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Feature Photo: J.D. Vance Speaks at American Democracy Conference

Feature Photo: J.D. Vance Speaks at American Democracy Conference

Sydney Allen, News Editor

November 17, 2017

J.D. Vance, author of The New York Times bestselling Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, spoke at the Apollo Theatre this morning. Hillbilly Elegy offers a perspective of America’s white working class, tracking the generational migration of a family from the hills of Kentuck...

City Council Approves Heritage Home Program

Jenna Gyimesi, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

City Council approved the Heritage Home Program to create a fund that will provide homeworkers and landowners a more affordable, accessible way to renovate or repair aging homes. The program, passed Nov. 6, will officially take effect Dec. 1. Anyone who owns a home in Oberlin built 50 or more years...

Security Notebook

November 17, 2017

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017  1:11 a.m. Safety and Security Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at a Goldsmith Village Housing Unit. The residents of the apartment had just arrived when the alarm was activated. An electrician changed the detector head, and the...

Student Senate Holds First Annual Constituents’ Week

Student Senate Holds First Annual Constituents’ Week

Alexis Dill, News Editor

November 17, 2017

Members of Student Senate spent every night in Mudd library this week — known as Constituents’ Week — handing out Feve tots and Krispy Kreme donuts to every student who filled out a short questionnaire. The surveys, which were anonymous, asked students to provide feedback about academic programs,...

Gibson’s Files Lawsuit Against College, Raimondo

Gibson’s Files Lawsuit Against College, Raimondo

Sydney Allen, News Editor

November 10, 2017

David and Allyn Gibson, the father and son co-owners of Gibson’s Bakery in downtown Oberlin, filed a lawsuit against Oberlin College and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo in the Lorain County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. The lawsuit stems from a series of protests and boycotts...

Marijuana Company Granted License to Grow in Oberlin

Jack Brewster, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

The Ohio Department of Commerce approved a license last Friday for Ascension BioMedical LLC, a medical marijuana company, to build a facility in the Oberlin Industrial Park. The approval makes it one of the few cities in Ohio — and the only in Lorain County — to grow medical marijuana. City Councilmember...

REC Profit to go Toward Sustainable Reserve Program

REC Profit to go Toward Sustainable Reserve Program

Lila Michaels, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

The constituents of Oberlin voted in favor of depositing revenue made through Renewable Energy Credits into a Sustainable Reserve Program in Tuesday’s election. Oberlin earns RECs by utilitzing renewable energy sources to generate electricity, the collection and sale of which has garnered the city...

College Launches New Buyout Directed Toward Faculty

Gabby Greene

November 10, 2017

The College sent a memo to all faculty members announcing the launch of a new buyout last Tuesday. Unlike the 2016 program — the Voluntary Separation Incentive Package, which was directed at all College employees — the incoming buyout is only open to faculty. The new VSIP means that the College...

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Let’s Make Consent a Conversation

Let’s Make Consent a Conversation

Lucy Martin, This Week Editor

A New Healthy Drink!

A New Healthy Drink!

Liz Amber, Contributor

Recent Scores

  • Wednesday, November 15

    Men's Basketball

    Oberlin 64 - College of Wooster 70

  • Wednesday, November 15

    Women's Basketball

    Oberlin 44 - University of Mount Union 65

  • Saturday, November 11

    Football

    Oberlin 63 - Allegheny College 37

  • Saturday, November 4

    Football

    Oberlin 27 - Hiram College 14

  • Friday, November 3

    Women's Volleyball

    Oberlin 0 - Kenyon College 3

  • Saturday, October 28

    Women's Soccer

    Oberlin 3 - DePauw University 1

  • Saturday, October 28

    Women's Volleyball

    Oberlin 3 - Waynesburg University 1

  • Saturday, October 28

    Football

    Oberlin 26 - Ohio Wesleyan University 34

  • Saturday, October 28

    Women's Volleyball

    Oberlin 0 - Westminster College (PA) 3

  • Saturday, October 28

    Men's Soccer

    Oberlin 0 - DePauw University 2

THE UNFORTUNATE OWL: QUICKSAND

THE UNFORTUNATE OWL: QUICKSAND

Paddy McCabe

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Grandbrothers Return with Stunning Second LP

Grandbrothers Return with Stunning Second LP

Daniel Markus, Managing Editor

November 17, 2017

If you asked me what I think the most beautiful music in the world is, I would probably mention a Dvorak symphony, Bon Iver’s “For Emma,” or a piece from an obscure folk recording session held by PBS, depending on the day. It’s time to add Grandbrothers to that list. The German and Swiss experimental duo of pianist Erol Sarp and engineer Lukas Vo...

Chicago Boricua Resistance Presents Puerto Rico Teach-In

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

November 17, 2017

Largely due to the damage wrought by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Puerto Rico has been frequently featured in the news this year — in fact, according to the data that Google Trends has collected since 2004, searches about Puerto Rico peaked this October by a wide margin. However, hurricanes are not the only crisis that are affecting Puerto Ricans on the...

