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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Palestine Needs Oberlin’s Jewish Voices
Zane Badawi September 29, 2023

Few people, I realize, are as deeply entrenched in the issue of Israel/Palestine as I am. It is inescapable for me — as a Palestinian; as someone living on a campus that...

Campus Culture Surrounding Sustainability Must Improve
Delaney Fox, Editor-in-Chief • September 29, 2023

I have always been an environmentally conscious individual, and the College’s commitment to sustainability greatly inspired my enrollment at this institution. I saw a photo...

Oberlin City Hall is on South Main Street.
Students Should Consider Local Community When Voting
Maia Hochheiser September 29, 2023

Walking around Oberlin in early fall, there is one thing you are bound to see eventually — a voter registration stand. These are often run by people living in the town,...

Oberlin’s Sustainable Infrastructure Program is set to be finished in 2025.
Sustainable Infrastructure Program Has Changed our Perception of Environmentalism
Walter Thomas-Patterson, Conservatory Editor • September 29, 2023

As the Sustainable Infrastructure Program approaches its final year in 2025, I’ve been thinking about Oberlin’s environmental mission. The SIP is a sprawling earthwork...

The Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
College Must Provide for the Community
Aliza Weidenbaum, Letter to Editor • September 29, 2023

Walter Moak is absolutely right in his line of thinking in his Letter to the Editor of last week (“Oberlin College Shouldn’t Encourage Car Culture,” The Oberlin Review, Sept. 22, 2023). We all know...

Construction on Woodland Street.
Oberlin College Shouldn’t Encourage Car Culture
Walter Moak, Letters to Editor • September 22, 2023

Last week, the Review reported on the construction of Oberlin’s new residence hall on Woodland Street. (“Construction Begins on Woodland Street; Off-Campus Housing to be Phased Out,” The Oberlin...

Oberlin’s Pell Grant Ranking Merits Concern
Steven Volk , Letters to Editors • September 22, 2023

As someone who has a deep affection for Oberlin, having taught here for more than 30 years, I find it profoundly disheartening to read the many negative articles about the College that have recently appeared...

Affordable Housing Inaccessible in Oberlin
Ray English, Letters to Editors • September 22, 2023

It was good to read the Review’s Sept. 15 editorial  (“Off-Campus Housing Negatively Impacts City Community,” The Oberlin Review, Sept. 15, 2023). The editorial correctly points out that off-campus...

It’s Okay if College Feels Like Work
Cecily Miles, Columnist • September 22, 2023

A recent op-ed in The New York Times asserts that college is not a job. The confusion from college students about their relationship with education and labor stems from the view of college as a means to...

Students wait to receive their packages in newly renovated space.
Mail Lockers Fail to Deliver Promised Efficiency
Emily Vaughan, Opinions Editor • September 15, 2023

On Sept. 6, I received a delivery notification for the pair of sneakers I had purchased. Five days and multiple visits to the mailroom later, I finally received them, marking the longest time I have ever...

Standard Summer Employment Deserving Respect Among Student Body
Cecily Miles, Columnist • September 8, 2023

Oberlin College’s reputation for its cooperative and noncompetitive culture precedes it. Prospective student message boards and admissions forums attest to these characteristics on campus, while the...

Mainstream Feminism Still Centers White Women
Avery Russell, Columnist • September 8, 2023

I, like millions of teenagers across the U.S., went to see Greta Gerwig’s film Barbie this July. I loved the pastel pinks, wittiness, and Margot Robbie — I found it an extremely fun watch. However,...

Out of state students should take a page from Midwest handbook.
Oberlin Can Learn from Midwestern Kindness
Selena Frantz, Columnist • September 8, 2023

If you spend more than a few hours walking around Oberlin’s campus, you will likely start to notice a strange phenomenon. It’s not outwardly obvious, though once you notice it, you probably won’t...

Stop Underestimating the Power of Small-Scale Change
Hanna Alwine, Opinions Editor • April 28, 2023

Growing up as a young girl in America, my own personal feminism has developed alongside larger movements. My first experiences with feminism were largely mediated by the strong female characters I encountered...

Faculty-Led Protests Provide Framework for Student Activism
Cecily Miles April 28, 2023

Activism is so ubiquitous within Oberlinʼs campus culture and reputation that I would argue it figures as a central component of students’ education. In fact, the institution includes the development...

College Financial Aid Policies Deprive OSCA Members of Full Benefits
Emma Benardete, Editor-in-Chief • April 14, 2023

After three semesters of being on a meal plan with Campus Dining Services, I made the decision to start dining in Keep Cottage, a part of the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association, this spring. During...

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