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The Oberlin Review

Government Regulation Allows Capitalism to Succeed

Bob Gross, Oberlin visitor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In regard to the columns that have appeared in the Review debating libertarian capitalism: While I am a proponent of capitalism, I believe libertarian capitalism would be a disaster. It would be far too easy for the wealthy and powerful to exploit markets in a system of liberta...

Cool or Drool: Romo’s Days in Dallas Numbered

Dan Bisno, Columnist
November 18, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Editor’s Note: This article contains references to domestic violence. Many of the 32 teams in the NFL are struggling to fill the quarterback position. While teams like the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns cycle through their assortment of sub-par passers and NFL busts like Tim Tebow, who move...

Manning Should Set Sights on Graceful Exit

Dan Bisno, Columnist
September 25, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Deflategate remains a popular news story giv­en the NFL’s recent announcement that they will appeal the reversal of Tom Brady’s suspension by the district court. While this has yet to develop, Brady’s name creates an interesting segue into this week’s topic: the decline of Denver Broncos quarterback...

Trauma Drama

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
September 11, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The best way I can de­scribe a seizure is to com­pare it to a dream where it is absolutely imperative that you move, but despite your most concentrated efforts, you realize with dawning terror and limit­ed consciousness that you have no control over your body. I was concussed when I was 12 years...

Cool or Drool: NFL Offseason Goofs

Dan Bisno, Columnist
September 11, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

It’s been a little over seven months since Super Bowl XLIX. America’s most watched sport has been on hiatus and, as always, the offseason has been filled with some of the juiciest sports stories of the year, centered around a variety of players. What were these guys thinking? Did they forget that...

Suh’s Mega-Deal Top Move of NFL Offseason

Dan Bisno and Henry Weissberg
April 3, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

We bet you’re wondering what we are going to throw at you this week. Will it be a left jab of basketball analysis? Or a righty uppercut of football talk? Oh yeah, that’s the one. We’re talking NFL. Football! Football! Football! There is no offseason for us. Free agent signings and offseason tra...

Belichick Seals Legacy

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
February 6, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Tom Brady was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLIX last Sunday, but he wasn’t the most valuable Patriot in the game. That honor goes to Bill Belichick. During his 15-year reign as head coach of the New England Patriots, Belichick has compiled a 175–65 record in the regular season, 2...

Cool or Drool: NFL vs. Marshawn Lynch

Dan Bisno and Henry Weissberg
February 6, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Injury update: Dan Bisno — sophomore, torn labrum. Henry Weissberg — sophomore, torn ACL. We are your sports-injured sports columnists. With only tender memories of fields and hard courts, we turn to pen and paper. Our focus is those off-the-field moments that balance playful antics and near-catastr...

NFL: No Fun League

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
December 5, 2014
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

I’ve used this column before to express my displeasure with the NFL’s handling of numerous on- and off-field incidents, but as long as it continues to mishandle seemingly every adverse situation thrown its way, I’ll continue to write about the so-called No Fun League. Much of the inspiration for this wee...

Intent of Racial Slur Can Be Changed

Bob Gross
October 10, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I think the word “redskins” has been rehabilitated and no longer can be considered a racial slur. When used as a mascot name, it presents Native Americans in a positive way. Look at the Washington, D.C. professional football team: Native Americans are not depicted scalping white...

Ray Rice Coverage Blames Victims of Domestic Violence

Maggie Menditto, Columnist
September 26, 2014
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Accompanied by his wife Janay Palmer at a May 23 press conference, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice spoke to reporters about a violent physical altercation that had transpired between the two in an Atlantic City casino. Apologizing for what he called the couple’s “situation,” Rice took the...

Journalists Must Remove Racial Slurs from Lexicon

Editorial Board
September 26, 2014
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

A student newspaper at a high school in Pennsylvania this week found itself at the epicenter of an issue that has for decades posed challenges for journalistic outlets nationwide: what to do about the fact that a popular and profitable athletic mascot is widely regarded as a racial slur. Sports teams...

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