The Oberlin Review

Theater Degrees Lead Students to a Wide Variety of Careers

Casey Troost

February 21, 2020

It is easy to argue that certain humanities degrees are marketable. English, History, Politics, and several other “scholarly” fields cultivate strong writing and research skills. But for creative majors, like Theater, doubts over financial security sometimes hover on the horizon. However, Assistant...

Art History Students Curate Exhibition About Abolitionism

Featuring pieces from Oberlin’s Special Collections and Anti-slavery Collection, “Subjects of Freedom” is a critical examination of the Oberlin’s historical narrative concerning slavery and abolition.

Jaimie Yue, Arts & Culture Editor

February 14, 2020

“Subjects of Freedom” seeks to challenge Oberlin’s popular abolitionist narrative as the newest student exhibition at the Mary Church Terrell Main Library that opened Monday. It was curated by students in the seminar “Slavery and the Problem of the Visual,” pioneered by Assistant Professo...

Behind the Scenes: How Bookers Bring Musicians to Campus

Students at Solarity last semester dancing while opener Kota the Kid performs.

Aly Fogel, Arts & Culture Editor

February 14, 2020

A few weeks ago at the 2020 Grammy Awards, pop legend, self-love queen, and all-around icon Lizzo opened the show with her back turned to the audience, arms waving as she conducted the full band in front of her while the celebrity audience cheered. Lizzo won three Grammys in this ceremony. Ju...

Pop and Classical Played Together in “Art song, etc.” Show

Double-degree second-year Kenji Anderson will play the piano accompaniment to Conservatory second-year Julia Alexander’s vocals in their Sunday recital “Art song, etc.”

Jaimie Yue, Arts & Culture Editor

February 14, 2020

At “Art song, etc.” this upcoming Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in Stull Recital Hall, “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles will be performed alongside the 1913 art song “À Chloris” composed by Reynaldo Hahn — and it works. Double-degree second-year Kenji Anderson and Conservatory second-y...

Sing-Along Honors Composer Moses Hogan’s Legacy

Sing-Along Honors Composer Moses Hogan’s Legacy

Mikala Jones

February 14, 2020

The fourth annual Moses Hogan Sing-Along was an evening of beautiful music that brought the College and Conservatory as well as Oberlin community members together. This event — which honors Hogan’s legacy as a composer, pianist, arranger of choral music, and conductor — is one of the College...

Mobey Irizarry Lambright, Pop Musician and TIMARA Major

Mobey Irizarry Lambright.

Alice Koeninger, Senior Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Mobey Irizarry Lambright is a double-degree fifth-year majoring in TIMARA and Comparative American Studies. They produce pop music under the name Bebé Machete, and they released their album “There Is Not a Metaphor That Can Contain” last June. Funnybone Records describes Bebé Machete’s sou...

Obies Create Inclusive Dating App for Long-Term Relationships

Carson Li

February 14, 2020

Imagine an online dating app that doesn’t show you a person’s photo at first. Instead, you match with the other person based on compatibility — only then does the app reveal users’ photos to one another. Paire, an online dating app for Oberlin students that is currently searching for beta tester...

Splitting Hares: A Crossword of Homonyms

Splitting Hares: A Crossword of Homonyms

Lauren O'Hear

February 14, 2020

ACROSS 1. Rough bath sponge 7. Small piece of metal that supports walls 11. What a dog offers in response to “Shake!” 14. Appeal to 15. Trash guy 17. Tactics in Vicksburg and Leningrad 18. Crowned with bones 19. Greeting of a landlocked mariner 21. Infantry or Navy flag bearer, abbr. 2...

BoJack Horseman: Accountability, Pain, and the Ability to Change

Nico Vickers

February 14, 2020

This article contains spoilers for BoJack Horseman, up to the final eight episodes. Throughout its run, BoJack Horseman has focused on cycles of pain; the ways in which a person who has experienced trauma often ends up hurting other people. The show gave us multiple glimpses into the titular character’s t...

Oberlin Students for Gender Inclusivity in Music Presents Phlox

Students in the Phlox Ensemble sit with their instruments.

Jaimie Yue and Nina Liloia

February 7, 2020

Can you think of a famous female, transgender, or nonbinary classical music composer? The average person would likely know the name Beethoven or Bach, but might struggle to recall a composer who’s not a cisgender man. The Phlox Ensembles, an intensive two-week Winter Term orchestra and choir, aim ...

Neo-Futurist Member Teaches Obies Non-Illusory Performance

Jaimie Yue, Arts & Culture Editor

February 7, 2020

A scathing monologue about the zodiac signs. A somber mathematical proof about the square root of two and the mysteries of human behavior. A carefree dance to “Shark Smile” by Big Thief. An unabashed cover of “Somebody to Love” by Queen, but performed in a pitch-black room. All these and m...

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