The Oberlin Review

Surprisingly, Cleveland Has a Wine Scene — And it’s Thriving

Katie Lucey, News Editor

December 13, 2019

Cleveland is not a wine town. Not historically, anyway. Recently, though, the city has given rise to a thriving, albeit small, wine scene — for those who know how to find it.  Although beer still reigns king in Northeast Ohio, the wine industry has a larger presence than one might think. Ohio, despi...

“The Mandalorian” Proves Promising for Disney+

Kabir Karamchandani, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

The Mandalorian, a Star Wars space-western, recently premiered on the new streaming platform Disney+. So far, five out of eight episodes have been released, and the series is easily the biggest attraction on the still-new site. An engaging show, The Mandalorian has lived up to the hype so far and is a g...

Slow Train Storytellers: Bringing Oral Storytelling to Oberlin

Slow Train Storytellers: Bringing Oral Storytelling to Oberlin

Klara Jacobs

December 6, 2019

Slow Train Storytellers will bring members of the Oberlin community together to share their stories over coffee this Friday from 7–9 p.m. Limited to five unscripted minutes, community members are encouraged to share their personal stories in a safe and supportive environment. As a new feature of...

CATSS Cares for Local Felines, Supports Health, Awareness

A mother cat and her kittens. CATSS provides care for younger animals at Ginko Gallery & Studio, and for mature cats at their Lincoln Street location.

Kate Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor

December 6, 2019

College towns seem to be dumping grounds for folks looking to get rid of their pets — whether because of turnover in students and staff, or because such communities often come together to care for animals. Oberlin has its own share of feline friends, sometimes seen on campus in colonies or dashing...

Book Nook Reviews: Lasser and Kornblith’s “Elusive Utopia”

Book Nook Reviews: Lasser and Kornblith’s

Nalin Beckman, Ken Grossi, and Nathan Carpenter

December 6, 2019

In the third grade I, like every other elementary-school student in Oberlin’s public schools, received a copy of an Oberlin history textbook. The book portrayed Oberlin as a utopian community that had transcended issues of gender and race from its inception. Yet my lived experiences and the stories...

Cyril Amanfo, “Equilibrium” Student Playwright, Director

College second-year Cyril Amanfo.

Kate Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor

December 6, 2019

College second-year Cyril Amanfo is a Neuroscience and Theater double major from Lowell, MA. Last year, Amanfo was the assistant stage manager for Professor of Theater and Africana Studies Caroline Jackson Smith’s staging of BJ Tindal’s, OC ’16 play, What We Look Like, an experience that inspired ...

“Urinetown” Takes a Comedic Look at Dark Societal Issues

Urinetown’s ensemble cast rehearsing for its opening night, which took place Thursday.

Kabir Karamchandani, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Described in the director’s note as “an eerily relevant takedown of Capitalism’s worst case scenario,” the Oberlin Theater Department’s production of Urinetown, a darkly satirical 2001 musical, is still uncomfortably applicable to our political and social climate today. The production deals ...

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Lauren O'Hear

December 6, 2019

ACROSS 1. Calls into question 6. Canonical Hebrew scripture 10. French infantry man in WWI, literally “hairy one” 11. Variety of Japanese soup 13. Outdo in tennis 16. Ready and willing to play 18. Harry Potter on West End 19. Academic 21. One who pursues  23. When one is on a ship 24. First word of the Co...

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