Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Every Afghan is My Family: Watching From Afar as My Home is Under Siege
Arman Luczkow, Opinions Editor • August 20, 2021

The past few weeks have seen devastating developments for many Afghans. As U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan, the Taliban surged across the country. It wasn’t long before...

When My ZIP Code Matters Most: An International Student’s Story With Financial Aid
Noah Hamaoui August 20, 2021

“Dear Noah,  We’re sorry to inform you that Oberlin cannot change your financial aid package,” wrote the Oberlin Office of Financial Aid in an email to me. I’ve...

You’re Not Being Tricked: Put the Mask Back On
Peter Fray-Witzer August 6, 2021

Things are starting to get dicey again.  Everyone is talking about it: the radio station I listen to as I drive to work,  “JAM’N 94.5, Boston’s #1 for Hip-Hop,”...

Return to Normal Endangers Lives of Disabled Students
Miranda Harris July 23, 2021

“They’re gonna breathe on me!” My mother chuckled as I wailed to her about the lifting of COVID-19 guidelines on campus. I had just finished my most successful semester...

New Faculty Healthcare Plan Lags Behind Competitors
Kirk Ormand, Nathan A. Greenberg Professor of Classics • August 6, 2021

Oberlin College faculty were recently informed that we will all be moved onto a Consumer Driven Healthcare Plan, a high-deductible plan, in direct contradiction to the recommendation of our Compensation...

Oberlin Administration Makes Empty Promises to Increase Faculty Compensation
Kirk Ormand, Nathan A Greenberg Professor of Classics • April 30, 2021

In last week’s edition of the Review, Chair of the Board of Trustees T. Chris Canavan, OC ’84, is quoted as saying, “The board — and I know that [President Carmen Twillie Ambar] shares this view...

On Community, Collective Trauma, and Healing
Meredith Gadsby, Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies • April 28, 2021

This has been one of the most difficult years that many of us have ever experienced, for many reasons: pandemic mitigation measures, illness and death due to COVID-19, ongoing violence against and murder...

Tappan Square Rocks Are Timeless, Their Messages are Fleeting
Zeb Page, Associate Professor of Geology and Chair of Geology • April 28, 2021

A young life lost is a tragedy for all, keenly felt by friends who have to keep moving through a world in which their classmate is strangely, shockingly missing. The need to memorialize those we have lost...

More Support Needed to Counteract Crunch-Time Culture
Reginald Goudeau, Columnist • August 13, 2021

Crunch-time culture is rampant throughout Oberlin, but the three-semester plan and the lack of breaks and administrative support, combined with still rigorous class schedules, has worsened Oberlin’s...

It’s Okay to Take a Mental Health Day
Sydney Rosensaft, Columnist • August 13, 2021

The hectic rush of college life and the process of learning to balance everything yourself is taxing on student mental health. It often seems impossible to find space to prioritize yourself and take time...

Oberlin’s COVID-19 Policies Unclear, Insufficient
Desmond Hearne Morrey, Columnist • August 13, 2021

During the summer semester, there has only been one confirmed case of COVID-19 on Oberlin’s campus. This achievement, while impressive, is perhaps boosted by the fact that the College has discontinued...

Returning to Music, Despite Hectic Schedules
Sydney Rosensaft, Columnist • July 30, 2021

Although Oberlin is well-known for the Conservatory’s music, the musicality of College students is sometimes overlooked. The majority of people I have met at Oberlin play an instrument — with varying...

Finding Masculinities That Work For Me
Desmond Hearne Morrey, Columnist • July 30, 2021

I was a sophomore in high school the year that former President Donald Trump was elected. In retrospect, it’s clear that a lot of the boys that I hung out with were struggling with depression. They spent...

I Did My Best to Enjoy Juneteenth, But It Was An Uphill Battle
Reginald Goudeau, Columnist • July 2, 2021

As usual, I’m a prophet of sorts when predicting things going wrong at this institution. Recently, I’ve been reflecting on the first article I ever wrote for the Review, which focused on Oberlin’s...

Why Everyone Should Meet With an Executive Functioning Tutor
Sydney Rosensaft, Columnist • July 2, 2021

With the sun beaming down on Ohio’s flat landscape and in-person events ramping up, everyone wants to enjoy the summer weather to the fullest. Unfortunately for students, it’s also midterms, and we...

Cultivating a Healthy Social Media Diet
Desmond Hearne Morrey, Columnist • June 25, 2021

I’ve spent most of my time as an Obie off social media. The platform that I used to use the most — Instagram — I now rarely touch. I’ve flirted with TikTok, Snapchat, and Reddit as well, but each...

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