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Students Demand Role on Board of Trustees

Alexis Dill and Sydney Allen

The Board of Trustees held its tri-annual student forum last night, giving students the chance to voice their opinions and concerns to the trustees before they enter their quarterly executive session. Though students raised a number of issues during the forum, discussions regarding the potential of ...

October 6, 2017

City Council Candidates Prepare for Election

Sydney Allen, Alex Davies, and Jack Rockwell

Oberlin City Council elections are coming up next month, and with eight candidates vying for seven seats, local campaigning is in full swing. Five of the candidates are incumbents, two have served on Council before, and one is a new candidate. Every two years, the city holds elections for all seven cou...

October 6, 2017

Feature Photo: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Holds Las Vegas Vigil

Feature Photo: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Holds Las Vegas Vigil

Alexis Dill, News Editor

The College held a vigil at Wilder Hall Tuesday after more than 500 were injured and 58 killed at a concert in Las Vegas Monday. 58 bricks were placed to honor the victims who lost their lives. President Carmen Ambar and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo released a statement Tuesday advis...

October 6, 2017

Hiroshima “Survivor Tree” Celebrated in Tappan

Hiroshima “Survivor Tree” Celebrated in Tappan

Gabby Greene

College and community members held a dedication ceremony honoring a sapling planted in Tappan Square Wednesday. The sapling sprouted from seeds that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. The Oberlin College Environmental Studies, East Asian Studies, and Biology departments, as well as Groun...

October 6, 2017

Security Report

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 1:44 p.m. While conducting a Village Housing inspection on Woodland Street, a staff member found a sign from the athletics department on a wall inside the house. A follow-up will be conducted. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 12:08 a.m. Safety and Security Officers were requested t...

October 6, 2017

Conference Addresses Intersections of Race, Aesthetics

Conference Addresses Intersections of Race, Aesthetics

Victoria Albacete, Julia Peterson, and Ananya Gupta

“Exploring Beauty and Truth in World of Color,” a conference which took place over last Friday and Saturday, highlighted new and groundbreaking work on the subject of race and aesthetics from Oberlin academics and scholars from many other institutions. The two-day conference, which had wide comm...

October 6, 2017

Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, Religion Professor

Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, Religion Professor

Mohammad Jafar Mahallati is the Presidential Scholar in Islamic Studies and Nancy Schrom Dye Chair in Middle East and North African Studies at Oberlin College, where he has been teaching for a decade. Prior to his arrival at Oberlin, he received his Ph.D. from McGill University. He has taught at Columb...

October 6, 2017

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Professor M. and the Wonder Women

Professor M. and the Wonder Women

Lucy Martin, This Week Editor

Still Not Done?

Still Not Done?

Shea Sion, Contributor

Recent Scores

  • Saturday, October 7

    Women's Tennis

    Oberlin 3 - Christopher Newport University 6

  • Friday, October 6

    Women's Volleyball

    Oberlin 0 - Kenyon College 3

  • Wednesday, October 4

    Field Hockey

    Oberlin 0 - College of Wooster 5

  • Wednesday, October 4

    Men's Soccer

    Oberlin 2 - Case Western Reserve University 2

  • Sunday, October 1

    Men's Soccer

    Oberlin 1 - Wittenberg University 2

  • Sunday, October 1

    Women's Soccer

    Oberlin 0 - Wittenberg University 3

  • Sunday, October 1

    Field Hockey

    Oberlin 0 - Rhodes College 9

  • Sunday, October 1

    Women's Volleyball

    Oberlin 2 - Ohio Wesleyan University 3

  • Saturday, September 30

    Women's Tennis

    Oberlin 7 - University of Findlay 2

  • Wednesday, September 27

    Women's Volleyball

    Oberlin 2 - Case Western Reserve University 3

THE UNFORTUNATE OWL: EATEN

THE UNFORTUNATE OWL: EATEN

Paddy McCabe

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“Deej” Highlights Interdependence, Challenges Assumptions

“Deej” Highlights Interdependence, Challenges Assumptions

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

The lights dim. An image of hands typing on a laptop keyboard appears on the screen. A digital voice narrates the scene as it dissolves into an animation of a poem. This is Deej, the autobiographical documentary by DJ “Deej” Savarese, OC ’17, whose art speaks to autistic civil rights and universal inclusion. Dye Lecture Hall was nearly full Sunday ni...

October 6, 2017

Queer Romance, Intimate Staging Elevate “Circle Mirror Transformation”

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

Circle Mirror Transformation, the first play in the 2017 — 2018 series of the Oberlin College Theater Lab Series, opened yesterday evening in Warner Main Space. The play tells a meta-theatrical narrative about five people in small-town Vermont who have come together for a community theater class. Over the six weeks that they are together, friendship...

October 6, 2017

On the Record with Ian Blanchard

On the Record with Ian Blanchard

Interview by Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

Ian Blanchard is one of the founders of Maya Universe Academy in Nepal. He graduated from College of the Atlantic in 2008 and spent the next several years working as a mushroom farmer, traveling the United States, and learning about sustainable agriculture before deciding to open a school. Maya Universe Academy is a nonprofit organization that works along...

October 6, 2017

“Observer” Horrorscape Creates Shiver-Inducing Gameplay

Avi Vogel, Columnist

Science fiction allows us to look at the future while tackling issues of the present. In an increasingly bleak world, there seem to be two approaches to the genre: imagining a setting that grapples and resolves our dilemmas, and creating a future that makes current shortcomings seem minor in comparison. Observer, a first-person horror game from Bloobe...

