Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Capoeira
L. Joshua Jackson, Arts and Culture Editor • August 20, 2021

Capoeira — a game, a martial art, and a dance — represents a legacy of Black-embodied liberation. While the art form was transplanted from places like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afrika,...

Legends of Capoeira
Justin Emeka , Associate Professor of Theater and Africana Studies • August 20, 2021

There are many heroes, mestres, and legends that represent the legacy of Capoeira Angola and inspire our practice today at Oberlin. Heroes such as Besouro Mangangá who lived in Brazil in the 19th century...

Having Hard Conversations
Anisa Curry Vietze, Kushagra Kar, and Nico Vickers August 20, 2021

Over a year ago, the world was irrevocably changed by the murder of George Floyd. This heinous crime by police officer Derek Chauvin was captured on camera and incited public outrage. Across the country, people marched and used civil disobedience to demand justice for George Floyd and all Black Lives.  In the months following Floyd’s murder, things started to change. Large cities like Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA trimmed millions of dollars from their police departments’ budgets; other...

A Love Letter for Unapologetic BLACKNESS
Vera Grace Menafee August 20, 2021

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Photo by Rachel Serna-Brown. Students do a line dance at the Juneteenth Block Party.
Juneteenth in Oberlin: Looking Back and Moving Forward
Mikala Jones August 20, 2021

I began my first Oberlin Juneteenth in Tappan Square with a game of Jack in the Bush with Ms. Jessie Reed, a long-time resident of Oberlin who has lived in town since 1960. She learned how to play this...

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Mama and Daughter, Baba and Son
L. Joshua Jackson, Arts and Culture Editor • August 20, 2021

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In Remembrance & Our Embrace
In Remembrance & Our Embrace
August 20, 2021

Breonna Taylor Oluwatoyin Salau Daunte Wright George Floyd Jr. Ma’Khia Bryant Roxanne Moore Lavena Lynn Johnson Sandra Bland Mike Brown Tamir Rice Philando Castile

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The Privilege of Community
The Privilege of Community
Kamcee Ugwokegbe August 20, 2021

The mellow sound of the night’s lo-fi playlist echoes through the room. It’s kind of repetitive, but anything beats the deafening silence of Wilder 112. I look up at the four Brown faces surrounding...

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Off the Cuff with Mowa Badmos
Juanita Alabi August 20, 2021

Mowa Badmos, College fourth-year, is a Psychology major whose research in the lab of Professor and Chair of Psychology Nancy Darling has focused on adolescent relationships, parenting, and mental health....

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How Can the STEM Classroom Be Anti-Racist?
How Can the STEM Classroom Be Anti-Racist?
Drew Dansby, Production Staff • August 20, 2021

Discussions of race are commonplace in Oberlin departments like Politics and Ethnomusicology. However,  in natural science fields, conversations about diversity and equity are often precluded by an illusion...

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On Becoming a Bahá’í
Gigi Ewing, News Editor • August 20, 2021

I am a Bahá’í, a member of a world-encompassing community of believers in Bahá’u’lláh and His teachings. If you know me well, you know my faith is essential to who I am and I aim to live so that...

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From Malaysia to Ohio, a Foodie’s guide to Homesickness
Anna Silverman August 20, 2021

My friends at Oberlin have commented on my relationship with food and cooking, and a common adjective I receive is ‘intense’. It’s a fair descriptor. It’s a testament to my family’s influence...

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Indigenous Peoples Historically Dehumanized, Need Proper Healthcare and Education
Sundance (Muskogee), Executive Director of the Cleveland American Indian Movement • August 20, 2021

Friday, July 23, marked a momentous occasion as the Cleveland baseball franchise announced its adoption of “Guardians” as its moniker, after 106 years of being called “Indians” and, more informally,...

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Latinx Hall Makes a Star
Estrella Gomez Hernandez August 20, 2021

 “What’s your name?” A single question is enough to bring my entire body to a halt. To make my mind go silent. My name is one that I associate with my identity. It’s a name that represents...

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