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The Oberlin Review

Oberlin After Dark

Erica Reyes, Staff Writer

October 7, 2011


Filed under Features, NEWS, Off the Cuff

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


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

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

Oberlin Remembers Troy Davis

Emma Eisenberg

October 7, 2011


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

“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


Filed under Community News, NEWS

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


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

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


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

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...

Off the Cuff with Ira Glass

Liv Combe, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2011


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

In 1978, you were 19 years old and you needed a summer job. Somehow you wound up at NPR? Yeah, I talked my way into an internship. I lived in Baltimore and NPR was in D.C. I had never heard them on the air. Nobody had ever heard them on the air, really. They were tiny, they had one national news sh...

Panel Addresses Pitfalls of U.S. School

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor

September 23, 2011


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

On Tuesday, Oberlin Young Educators, in conjunction with the Oberlin College Democrats and Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians, hosted Education Nation, a panel to address issues in education policy reform, such as graduation rates, teacher wages and curriculum.  College senior Rene Kamm, co-chair of OYE, said ...

Conference Analyzes Northeast Ohio’s Energy Use

Kate Melanson

September 23, 2011


Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

Last October U.S. Representative for Ohio’s Ninth District Marcy Kaptur secured a National Energy Technology Laboratory Award of $1.1 million to assess the ways in which energy is used in northeast Ohio. On Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, a conference was held at Oberlin College to present the findings financed...

Melling Gives Constitution Day Talk, Speaks on Reproductive Justice

Julia Herbst, Staff Writer

September 16, 2011


Filed under Features, NEWS

Louise Melling, OC ’82 and deputy legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union, addressed the Oberlin community on Wednesday, Sept. 14, on the status of reproductive justice in the U.S. in a talk titled “I Have Sex: Why to Care About Reproduction Rights in the 21st Century.” The talk...

Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Advises New Generation

Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Advises New Generation

Sarah Washington, Staff Writer

September 16, 2011


Filed under Features, NEWS

Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty, OC ’92, stood in Finney Chapel on Tuesday evening for the first time since his term ended. This time it wasn’t as a student, but as the College’s first convocation speaker of the semester. Fenty will continue his involvement with his alma mater in...

Off the Cuff with Reverend Greg McGonigle

Off the Cuff with Reverend Greg McGonigle

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor

September 16, 2011


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

What are your responsibilities as the director of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life? [My job is] supporting campus spiritual communities, religious leaders and individuals on campus. It’s educating the campus in a broad way about religion in the world, religion and society, religious and ph...

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