The Oberlin Review

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...

Why the Uncut Movement Matters

Shannon Ikebe

April 15, 2011


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

April 15 is ingrained in American consciousness as Tax Day, a day which cannot help but bear a political meaning. It was on April 15 two years ago that the Tea Party staged its first widespread demonstrations, which began to unleash the far-right nightmare that corporate Democrats have indulged since...

Alumni Encourages Admissions Volunteer Work

Andy Rowan

April 15, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Hey seniors! After you leave Oberlin, you may find yourself longing for a way to maintain a connection to the place that has changed you so much. One way to stay connected is to become an alumni admissions volunteer. Our alumni volunteers do a lot to help the admissions office with...

More Thoughts On Math Barbie Debate

Eli Bixby

April 15, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I’m new to the “Math Barbie” debate. I read the relevant articles not an hour ago, and I have yet to see the transgression in question. But journalistic wrongdoing aside, as I was reading Professor Mehta’s words, a single message — clear and personal — leapt out at me:...

The Pursuit of Happiness

Sarp Yavuz, Staff Writer

April 15, 2011


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Inspired by my mother’s recently published article on making a list of things you want, I tried to make my own, and I am challenging you to do the same. Make a list, right now. Make a list of at least 25 things you want from life. It will be difficult, but I’m making it a little easier for you guys...

Review Missing Math And Science Coverage

Manish Mehta

April 6, 2011


Filed under OPINIONS

To the Editors: What does it mean for the Review to be the “Publication of Record for Oberlin College,” as it states atop your editorial masthead? The designation carries a weighty burden and is often a badge of pride. Are you the chronicler of campus events? Would a future historian be able ...

Letter to the Editors: Math Barbie Debate Rages On

Tommy La Voy

April 6, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Full disclosure: I have trouble with mathematics, and do not plan to pursue it beyond the Calculus I class I took last semester. For the topic of my epistle, I refer to Professor Manish Mehta’s recent critical letter in regards to a previous weekly calendar in the Review. The...

Letter to the Editors: OC Republicans and Libertarians Respond to Letter

James Kuntz

April 6, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Despite his concerns, Owen Henry is mistaken in suggesting (1) that the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education receives funding solely from conservative organizations and (2) that the FIRE exclusively defends conservative individuals and causes. In regard to finances, Owen...

Letter to the Editors: Student Challenges Free Speech Organization

Owen Henry

April 6, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In last week's issue you had a letter lauding the efforts of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education in promoting free speech on college campuses nationwide. Assuredly, the advancement of free speech is something close to, dare I say, every Obie's heart, even though our own...

Op-Ed: Obama Administration Offers Contradictory Statements on Libyan Policy

George Berry, Staff Writer

April 6, 2011


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

The three-week-old no-fly zone in Libya marks a return to American participation in international security after the adventurism of the Bush years. The reasons for this are both the economic necessity of avoiding more war and good-faith efforts by the Obama Administration to work cooperatively. But intervening...

Op-Ed: Binding Arbitration Bill Bans Collective Bargaining

Monica Klein, Opinions Editor

April 6, 2011


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

  Governor Kasich has miraculously transformed a union concession into an illegitimate luxury. Kasich and the Republican Party have convinced a majority of the Ohio government that binding arbitration is an unaffordable extravagance, rather than an already weakened remnant of collective bargaining...

Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians to Host Free Speech Expert

James Kuntz

March 18, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: American colleges and universities have long been regarded as bastions of free speech and free thinking, Oberlin College included. Throughout the school’s almost 200-year history, Oberlin students have been celebrated for speaking against political, religious and cultural persecution,...

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