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The Oberlin Review

Free Speech Still in Student Body’s Best Interest

Aaron Pressman, Columnist
December 11, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

On Dec. 4, College junior Jasper Clarkberg wrote a response titled “Non-Black Allies Must Engage With Protest Critics” to my Nov. 6 column in the Review, “Discouraging Dissent Stifles Intellectual Growth.” I appreciate Clarkberg taking the time to respond to such an important issue and would like ...

Non-Black Allies Must Engage With Protest Critics

Jasper Clarkberg, Contributing Writer
December 4, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

On Nov. 6, Aaron Pressman wrote a column accusing “students who make up the majority opinion” of stifling dissent on campus (“Discouraging Dissent Stifles Intellectual Growth,” The Oberlin Review). I have heard this “millennial college students don’t want to debate” criticism from many places recen...

Discouraging Dissent Stifles Intellectual Growth

Aaron Pressman, Columnist
November 6, 2015
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

The first tenet listed in Oberlin College’s mission statement is to “graduate ... students who have learned to think with intellectual rigor, creativity, and independence.” Yet it seems to be increasingly common on campus for students who make up the majority opinion to stifle dissent. We must allo...

Nemtsov Killing Should Prompt Introspection Alongside Condemnation

Editorial Board
March 6, 2015
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

When prominent Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead on a Moscow street last Friday, days before he was slated to lead a major anti-government protest, global leaders rallied behind familiar cries. Nemtsov, an ardent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had been well known since...

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