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OSCA Cuts Business Ties with Gibson’s Bakery

OSCA Cuts Business Ties with Gibson’s Bakery

Sydney Allen, Production editor
February 24
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Oberlin Student Cooperative Association is exploring different responses to the College’s January decision to resume business with Gibson’s Bakery after protests erupt­ed following an altercation that led to the arrest of three College students in November. In budget preparations for spring 2017,...

Cooperative Eating Offers Solace

Members of the OSCA Board of Directors
November 18
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: The events of this past week, both national and local, have unsettled members of the Oberlin community and specifically those of us in the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association. We, as members of the OSCA Board of Directors, support those who fear for their safety and personhood in ...

OSCA, College Negotiate Future of Old Barrows

Eliza Guinn
March 4
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

OSCA employees returned from strike amid negotiations between the College and the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association that will likely decide the future of the Old Barrows Co-op. “OSCA employees were on strike until we had a chance to meet with the Board of Directors. We met with the Board of...

Routine Board Retreat Ends in Employee Strike

Adam Gittin, News editor
February 19
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The Oberlin Student Cooperative Association’s four non-student employees are striking after a heated discussion with students about structural change. Members of Third World Co-op used the OSCA Board Retreat last Sunday at the Oberlin Public Library as an opportunity to voice their frustrations...

Third World Co-op: 21 Years of Solidarity

Third World Co-op: 21 Years of Solidarity

Melissa Harris, Staff Writer
October 9
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Oberlin Alumni Association of African Ancestry commemorated the 180th anniversary of Oberlin’s decision to adopt a non-discriminatory admissions policy for African American students and other people of color at its reunion last weekend. Perhaps overlooked, however, is one of the most vibrant spaces...

OSCA Lacks Awareness of Oppressive Systems

Cara Welch-Rubin, Contributing Writer
December 12
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The following critique of the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association is not the first time anyone has raised these issues. Many people have experienced or continue to experience various forms of classism, white supremacy, ableism and other manifestations of oppression within OSCA. My critique only serves...

Open Letter: Co-op Savings Essential

Bob Weiner, Class of 1969
October 31
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Dear President Marvin Krislov: You must be flooded with everything, but as a co-Clinton administration official with you, I do want you to know that I’m an old Oberlin co-oper (I was the system treasurer!), and I agree that the savings for co-op members need to stay to help them with college. They...

College Fiscal Plan Edges Out Low-Income Co-opers

Taylor Field, Staff Writer
October 3
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

At this week’s Board Night in Oberlin’s co-ops, representatives of OSCA’s Board of Directors introduced a caucus based on the covert changes made to Oberlin College’s financial aid policy last semester, reopening discussion on the detrimental impact these changes will have on co-op accessibility. The...

OSCA: The Good, the Bad and the Gluten-Free

Sean Para
September 27
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

This is my first semester eating in a co-op. I was quite miserable last year on a CDS meal plan and was overjoyed last spring when I got into my first choice co-op, Old Barrows. Now, twice a day, I saunter all the way across campus to enjoy a meal made by a peer instead of the detestable and questionable...

KHC Continues To Operate After OSCA Separation

Rachel Sacks
September 27
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Although there was considerable dissent from KHC members when they discovered last semester that KHC would no longer be an OSCA member, some are now able to find a silver lining to the departure. “I think it was ultimately good because the co-op wanted out last year,” said Samia Mansour OC ’10,...

After 14 Years, Oberlin Gets Another Book Co-op

Duncan Standish, Staff Writer
May 3
Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

A new book-focused cooperative, the first of its kind since the Co-op Book Store closed in 1999, is set to launch this week. Its first event — Beerz4Books, where students can trade textbooks for beer — is scheduled for May 10, time and place yet to be announced. Student Work And Power will begin...

KHC Out of OSCA

Duncan Standish, Staff Writer
April 5
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

After more than 20 years in collaboration, the board of directors of the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association has decided to end Kosher Halal Co-op’s membership in the organization. Beginning next fall, KHC will only affiliate with OSCA through OSCA promotional materials and emails to students on...

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