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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

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...

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

No Radio Silence From WOBC

Olive Hwang, Production Staff 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...

Short-form digital Postcards are among the ways artists can share their work with older adults through InterACTS.

interACTS Supports Elders and Artists Alike

Zach Bayfield September 11, 2020

As older adults face isolation, a new community initiative is working to bring the vibrant local arts scene to their homes. The Oberlin Center for the Arts has launched interACTS, a program that virtually...

Students from The Peer Advising Leadership cohort Poplar Tree have an informal socially distanced gathering in Tappan Square during the first week of classes.

PAL Program Prepares Students for a Socially-Distanced College Experience

Casey Troost September 11, 2020

This semester, the Peer Advising Leaders program has expanded in both length and content to address the strains that incoming first-year students face under COVID-19. The PAL program began in 2017 and...

16 Students Asked to Leave Campus For Breaking COVID-19 Community Agreement

16 Students Asked to Leave Campus For Breaking COVID-19 Community Agreement

Gigi Ewing, Managing Editor September 11, 2020

Sixteen students who were found in violation of the COVID-19 safety practices in the College’s Community Agreement have been asked to leave campus and complete the remainder of the semester remotely.  Before...

Students walk past Student Health and Counseling Center. All Counseling Center appointments are taking place over Zoom as a COVID-19 precaution.

Mental Health Resources Complicated by COVID

Anisa Curry Vietze, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2020

Editor’s note: This article contains mentions of mental illness. Some are concerned that the stress and isolation created by COVID-19 could have broad negative effects on students’ mental health....

Oberlin City Schools will move to hybrid learning next January, after a fall semester of remote education.

Oberlin Schools Well-Prepared for Start of Online Classes

Gigi Ewing, Managing Editor September 9, 2020

Oberlin City Schools are welcoming students back to virtual classes this week as the school district reopens remotely. The district’s plan has all grades operating fully online until Nov. 6, when they...

Nina Fox, OC19, stands with her art rental piece.

Art Rental Gets COVID-Safe Makeover

Lauren O'Hear September 9, 2020

Even in the face of a global pandemic, the classic Oberlin tradition of Art Rental will continue this Saturday — but with some significant changes.  The Oberlin Art Rental was founded in 1940, 80...

The new maximum occupancy of the AMAM’s Stern Gallery is only seven people due to pandemic safety concerns.

COVID-19 Brings Challenges, Opportunities for AMAM

Gwen Cappel-McCoy September 4, 2020

This year, the Allen Memorial Art Museum has restricted access to Oberlin College ID-holders. However, some of the changes brought on by COVID-19 have given the AMAM’s staff the time to work on virtual...

Senate’s ObieReal campaign gives guidance on student life during COVID-19, including the formation of pods.

ObieReal Seeks to Provide Realistic COVID-19 Guidance for Student Life

Arman Luczkow, Opinions Editor September 4, 2020

A new Student Senate campaign, ObieReal, aims to help students living on campus reduce the spread of COVID-19. Earlier this summer, the College introduced the ObieSafe program, which outlines regulations...

Amid Travel Restrictions, 139 International Students Study Remotely

Gigi Ewing, Managing Editor September 4, 2020

Many international students have been unable to travel to the U.S. to continue their education on Oberlin’s campus this fall. Of the 317 people with F-1 student visas enrolled in the fall semester, 139...

Patrons order coffee at Slow Train Cafe, which is currently open for socially-distanced walk-through service.

Local Businesses Anticipate Student Patronage After Challenging Summer

Kushagra Kar, Editor-in-Chief September 4, 2020

After downtown businesses suffered a slow summer of canceled events, College programming, and a state-wide stay-at-home order, the arrival of students this past week brings financial hope to some. However,...

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