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(Left to right) Palmer Lessenberry, Nasirah Fair, Jane Wickline, and Lila Templin are among the Oberlin students who have found notoriety on the popular video-sharing app TikTok.

Obies Take TikTok

Daniel Fleischer, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

TikTok, once the height of cringe, has become the hottest place for Gen Z to express themselves online. Obies are well known for their creativity, and so naturally, our campus is populated with a myriad...

Oberlin Public Libraries have collaborated with several other community organizations to remain a space for connection and to continue offering services and resources during the pandemic.

College, Public Libraries Reimagine Sharing Knowledge

Casey Troost and Kate Fishman February 26, 2021

Oberlin’s libraries have remained invaluable sources of knowledge and wellbeing for both Oberlin residents and students, sharing community and resources despite pandemic restrictions. Since the abrupt...

Courtesy of Jasmine Roberts

Black History Month Artist Spotlight

L. Joshua Jackson, Arts & Culture Editor February 24, 2021

The Black History Month Artist Spotlight series seeks to honor Black creatives in the very moments of their first works. Afrikan American and Diasporic people have built, and been the building blocks of,...

Judas and the Black Messiah stars Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton, the charismatic young chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party chapter in the late 1960s.

Judas and the Black Messiah Deservedly Valorizes the Black Panther Party

Nico Vickers and Kushagra Kar February 19, 2021

America is at war with Black people, and no group is more aware of this ceaseless conflict than the Black Panther Party. The BPP stands for the end of capitalism and the liberation of Black people everywhere,...

Doctress Julian Kevon Glover (second to the left) found and fostered community through the ballroom scene, an integral part of Black queer nightlife.

Black Queer Nightlife Panel Explores Creating Place

Anna Farber and Casey Troost February 19, 2021

Featuring scholars on the cutting edge of Black queer studies and research, a panel on Black queer Nightlife explored themes of intersectionality, resilience, placemaking, and the diverse experiences of...

One Connoisseur’s Take on A-House’s Mac and Cheese

Nico Vickers, This Week Editor February 17, 2021

I grew up eating mac and cheese; it was served in giant casseroles at Thanksgiving, Sunday dinners with my grandparents, and family barbeques. In my family, we had a rule that you could have either mac...

Students and professors dance in Warner Main at the Dance Ohio 5 Conference in 2019. This year, the consortium has expanded the day-long conference into a virtual symposium running over the course of the semester.

Virtual Ohio 5 Dance Conference Moves Toward Social Justice

Kate Fishman, Managing Editor February 17, 2021

Oberlin’s Dance department recently announced the schedule for Moving Bodies and Social Justice, a new phase in the collaboration between five Ohio liberal arts schools. Professors from these schools...

Steel Magnolia's jerk chicken bowl is one of Chef Shontae Jackson's many fresh takes on classic comfort dishes.

Steel Magnolia Blooms, Offering Fresh Flavors

Zach Bayfield February 12, 2021

Dressed in my light overcoat, the battering northeast Ohio winds made the walk to 65 East College Street bitterly cold. The warmth of walking through the door of Oberlin’s newest restaurant, Steel Magnolia,...

Malcom & Marie takes place over the course of one relationship-testing evening.

Malcolm & Marie Analyzes Art and Abuse, to Varying Degrees of Success

Nico Vickers and Kushagra Kar February 12, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article contains descriptions of an abusive relationship.  Curtains up on a black and white shot of a car driving on an empty road. Yes, curtains: this eerie shot sets the stage...

Performing Across Media: Theater, Dance Seniors on Their Culminating Shows

Performing Across Media: Theater, Dance Seniors on Their Culminating Shows

Kate Fishman, Managing Editor February 12, 2021

In a Zoom conversation punctuated by laughs, co-op knocks, and vigorous nods, College fourth-years Evelyn Morrison, Anna Aubry, and Lauren Elwood gathered to speak on their forthcoming senior performance...

Courtesy of Professor Charles Peterson

Power, Policy, and A Black Feminist Agenda

L. Joshua Jackson, Arts & Culture Editor February 12, 2021

“Power, Policy, and the Black Agenda,” a discussion led by Associate Professor of Africana Studies Charles Peterson last Monday, prompted conversations on how communities shape politics in the United...

College fourth-years Judd Wexler and Silas Pelkey, pictured here as third-years, planned to live together for all four years of college before the pandemic interfered.

Roommates by Chance, Friends by Choice: Four Years of Randomly Assigned Companionship

Daniel Fleischer, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

In a year characterized by separation, cohabitating has offered comfort and camaraderie to a senior class whose final semesters look a little different. Funnily enough, nearly four years after they met,...

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