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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Oberlin’s New Ranking Shouldn’t Define Students’ Education

James Foster, Sports Editor September 22, 2023

When I first committed to Oberlin, I felt an overwhelming sense of pride. I knew I was fortunate enough to be attending not only one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country, but also a school that...

Oberlin Needs to Improve Economic Diversity

Editorial Board September 22, 2023

In a recent article from the Education Issue of The New York Times Magazine, “The Top U.S. Colleges With the Greatest Economic Diversity,” Oberlin College places second to last on the College Access...

Gen Z isn’t Soley Responsible for Generational Struggles

Hanna Alwine, Opinions Editor September 22, 2023

For much of my adolescence, I wholeheartedly believed that I could save the world. You could call it a misguided savior complex or some sort of larger misunderstanding of how slowly bureaucratic wheels...

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...

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...

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...

Arabic, MENA Studies Should be Expanded

Zachary Stout September 22, 2023

I studied Arabic for a year at Oberlin with Visiting Instructor of Arabic Mahmoud Meslat. I’d had a desire to learn Arabic for several years. Arabic hadn’t been offered at my high school, so I was...

Oberlin Review Comic 9/22/23

Oberlin Review Comic 9/22/23

Molly Chapin, Layout Manager and Illustrator September 22, 2023

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...

Off-Campus Housing Negatively Impacts City Community

Editorial Board September 15, 2023

The Oberlin Review reported on the housing plan to diminish off-campus living Review (“Construction Begins on Woodland Street; Off-Campus Housing to be Phased Out,” The Oberlin Review, Sept 8. 2023)....

OSCA Needs Thorough Investigation on Lack of Racial Diversity

Kayla Kim, Managing Editor September 15, 2023

“I could probably count them on my hands,’ an Oberlin student said in reference to the number of minorities living in her co-op last year.” This quote is from 2001, and I could say the same thing...

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