The Oberlin Review

College fourth-year Matthew Sato

Matthew Sato, Oberlin’s Most Prolific ExCo Instructor

Daniel Fleischer, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

College fourth-year Matthew Sato started his journey through Oberlin’s Experimental College as a student in ToadsCo. Sato has been a ToadsCo instructor for the three years since, and last semester he...

Tripoli Cancelled stars Vassilis Koukalani as a nameless man who has been living in an airport for a decade.

moCa’s “Monday, Day 3753” Offers COVID Catharsis

Kushagra Kar and Anna Farber March 17, 2021

When we visited Monday, Day 3753, an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland featuring work by Naeem Mohaiemen, OC ‘93, we expected to be transported to an unfamiliar world. We were indeed...

College fourth-year Tom LoVoi puts in a mechanic shift at the Oberlin Bike Co-op, which is looking for new first- and second-year members.

Bike Co-op Calls For New Recruitment To Survive

Casey Troost, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

When Oberlin’s campus shut down last March, the Oberlin Bike Co-op closed  with it. Upon reopening for the fall semester, the College worked with the Bike Co-op to develop safe COVID-19 guidelines —...

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Robin Beth Schaer.

Robin Beth Schaer, Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Walter Thomas-Patterson, Senior Staff Writer March 12, 2021

In February, Professor Robin Beth Schaer was awarded a $25,000 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue working on her next book of poetry. The Review sat...

College third-year Zoë Luh introduces her first publication, a poetry collection titled [and time erodes like thunder].

Obies Write for Themselves, On Their Own Time

Juanita Alabi March 12, 2021

Between classes, jobs, clubs, and maintaining a social life, writing a book during college might seem like an impossible feat. Even so, several College students and recent alumni rose to the challenge,...

Tiffany Chang, OC ’09, left. Top to bottom: Courtney-Savali Andrews, OC ’04, Ilya Friedberg, OC ’07, and Nicolasa Kuster, OC ’93.

Conservatory Alumni Reflect on One Year of Pandemic Pedagogy and Music-Making

Sydney Rosensaft March 10, 2021

As Oberlin arrives on the one-year anniversary of sending students home, students and alumni alike are reflecting on the impact that COVID-19 has had on their academic and professional careers. For many...

College first-year Sarah Krohn and Conservatory first-year Daniela Jiménez gave a concert for other students in Wilder Bowl during in one of the first COVID-safe performances of the spring semester.

First-Year Musicians Get Their Oberlin Groove

Ada Green March 10, 2021

The suspension of concerts at the ’Sco, slam poetry nights at the Cat in the Cream, and live theater hasn’t stopped first-year musicians from creating their own opportunities to perform for their peers.  This...

Top to bottom: College third-year Cyril Amanfo, Double-degree fifth-year Max Addae. Double-degree fourth-year Mark Ligonde, right.

Black Boy Joy: The Blackberry Poets on Creating Brotherhood Through Music

L. Joshua Jackson, Arts & Culture Editor March 10, 2021

In a Zoom conversation full of compassion, laughter, and admiration, College third-year Cyril Amanfo, double-degree fifth-year Max Addae, and double-degree fourth-year Mark Ligonde sat down to discuss...

Classics students finish reading the Iliad at 4 a.m. in the 'Sco in 2003. The annual Bardic Reading will take place this Saturday over Zoom.

Classics Department Carries on Bardic Reading Tradition with Seneca’s Troades

Casey Troost, Senior Staff Writer March 5, 2021

For over 30 years, the Classics department has hosted an annual Bardic Reading of an epic, available to all students. This year, participants will collaboratively perform Seneca’s Troades, a Roman tragedy...

Black History Month’s Final Serve: Quarantine Couture

L. Joshua Jackson, Arts & Culture Editor March 3, 2021

Quarantine Couture: The Black History Month Fashion Show concluded February’s celebrations with flair, as models served us looks inspired by bedroom Zoom sessions, pandemic protections, and Michelle...

The Sacred Heart Concert Series gives Conservatory musicians such as fourth-year Yuyu Ikeda and third-year Johnum Palado a low-stress opportunity to perform the music they love.

Conservatory Students Create Sacred Heart Concert Series for the Community

Walter Thomas-Patterson, Senior Staff Writer March 3, 2021

Every month at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oberlin, the Sacred Heart Concert Series stages free chamber music concerts open to all. Run entirely by Conservatory students, SHCS seeks to share the joy...

Follow this map to go on a curated culinary crusade through Oberlin.

An Unofficial Self-Guided Food Tour of Downtown Oberlin

Anna Farber, Arts & Culture Editor March 3, 2021

This self-guided food tour provides one perfect way to spend an afternoon eating your heart out around Oberlin — although there are many more dishes and local restaurants to enjoy not named here. We...

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