The Oberlin Review

Jam City Invites Fans to Hogwarts Via Mobile Game

Lucy Martin, This Week Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Video Games

Congratulations! You have finally been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry — at the tender age of 21. Ever since Pokemon Go came out two years ago, fans of Harry Potter have clamoured for an interactive mobile game of their own. There were a multitude of fan-made trailers anticipatin...

POC Student Groups Host Culture-Rich Banquets

POC Student Groups Host Culture-Rich Banquets

Yuxin Wang, Jude Fernandes, Birsa Chatterjee, and Victoria Albacete, Production Manager

April 27, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Food, Recent Stories

Editor’s Note: The OKSA Banquet was covered by Yuxin Wang, ASA by Birsa Chatterjee and Jude Fernandes, and SASA by Victoria Albacete. Diverse cultures shared the spotlight last weekend as the Oberlin Korean Student Association, African Students Association, and South Asian Students Association all h...

Ruby Ibarra, Rapper

Ruby Ibarra, Rapper

Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Ruby Ibarra is a rapper based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born in the Philippines, Ibarra immigrated to the United States when she was 4 years old in the 1990s. Growing up, she was introduced to hip hop by listening to rappers like Tupac, Eminem, and Wu Tang Clan. Ibarra started rapping as a teenager, a...

Bollywood Film Gets “Ugly” at Apollo

Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Editor’s Note: This film and article contain mentions and instances of violence, third-degree torture, police brutality, suicide, rape of a minor, sex-trafficking, and molestation. This article contains spoilers for the film Ugly. Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly takes the audience past the veneer of Bollywoo...

“The Book of Jessica” Showcases Refreshing Look at College Years

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Early this semester, College senior Jessica Toltzis and sophomore Casey Labbate reached out to the Athletics department with a perfectly normal request: a working treadmill, for a one-woman show. “I don’t know of any other show in America where there’s a person running on a treadmill,” Tolt...

Lord Huron Launches Sound Skyward in “Vide Noir”

Christian Bolles, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music

Editor’s note: This review mentions death and suicide. Imagine an oversaturated ’60s television screen broadcasting a garbled advertisement for the services of a fortune teller. This approximates the feeling of listening to Lord Huron’s latest album, Vide Noir. This is not an analogy pulled from ...

KOREO Breaks It Down Once More

KOREO Breaks It Down Once More

Text by Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Features

OMTA Musical Merrily Rolls Along with New Production

OMTA Musical Merrily Rolls Along with New Production

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Oberlin Musical Theater Association is producing Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along as their spring semester musical — a show non-theater enthusiasts may recognize from its charming, dysfunctional portrayal in the recent film Lady Bird. The musical, which will continue into the weekend, is a stor...

Lamar’s Pulitzer Reminds Us There’s More Work to Do

Daniel Markus, Managing Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

There are a lot of things I never thought I would see in my lifetime. Most of them have not happened yet, which is good, because I hate to be wrong — humanity has yet to colonize Mars, time travel has not been invented (thank the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle for that one), and the Cleveland Bro...

Stephanie Wiles, Yale Art Gallery Director

Stephanie Wiles, Yale Art Gallery Director

Interview conducted by Ananya Gupta, Arts & Culture Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Stephanie Wiles, currently the Richard J. Schwartz Director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, has been appointed the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery, beginning in July. She has spent the last 20 years working at several university museums, includi...

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