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The Oberlin Review

World Baseball Classic Lacks Tradition As Stands

Jack Brewster, Columnist
March 3
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Worldwide sporting events such as the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup consistently draw massive crowds and high television ratings. Nations fight tooth and nail to host these events and exhaust significant resources preparing their country’s representatives. These spectacles of sport are exceptional...

Cool or Drool: Irving’s Flat Earth Nonsense

Dan Bisno, Columnist
February 24
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

On a typical All Star Weekend in the NBA, the buzz surrounds the most exciting innovation from the dunk contest or the rappers and actors balling in the celebrity game. Kyrie Irving, star point guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers, had something else in mind this year. Several days prior to losing in the...

Huskies’ Dominance Hurts Competition, Interest in Women’s Basketball

Jack Brewster, Columnist
February 17
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

The University of Connecticut Huskies cemented the longest winning streak in the history of NCAA women’s basketball Monday night with a landmark 65–55 win over the University of South Carolina. The Huskies have broken the previous win streak record three times. This spring, they will vie for th...

Cool or Drool: NBA Takes on Twitter

Dan Bisno, Columnist
February 10
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Social media reveals unfiltered opinions and the true personalities of our favorite players in a way that interviews and journalistic pieces cannot. Current Los Angeles Clippers point guard Jamaal Crawford once inspiringly took to Twitter to write, “Thinking too much is the gift and the curse.” Filtered...

Cool or Drool: MLB’s New Luxury Tax Levels Playing Field

Dan Bisno, Columnist
December 9
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Sports fans always want to believe that their team has the same shot at winning as any other. While we all know “fairness” is not clear cut, perhaps no factor influences the outcomes of professional sports leagues more than the politics of player compensation. While most leagues have shifted toward...

Castro Stunted Cuban Baseball Growth

Jack Brewster, Columnist
December 2
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, one of the most prominent and controversial leaders of the past century, died last Friday at the age of 90. For all the things Castro believed in that stood in opposition to the U.S., there was always one glaring irony — Castro loved our national pastime: baseball. The...

Concussions Underscore Football’s Safety Issues

Jack Brewster, Columnist
November 11
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. receives the snap, drops back, scans left and right and is immediately under pressure. Two Ohio State University defensive linemen are closing in fast. Armstrong abandons the pocket and bolts for an opening in the throng of gargantuan bodies before him. He gets...

From Curses to Recluses: World Series Features Captivating Characters

Jack Brewster, Columnist
October 28
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Editor’s Note: The Oberlin Review’s policy is to avoid calling the Cleveland baseball team by its name due to its derogatory nature and racist caricature. Towards the end of the beloved baseball movie Field of Dreams, Terence Mann, played by actor James Earl Jones, delivers a poignant solilo...

Cool or Drool: Cavaliers Give Championship Ring to David Blatt

Dan Bisno, Columnist
September 23
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Cleveland Cavaliers fans are still enjoying the high from the end of the city’s 52-year championship drought. But one crucial member of the championship run still cannot quite stomach the win: former Head Coach David Blatt. The Cavs, pretending that Blatt is not still fuming at the sight of anything...

Game’s Visuals Marred by Clumsy Controls

Avi Vogel, Columnist
April 8
Filed under ARTS

Walking up a set of stairs embedded into a mountain, the environment changes. Pink skies and green-blue grass shift to light blue air and snow-covered ground. Before I enter the new area, I move myself around the edges of the mountaintop, seeing what secrets I can find. As I saunter toward the lip of...

‘SUPERHOT’ a Minimalist Take on Shooter Genre

‘SUPERHOT’ a Minimalist Take on Shooter Genre

Avi Vogel, Columnist
March 11
Filed under ARTS

I pop into a level. First things first — get to the enemy at the end of the hall. I weave through a hail of bullets, swinging my sword to cut through the occasional one I can’t avoid. I throw my sword at the enemy, shattering his polygonal frame and causing his gun to fly towards me. I snatch it...

In Devil Daggers, Survival a Simple but Daunting Task

Avi Vogel, Columnist
February 26
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...

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