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Russian Connections Warrant Investigation

Nathan Carpenter, Contributing Opinions Editor
February 17
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

One of the most disturbing stories to come out of the brutal 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle was that Russian operatives, publicly encouraged by then-candidate Donald Trump, had allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee in an attempt to tip the scales towards Trump, a much more pro-Russ...

Stalinist Left Attempts to Silence Free Speech

Bob Gross, Oberlin Visitor
February 10
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: As much as those on the left see Trump as a Hitler in the White House, moderates like myself see the left as wanting a Stalin in the White House. In Stalin’s Soviet Union, speaking the truth resulted in a prison sentence — perhaps even execution. In a Stalinist manner, the left ...

U.S. Should Rely on Constitution in Turbulent Times

Amber Scherer, Contributing Writer
February 3
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

In the months since the presidential election, I have heard people question our system of democracy. This is understandable, as the democratic process led to a result that many find abhorrent and in conflict with the United States’ core values. However, as we seek ways to resist Trump and move forwar...

Liberal Activism Limited by Narrow Scope

CJ Blair, Columnist
December 9
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

As soon as I arrived at Oberlin my first year, I knew I had entered somewhere special. I was drawn to this school largely because of its activist culture and willingness to challenge the status quo. After three years, though, I’ve realized that while Oberlin students are earnest social activists, w...

Media Dismisses Needs of Trump Voters

Ben Silverman, Contributing Writer
November 18
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Soon after election night wrapped up, while the U.S. grimaced and closed the book on the last year and a half, The New York Times issued a letter to its readers addressing the shock and confusion left in the wake of Nov. 8. It included a promise to “rededicate” the paper to the mission of reporting...

Democratic Party Must Consider Needs of Trump Voters

Amber Scherer, Contributing Writer
November 18
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

I worked for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign for several months leading up to the election. It was surprisingly fun work and, as a generally introverted first-year, a big help to transitioning me to life away from home. But I saw a lot that frustrated and upset me. On one campaign trip, I heard...

American Jews Must Confront Trump’s Bigotry

Roman Broszkowski, Contributing Writer
November 18
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

There’s a saying that three Jews have four opinions. If that’s true, then one is that Donald Trump and his tiny hands are worthy of the presidency. Although Jews overwhelmingly rejected Trump’s message of hate on Nov. 8, one in four did not, according to exit polling. Nearly a quarter of our communi...

Oberlin Must Not Settle for Silence in Wake of Election

Editorial Board
November 11
Filed under Commentary, Editorials, OPINIONS

Despite a commendable effort by Hillary Clinton supporters, Lorain County went red on Tuesday by fewer than 400 votes. Though many Oberlin students are devastated by the result, for many in nearby residences, President-elect Donald Trump was the clear choice. Now more than ever, we must take advantag...

Cynical Politics Must Not Overwhelm Hope

Anjali Kolachalam, Contributing Writer
November 11
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Like many of you on campus today, I am still coming to terms with what happened Tuesday. What happened being, of course, that the U.S. elected Donald Trump as our next president. Even writing out that sentence makes me sick. To cope, I rewatched several of President Barack Obama’s speeches, including the...

Activism Necessary to Resist Trump Presidency

Maureen Coffey, Business Manager
November 11
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

I never really considered the implications of a Donald Trump presidency until Tuesday. I knew he was running. I watched his speeches, rallies and debates. All of the signs were there, and yet until early Wednesday morning, I had not truly considered a Trump presidency. We can — and I’m sure many wil...

Students Reject Dissenting Opinions

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
November 11
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Obies and their family members congregated in the Carnegie Building’s Root Room to hear NPR Radiolab host Robert Krulwich, OC ’69, give a talk titled “Oberlin Itches, So I Scratch: A Private 50 Year Fight With My College” at The Friends of the Library’s annual dinner Saturday night. While Krulwic...

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