The Oberlin Review

Review Letter Contained Factual Falsities

Chip Williams

May 6, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: The April 5 issue of the Review featured a letter by Owen Henry, “Student Challenges Free Speech Organization,” that contained a variety of non-truths (I’m assuming they weren’t deliberate lies) concerning the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Henry writes, ...

Naked Jell-o Wrestling Bests Neon Lights Any Day

Matthew C

May 6, 2011


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

I’ve been there: I was once a freshman hailing from one of the country’s cultural meccas, tired of marathon beer pong games and pointing my hands to whichever side of the room had more windows, as the head cheerleader’s teal iPod Mini played a Lil Jon song for the third time. I came to college...

Erroneous Spelling Causes Confusion

David Greenberg

May 6, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I could not help but notice that the article on page five of your April 29 issue titled “Nueroscience Lecture Series Hosts David Anderson” kicks off with an awfully serious headline typo. I hate to be “that guy,” but I think that it ought to be pointed out. However, I would...

Student Finance Committee Sends Updates

The Student Finance Committee and Office of Student Treasurer

May 6, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: The Student Finance Committee, in collaboration with the Office of the Student Treasurer, has completed Spring Budgeting and has sent budgets for the next fiscal year back to student groups. In line with our commitment to improve financial transparency on Oberlin’s campus we would...

All of the Lights, All of the Money

Richard McGuire

May 6, 2011


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Last weekend, hundreds of students eagerly lined up on North Quad for a one of a kind event. It was a rare sight to see students gathering at the Science Center on a Saturday night for a party. The event was put on by Solarity, a new student organization founded by College sophomores Eli Clar...

Boys with Toys: How to Hitch Your Wagon

Lucrezia Borgia, Columnist

May 6, 2011


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

So listen, a year ago, on the eve of his college graduation, a friend of mine gave me a surprisingly insightful (considering this was back in the Four Loko days) piece of advice to help guide me through the rest of my time at Oberlin. “Lucrezia,” he said to me, “my biggest baccalaureate regr...

Students Defend Right to Celebrate

Sarah Cole, Caroline Hui, and Arielle Swernoff

May 6, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: We were dismayed at the reactions on campus to the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed. Many Americans rejoiced Sunday night, and many Oberlin students dismissed their celebrations as “immoral” and “disgusting.” While raucous celebration complete with alcohol and dancing...

Bin Ladin’s Death: Considering the Consequences

Rina Seegoolam, Columnist

May 6, 2011


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

When the news broke out, Americans took to the streets of Washington and gathered in front of the White House to chant “U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A!” It was the occasion to rejoice and express love for the country that had promised to catch Osama bin Laden 10 years ago and finally achieved this goal at...

Editorial: Oberlin Community Deserved More Information

The Editorial Board

April 29, 2011


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Last week, a combined racial and homophobic slur was spray-painted onto the side of Dascomb, an action that elicited an immediate reaction from the College and student body. The Editorial Board wholeheartedly supports the silent vigil and what it stood for; rather than embark on a witch hunt, thos...

Professor Explains Class Evaluations

Steve Volk

April 29, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I read your editorial, “Re-evaluating Evaluations,” with much interest, and general agreement. I thought a bit more information could put your good points into more of a context. Without going all wonky on you, evaluations come in two flavors: summative and formative. The purpose...

Letter to the Editors: Oberlin Community Still Champions Equality and Nondiscrimination

Brook Luers

April 29, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Last week, racist and homophobic language was spray painted on an exterior wall of Dascomb. Some of the discussion surrounding this incident, in both campus-wide e-mails and in the Review, has implied that there is a lurking undercurrent of racism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination...

Letter to the Editors: Community Requests Support for Public Library

Ray English

April 29, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: We write to ask all members of the Oberlin community to support the Oberlin Public Library by voting for Issue 22 on Tuesday, May 3. If passed, Issue 22 will replace the library’s current operating levy, which generates over half of its regular income. The Oberlin Public Library...

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