Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Why Must International Students Assimilate?

Aishwarya Krishnaswamy October 15, 2021

I remember flying into Cleveland from Mumbai two years ago, excited at how drastically my life was about to change and how lucky I was to be able to live my dreams. Three months into my stay at Oberlin,...

Delayed Pay for Review Editors Unacceptable

Reginald Goudeau, Columnist October 15, 2021

Editor's note: The concerns raised in this article were addressed between the initial writing of the piece and publication. All Special Issue staffers have been compensated for their work.  I could...

Standardized Testing Should Remain Optional

Emma Benardete, Opinions Editor October 15, 2021

Last year, the Admissions Office initiated a three-year pilot of test-optional admissions cycles in response to the difficulty of scheduling and sitting for standardized tests like the SAT during the pandemic....

Transitional Housing Poor Solution to Over-Enrollment

Andréa Jones October 15, 2021

As we enter the 2021–22 school year, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic seems more manageable than it did last year. While I now have some hope for a normal college experience, the start of the semester has...

Male Workers Allowed Into Baldwin, Unsettling Residents

Peter Fray-Witzer October 15, 2021

On Oct. 7, residents of Baldwin Cottage received an email from Josh Matos, the area coordinator for Multicultural and Identity-Based Communities. “I am reaching out to you to give you an update on...

My Experience Relying on Mutual Aid

Reginald Goudeau, Columnist October 8, 2021

Recently, my financial troubles have been the most consistent and substantial barrier to my happiness. Since my second year, I’ve worked multiple jobs at a time, which takes quite a toll. Unfortunately,...

Iranian Baha’is Face Persecution: My Cousin’s Story

Gigi Ewing, Managing Editor October 8, 2021

I am a Baha’i, a member of a world religion whose adherents strive for unity, peace, and social transformation. Because of the ongoing persecution of 350,000 other Baha’is in Iran, including...

Dear Administrators: Drop the Outdoor Mask Mandate

Dear Administrators: Drop the Outdoor Mask Mandate

Emma Benardete, Opinions Editor October 8, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website reads, “In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.” They suggest you should consider wearing a mask outdoors at crowded...

Post-Grad Careers Jeopardized by Three-Semester Plan

Arman Luczkow, Opinions Editor October 8, 2021

When COVID-19 first sent students scrambling back home in March of 2020, I was devastated. Although it had taken me a while to feel at home in Oberlin, by my second year I’d come to love the...

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 the Afghan government collapsed...

Delayed Housing Assignments Are Latest ResEd Misstep

Editorial Board August 20, 2021

Ask any Obie how they feel about the Office of Residential Education, and they’ll probably recount numerous pent-up grievances. ResEd’s laundry list of mishaps from the past year includes their inability...

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 heard this speech so many...

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