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Old B Kitchen Closes Doors After 40 Years

Old B Kitchen Closes Doors After 40 Years

Jenna Gyimesi

A passerby can often find students sprawled across Old Barrows co-op’s front lawn with makeshift plates and homemade food on the days Oberlin’s erratic weather permits. But pizza night and special meals will soon be a thing of a past for this co-op’s members with the deteriorating kitchen shutting down for good at the end of this semester. Me...

Students, CDS Workers Protest Bon Appétit

Students, CDS Workers Protest Bon Appétit

Melissa Harris, News editor

Dining halls across campus were unusually empty Monday as hundreds boycotted Bon Appétit Management Company to stand in solidarity with Campus Dining Services staff. The protest, initiated by the Student Labor Action Coalition, aimed to push the College to separate from Bon Appétit and switch to a self-management food service model. According to United ...

Krislov’s Legacy: A Retrospective

Krislov’s Legacy: A Retrospective

Tyler Sloan and Oliver Bok

Fourteenth President Marvin Krislov departs from Oberlin this semester after a decade at the College to head Pace University in New York City. His legacy reflects the complex reality of leading a small liberal arts institution for many years, with an early honeymoon period followed by ongoing internal conflict and record-breaking fundraising efforts. Hir...

Grand Jury Produces Felony Charges in Gibson’s Case

May 5, 2017

Parents Question School Board’s Expenses

May 5, 2017

Julio Reyes, Latinx Student Life Coordinator

May 5, 2017

Security Report

May 5, 2017

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College Newspapers Best Illustrate Campus Life

Editorial Board

Oberlin students are often presented as coddled, spoiled and so obsessed with political correctness that we have lost touch with reality, choosing to embrace a liberal utopia instead of facing the “real world.” If four years working at The Oberlin Review have taught us anything, it is that this portrayal could not be further...

Tobacco Ban Underscores College’s Flawed Governance

Jordan Ecker, Contributing Writer

Oberlin students received an email Monday from Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo urging “members of the Oberlin community” to please respect the campus’ “tobacco-free” policy. The message wasn’t that there was a ban on cigarettes and that we would be punished for smoking. The message ...

Environmental Studies Fails in Interdisciplinary Approach

Sami Mericle and Kiley Petersen

As graduating Environmental Studies majors, we want to address the elephant in the AJLC: Most majors are deeply dissatisfied with the Environmental Studies program. Environmental Studies is a huge draw to the College for potential Oberlin students who, like us, were wowed by the beauty and design of the Adam Joseph ...

College Should Prioritize Healthy Working Environment Over Free Speech

May 5, 2017

Bon Voyage, Bon Appétit

May 5, 2017

The Final Countdown

May 5, 2017

Government Regulation Allows Capitalism to Succeed

May 5, 2017

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The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

Brian Tom, Contributor

Insta Animals

Insta Animals

Izzy Rosenstein, This Week Editor

Tennis Downs Denison at NCACs

Tennis Downs Denison at NCACs

Julie Schreiber, Staff Writer

Oberlin tennis earned exhilarating back-to-back victories over rival Denison University Big Red, as both the men’s and women’s teams won their Sunday matches to finish third in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships. The Yeomen made program history with their 5–2 win, beating the Big Red for the first time in 43 years, while the Yeowomen...

In The Locker Room with Sports Editors

In The Locker Room with Sports Editors

Jackie McDermott and Darren Zaslau, Sports Editors

This week, the Review’s Sports editors, Jackie McDermott and Darren Zaslau, sat down with each other to reflect on a year of covering Oberlin athletics, favorite memories of the Review and the best and most challenging parts of the job. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Darren Zaslau: What’s been the most rewarding part of be...

Yeowomen Battle Past Gators in Conference Semis

Yeowomen Battle Past Gators in Conference Semis

James Cato

Hosting their first playoff game since a playoff reformatting in 2003, the Yewomen defeated the Allegheny College Gators 13–8 in the NCAC semifinals Wednesday. With the win, Oberlin punched a ticket to its second conference championship in three years, where they will face the No. 1 seeded Denison University Big Red. The Big Red are responsible for...

Heptathletes Score in NCAC Multi-Event Championships

May 5, 2017

Baseball Should Embrace Growth

May 5, 2017

Cool or Drool: Lynch Joins Oakland Raiders

May 5, 2017

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Recent Scores

  • Saturday, May 6

    Women's Lacrosse

    Oberlin 10 - Denison University 15

  • Wednesday, May 3

    Women's Lacrosse

    Oberlin 13 - Allegheny College 8

  • Monday, May 1

    Baseball

    Oberlin 8 - Allegheny College 5

  • Monday, May 1

    Baseball

    Oberlin 4 - Allegheny College 3

  • Sunday, April 30

    Men's Tennis

    Oberlin 5 - Denison University 2

  • Sunday, April 30

    Women's Tennis

    Oberlin 5 - Denison University 4

  • Sunday, April 30

    Baseball

    Oberlin 4 - Allegheny College 2

  • Sunday, April 30

    Baseball

    Oberlin 5 - Allegheny College 10

  • Saturday, April 29

    Men's Tennis

    Oberlin 3 - DePauw University 5

  • Saturday, April 29

    Women's Tennis

    Oberlin 0 - DePauw University 5

On the Record: Heather Marlowe, Playwright

On the Record: Heather Marlowe, Playwright

Victoria Garber, Arts and Culture editor

Editor’s note: This article discusses sexual assault. Playwright, actor and activist Heather Marlowe graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009 with a degree in art history before moving to San Francisco, where she dedicated much of her time to theater classes. Motivated by her own experiences with the criminal justice system a...

Gear Co-op Combines Music, Fundraising in 4th Festival

Daniel Markus, Arts and Culture editor

In spring 2015, the Oberlin College Gear Co-op, then still a fledgling organization with little more than a few beat-up drum sets and some old amps, hosted the first edition of Gear Fest, a mammoth day-long festival that featured 22 different acts at two different locations. The event has since been enshrined as a biannual staple of the Gear Co-op, w...

Solarity’s “Atlantis” Returns to All-Student Roots

Solarity’s “Atlantis” Returns to All-Student Roots

Victoria Garber and Julia Peterson

Solarity has thrown the largest student-run event on campus every semester and will be back tonight in the Heisman Club Field House. This semester’s Atlantis theme will offer a ship-furnished, aquatic feel, and organizers have brought the event back to its student-centered roots with an impressive string of student DJs as well as student music, da...

Second-Person Prevails in Pagel’s Occult, Political Poetry

May 5, 2017

Black and White “Fury Road” Re-Release Highlights Action, Scenery

May 5, 2017

Sighted: Surprise Sword Dancing

May 5, 2017

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A Day Without Worrying

A Day Without Worrying

Ariel Miller

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Established 1874.