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On the Record with Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance

On the Record with Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
November 11
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Ben Sinclair, OC ’06, co-created the hit web and television series High Maintenance with spouse Katja Blichfeld. The show revolves around the experiences of New Yorkers connected by their shared transactions with a pot dealer known as The Guy. Meant to tell subtle truths about the human experience whi...

Bechdel Returns to Oberlin to Talk “Fun Home”

Bechdel Returns to Oberlin to Talk “Fun Home”

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
October 7
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Editor's note: This article contains mentions of suicide as well as spoilers for the graphic novel and musical Fun Home. Of all the brilliant lines from Fun Home, the stage musical based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, OC ’81, one in particular might resonate with Oberlin s...

Purvis, Shapiro Aim to Screen Diverse, Unusual Movies in Series

Purvis, Shapiro Aim to Screen Diverse, Unusual Movies in Series

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
April 29
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Students at the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies’ Hallock Auditorium had the chance to meet Marielle Heller, director of The Diary of a Teenage Girl Tuesday. Released in 2015, Diary was beloved by critics and fans alike; a New York Times Critic’s Pick, the publication called it ...

La Tanya Hall Named Teacher of Jazz Voice

La Tanya Hall Named Teacher of Jazz Voice

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor
April 22
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

The Conservatory announced Monday that vocalist La Tanya Hall will join the Conservatory faculty as Teacher of Jazz Voice. Hall’s employment will begin in the fall and marks the first time the Conservatory has hired a vocalist for such a position, the first of its kind in the Jazz Studies depart...

Off the Cuff: Gary Shteyngart, OC ‘95, Author and Professor

Off the Cuff: Gary Shteyngart, OC ‘95, Author and Professor

Kerensa Loadholt, News Editor
April 1
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Gary Shteyngart, OC ’95, has written several novels and recently published his first memoir, Little Failure. His novels include works such as The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story. Shteyngart previously taught writing at Hunter College and now teaches at Colum...

Carlyle Flower Shop Flourishes Under Morrison, Toss

Carlyle Flower Shop Flourishes Under Morrison, Toss

Vida Weisblaum, Managing Editor
March 4
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Lorraine Morrison loves kites. “They’re wonderful,” she says, a glimpse of amazement in her eye as she paints the air with her palms. The owner of Carlyle Flower Shop at 17 West College Street knew just what would add character to her store, even if former owner Grace Harlow disapproved of her...

Oberlin Man Murdered in Apartment

Oberlin Man Murdered in Apartment

Xiaoqian Zhu
December 4
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Twenty-four-year-old Steven L. Davis was found shot to death in his apartment last Tuesday, Nov. 24 — the first murder in Oberlin since a 1999 stabbing. Oberlin Police Department officers received a 911 call at 12:12 p.m. by a man who claimed to be Davis’ cousin. He reported that Davis was blee...

Vocational School Resists City Annexation

Vocational School Resists City Annexation

Oliver Bok, News Editor
September 25
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The city of Oberlin wants to expand city limits to include the Lorain County Joint Vocational School, but the school doesn’t want to join. JVS is currently located in Pittsfield Township, an unincorporated part of Lorain County that does not levy an income tax to residents or day workers. The city of Obe...

Division Between Oberlin, Real World Exaggerated

Jake Nash, College senior
September 4
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Dear first-years, Throughout my time here at Oberlin, I have grappled with the question of whether what I am doing here really matters. I have spent weeks writing essays that only two pairs of eyes will ever see. I’ve had drunk conversations that neither of us remembered the next morning. My conce...

Shifting Sports Culture

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
May 8
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

As the end of my sophomore year winds down, and my tenure as Sports editor comes to a blissful conclusion as I move to News, I have been reflecting on how the Oberlin Athletics Department has evolved over the last two years. Playing on the women’s varsity soccer team, I have experienced firsthand wh...

Oberlin Tuition Hike an Injustice

Zachery Crowell, SLAC Co-Chair
April 10
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: Beginning next year, the cost to attend Oberlin will be a staggering $64,224. This price is $2,436 more than the current $61,788 to attend. This price hike translates into a four percent increase over one year, which is well over twice the current rate of inflation. What can the justification...

Oberlin Community Services Expands

Oberlin Community Services Expands

Melissa Harris
March 6
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin Community Services is working on a new strategic plan called Planting Seeds for Growth and Sustainability to help reshape and expand its services to fit the needs of southern Lorain County communities. Executive Director Cindy Andrews, a former member of OCS’s Board of Directors, took charge...

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