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The Oberlin Club of Washington is screening Go-Go City: Displacement & Protest in Washington D.C. on Feb. 11.

Samuel George, OC ’07, Documentary Filmmaker

Casey Troost, Senior Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Samuel George, OC ’07, is a self-taught documentary filmmaker who, since picking up the craft, has made 15 films and won several awards. His latest project — recent winner of the Gold Award at the...

Yeobie trades in their Birkenstocks for some hockey skates at Winter Oberland.

Walking in a Winter Oberland

Alexa Stevens, Production Editor February 5, 2021

The Winter Oberland festival is scheduled to commence in Wilder Bowl today at 6 p.m. The kickoff event will feature skating, music, hot chocolate, fire pits, and the lighting of the fire and ice tower.  Winter...

Courtesy of Director of Artistic Programming and External Relations Thea Boyd and Daniel Heinrich

A Celebration of Black Artistry; The Con Performs Its Way Through Black History Month

L. Joshua Jackson, Arts and Culture Editor February 5, 2021

The past year at Oberlin has been marked by the hard work of Black students, alumni, and professors pushing for more equitable practices around campus. In June, President Carmen Twillie Ambar announced...

Oberlin resident Josie Gruber used the

Oberlin Facebook Group Connects Residents to Resources, Each Other

Anna Farber, Arts & Culture Editor December 4, 2020

As any longtime resident will know, the people of Oberlin are always looking for a way to help each other out, and not even a global pandemic could get in the way of that. In a creative solution to some...

Justin Emeka

One Generation to The Next: Justin Emeka Talks Black Artistry, Facilitates Dialogue in Theater Spaces

L. Joshua Jackson, Arts & Culture Editor December 4, 2020

As Associate Professor in both Theater and Africana Studies, Justin Emeka, OC ’95, has built a unique position for himself at Oberlin. This semester, Emeka worked with Professor of Theater, Matthew Wright...

College fourth-years Anna Aubry and Rae Bell play Célimène and Acaste in this year’s mainstage audio drama, The Misanthrope. College second-year Nick Moen is the production’s stage manager.

Oberlin Theater Department Presents First-Ever Audio Play, The Misanthrope

Casey Troost, Staff Writer November 20, 2020

What do 17th century France, 1980s Hollywood, and 2020 pandemic-stricken Oberlin College have in common? Listeners can hear them all this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday by tuning in to Oberlin’s mainstage...

OC Taiko’s eight on-campus members are ready for their virtually-accessible Fall Final Show in Finney Chapel.

OC Taiko Preserves Community and Culture

Olive Hwang, Production Editor November 20, 2020

Three nights a week the booms of Japanese drums shake the halls of First United Methodist Church, as eight members of Oberlin College Taiko perform in remarkable synchronicity. Striking their drums with...

Djapo community gathers at the Fall 2020 Open House

Djapo Cultural Arts Institute Shares Art of the Afrikan Diaspora

Daniel Fleischer November 18, 2020

Every Saturday, the sounds of West Afrikan drumming and dancing feet reverberate from St. Paul’s Community Church in Cleveland. Organized by the Djapo Cultural Arts Institute, the classes hosted here...

Mike Rainaldi

Mike Rainaldi: Reimagining Intercultural Learning in the Absence of Study Away

Anna Farber, Arts and Culture Editor November 13, 2020

Last spring, he shepherded over 100 students who were studying abroad home from their host countries. Now, with the suspension of Oberlin’s Study Away program this semester, Director of International...

Afrikan-American Genealogy Group Bridges Gaps Between Community and Students

L. Joshua Jackson, Arts and Culture Editor November 13, 2020

This year, the Oberlin Afrikan-American Genealogy & History Group celebrates 20 years of community-based research and self-discovery. In the past two decades, OAAGHG has helped students and community...

Oberlin Dance Company creates healing spaces among students and faculty.

Dance Dialogue Series Aims to Create Healing Spaces

L. Joshua Jackson, Arts and Culture Editor November 11, 2020

Galvanized by a summer marked by nationwide protests and conversations about racism, many in Oberlin have sought to create more inclusive spaces for Black students across the campus community. Talise Campbell,...

Oberlin transitioned its usual Parents and Family Weekend activities online this year.

Virtual Parents Week Showcases a Socially Distant Oberlin

Martina Taylor November 6, 2020

After spending 18 years with your child, sending them off to college may seem like both a blessing and a curse. This year’s pandemic and political tensions have raised the stakes of an already fraught...

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