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The Oberlin Review

Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017

Editor’s Note: The letter referenced in this article has been published in full under “Letters to the Editors” in this issue’s Opinions section. As the Board of Trustees convenes this weekend, freezes to non-union salaries remain a key concern among faculty and staff. The freezes were instit...

Students Help Africatown Fight for Environmental Justice

Alexis Dill, News Editor

December 8, 2017

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Comparative American Studies Janet Fiskio added a new facet to the Environmental Studies program when she led a group of students to historic Africatown in Alabama during the spring semester of 2015. This semester, Fiskio expanded this project by teaching...

OES Requests Landfill Gas Recovery System

Sydney Allen, News Editor

December 8, 2017

The Office of Environmental Sustainability is attempting to reduce Oberlin College’s carbon footprint and boost its sustainability reputation by cutting emissions through a new landfill gas recovery system that was proposed during a presentation to the Board of Trustees yesterday. “[The video]...

December 8, 2017

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 4:33 a.m. Safety and Security Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Lord-Saunders House. A malfunctioning detector caused the alarm, which was repaired and reset. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 2:27 p.m. A resident reported an individual buil...

Matambo Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Sydney Allen, News Editor

December 1, 2017

Editor’s Note: This article contains mentions of sexual assault. Associate Professor of Creative Writing Bernard Matambo resigned Nov. 16 amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct toward students. One such former student has recently filed a Title IX report against him. Another former student, ...

Oberlin Advances to Final Round of Energy Contest

Jenna Gyimesi, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

Oberlin has advanced with nine other cities to the final round of competition for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, which recognizes top performing communities for increasing energy efficiency and reducing municipal and household energy budgets. The winner, to be announced this month, will earn $5 ...

Eliza Guinn, Production Editor

December 1, 2017

Construction on the NEXUS pipeline halted in the Northeast Ohio city of Green after the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals voted in a 2–1 decision to block the company from building within city limits. Members of Oberlin City Council and Students for Energy Justice, an organization at the College, ...

Sydney Allen and Jenna Gyimesi

December 1, 2017

The Oberlin Technology Store, located in the Mudd library basement, will shut down Dec. 15. The store has provided students, staff, faculty, and community members with discounted electronics and advice for the past 30 years. The store’s one full-time employee, Director of Desktop Services Linda Iroff...

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Lucy Martin, This Week Editor

The Winter Term Monster

Janie Chang-Weinberg, Contributor

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  • Wednesday, December 6

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  • Wednesday, November 29

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Ballet Oberlin Show Reimagines Classic Family Film

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

In the history of Western ballet, some characters stick out as emblematic of the genre — Giselle, Odette and Odile, the nutcracker, to name a few. Then again, some roles — like Hiccup, Toothless, Ruffnut, Tuffnut, and Green Death — have likely never been performed in a ballet until this weekend, when Ballet Oberlin’s production of How to Tra...

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

December 8, 2017

In this particularly stressful time of year, various groups on campus are organizing events oriented around self-care, some of which include inviting visiting speakers to bring their perspectives to the topic. On Wednesday, Pittsburgh-based Rabbi Shais Taub was invited to Oberlin by Chabad to offer insights on creating a healthy environment within one’...

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

December 8, 2017

Poets of OSLAM, the College’s slam poetry team, convened for their biggest performance of the semester, the Grand Slam, in Dye Lecture Hall Saturday night. The Slam, which featured performances from ten student poets, was not only a moment to showcase these poets’ work to the wider student community — it was also a competition. The poets were vy...

Lucy Martin, This Week Editor

December 8, 2017

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is the latest in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing games — but instead of being for the Nintendo DS, it’s a mobile phone app. It has many similar features to previous games, such as character customization, fishing, and bug catching, but also adds in new elements. The game blends old and new so seamlessly that those who h...

Cat Presents Healing Musical Commemoration for World AIDS Day

Text by Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

December 8, 2017

Laura Pérez Olivera, Yerbera & Botanist

Interview by Sophie Drukman-Feldstein

December 8, 2017

Laura Pérez Olivera, a yerbera/botanist and activist with a focus on food justice and environmental racism, came to campus on Saturday to give a talk c...

Nusha Martynuk, Choreographer

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

Nusha Martynuk has taught at Oberlin since 1988, when she and her husband, Carter McAdams, joined the dance faculty. She completed her undergraduate de...

OTC: Rebecca Mosely, Title IX Coordinator

Sydney Allen, News Editor

December 8, 2017

Rebecca Mosely serves as the Title IX coordinator and director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Oberlin College. She develops and administers po...

Ari Berman, Political Journalist

Kameron Dunbar

December 1, 2017

This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Voting rights and access can be deemed as a niche arena in American political science. How and wh...

In The Locker Room with Julie and Jay Schreiber, Sports Editors

Alex McNicoll, Sports Editor

December 8, 2017

This week, the Review sat down with Julie and Jay Schreiber. The father-daughter tandem has spanned the sports journalism world, with Julie as Sports Ed...

In The Locker Room with Eliza Poor and Tristan Clonch, Club Soccer Captains

Alex McNicoll and Julie Schreiber, Sports Editors

December 1, 2017

This week, the Review sat down with club soccer captains and college seniors Eliza Poor and Tristan Clonch, both of whom have been members of the team for...

Women Finish First, Men Second in Track & Field Opener

Alexis Dill, News Editor

December 8, 2017

After capturing the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championships for the first time in school history last year, the Yeowomen picked up where they left off last weekend by winning the Fifth-Annual Spartan Holiday Classic at Case Western Reserve University. The men’s team, which was not as dominant as the women’s last year, began their a...

Julie Schreiber, Sports Editor

December 8, 2017

The International Olympic Committee officially announced Tuesday that it would ban Russia from the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This decision was the highly anticipated response to a years-long investigation of a Russian state-sponsored doping program to enhance the performance of Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in S...

Perspective: Coordination, Teamwork Lead to Third Conference Win

Leah Ross

December 8, 2017

Wednesday night marked the third conference game for the women’s basketball team, who faced off against the Denison University Big Red. Starting out conference play 2–0, we hoped to continue our winning streak and defend our home court. Coming into the game, we knew we had to rebound the ball well and execute and defend the three-point line. The first quarter st...

Alex McNicoll, Sports Editor

December 8, 2017

Sunil Gulati, the president of the United States Soccer Federation who has been called “the single most important person in the development of soccer in this country” by Major League Soccer founder Alan Rothberg, announced this week that he will not be running for re-election in February. The decision comes after the United States Men’s National Team failed t...

Jane Agler, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

Oberlin’s swimming and diving teams brought home brag-worthy achievements after their three-day Fredonia Invitational meet, with 83 season-best swims, 21 career-best times, and seven swims making it onto the Oberlin All-Time Swims list. Encompassing 386 points for the men’s team and 377 points for the women over the course of the meet, the Yeomen placed fourth...

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