The Oberlin Review

Community Service Fair Showcases Local Volunteer Opportunities

Eva Sachs, Staff Writer

February 18, 2011

This semester, the College continues to live up to its motto of “learning and labor.” On Tuesday, The Science Center was cluttered with tables and people presenting and learning about volunteer organizations. The Community Service Fair, a yearly event put on by the Bonner Center for Service and Learning,...

The College Confirms: Former DC Mayor Fenty Will Teach Next Fall

Caroline Hui, Monica Klein, and John Light

February 11, 2011

A version of this article that ran on February 11th stated that Fenty will co-teach a Politics class this spring semester. That was incorrect. Fenty will co-teach POLT 105 next fall and will make an as-yet-unscheduled appearance in Professor Paul Dawson's POLT 209 class this spring Former mayor of...

Oberlin Student May Face Domestic Terrorism Charges

Isabelle Rozendaal, the Oberlin College senior whose protests against mountaintop removal have put her at odds with coal giant Massey Energy Company.

Andrew Willens, News Editor

February 11, 2011

College senior Isabelle Rozendaal and four others were arrested last January for protesting mountaintop removal mining at Coal River Mountain in Marfork, West Virginia. Though criminal charges against them have been dropped, the “Marfork Five” still face a civil suit that may require them to pay...

Off The Cuff: Sex Educators Marshall Miller and Rachel Dart

Marshall Miller and Rachel Dart came to Oberlin to present their sexual education program, “I Heart Female Orgasm,” on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

Sophia Yapalater

February 11, 2011

What got you interested in sex education? Rachel Dart: My best friend in high school was a sex educator. I thought what she did was awesome, and went to her with all of my questions. Later, when I was in school at NYU, I started working with their peer educator program and began teaching sex education ...

Aladdin’s Eatery Opens, Replaces Java Zone

Rosemary Boeglin, Staff Writer

February 11, 2011

While Oberlin was in recess for winter term, Aladdin’s Eatery, a Middle Eastern restaurant franchise, moved into the space formerly inhabited by Java Zone. Aladdin’s Eatery had scoped out Oberlin as a prospective location for some time before having the opportunity to expand their franchise here....

Off the Cuff: Beejhy Barhany

Beejhy Barhany, founder of BINA

Max Anzilotti

February 11, 2011

Why did you decide to form BINA? We formed it in the beginning to network and help one another any way we could -- with a job, with housing. We just wanted to create a network for newcomers, which we knew from experience that it isn’t easy to be. So we said, “Why don’t we form a small organiza...

Security Report: Feb. 3 – Feb. 9, 2011


February 11, 2011

Friday, Feb. 4 5:40 p.m. Officers assisted a staff member who slipped and fell on the ice by the Adam Joseph Lewis Center. The employee was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. Saturday, Feb. 5 11:55 a.m. A student reported a car accident on Union Street. It appeared a car backi...

Increased Number of Obies Go Abroad

Sam Szabo, Staff Writer

December 11, 2009

Although students considering studying abroad during their college career know they are not alone, a new report shows just how common the decision is for Oberlin students. According to the report, Oberlin had the second-highest number of students studying abroad this year among baccalaureate institutions. On...

Making Space for a Longer Fall Reading Period

Sam Jewler, Ian Seeley, and Lila Leatherman

December 11, 2009

From smoking cigarettes to running through the library naked, Oberlin students always find a way to cope with the stress of their impending finals. Reading period is never easy, but it might get a little less stressful in the next few years. It appears that the work of some former student senators could...

Speaker Rey Cordova, HIV-Positive Since Birth, Gives Face to HIV/AIDS

Fajer Saeed

December 11, 2009

As someone who was born HIV-positive, Rey Cordova has spent his entire life dealing with the stigma of HIV/ AIDS. Last Friday, Cordova, 29, gave a talk titled “Growing Up Positive: A Young American’s Lifetime with HIV” at Wilder as the concluding event of World Aids Week at Oberlin. Approximately...

Litoff Building Already Earns Award

Alexandria Cho, Staff Writer

December 11, 2009

The Litoff building — the newest addition to the Conservatory and soon-to-be-home of jazz studies, music history and music theory — is making fast progress in ways that transcend its construction schedule. The American Institute of Architects recently recognized the building and architect Westlake...

Obies at War: Alumni, Family Find Reasons for Enlistment

Piper Niehaus, Editor-In-Chief

December 11, 2009

Though many people join the armed forces following the example of an older family member, Bill Krissoff, OC ’68, did the opposite. Krissoff’s sons both became commissioned officers in the Marine Corps and, after years of being an orthopedic surgeon in private practice, he followed in their footsteps. “In...

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