and Chinese student associations — except for the media attention, of course. Despite the national spotlight placed on Oberlin College, CDS and the student associations,...

CDS and Students Discuss Cultural Appropriation

Sydney Allen
December 4
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Following claims of Campus Dining Services appropriating traditional Asian dishes, representatives from the South Asian, Vietnamese and Chinese student associations met with CDS to discuss students’ concerns on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The meeting came on the heels of a recent article published by the Review...

CDS Appropriates Asian Dishes, Students Say

CDS Appropriates Asian Dishes, Students Say

Clover Linh Tran
November 6
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Diep Nguyen, a College first-year from Vietnam, jumped with excitement at the sight of Vietnamese food on Stevenson Dining Hall’s menu at Orientation this year. Craving Vietnamese comfort food, Nguyen rushed to the food station with high hopes. What she got, however, was a total disappointment. The...

CDS Workers: We’re Overworked, Disrespected

CDS Workers: We’re Overworked, Disrespected

Oliver Bok, News editor
October 2
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Lord-Saunders Dining Hall did not open for dinner on Sunday night, and some stations in Stevenson Dining Hall went unfilled. While the closures may have been nothing more than a minor inconvenience for students, they point to larger problems: severe understaffing in Campus Dining Services and...

Temp Workers Need Student Support

Max Berclaz, Contributing Writer
April 24
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Following the name and mission of last year’s Defending Oberlin Financial Accessibility protests, students are once again facing off against the College’s plans to make Oberlin a less economically just institution. While the majority of the movement has focused on combating the upcoming $2,500 raise...

College and Churches Partner to Offer Free Food

College and Churches Partner to Offer Free Food

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
March 6
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Several student senators worked with Community and Government Relations Assistant Tita Reed and First Church Pastor David Hill to organize a program to offer students free meals during the break. The program is intended to assist students who can’t afford to return home for break and need help paying...

Just Ask Us: DeCafé Not Worth Price

Jolie DeFeis and Mike Plotz
February 27
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Disclaimer: “Just Ask Us and We’ll Tell Ya” is a satirical column, and the Review does not condone illegal activity of any kind.  There comes a time in every Oberlin student’s life when a decision must be made: Should I steal that shit from DeCafé? Of course, stealing is wrong when put into...

Temporary CDS Workers to Receive Free Meals

Oliver Bok, Staff Writer
December 12
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Campus Dining Services has decided to allow temporary workers to eat a meal following their shifts after a petition by the Student Labor Action Coalition asking CDS to change its staff meal policy garnered over 1000 signatures. “I need this week to communicate to the managers that work ...

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