Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Oberlin Omicron Surge Was Predictable and Avoidable
Gigi Ewing, Managing Editor • January 14, 2022

On Monday, Dec. 20, the College reported roughly 50 new COVID-19 cases within a 24-hour period, marking what was by far the biggest overnight leap in cases for the College...

We Must Work to Destigmatize Conversations About Sexual Violence
Jenna Frizzell January 14, 2022

Over the past few years, discussions of sexual violence have been prominent on college campuses nationwide. From anonymous message boards to everyday conversations in the...

Oberlin’s Transportation to Cleveland: False Advertising 101
Emma Sullivan January 14, 2022

It feels like it was just yesterday that I was agonizing over which college to attend — sifting through brochures and scrolling through websites, attending virtual events,...

Ode to OSCA From the Formerly Food Insecure
Celeste Wicks January 7, 2022

When registering for OSCA’s meal plan, I was offered checkable boxes for communicating my food needs: Eating Disorder? Nope. Allergies? Nope. Veganism? Yeah, no. I looked...

An Oberlin Education Creates Lifelong Learners
Donn Ginoza, OC ’74 January 7, 2022

A recent survey of alumni attempted to gauge consensus around what might be referred to as shared values — attributes we are known for that make us proud. There was one option that I was not surprised...

College Should Not Alter Maya Lin’s Sustainable Landscape Project
Paul Safyan, OC ’68 • December 17, 2021

The Review’s article (“College Alters Maya Lin’s Vision for Post-Fossil Fuel Landscape,” The Oberlin Review, Nov. 12, 2021) indicates that the College and Conservatory say that alterations...

Arredondo Interview Harmful, Offensive
Sam Beesley December 17, 2021

The interview published two weeks ago, (“Off the Cuff with David Arredondo, Oberlin Admissions Director to Lorain County Republican Chairman,” The Oberlin Review, Dec. 3, 2021), with Lorain...

College Finances Lack Adequate Transparency
Kelly Grotke, Les Leopold, Cassandra Ogren, Susan Phillips, and Kris Raab December 3, 2021

If, as Board of Trustees Chair Chris Canavan claims, there is no problem with transparency regarding the endowment and finances, we ask that the trustees and administration respond to the following questions:  1)...

Delivering Food to Isolating Students Should Be Paid Work
Emma Benardete, Contributing Opinions Editor • January 14, 2022

The Jan. 5 issue of the Campus Digest included a solicitation from the Office of the Dean of Students asking faculty and staff volunteers to deliver food to students who were isolating after testing positive...

Winter Break Quarantine Made Worse by College’s Negligence
Reginald Goudeau, Columnist • January 14, 2022

I really thought my semester would end better this time. Until recently, life was going relatively well for me. AtGN was a great show to work on and got pretty consistent praise from those who saw it....

Professional Journalists Use Student Newspapers to Fuel Outrage Economy
Kayla Kim, Columnist • January 7, 2022

On Dec. 10, one week before Solarity, I wrote an article about how to make concerts safer and more accessible for students. Soon after, I was trending in right-wing communities as hundreds of commenters...

College’s Financial Struggles Exacerbated By Lack of Alumni Donations
Emma Benardete, Contributing Opinions Editor • December 17, 2021

Over the course of this semester, I have been privy to a fair amount of discourse surrounding Oberlin’s financial situation. Specifically, I have heard students criticize the way the College...

Moderate Candidates Are Worth Our Time
Emma Benardete, Contributing Opinions Editor • December 10, 2021

Until recently, the use of the word "liberal" in a negative sense was monopolized by conservatives. It was used to demean and mock what they viewed as the kind of politics that made everyone oversensitive...

Concerts Need to Be Better for Students of Color
Kayla Kim, Columnist • December 10, 2021

After a tumultuous few semesters, concerts and other staple events of campus life are back in full-swing. Unfortunately, not everyone feels welcome at these events, and once again, Black students and students...

It’s Time to Reevaluate Traditional Pedagogy
Zach Bayfield December 10, 2021

Picture this: you’re sitting in a King Building classroom on a dreary Thursday afternoon. Your professor has finally graded everyone’s midterms and leaves them on his desk for the class to...

January Classes Should Be Remote-Accessible
Ava Miller, Columnist • December 10, 2021

I can’t count the number of times someone outside of Oberlin has commented on the peculiarity of our academic calendar. While there have been unique benefits for some Obies — such as a longer...

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