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The Oberlin Review

Staffing Shortage Creates Inequality

Staffing Shortage Creates Inequality

Sydney Allen, News Editor

After Chair of the Board of Trustees Chris Canavan’s June email announcing this year’s budgetary deficit — including a drop in admissions, a five percent budgetary reduction, and a faculty salary freeze — many academic departments are preparing to weather another bout of budget restraints and staff shortages. In 2016, academic departments deal...

College to Introduce Shuttle Service

Lila Michaels

The Division of Student Life in the Dean of Students Office will offer a new shuttle service to various locations on and off campus this fall in an effort to create a more accessible campus and enhance the student experience. The service will launch Monday, Oct. 2, and will run from 8 a.m. to noon on weekdays. The shuttle will make several stops around ...

Surveys Help Find Ways to Improve Student Life

Surveys Help Find Ways to Improve Student Life

Kate Fishman

With a significant dip in student enrollment and retention this academic year, the administration began emailing students and faculty survey questions in an effort to holistically improve the Oberlin experience. The data from the surveys have indicated that housing, communication, and sexual consent awareness efforts are in need of much improvement a...

News Brief: Graduate Accused of Quadruple Homicide

September 15, 2017

Trustees Postpone Student Rep. Vote

September 15, 2017

Security Notebook

September 15, 2017

Melvin Briggs, León Pescador, New Student Senators

September 15, 2017

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Students Must Advocate for Departments, Programs

Editorial Board

In the throes of a budgetary crisis, it’s time for Oberlin students to rally behind their academic departments. With some tenure-track positions only temporarily replaced by visiting faculty, facilities set for understaffing, and the threat of more cuts in the future, it is vital that students voice which position...

Harvey, Irma Highlight Need to Address Climate Change

Nathan Carpenter, Opinions Editor

Over the past weeks, evidence has mounted that the future of the world with respect to climate change is bleak. In the United States alone, Houston and Florida have been leveled at the hands of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively. Other tropical storms have veered off at the last moment, barely missing land. While avoi...

Finding Community Reduces Stress, Improves Mental Health

Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief

One endemic problem I see constantly in college students — a problem I’m guilty of feeding into myself — is the pressure to push yourself everyday, treating each semester like a marathon that you have to run on your own. Some lock themselves in their rooms, spending hours on endless problem sets while others find t...

Oberlin Makes Progress in Diversifying Community

September 15, 2017

Oberlin Must Protect Diverse Opinions

September 15, 2017

Review Comes to Senses on Oxford Comma

September 15, 2017

United States Must Lead in Avoiding War

September 15, 2017

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The Last Piece at Art Rental

The Last Piece at Art Rental

Brian Tom, Contributor

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Perspective: D3 Sports Emphasizes Community

Yago Colás, Professor of English

What I really wanted was the t-shirt. At least, that is what I told myself. After all, I’m not a football fan. I haven’t been to a game in person in over a decade, and I could count the number of games I’ve watched on TV in the same period on one hand. I don’t hate the sport. It’s just not my aesthetic cup of tea; I prefer more fluid sports....

In The Locker Room With Timothy Williams, Men’s Soccer Captain

In The Locker Room With Timothy Williams, Men’s Soccer Captain

Julie Schrieber and Alex McNicoll

This week, the Review sat down with senior captain and forward Timothy Williams of the Yeomen soccer team. This season, Williams has led the charge for the current 3–1–1 record after a crushing North Coast Athletic Conference Championship loss to the Kenyon College Lords last year. His efforts this year have been recognized beyond the NCAC, as ...

NBA Jersey Ads Signal Corporate Encroachment

Alex McNicoll, Sports Editor

The Golden State Warriors inked yet another eight-figure contract this week that will completely reshape the NBA. Instead of adding another MVP to their roster, however, the reigning world champions signed a deal to let Rakuten, a major Japanese tech company, advertise on their jerseys. The three-year, $60-million agreement is the latest and largest...

Football Advances to 2–0

September 15, 2017

Cross Country Teams Open Season with Strong Performances

September 15, 2017

Tennis Teams Win Big at Opening Invitationals

September 15, 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

Concert Exemplifies Collaboration in Face of Disaster

Concert Exemplifies Collaboration in Face of Disaster

Julia Peterson, Arts and Culture Editor

In the wake of the two major hurricanes that have impacted the mainland United States over the past few weeks, communities across the nation have rallied to provide support to those affected. Friday night, students from Oberlin Conservatory joined with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Credo Music to put on a benefit con...

Safia Elhillo Delivers Sharp, Candid Poetry Performance

Ananya Gupta, Arts and Culture Editor

“As usual, I was thinking about race; I wrote a poem.” said Sudanese-American performance poet Safia Elhillo as she delivered her sassy wit in a soothing voice last Friday at the Cat in the Cream. Author of the full-length poetry collection The January Children, Elhillo is an acclaimed slam poet who has performed at the South African State Theatre, th...

Successful King Adaptation “It” Combines Horror, Heart

Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

It’s the great cinematic whodunit of the past few years: who killed mainstream horror? Despite critical darlings from breakout directors like David Eggers (The Witch), Jennifer Kent (The Babadook), and David Robert Mitchell (It Follows) — all independent films that scored modest, unimpressive box office returns — the world of big-budget filmma...

Oberlin Alum Explores Family, Food, Humanity in Memoir

September 15, 2017

On the Record with Robert Spano, OC ’84

September 15, 2017

Faculty Recital Demonstrates Variety, Virtuosity

September 15, 2017

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THE UNFORTUNATE OWL: NUKED

THE UNFORTUNATE OWL: NUKED

Paddy McCabe

Established 1874.
Established 1874.