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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Leaked SCOTUS Draft Highlights Dangers of Voter Abstention
Leaked SCOTUS Draft Highlights Dangers of Voter Abstention
Oliver Niehaus May 13, 2022

In the 98-page initial draft of the Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaked by POLITICO May 2, Justice Samuel Alito writes, “We hold that Roe and Casey must...

ResEd Housing Crisis Adds Stress to Student Lives
Bridget Heinzerling May 13, 2022

Honestly, I expected this past week to suck from the beginning. Housing selection Wednesday, class registration Thursday, group project due Saturday; just one stressful thing...

Understanding of English Language Must be More Inclusive
Kenean Yemane Kejela May 13, 2022

I have always been curious about the usage of the term “Standard English,” which has recently been one of the most hotly debated issues in the academic world. Some scholars...

Twitter’s Loosening of Content Rules Will Breed Hate Speech
Alana McBride May 6, 2022

On April 25, Elon Musk came to an agreement with Twitter’s board of directors to buy the company for approximately $44 billion. The acquisition will occur over a few months,...

Division, Social Isolation To Blame for Lack of Campus Political Activity
Myranda Montoye May 13, 2022

To the editors, Recently, The Oberlin Review published an article titled “Lack of Local Political Opportunity May Disenchant Prospective Students,” which discussed the political atmosphere of Oberlin...

Middlebury AAUP Writes in Solidarity for Oberlin Faculty Compensation
Jason Mittell March 25, 2022

To the Oberlin College community, Life at a small liberal arts college is often referred to as being “in the bubble,” as it is easy to lose touch with the larger world around you while you focus on...

Anti-Mahallati Protests Lack Context
Ray English, Director of Libraries Emeritus, Oberlin College • March 11, 2022

My thanks to the Review for its most recent story about the controversy involving Professor of Religion Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, as reported by Managing Editor Gigi Ewing. As the story noted, I have done...

Dear President Ambar: Matthew Lahey’s Appointment is Shameful
David Arnow, OC '73 February 25, 2022

Dear President Ambar, I am a 1973 Oberlin graduate, and I am now a professor of Computer and Information Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. I have been on the faculty there...

Accommodations Process Complicated, Inaccessible
Elle Giannandrea, Columnist • May 13, 2022

With the semester coming to a close and final assignments ramping up, I’ve started reflecting on what will now be my first full year of college-level work. As someone who struggles with learning difficulties,...

Creative Writing Majors Should Be Taken Seriously
Zoey Birdsong, Columnist • May 13, 2022

When I tell people that I’m a Creative Writing major, I’m often met with skepticism. People, especially older people, often ask how I plan to find a successful career with a Creative Writing degree....

Failures of Democratic Party Evident In Wake Of Roe v. Wade Decision Leak
Emily Vaughan, Opinions Editor • May 6, 2022

On Monday night, POLITICO published a leaked Supreme Court draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito indicating that the majority-conservative court has voted to strike down Roe v. Wade. The...

Oberlin Residents vote in Phillips Gym in 2017. (Reprinted from April 26, 2019.)
Students’ Election Education Must Be Improved
Phoebe McChesney, Columnist • May 6, 2022

By May 3, the day of the Ohio primary elections, I had only received two easily overlooked reminders about the election date: a text message from an unknown number asking me to vote Democrat and an email...

Ohio’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Highlights Ideological Tensions
Elle Giannandrea, Columnist • April 29, 2022

Earlier this month, Ohio Republican representatives Mike Loychik and Jean Schmidt introduced House Bill 616, broadly known as Ohio’s own version of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law. The bill would...

Nan Whaley Should Be Ohio’s Next Governor
Emma Benardete, Opinions Editor • April 29, 2022

Editors’ Note: The author of this op-ed completed an internship for Nan Whaley’s Gubernatorial Campaign over Winter Term.  With Ohio’s open senatorial and gubernatorial primaries imminently approaching...

Oberlin’s Mask Policy Out of Touch, Losing Authority
Zoey Birdsong, Columnist • April 29, 2022

Leaving Oberlin can often feel like entering another dimension. In the rest of the world, most people don’t introduce themselves with their pronouns or use phrases like “aural skills” and “head...

Drive to Survive Fails to Address Systemic Inequities in Formula One
Zach Bayfield, Columnist • April 22, 2022

On March 11, Netflix released season 4 of the hit docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive. Drivers race in some of the most lavish cities on earth, countless celebrities attend races, and the entertainment...

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