The Oberlin Review

Op-Ed: Unaddressed Issues Require Equally Passionate Response

Alex LaFerla, Staff Writer

April 29, 2011


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

The response to the hateful and inflammatory graffiti found on the side of Dascomb Hall on April 17 was bold, powerful and extremely valuable. Immediately after the graffiti was discovered, a group of concerned students alerted the rest of the student body and swiftly organized in opposition. Further...

News Article Requires Correction

Don Illig

April 29, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: We’re pleased that The Oberlin Review chose to put the article about the Student Senate’s participation in a community conversation dealing with the future for the City of Oberlin by the year 2025, on pages 2 and 3 of the April 15 issue. However, we would like to call your att...

Letter to the Editors: Lawyer Discusses Pivotal Gay Marriage Case

Clayton Koppes

April 29, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: David Boies, one of the country’s most prominent attorneys, appeared at Oberlin on April 5 to discuss his role in the California gay marriage case. I appreciate the Review’s invitation to report on his appearance. The case Perry v. Schwarzenegger has attracted attention not...

Arts Review Ignored Intentional Complexities

Adekemi Gbadebo

April 22, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Your arts editor’s review of You and Me and Me and You ignored the quiet beauty and intentional complexities of College seniors Stephanie Lo and Sam Draisin’s artwork. As Jimmy Hagan pointed out, You and Me… focused on identity politics and “remained indecisive”. However, Hagan po...

Student Appeals For Class Vote

Jacob Lamoureux

April 22, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I’m Jacob Lamoureux, one of your candidates for senior class president, and I’d like to shower lavish approval upon this message and lavish thanks upon you for reading it. I never run out of words, but I frequently run out of space — so, to augment my blurb on Blackboard (I w...

Re-evaluating Evaluations

The Editorial Board

April 22, 2011


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Even at a school as academically outstanding as Oberlin, it’s not uncommon to hear students complaining about the ways in which their classes are taught. Often, the first thing a student will do after leaving a frustrating class is to vent to a friend about what exactly needs to be changed abou...

Government Must Ensure Equal Educational Access

Rina Seegoolam, Columnist

April 22, 2011


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Last week, lawmakers reached a compromise on spending cuts that affected some federal education programs, yet spared the Department of Education. While budget cuts seem inevitable, education needs to remain a priority that benefits from Federal State funding as well as from states. As we all know,...

Progressive News Organizations Fueled By Unpaid Labor

Monica Klein, Opinions Editor

April 22, 2011


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

At a recent writing workshop I attended, a New York Times editor asked a group of college students how much we thought a first-year copywriter made at the newspaper. One student guessed $8 an hour. The copy editor’s response was confused amusement: “isn’t minimum wage at least $11?” he asked...

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Legally Revokes Democracy

George Berry, Columnist

April 22, 2011


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Firing elected officials and arbitrarily dissolving legal contracts are indicative of systems that suffer from a “democratic deficit.” We often see such cases from China or Russia on the front pages of newspapers, with the implication that such things do not happen in America. Yet last month in Michigan,...

Art Analysis Requires Revision

Karin Drucker

April 22, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I am writing because Jimmy Hagan’s review of the last senior studio show cries out for someone to review it. First, a major blunder: Hagan, who is the arts editor, put the wrong photo with the article. Second, Hagan’s analysis is illogical and contradictory. He begins by c...

A Barbie-Free Response to Professor Mehta

The Editorial Board

April 16, 2011


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

First, the Editorial Board would like to thank Dr. Mehta for his well researched and thorough critique. Numbers speak louder than accusations, and his breakdown of the genre distribution of Review articles in the past volume was both accurate and eye-opening to the Editorial Board. Second: Dr. Mehta,...

Alumni Applauds Fenty Appointment

Lucas Brown

April 15, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Although I’ve been gone from Oberlin for almost two years, its rapid growth and change keeps me checking in regularly. Oberlin continues to innovate in and outside the classroom, and one of those innovations was the recruitment of former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty to teach classes this...

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