October 6, 2017

Cleveland Orchestra Brings Beethoven to Finney Chapel

Cleveland Orchestra Brings Beethoven to Finney Chapel

Text by Julia Peterson, Arts and Culture Editor

October 6, 2017

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On the Record with Ian Blanchard

On the Record with Ian Blanchard

Interview by Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

Ian Blanchard is one of the founders of Maya Universe Academy in Nepal. He graduated from College of the Atlantic in 2008 and spent the next several yea...

October 6, 2017

On the Record with Douglas McKenna

On the Record with Douglas McKenna

Interview by Ivan Aidun, Staff Writer

Douglas McKenna is a mathematician, computer scientist, and software engineer. On Tuesday afternoon, he gave a talk titled, “The Art of Hamiltonian M...

September 29, 2017

On the Record with Fabian Almazan

On the Record with Fabian Almazan

Interview by Julia Peterson and Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editors

Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Fabian Almazan performed at the Cat in the Cream Thursday night with his band Rhizome, featuring Camila Meza on voice an...

September 22, 2017

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Jim Barnhart, Executive Chef at The Hotel at Oberlin

Jim Barnhart, Executive Chef at The Hotel at Oberlin

Alexis Dill, News Editor

Jim Barnhart, a native of Grafton, Ohio, took culinary classes at Lorain County Joint Vocational School during his high school career after finding hi...

September 29, 2017

Paul Sidhu, Dave’s Cosmic Subs

Paul Sidhu, Dave’s Cosmic Subs

Sydney Allen, News Editor

Paul Sidhu, 29, is the owner of the Oberlin branch of Dave’s Cosmic Subs, a sandwich restaurant franchise founded in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, by Dave Lo...

September 22, 2017

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In The Locker Room with Professor and Columnist Kevin Blackistone

In The Locker Room with Professor and Columnist Kevin Blackistone

Alex McNicoll and Julie Schreiber

This week, the Review sat down with Kevin Blackistone, ESPN and NPR commentator, Washington Post columnist, and University of Maryland journalism profess...

October 6, 2017

In The Locker Room with Delta Lodge Athletics Director Natalie Winkelfoos

In The Locker Room with Delta Lodge Athletics Director Natalie Winkelfoos

Alex McNicoll and Julie Schreiber

This week, the Review sat down with Delta Lodge Athletics Director Natalie Winkelfoos. A former Division III basketball player at Baldwin Wallace Univ...

September 29, 2017

In the Locker Room with Anthony Allen and Avery McThompson, Football Captains

In the Locker Room with Anthony Allen and Avery McThompson, Football Captains

Julie Schreiber, Sports Editor

This week, the Review sat down with senior football captains Anthony Allen and Avery McThompson to discuss the team’s performance so far, as well as the ...

September 22, 2017

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Yeowomen Suffer First Loss of Season to Tigers

Yeowomen Suffer First Loss of Season to Tigers

Jane Agler, Staff Writer

The Yeowomen endured a crushing 3–0 loss in a match against the Wittenberg University Tigers last Saturday, ending an 11-win streak that stretched back to last season. While the team entered North Coast Athletic Conference play at 6–0–1, they are now 7–1–2 on the season. Head Coach Dan Palmer, who is in his fifth season with the Yeowomen,...

October 6, 2017

Tanking Undermines Competitive Nature of Sports

Alex McNicoll, Sports Editor

Professional sports plays dirty. From performance-enhancing drugs to the NBA fixing the 1985 draft, cheating and out-of-sport advantages have always created unfair playing fields. However, some advantages are more hidden than others. Big market teams like the New York Yankees have been poised to get whichever free agents they want, fast-forwarding the ...

October 6, 2017

Tennis Continues Strong Season with ITA Performances

Tennis Continues Strong Season with ITA Performances

Isabel Klein

The men’s and women’s tennis teams both demonstrated strength and skill entering the second half of their fall seasons. The Yeomen shined bright at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regionals at Kalamazoo College last weekend with domination in doubles play, led by seniors Manickam Manickam and Robert Gittings, who beat Westminster C...

October 6, 2017

Cross Country Shines at Meets

Sam Harris, Staff Writer

The Oberlin men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in their fifth race of the season last Friday at the All-Ohio Championships, hosted by Cedarville University, and at the Paul Short Invitational, hosted by Lehigh University. At All-Ohio, the women’s team finished 25th of 38 teams in their race. They finished 11th of 18 Division III schools i...

October 6, 2017

Lindsey Vonn Deserves to Race Men

Julie Schreiber, Sports Editor

Lindsey Vonn, the most decorated professional female skier in history, faces the toughest challenge in her legendary 15-year career this fall. In addition to preparing for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Vonn recently issued her third official proposal to the International Ski Federation, known as the FIS, to race again...

October 6, 2017

Yeowomen Struggle for Wins

Yeowomen Struggle for Wins

Alex McNicoll, Sports Editor

The Yeowomen could not find the net in a hard-fought battle against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops Tuesday, losing the match 3–0. The field hockey team has been unable to get into rhythm recently, as they dropped four games over six days, three of which were against North Coast Athletic Conference opponents. With the losses, the team drop...

September 29, 2017

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