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Derli Romero created portraits of the migrants he interviewed, transcribing their stories on the back of each image.

Artist Talks Showcase Socially-Engaged Work

Casey Troost, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

The Art Department brings over a dozen artists to campus every year for its Artist Talk series. Last Tuesday, internationally renowned artist Derli Romero gave a lecture called “Forced Displacement and...

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“Playwrighting and Performance in the Time of the Black Lives Matter Movement” Creates Community Among Students

Katherine MacPhail, Anna Farber, and L. Joshua Jackson October 30, 2020

A new Theater class, “Playwrighting and Performance in the Time of the Black Lives Matter Movement,” calls on students to respond to important social issues they care about through their writing.  The...

This home’s Halloween decor lights up the night and may cause a fright.

No Tricks, Only Treats for Oberlin’s Scarily Safe Halloween

Casey Troost October 28, 2020

Oberlin’s community has reenvisioned Halloween to ward off public health frights. Despite all the changes brought on by COVID-19, the city is still abuzz with sweets, spices, and scares.  The City...

Peter Takács

Peter Takács, Professor of Piano

Walter Thomas-Patterson October 21, 2020

The pandemic has been a particularly challenging time for practicing musicians. Professor of Piano Peter Takács is an expert on Beethoven and has performed and recorded his complete 32 Piano Sonatas....

Conservatory second-year Jasper de Boor is a viola and violin performance double major. Similar to many Conservatory students, de Boor now practices primarily in his dorm room in East.

Oberlin Conservatory Students Live, Practice in the Same Space

Drew Dansby, Production Editor October 9, 2020

Limited access to traditional practice spaces has created new roadblocks to making music and learning collaboratively for Oberlin Conservatory students. However, even in the face of challenge and change,...

For fifty years, Afrikan Heritage House’s in-person Soul Sessions have been filled with energy as the community comes together to perform, express themselves, and support each other. Now, virtual Soul Sessions share the same goal.

Soul Session Verzuz Retains Community Through Virtual Performance

L. Joshua Jackson, Arts and Culture Editor October 9, 2020

With much of the Afrikan Heritage House community off-campus, and others socially distancing on-campus, residents have to take concerted steps to build Umoja. The Black community at Oberlin College did...

The Program Board screened Black Panther for students in Bailey Field.

Building Community on a Socially Distant Campus with Student Activities

Ella Halbert October 9, 2020

The Student Union, Program Board, the ՚Sco, and other student organizations have taken on the monumental challenge of fostering community in a time of separation. By collaborating in new ways, students...

Crossword: Eat Your Vegetables

Crossword: Eat Your Vegetables

Claire Brinley October 9, 2020

Across  1 Dads, familiarly  6 “You ____ what you sow”  10 Cat, in Spanish  14 To delight  15 Or ____ 16 Newcastle ___ Tyne  17 Reason behind something 18 Big name in credit...

 The Elkan family recently celebrated their eleventh year of running Chabad at Oberlin in their brand new house.

A New Home, New Faces, and New Traditions for Chabad at Oberlin

Casey Troost October 7, 2020

Chabad leaders Devorah and Rabbi Shlomo Elkan celebrated their 11th anniversary of living in Oberlin last week — what they like to call their “Oberversary” — from a newly reconstructed and expanded...

Some dedicated on-campus DJs still go into the WOBC station to stream shows live.

No Radio Silence From WOBC

Olive Hwang, Production Editor October 7, 2020

While much has changed this year, dialing the radio to 91.5 FM will still bring you creative, local radio shows all day, every day. At a time when student organizations are confronted with a host of pandemic...

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