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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Ironic Critiques of Sexualization May Hinder Body Neutrality Movement
Dlisah Lapidus, Arts & Culture Editor • March 3, 2023

Often, when scrolling through my Instagram feed or even posting myself, I think back to the media protection lectures I was given in middle school. A teacher would come in...

CELA Resources Should Be More Equitably Distributed to Student Body
Nikki Keating, News Editor • March 3, 2023

In November of the fall semester, I, along with several other students within the class of 2025, was invited to join Director of Fellowships and Awards Nick Petzak for a “sophomore...

The Oberlin Bookstore displays popular banned books.
Book Banning Inhibits Education on Both Sides of Political Spectrum
Oliver Niehaus March 3, 2023

Across the nation, schools and libraries have faced calls to remove certain books that are deemed “inappropriate.” Now, before I go any further, I want to recognize that...

Americans Should Reject Hawkish Attitudes Toward China, Russia
Yasu Shinozaki, Arts & Cultures Editor • February 24, 2023

In a text conversation I had this year with a very liberal high school friend, he admitted that the Russian invasion of Ukraine had majorly shifted his foreign policy views. “I’m...

Evidence Against Mahalatti Lacks Merit
Ray English March 3, 2023

I am writing in response to the Feb. 17, 2023 Review story about the recent Amnesty International report regarding the role Iranian diplomats played in allegedly covering up mass executions in Iran in...

Oberlin College Should Reopen Mahallati Investigation
Dr. Fatemeh Pishdadian, Dr. Frieda Fuchs, and Dr. Hamid Charkhkar February 24, 2023

On Dec. 12, 2022, President Carmen Twillie Ambar received a letter from three prominent Iranian-born human rights advocates: Nobel Peace Prize laureate and lawyer Dr. Shirin Ebadi; acclaimed author of...

Contract Grading Democratizes Writing
Sampad Ghosh February 3, 2023

I recently saw an opinion in the Review (“Contract Grading Detrimental to Oberlin Academics, Student Success,” The Oberlin Review, Dec. 9, 2022) that critiqued the use of contract grading in certain...

Gibson’s Trial Should Not Harm Alumni Willingness to Give
Richard Lempert December 2, 2022

In response to "Open Letter to President Ambar Regrarding Gibsons' Suit," The Oberlin Review,  Nov. 18, 2022 Dear Mr. Krass, I read your open letter to President Carmen Twillie Ambar in the Review,...

Oberlin Financial Aid Must Cover Course-Specific Student Expenses
Cecily Miles, Columnist • March 10, 2023

On its website, Oberlin College promises that it “meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for every student.” The College advertises the “expansive” nature of its academic program on its website...

Bags gather maple sap in Tappan Square.
Maple Crew Gives Students Seasonal Opportunity To Engage with Land, Community
Hanna Alwine, Opinions Editor • March 10, 2023

Since coming to college, I have found it harder and harder to spend time outside. My days are packed. I run from activity to activity with barely enough time to do my laundry or eat breakfast, much less...

Oversharing, Excessive Openness About Mental Health Can Cause Stigmatization
Oversharing, Excessive Openness About Mental Health Can Cause Stigmatization
Selena Frantz, Columnist • March 10, 2023

A few weeks ago, I had an interesting discussion with my parents, both of whom grew up during the 1980s and ’90s. I was telling them about a conversation I had with some people at a party around what...

Time Limits for Minors on TikTok Insufficient in Curbing Social Media Addiction
Sahil Novetzke, Columnist • March 10, 2023

Since its creation roughly two decades ago, social media usage has proliferated at a rapid pace. This has prompted concerns about its negative health effects on minors. Studies have linked excessive use...

Opinions Editors Decide Everything
Emily Vaughan and Hanna Alwine March 10, 2023

We’re back with another installment of “Opinions Editors Decide Everything!” This time, we’re talking about everything centering spring break — from sun protection to pet photos, we’re leaving...

Hole in Barrows Wall Speaks to Cultural Differences within Communal Spaces
Sahil Novetzke, Columnist • March 3, 2023

I live in Barrows Hall. It may not be the most luxurious, modern, or beautiful dorm, but it is still the place I’ve called home for about six months, and I’ve come to enjoy it. A week ago, someone...

Coverage of Haley’s campaign displays double standards of treatment.
Coverage of Nikki Haley Campaign Demonstrates Double Standard in Media
Selena Frantz, Columnist • February 24, 2023

On Feb. 14, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for president. Unsurprisingly, this news made headline after headline. Haley was placed at the...

Senator John Fetterman has been uniquely open about his mental health in recent weeks.
Fetterman’s Step Back Promotes Positive Masculinity
Hanna Alwine, Opinions Editor • February 24, 2023

Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman checked himself into treatment for clinical depression at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Feb. 15. A statement released by Fetterman’s office assured...

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