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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Bridging the Gap Could Provide Valuable Experience for Students
Emma Sullivan November 5, 2021

“If you truly wish to carry on the Oberlin legacy of service and social justice, then you need to run to — and not away from — the noise,” said former First...

We Must Take Action to Protect AVI Workers
Gabe Stefanides November 5, 2021

We are failing. AVI Foodsystems is violating the rights of people working for them on campus, and we are not protecting the workers. Our collective privilege has made...

Pianos in Conservatory Contribute to Hearing Loss
Walter Thomas-Patterson, Senior Staff Writer • October 29, 2021

Walking into the Conservatory's Robertson Hall, I pause for a moment in the breezeway to enjoy the chorus of instrumental chatter filtering through the space. As a pianist,...

College Failure to Recycle Shows Carelessness
Eric Schank, Production Editor & Senior Staff Writer • October 22, 2021

Rollbacks on recycling during COVID-19 have presented the College with an enormously difficult task: absolving itself of liability for increased pollution while maintaining...

Dear President Ambar, Engage With Families of Iran’s Victims
Azadeh Pourzand, OC '07 • November 12, 2021

My name is Azadeh Pourzand, OC '07. When I started at Oberlin College as a first-year in 2003, I was a new immigrant to the United States, having essentially fled my beloved birthplace, Iran. Given that...

Mahallati Editorial Needs Context
John Elder, OC '53 • November 12, 2021

I cannot help but be deeply sympathetic with the participants in the Nov. 2 protest — against Professor of Religion and Nancy Schrom Dye Chair in Middle East and North African Studies Mohammad Jafar...

We Demand Transparent Investigation of Mohammad Mahallati
Kaveh Shahrooz, Lawdan Bazargan, and Oberlin Committee for Justice for Mahallati’s Victims October 29, 2021

On Oct. 8, 2020, we sent a letter to Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar signed by hundreds of victims, survivors, and human rights experts at leading organizations. The letter alleged that,...

I Endorse Jo-Anne Steggall for Oberlin City Schools Board of Education
David Laczko, Oberlin Resident • October 29, 2021

Having attended and participated in the Oberlin Community Candidates Night on Zoom, I strongly support the candidacy of Jo-Anne Steggall for one of three contested seats on the Oberlin City Schools Board...

When Work-Study Doesn’t Work
Kayla Kim, Columnist • November 13, 2021

Like many students at Oberlin, my financial aid hinges on my participation in the Community-Based Work-Study Program. This means I’m required to get a job so I can pay for part of my tuition with that...

We Must Uplift Iranian Student Voices
Ava Miller, Columnist • November 12, 2021

As an Iranian-American, I've lived my life between two worlds. My mom's family is from Iran and speaks Farsi. My dad's family is from a conservative town in rural northern Illinois. Living in an Irish-Catholic...

Oberlin Students Fail to Show Up for Local Elections
Oberlin Students Fail to Show Up for Local Elections
Emma Benardete, Contributing Opinions Editor • November 12, 2021

"Where Was Voter Turnout Lowest? Oberlin College," reads a Chronicle-Telegram headline from Friday, Nov. 5. For the first time since 2011, Oberlin precincts 7 and 8, which encompass the vast majority of...

College Doesn’t Value Student Feedback
Reginald Goudeau, Columnist • November 5, 2021

I feel like a broken record when discussing mental health at Oberlin. But then again, each week, there are always new things that have gone wrong. While I believe that the school values feedback...

Students Move Into Uncleaned Homes, Causing Concern
Ava Miller, Columnist • November 5, 2021

Torn-apart furniture, chipped paint, and 30–40 poop pellets from an unknown animal. That was the first impression College third-year Jack Povilaitis got of his Union Street house while moving...

Oberlin’s Dining Services Letting Down Students
Zach Bayfield November 5, 2021

It’s no secret that over the past few years, the quality of Oberlin’s dining services has been consistently declining. I’m a fourth-year, and every year that I’ve been on this campus, meal...

Racism and Assault Allegations: Ugly Side of Oberlin Yik Yak
Racism and Assault Allegations: Ugly Side of Oberlin Yik Yak
Kayla Kim, Columnist • October 29, 2021

Editor's note: This article discusses anti-Black racism and sexual assault. As a first-year at Oberlin, I've learned that there are a lot of things that aren't explained at Orientation. I've learned where...

Lack of Activities Frustrates First-Year Students
Emma Benardete, Contributing Opinions Editor • October 29, 2021

As a first-year who has been at Oberlin for all of four weeks, I find it difficult to engage with my peers in an unstructured way. I'm never sure whom to text on a Saturday night or what I should suggest...

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