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The Oberlin Review

Student Senate Needs to Clarify SBCP Relationship

Editorial Board

March 3, 2017


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

In one of the most competitive races for Student Senate in recent history, a group called Students Building Community Power emerged through individuals running on a collective activist platform this spring. Of the SBCP candidates, College sophomores Kai Joy and Dani Pacheco won two of eight available sea...

Progressives Should Focus on Local Activism

Editorial Board

February 24, 2017


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Members of Congress returned to their districts this week for Congressional recess met by hordes of angry constituents. Of Oberlin’s three representatives, only Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown made it through the week relatively unscathed. Protesters accosted 4th District Representative Jim Jordan at...

New President Should Prioritize Communication

Editorial Board

February 17, 2017


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Oberlin is undergoing an administrative makeover with President Marvin Krislov and Vice President for Finance and Administration Mike Frandsen both departing this spring. With these two major transitions, the College is approaching a decisive opportunity to address students’ major concerns with administ...

College Must Engage Community on Cuts

Editorial Board

February 10, 2017


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Administrators constantly state that the College’s current financial model is unsustainable. Expenses exceed revenue, mostly generated from an increasing tuition, and the situation will likely continue to worsen without concrete steps on both sides of the balance sheet. In part, structural reasons beyon...

Journalists Must Remain Adversarial

Editorial Board

February 3, 2017


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

“You’re not supposed to be sycophants,” Barack Obama told journalists in his final press conference as president. “You’re supposed to be skeptics; you’re supposed to ask me tough questions.” President Obama’s message could not be more timely for those covering President Trump’s administra...

Standing Rock Serves as Model for Future Protests

Editorial Board

December 9, 2016


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

In a major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux, the Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday that it would reroute the Dakota Access Pipeline away from native land. Though the Sioux’s success is still tentative — President-elect Donald Trump could pressure the Army to reverse the decision when he takes...

Zuckerberg Must Accept Responsibility for Hoax Stories

Editorial Board

December 2, 2016


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Facebook’s responsibility to regulate fake news on its site, particularly the false stories that gained traction during the election cycle, has sparked national debate about what role the platform should play in politics. While the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has distanced himself from the popu...

Administration Should Back Sanctuary Petition

Editorial Board

November 18, 2016


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The symbolic solidarity of declaring Oberlin College a sanctuary campus for undocumented students is reason enough for President Marvin Krislov and his administration to take action, but the actual impact that creating such a policy could have is invaluable. Amid a growing national movement for colleges ...

Oberlin Must Not Settle for Silence in Wake of Election

Editorial Board

November 11, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Editorials, OPINIONS

Despite a commendable effort by Hillary Clinton supporters, Lorain County went red on Tuesday by fewer than 400 votes. Though many Oberlin students are devastated by the result, for many in nearby residences, President-elect Donald Trump was the clear choice. Now more than ever, we must take advantag...

Republican Legislation Undermines Voting Rights

Editorial Board

November 4, 2016


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a final plea from the Ohio Democratic Party and the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless on Monday for a stay on voting provisions that disproportionately disenfranchise low-income, racial minority and disabled voters. The laws, created by the state’s Republican-le...

Freedom of Speech Threatened in Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Editorial Board

October 28, 2016


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

When the Bundy Brothers were being acquitted for their January occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, several activists and journalists were getting thrown behind bars for protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172-mile long route that would transport 470,000 ba...

Student Representatives Mutually Beneficial for Board, Students

Editorial Board

October 7, 2016


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

During the Board of Trustees’ quarterly campus visit this week, Student Senate and former student members of the Steering Committee pushed for trustees to approve the addition of student representatives to the body. The Editorial Board endorses this effort and believes that including student voices will ...

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