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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Open Letter to President Ambar Regarding Gibsons’ Suit
Marc S. Krass November 18, 2022

Editors’ Note: This letter is an edited version of the copy initially sent to President Carmen Twillie Ambar on Oct. 12. Dear President Ambar: I am writing about what...

Navigating Course Registration Frustrating, Competitive
Kayla Kim, Contributing Sports Editor • November 18, 2022

During my aimless scrolling sessions on TikTok, I’ve seen humorous videos of students at large schools such as Louisiana State University frantically preparing for course...

Seizure of Z-Library Domain Detrimental to Student Access to Educational Materials
Oliver Niehaus November 11, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 4, the Department of Justice and the FBI seized the domain of the e-book site Z-Library. The site claimed to have over 10 million e-books, academic texts,...

Courses on Africa are Embarrassingly Limited in Oberlin’s Offerings
Chemutai Ruto and Kambura Kinoti November 11, 2022

Historically and presently, the international community has done its best to exclude Sub-Saharan Africa from the global conversation. The lack of substantial representation...

Review Article on College Divestment Missed Broader Significance of Decision
John Petersen November 11, 2022

Dear Review Editors: To me, the article published in last week’s Review (“Trustees Reject Immediate Divestiture, Move to Divest Gradually,” The Oberlin Review, Nov. 4, 2022)  missed the point....

State Ballot Issues 1, 2 Address Non-Problems, Should Be Voted Against
Aliza Weidenbaum November 4, 2022

To the Editor: Neither party is talking about the statewide ballot issues. Issue 1 and Issue 2. I repeat, statewide. So what’s the story? As far as I can tell, the Republican-majority legislature voted...

City Partnership With LCCC Pilots Equity Planning Process
Ray English November 4, 2022

My thanks to the Review for Ava Miller’s Oct. 28 article on the City of Oberlin’s new partnership with Lorain County Community College (“City Partners with Lorain County Community College to Provide...

AAUP Faculty Respond to Bylaws Revision
Kirk Ormand, DeSales Harrison, Stephen Checkoway, Marta Laskowski, Matthew Senior, Claire Solomon October 7, 2022

To the Oberlin Board of Trustees: The following statement has been approved unanimously by the Oberlin Chapter of the American Association of University Professors and is sent on behalf of the more than...

Budget Cuts to Libraries Limit Crucial Academic Resources
Henry Larson, Columnist • November 18, 2022

For about three months now, I’ve been working in the periodicals department of the Mary Church Terrell Main Library, a job which involves checking in and sending out or shelving periodicals for all four...

Tracking Applications Offer Users False, Unhealthy Sense of Control
Elle Giannandrea, Opinions Editor • November 18, 2022

Last week, the Review ran a story about a new app being deployed by the Counseling Center to check in with and keep track of the mental well-being of students. The structure of this check-in, as reported...

Winter. It Happens. Deal With It.
Emily Vaughan, Opinions Editor • November 18, 2022

Well, here we are again, staring down another cold Ohio winter. As the ground frosts over and the first flurries fill the air, it’s time that we all acknowledge something many have long known to be true:...

Oberlin Should Offer Broader Range of Regional Food
Sahil Novetzke, Columnist • November 11, 2022

One of the things I’m missing most about home, besides my family and friends, is my mother’s food. My mother’s food has always been important to me for a number of reasons. For one, she’s the most...

Focus on Oberlin’s Lack of Recycling Detracts from Larger Issues
Neva Tayler, Columnist • November 11, 2022

With many sustainability projects on campus, and a committed goal of carbon neutrality by 2025, Oberlin College is known for being a green school. Oberlin has been recognized nationally for its environmental...

Media Scrutiny of John Fetterman’s Health Unnecessary, Ableist
Emma Benardete, Editor-in-Chief • November 4, 2022

On Oct. 25, Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate candidates, Republican Mehmet Oz and Democrat John Fetterman, participated in their only formal debate prior to the midterm election. Despite the substantive responses...

Lectures Should Prioritize Professor Input Over Student Opinion
Elle Giannandrea, Opinions Editor • November 4, 2022

During course registration last spring, I was embarrassingly only able to secure two seats in courses that I was interested in. As an undecided rising second-year, I didn’t have much standing in the...

Ohio Politics Are Not “Lost Causes”
Emily Vaughan and Jack Egan October 28, 2022

Several months ago, we were having dinner with a friend and discussing Oberlin’s politics when they said, “You’re never going to vote out Jim Jordan. It’s a lost cause.” This isn’t an uncommon...

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