The Oberlin Review

ODE Grant Bridges District Funding Gaps

Willa Rubin, Staff Writer

October 11, 2013

Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Balancing the needs of students with the steep costs to the state of a public education has continued to prove troublesome for educators nationwide. The Ohio Department of Education is hoping to ameliorate this difficulty by allocating $250 million to schools that present innovative and sustainable educational programs This grant, called the “Straight A Fund,” is working to bridge the gap in funding between districts. According to EdSource, the national average spent on educating an individual student during the 2010-2011 school year was just under $12,000. In 2011, Orange County — a region nearby Cuyahoga County — spent the most in the state educating its students, with overall total expenditures per pupil...

Lorain Recycling Complex Simplifies Reusing

Louis Krauss

October 4, 2013

Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Although often aware of the consequences of global warming, consumers are not always willing to take the steps necessary to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. According to Area Community Relations Manager Jeff Kraus, one of the biggest advantages of the new recycling sorters is that consumers no longer have to sort recyclables by plastic, metal and glass. The Lorain County Resource Recovery Complex upgraded its facilities this past month, adding powerful magnets, advanced categorization mechanisms, enhanced conveyer belts and a new 12,000 square-foot warehouse. The recycling complex, along with the Lorain County Landfill, is part of a branch of the Republic Services waste management company. “Now we are a s...

In Collaboration with NASA, Camera on Mudd Roof Gathers Astological Information, Triangulates Meteor Paths

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

As part of a collaboration between Nasa and the College, a high-powered camera was installed on the roof of Mudd library this semester. The camera, whose lens is poised to record any nocturnal meteors, is part of a growing network of cameras placed in schools, science centers and planetariums throughout the nation. The cameras have intersecting fields of vision, which, in conjunction with location and time, are used to gather information on astronomical bodies and to triangulate the path of meteors. “The overall effect of this is to help NASA determine more about how much stuff is out there that’s coming in contact with us,” said Dave Lengyel, the Oberlin Observatory and Planetarium coordinator. The information...

City, College Launch App to Promote Oberlin

Erin Amlicke

September 27, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS

With a fast-approaching launch date of Sept. 28, the Oberlin App — a collaborative effort between the Oberlin Business Partnership, the City of Oberlin and the College — will soon be available for all smart phones. Unlike most familiar applications, this app does not cater to a small niche of users, but rather attempts to reach the entire community of Oberlin. The development took a great deal of planning and research. As Zac Sebo, co-founder of Citizen Sync, the company that developed the app, said that the app puts all things Oberlin onto “one official platform.” The software features six different resource categories, including City Information, Oberlin College, Visitor Information, Business Directory,...

Report Lists Ohio as Top Polluter

Madeline Stocker, News Editor

September 20, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Community News, Features, NEWS

Environment Ohio, a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization, recently released a report detailing Ohio’s power plants as the second most polluting in the country. The plants are Ohio’s largest source of carbon pollution, and are responsible for 48 percent of statewide emissions each year — the same amount of carbon as emitted by 2.5 million cars. The report, titled “America’s Dirtiest Power Plants: Their Oversized Contribution to Global Warming and What We Can Do About It,” is a large step in environmentalists’ efforts to create a cleaner and more sustainable Ohio. Members of Environment Ohio, hope that this report will provide an aspect of transparency on environmental issues that...

Potential Renovation of Johnson House Carriage Barn Surfaces

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer

May 10, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

The future of the Johnson House Carriage Barn, the wooden structure behind Johnson House and next to the Arboretum, remains in limbo. The current discussion over the barn was prompted by the plans to demolish it. “The College has been in conversation with several groups regarding the issue of financing for the stabilization, and/or use of that particular structure,” wrote Reed in an email to the Review. “These conversations have not resulted in new developments.  College administration recognizes the public support to rehabilitate this structure but as we move forward, it is important to balance this objective with practical measures.” Steve McQuillin, OC ’75, has been a vocal supporter of renovati...

