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Gibson’s Trial Ends After 10-Month Legal Battle

Sydney Allen and Jack Rockwell

September 1, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Three Oberlin College students who had been locked in a legal battle with Allyn and David Gibson of Gibson’s Bakery and Food Market since November 2016 reached a plea deal with Elyria prosecutors Aug. 14. All three students, junior Elijah Aladin and sophomores Endia Lawrence and Cecelia Whettstone,...

Oberlin Philosophy Professor Tim Hall Dies Unexpectedly

Oberlin Philosophy Professor Tim Hall Dies Unexpectedly

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories, Uncategorized

Editor's Note: This article contains mention of suicide. Oberlin community members, family, and friends suffered the unexpected loss of Associate Professor of Philosophy Timothy Hall, 48. Hall passed away at 6 a.m. July 23. Coroners suspect suicide. Students were informed of his death in an email...

Oberlin Congregates in Mourning Charlottesville

Oberlin Congregates in Mourning Charlottesville

Jenna Gyimesi

September 1, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

Millions of people around the country and world experienced utter shock Aug. 12 as hundreds of white nationalists marching and rallying in Charlottesville, VA, dominated social media and news stations. The protesters carried torches, shouted racist and anti-Semitic remarks, and sparked violence and ter...

City Council Unanimously Overturns Columbus Day

Alexis Dill, News Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin City Council unanimously voted to stop recognizing Columbus Day, replacing the federal holiday with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The Aug. 21 decision, which culminated after months of collaboration between the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Committee and City Council, made Oberlin the first...

Security Notebook

September 1, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 8:28 a.m. Staff reported non-offensive graffiti on the southeast corner of the exterior sandstone wall of the Science Center. A work order was led for removal. 2:24 p.m. Grounds staff reported a student on the roof of South Hall. Safety and Security officers loc...

Old B Kitchen Closes Doors After 40 Years

Old B Kitchen Closes Doors After 40 Years

Jenna Gyimesi

May 5, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

A passerby can often find students sprawled across Old Barrows co-op’s front lawn with makeshift plates and homemade food on the days Oberlin’s erratic weather permits. But pizza night and special meals will soon be a thing of a past for this co-op’s members with the deteriorating kitchen shutt...

Students, CDS Workers Protest Bon Appétit

Students, CDS Workers Protest Bon Appétit

Melissa Harris, News editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Dining halls across campus were unusually empty Monday as hundreds boycotted Bon Appétit Management Company to stand in solidarity with Campus Dining Services staff. The protest, initiated by the Student Labor Action Coalition, aimed to push the College to separate from Bon Appétit and switch to a s...

Krislov’s Legacy: A Retrospective

Krislov’s Legacy: A Retrospective

Tyler Sloan and Oliver Bok

May 5, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Fourteenth President Marvin Krislov departs from Oberlin this semester after a decade at the College to head Pace University in New York City. His legacy reflects the complex reality of leading a small liberal arts institution for many years, with an early honeymoon period followed by ongoing internal conf...

Grand Jury Produces Felony Charges in Gibson’s Case

Louis Krauss, News editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

The three students involved in November’s altercation at Gibson’s Bakery have received robbery felony charges in the aftermath of last Wednesday’s grand jury hearing. College sophomores Cecelia Whettstone and Endia Lawrence were originally charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly attacking...

Parents Question School Board’s Expenses

Parents Question School Board’s Expenses

Sydney Allen, Production editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Oberlin City School Board will launch an investigation into potentially inflated school bus repair costs after local parents accused the board of spending an estimated excess of $1 million over the past 10 years. The revelation comes after the board’s February decision to end bussing to Lake Ridge...

Julio Reyes, Latinx Student Life Coordinator

Julio Reyes, Latinx Student Life Coordinator

Melissa Harris, News editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Julio Reyes is the Latinx Student Life Coordinator, assistant director of Student Outreach and Success and program director of the Undocumented Student Initiatives. Reyes graduated from Brown University in 2012 with degrees in Sociology and Portuguese & Brazilian Studies. Later employed at Brown, Reyes ...

Security Report

May 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, April 27 12:23 a.m. A Safety and Security officer putting away equipment after a fire call burned their hand on a hot exhaust fan. The officer was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. 11:50 a.m. A student reported the possible misuse of their credit card. Members of the Ober...

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