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Pershall Speaks on Mental Illness, Importance of Friendship

Ceciliah Scheeler

April 13, 2012


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Stacy Pershall, author of Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl spoke to students Wednesday evening about her lifelong struggle with mental illness, misdiagnosis and a revolving door of different medications and side effects. Pershall, who garnered internet-fame when her suicide attempt ...

Feature: Economics Major Decodes Game Theory for the Layman

Dean Ginsberg

April 6, 2012


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Game theory is one of the most important and least acknowleged methods of strategy. Steven Brams, mathematical political scientist and game theorist who teaches as a politics professor at New York University, has authored 17 books and over 250 published articles, in addition to developing two patented...

MCAT Changes Structure, Requires Wider Breadth of Knowledge

Joseph Dilworth, Staff Writer

March 9, 2012


Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Aspiring doctors typically enter medical school with strong backgrounds in the natural sciences, but recent changes to the Medical College Admission Test suggest that universities are seeking candidates with broader, well-rounded educational backgrounds. Beginning in 2015, the MCAT will include seve...

Lunar New Year Banquet Offers Cuisine, Celebration

Joelle Lingat

February 24, 2012


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Students are invited to dress up and participate in the Lunar New Year Banquet in Carnegie’s Root Room tomorrow from 6 - 8 p.m. to celebrate the new year. The Chinese Student Association, Oberlin Korean Students Association and Vietnamese Student Association are coming together to host a celebration...

Banchoff on Dali, the Fourth Dimension

Alex Howard, News Editor

February 24, 2012


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In his lecture “The 4th Dimension and Salvador Dalí” on Monday night, Thomas Banchoff, professor of mathematics at Brown University, shared his experiences exploring the fourth dimension through the hypercube and how this led him to become great friends with artist Salvador Dalí. “The fourth...

Oberlin Meditators Help Students Manage Stress, Mental Health

Julia Herbst

November 11, 2011


Filed under Features, NEWS

It’s Tuesday night at 8:15 p.m., and Wilder 325 is filled with students seated on cushions and meditating in the semi-darkness. Most of these students are members of the Oberlin Meditators and regularly participate in weeknight and/or morning “sits” in Wilder. College junior Aki Gormezano and...

Innocent Man Speaks on Criminal Justice System

Joseph Dilworth, Staff Writer

November 11, 2011


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Joseph D’Ambrosio spent more than 21 years awaiting death in a jail cell the size of a bathroom for a crime that he did not commit. D’Ambrosio and Reverend Neil Kookoothe spoke to an audience at First Church on Wednesday night about life, faith and a criminal justice system intent on killing the...

Professors Form Petition to Support the Occupy Movement

Alex Howard, Staff Writer

November 11, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to spread to cities across the country and the world, four Oberlin professors are doing their part to show solidarity with the protesters. They formed an online petition to combat the portrayal of supporters of the movement as an unsophisticated, diso...

Student Organization of the Week: Outings Club

Kate Melanson, Staff Writer

November 4, 2011


Filed under Features, NEWS

While many students spent fall break relaxing at home or catching up on work in their dorm rooms, four groups of Obies joined the Oberlin College Outings Club on its annual fall break trips to get some fresh air. Interested students entered their preferences into a lottery system to receive a sp...

LGBTQ Website Promotes Awareness, Answers Questions

Nancy Roane, Staff Writer

October 14, 2011


Filed under Features, NEWS

The founders of the website www.everyoneisgay.com visited Oberlin this week to speak on making change in the LGBTQ rights movement. The Oberlin Queer Wellness Coalition, a new group on campus formed to increase awareness about wellness issues facing the queer community, hosted the event in King on Monday...

Oberlin Bids Farewell to Dean Gates

Sarah Washington, Staff Writer

October 14, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

On Tuesday, students, faculty and community members came together to bid farewell to current Dean of Students Linda Gates. As people lined up one by one in the Root Room of Carnegie to wish her luck after Oberlin, it was clear that Dean Gates had managed to touch each one of them in some aspect of...

Oberlin Students Seek Role in Occupy Movement

Alex Howard, Staff Writer

October 14, 2011


Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Almost one month after the Occupy Wall Street protest began in New York City, roughly 350 cities across the nation from the Northeast to the West Coast to the South have been occupied by protesters seeking a new economic justice for Americans, operating under the slogan, “We are the 99 percent.” “I...

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