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The Oberlin Review

Removing OSCA Options for Low-Income Students Exclusionary, Not Equitable

Nick Rowan Bassman, Contributing Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

If I were entering the Class of 2021, I would no longer be able to afford Oberlin College. It wouldn’t matter if the College met 100 percent of my demonstrated need. Without the money I’ve saved by living and dining in Oberlin Student Cooperative Association, I wouldn’t be able to afford to ...

College Raises Tuition, Overhauls Room and Board

College Raises Tuition, Overhauls Room and Board

Louis Krauss, News Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Attending Oberlin College will cost $69,372 next academic year thanks to a 2.8-percent tuition increase announced by outgoing Vice President for Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen via email Tuesday. The email lists significant changes to student dining and housing options that raise minimum...

Stop Raising Tuition

Editorial Board
April 21, 2017
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The administration’s announcement to raise tuition to a whopping $69,372 by overhauling the College’s housing and dining systems is a perfect example of everything wrong with how this school is run. Administrators confidentially concocted major policy changes with no student involvement or cons...

OSCA Prioritizes Accessibility in Iron Chef

Rachel Mead and Daniel Markus
April 7, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Food

Led by head cooks College junior Sunshine Figlio and College first-year Nikhil Villani, Fairchild co-op emerged as the champion of OSCA’s annual Iron Chef competition on April 1. Inspired by the television game show series of the same name, OSCA Iron Chef is an annual cook-off competition among Oberlin...

OSCA Cuts Business Ties with Gibson’s Bakery

OSCA Cuts Business Ties with Gibson’s Bakery

Sydney Allen, Production editor
February 24, 2017
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2015
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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...

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