The Oberlin Review

Mexican Rights Advocate to Speak on Abandoned Communities

Robin Wasserman

October 14, 2011

Jaqueline García Salamanca, advocate for Mexican rights, will lead a discussion next Thursday, Oct. 20, covering what some see as the often overlooked side of migration issues: the communities that immigrants leave behind. The talk, part of a tour by Witness for Peace, will be held at Craig Lecture...

CFR President Haass Predicts Gloomy Future for Middle East

Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, expressed doubts about how the recent civil uprisings in the Middle East will provide positive, enduring change for the region.

Claire Read

October 14, 2011

Richard Haass, OC ’73 and president of the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit organization that aims to educate U.S. citizens about international politics, visited Oberlin last Thursday to share his thoughts on American foreign policy in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Earlier this year, a...

Former Mayor of Juárez returns to Oberlin, Inspires Debate

Julia Herbst

October 14, 2011

Members of the Oberlin community flocked to Craig Lecture Hall last Sunday to hear José Reyes Ferriz, mayor of Ciudad Juárez from 2007 to 2010, speak about U.S. Mexico relations and the 2012 elections. According to Chair of Latin American Studies and History Professor Steve Volk, who introduced...

Building Bikes, Building Community

Kate Melanson

October 7, 2011

Bicycles were fixed, registered, ridden and won at the first annual Lorain County Bike Festival last Saturday in Oberlin’s Depot Park. The date was chosen to mark 350.org’s Moving Planet Day, on which groups in over 175 countries around the organized events celebrating efforts to move away from fossil...

Be the Change CEO Kevin Jennings Does More Than Inspire

Nancy Roane, Staff Writer

October 7, 2011

On Tuesday night in West Lecture Hall, CEO Kevin Jennings, of nonprofit political organizing group Be The Change did not just inspire students to become activists — he analyzed what makes a good activist. Using experience and stories from his long career in activism — 18 years ago, he founded the...

Off The Cuff with Feve Bartenders

Feve bartenders Josh Wilson and Tyler Horstman act casual in front of the only real bar in Oberlin.

Allegra Kirkland and Rosemary Boeglin

October 7, 2011

How did you guys start working here? Were you students at the College? Josh: I grew up around here, in this town outside Vermilion, but I started hanging out in Oberlin when I was in high school because there isn’t a lot going on around here. Tyler: I grew up around here too. I actually went ...

Oberlin After Dark

Erica Reyes, Staff Writer

October 7, 2011

Mudd Circulation Desk: An interview with College junior Piper Stull-Lane How do you stay awake? Well, usually when I work a shift in the evening, I schedule it so that it’s directly after a late night class, so I’m already kind of wired. Otherwise, coffee always helps. It’s kind of worth it...

Ira Glass Waxes Poetic About Storytelling

Liv Combe, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2011

The stage setup was unremarkable: a couple of standing microphones, a bottle of water and a mug sitting on a small table, a plain metal music stand. There was nothing, really, to catch the eye. And when Ira Glass, executive producer and host of National Public Radio’s This American Life, walked c...

Oberlin Remembers Troy Davis

Graffiti written on the side of the Mudd Center suggests that the execution of Troy Davis last week speaks to the endemic, institutional nature of violence and injustice in the U.S. prison system.

Emma Eisenberg

October 7, 2011

“Why wasn’t I on top of this?” “I felt so small last night.” “My heart is beating so fast.” “We can spray-paint a thousand walls…paint can be washed off.” “It makes me think, what’s going to happen when we leave this circle?” These were some of the words spoken by students...

HB-194 Threatens Ohio Voting Process

Robin Wasserman

October 7, 2011

A coalition of voting rights groups showed up at the Ohio Attorney General’s office on Sept. 29 to deliver a hard-won gift: over 300,000 signatures in opposition to House Bill 194, enough to delay its enactment until it is submitted to Ohio voters as a referendum in the November 2012 election. HB-194...

Oberlin Founds Ishmael Beah Foundation Chapter

Kasey Cheydleur

October 7, 2011

Former child soldier and A Long Way Gone author Ishmael Beah, OC ’04, came to campus last Thursday, Sept. 22 for the first event of the Ishmael Beah Foundation’s Oberlin college chapter kickoff weekend. College sophomore Elizabeth Kuhr started the chapter, which works to provide long-term care for...

Culture Fest Promises Lion Dance, Salsa Music, Tasty Treats

Alex Howard, Staff Writer

September 23, 2011

Tappan Square will be transformed into a melting pot of music, food and performances from students and community members at the fourth annual Culture Festival this Saturday, Sept. 24. “This is the first year that the city of Oberlin, the school district, the College, and the Conservatory are all...

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