After 14 Years, Oberlin Gets Another Book Co-op

Duncan Standish, Staff Writer

May 3, 2013

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A new book-focused cooperative, the first of its kind since the Co-op Book Store closed in 1999, is set to launch this week. Its first event — Beerz4Books, where students can trade textbooks for beer — is scheduled for May 10, time and place yet to be announced. Student Work And Power will begin as a textbook exchange for Oberlin students, but its organizers hope it can grow to provide all types of literary resources and events for the wider Oberlin community. The group will sublet a currently unused room in the basement of Harkness from the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association and convert it into a place to enjoy and exchange books. Sarah Johnson, OSCA history coordinator and one of SWAP’s founders, said...

Kasper Celebrates 50 Years Teaching At Oberlin

Julia Herbst, News Editor

May 3, 2013

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What is it like to have taught at Oberlin for 50 years? It’s quite an accomplishment.  Well I don’t regard it as an accomplishment. It’s just one day after the next, and I’ve been away on sabbaticals and things like that from time to time and on leave, so it didn’t seem to be something that was piling up, as it were. Looking back at your time here, is the student body the same as it was 50 years ago, or is it the same as when you started teaching here in 1963?  It’s pretty much the same feel. I think students these days like a little more feedback than they used to. [Students today have] a little more concern about if they’re doing the right thing. A little less independent-minded than they were before. … ...

Ron Paul Promotes Libertarian Ideals

Julia Herbst, News Editor

April 12, 2013

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Ron Paul, former Congressman and three-time presidential candidate, spoke to a packed house in Finney Chapel on Sunday night, the first of two speakers hosted this week by the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians. He covered a range of topics in his address, titled “Liberty, Defined,” including his views on the economy, foreign policy and personal freedom. Paul, who was introduced by Nick Miller, College senior and president of the OCRL, received a standing ovation by much of the crowd as he walked onstage. He began by directly addressing the college students in the audience. “All the young people and all the young at heart who love liberty, thank you for inviting me,” said Paul. “It is great...

Advice from Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Staff

March 8, 2013

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On the Oberlin Community... “ Keep embracing each other and don’t be divided.” “In this new world order, living apart is no longer an option. Co-existence is our only hope.” “Oberlin has a legacy of multiculturalism and multiracialism that stands second to none in the country.” “You can’t let anyone steal your joy.” “[Continue] to recruit and interact and retain with a broad base of students and faculty ... and teach subjects that challenge limitations of our culture.” “People of color, lesbians, gays, they’re all a part of our community.” “I’d be glad to meet the students at some point in time.” On Acts of Hatred... “Those who engage in hate acts must be exposed. The...

West Side Market Reopens After Fire

Matan Zeimer

February 22, 2013

Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

When you step into the main building of the West Side Market, which houses close to 80 vendors, you step into one of Cleveland’s main cultural centers. Warmly colored tiles cover every part of the indoor market. The stalls are close to 15 feet tall, but the market’s ceiling arches way above them. Light falls from the curved ceiling. Lamps craning over the aisles are adorned with historical photographs documenting events dating to the construction of the building in 1908. It is hard to believe that the scene here would have looked much different in 1912 when the market first opened for business. The market reopened on Monday after closing for 19 days due to an electrical fire — the longest closure since its opening....

Iconic West Side Market Reopens After Fire

Matan Zeimer

February 15, 2013

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This first part of a two-part series takes a look at the produce section of the West Side Market. Next week, part two will take readers inside the main market space at the start of business hours. On the northwest corner of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue in the neighborhood of Ohio City sits a large building home to the West Side Market, an icon of Cleveland. Its tall clock tower, crowned with a green-tinted dome, makes the light-orange brick, marble and concrete building identifiable from many blocks away. Before the 7 a.m. opening of the marketplace, a handful of cars already sit, emitting wisps of exhaust, as they wait with their engines idling in the parking lot on the northeast side of the building. By 8:30 ...

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