Renowned Poet Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib Slams at Cat

Renowned Poet Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib Slams at Cat

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

November 17, 2017

“I think public affection is one thing that will save us — as long as it’s, you know, consensual with the person who is also down to be publically affectionate with you,” poet, cultural critic, and essayist Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib said Monday. “Please clear that hurdle first.” Willis-Abdurraqib, who has been published by The New York Times...

“Women of Will” Strikes Socio-Political Chord

“Women of Will” Strikes Socio-Political Chord

Kirsten Heuring, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

Editor’s note: This article contains mentions of sexual and physical abuse. Women of Will, an original one-act play written and directed by College senior Sam Marchiony, premiered as a staged reading in StudiOC last weekend. The play — produced by an all-female cast and crew and written entirely in iambic pentameter — featured six of William...

“Voice of the Lake” Highlights Musicianship, Environmental Advocacy

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

Voice of the Lake, an oratorio for Lake Erie composed by former Director of the Composition Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music Margaret Brouwer, OC ’62, exists at the intersection of environmentalism, musicality, technology, and community. The piece, written in collaboration with poet and Cleveland native David Adams, highlights both the ...

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Hala Alyan, Author

Hala Alyan, Author

Interview by Eilish Spear, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

Hala Alyan is a Palestinian-American author, poet, and clinical psychologist, whose work centers around questions of place, identity, and voice, parti...

On the Record with Steven Ellis

On the Record with Steven Ellis

Interview by Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2017

Roman archaeologist and professor Steven Ellis of the University of Cincinnati delivered four lectures on the university’s ongoing excavations of the Porta Sta...

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Gar Alperovitz, Historian and Professor of Political Economy Oberlin

Gar Alperovitz, Historian and Professor of Political Economy Oberlin

Sydney Allen, News Editor

November 17, 2017

Gar Alperovitz came to Oberlin as one of the speakers in The State of American Democracy: A National Conversation, a three-day, non-partisan discussion ab...

OTC: Linda Slocum, Vice President Of Oberlin City Council

OTC: Linda Slocum, Vice President Of Oberlin City Council

Sydney Allen and Nathan Carpenter

November 10, 2017

Linda Slocum has lived in Oberlin for 27 years and served one term as vice-president on Oberlin City Council. She graduated with a B.A. from Ursinus Co...

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In the Locker Room with Tess Jewell and Emma Schechter, OCET, OCDT Captains

In the Locker Room with Tess Jewell and Emma Schechter, OCET, OCDT Captains

Alex McNicoll, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017

This week, the Review sat down with seniors Tess Jewell and Emma Schechter, captains of Oberlin’s Dressage and Equestrian teams, respectively. As they n...

In The Locker Room with Strength and Conditioning Coach Grant Butler

In The Locker Room with Strength and Conditioning Coach Grant Butler

Alex McNicoll and Julie Schreiber, Sports Editors

November 10, 2017

This week, the Review sat down with Strength and Conditioning Coach Grant Butler, who is in his third year of employment at the College. Since his last...

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Perspective: A Thank You to Baseball

Alexis Dill, News Editor

November 17, 2017

The other day, I passed a young father playing catch with his son in the driveway. As I drove off, I started to cry as I reminisced about the times when that little boy was instead a little girl, and the father was my dad. Between school, work, and softball at Oberlin, not many things grab my attention and stick with me, but this did. Call baseball what you want — boring, too slow, not...

Yeowomen Dismantled by Purple Raiders in Season Debut

Yeowomen Dismantled by Purple Raiders in Season Debut

Alex McNicoll, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017

In their first game since dropping a nail-biter to the DePauw University Tigers in last year’s North Coast Athletic Conference semi-finals 58–54, the Yeowomen lost their season opener to the University of Mount Union Purple Raiders 65–44 on Wednesday. The Yeowomen’s offense could not pull through, shooting 25 percent from the field and 10 percent from three in a disappointing start to a se...

Halsten Claims Regional Championship, Headed to Nationals

Julie Schreiber, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017

Select members of the men’s and women’s cross country teams took their marks in Powell, Ohio last Saturday to compete in the NCAA Great Lakes regional meet — one of the final contests of the season for both teams. The meet, which was hosted at Ohio Wesleyan University, featured 36 men’s and 25 women’s teams with a total of 242 men and 247 women competing, all from schools belon...

US Gymnastics Must Address Sexual Assault

Julie Schreiber, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017

Last week, it was Harvey Weinstein. This week, it was Roy Moore. Yesterday, it was Al Franken. Throughout the past few weeks, it seems as if almost every accomplished, coveted, and powerful man in America’s public eye has been revealed as a sexual predator, demonstrating how much of the politics and culture we consume in our everyday lives are covertly tainted by manipulation, violation, an...

Club Hockey Skates Again

Club Hockey Skates Again

Alex McNicoll, Sports Editor

November 17, 2017

The Plague, Oberlin’s club hockey team, will play its second and final game this semester against The Chiefs, a team of Hockey North America, a recreational no-checking hockey league, tomorrow. While school funding is low and games are few and far between, the 18 members of The Plague represent a rich culture of hockey at Oberlin that has existed for more than 50 years. Chemistry and Bioche...

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