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The Oberlin Review

Environmental Studies Fails in Interdisciplinary Approach

Sami Mericle and Kiley Petersen
May 5, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

As graduating Environmental Studies majors, we want to address the elephant in the AJLC: Most majors are deeply dissatisfied with the Environmental Studies program. Environmental Studies is a huge draw to the College for potential Oberlin students who, like us, were wowed by the beauty and d...

Lorenzo’s Jazz Night Connects Conservatory, City

Lorenzo’s Jazz Night Connects Conservatory, City

Kiley Petersen, Managing editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

When Conservatory senior Jared Hochberg arrived in Oberlin from Chicago and realized there were few outlets in town for jazz jam sessions, he decided to create one. Jazz Night, now a monthly event at Lorenzo’s Pizzeria, was born. Hochberg plays a 90-minute set with double-degree sophomore Ari Smith and...

Trump Administration Threatens Oberlin Arts Funding

Trump Administration Threatens Oberlin Arts Funding

Daniel Markus, Arts editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry, Music, Visual Art

Before President Trump took office in late January, multiple publications reported that his transition team had begun compiling a list of federal programs to eliminate in an effort to trim domestic spending. According to The New York Times, that list is expected to be finalized by the Office of Manage...

Gaining Accessibility: Weight Room Causes Anxiety for Many

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Anyone who has met me knows I’m all about feminism and dismantling the gender binary. Also, anyone who has met me knows I really, really hate working out. My hatred of the gym probably stems from years of dancing, playing soccer and running varsity track — activities that are generally relegated to...

Media Outlets Highlight Trump’s Hypocrisy

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor
December 11, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

I think it’s no surprise to anyone at Oberlin that Donald Trump is, in no particular order, racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, a xenophobic bigot, a white supremacist, a man with atrocious hair and an absolutely terrible Republican candidate for the 2016 presidency. A list of his actions in the pa...

Including Marginalized Authors in English Classes Expands Canon

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor
September 11, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

A recent discussion in my Women and Politics course got me thinking about the intricacies of accessibility and oppression in academia. When asked about potential concerns for the course, a student commented on the whiteness of our class. Someone else suggested that our demographics might be the resul...

Corporate Appropriation Delegitimizes Youth Culture, Slang

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

There’s a hilarious scene in the first season of Portlandia where one of Fred Armisen’s characters, a bearded, hipster biker with gauges, cycles past a grocery store. He yells from his bike, “Whole Foods is corporate!” and rides away, shouting random “radical” phrases like “Go vegan!” and ...

Conservative Rural Stereotype Diverts Attention from Urban, Liberal Racism

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor
May 1, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

“White people are racist. Not all of them. But white culture is. Our white country is. Our nation is. Our American culture is full of white supremacy. We live in a white supremacist culture that caters to white people, [where everything from] the media to education to art to culture to politics is...

Clinton’s Benefits Outweigh Her Problems

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor
April 24, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

In case you live under a rock, Hillary Clinton is running for President of the United States. After Clinton announced her bid for the Oval Office on April 12, Jada Pinkett Smith, the successful actress, musical artist, businesswoman and mother of three kids — two with their own social-media empires,...

Mainstream LGBTQ Movement Must Accept All Sexual Identities

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor
April 18, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Growing up in private Catholic schools from elementary until high school was full of both challenges and rewards. I was lucky enough to receive an excellent education that prepared me for college. I was unlucky enough, however, to receive inaccurate sex ed in both my health and religion classes. As...

Censorship Perpetuates Misogynistic Ideals

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor
April 3, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Trigger Warning: The following op-ed contains a mention of blood and derogatory language referring to women. When Toronto-based spoken-word poet and author Rupi Kaur posted a photo of herself on Instagram with period-stained sweatpants, Instagram’s decision to remove the image and the resulting uproar...

KXL Gives Hope for Further Legislation

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor
February 27, 2015
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Although I’m not usually a fan of dramatic and symbolic political acts, I couldn’t help but feel pleased on Tuesday night when President Obama kept to his word and vetoed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil from Alberta, Canada, to Steele City, NE. Despite the expected outcome,...

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