The Oberlin Review

Pocket Hamlet

Pocket Hamlet

Claire Wang

September 21, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Arts Comic

New Eric Baker Nord Performing Arts Annex Offers Top-of-the-Line Performing Spaces, Needed Facilities

New Eric Baker Nord Performing Arts Annex Offers Top-of-the-Line Performing Spaces, Needed Facilities

Katie Lucey, Arts & Culture Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Hall Auditorium is getting an upgrade that will revolutionize the future of theater at Oberlin. A semester after the acclaimed success of Angels in America, the epic two-part performance that received high praise across campus last spring, the renovations and expansions of the Eric Baker Nord Perfor...

Ari Lennox Delivers Powerful Performance

Carson Dowhan

September 14, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music

The line to enter the Cat in the Cream wrapped around the hallways of Hales Annex before R&B artist Ari Lennox’s show Saturday, Sept. 8. “Over 100 people were in line by 7:30,” manager and College senior Hanne Williams-Baron said. “At 330 people, we reached full capacity.” The sold...

Concert Commemorates Anniversary of World War I’s End Through Music

Heather Do

September 14, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music

Although the first World War ended 100 years ago, a lot of emotions still permeate our collective memory of the monumental conflict. These emotions were channeled through music when Oberlin Conservatory hosted the two-day public event “Creative Arts and Music in the Shadow of War: Commemorating the...

“FRONT International” Brings Site-Specific Art Exhibitions to Oberlin

“FRONT International” Brings Site-Specific Art Exhibitions to Oberlin

Priya Banerjee

September 14, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art presented its first group of internationally acclaimed artists and their equally diverse art earlier this summer. From July 14 to Sept. 30, over 100 chosen artists will display their works at selected locations around Cleveland. Exhibition venues...

Adriana Vergara, Musician and Activist

Adriana Vergara, Musician and Activist

Jane Wickline

September 14, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music

Incarcerated people launched a widespread strike Aug. 21, protesting the dismally low wages they are regularly paid for their labor. The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1865, codified the prohibition of enslavement and involuntary servitude — with one key exception being incarcerated pe...

Oslam Open Mic Highlights Talent of New Poets

Kate Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

Each time a poet took to the stage and announced their name and pronouns followed by “I’m a first-year,” the audience erupted into a chorus of snapping and cheering. This was “Back 2 School Open Mic,” hosted by OSlam, Oberlin’s poetry collective. The event, which occurred last Friday at the...

Video Highlights Womyn of Color on Campus

Video Highlights Womyn of Color on Campus

Levi Dayan

September 7, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Much of Oberlin student activism centers on promoting racial equality. However, no matter how much effort is put into making the school a more inclusive space, many students struggle in navigating certain aspects of Oberlin simply because they are Black at a predominantly white institution. Kiéla...

Imperfect and That’s OK: Deem Spencer Brings Introspective Rap to Oberlin for Orientation

Gabriella Spielberg

September 7, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music

Deem Spencer put on an entertaining show at the ’Sco Saturday night, with his jerky and frenetic dancing and many bottle-flip attempts. His work is introspective and powerful, and his music high quality; however, his performance fell a little short. The show got off on an awkward foot — when it...

Fusions Restaurant Owners Emphasize Diversity, Inclusivity, Equity in Culinary Offerings

Fusions Restaurant Owners Emphasize Diversity, Inclusivity, Equity in Culinary Offerings

Jose Barrera

September 7, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Food

Many students at Oberlin value the creation of safe spaces for different identities, a priority often shared by establishments in downtown Oberlin and greater Lorain County. Oberlin’s Fusions Restaurant is no exception — it has been committed to creating an accessible dining experience since its...

Piscapo’s Arm Draws Laughs at Orientation

Piscapo’s Arm Draws Laughs at Orientation

Asher Wulfman

September 7, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Comedy

Orientation is all about giving first-years a feel for what life is like at Oberlin. Last Monday, Piscapo’s Arm, a student sketch comedy group, performed in an orientation show that introduced new Obies to popular spots on campus and created excitement for Oberlin student life and learning. The...

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