The Oberlin Review

Glad We Had This Talk

December 11, 2009

Well, folks, welcome to finals. And this is a last-minute column to go ahead and parallel all of your last-minute papers and studying. But what do I have to tell you that you don’t already know? We’ve...

Musings from the World’s Youngest Curmudgeon: My City Is Better Than Oberlin

December 11, 2009

It’s the last week of classes, and outside of the extreme stress of finals and term papers, the lack of a real reading period, and all these emails I’m getting from Barack Obama, I have nothing to...

Free the Knowledge

December 4, 2009

Finally, open access has come to Oberlin. The General Faculty has made a smart move to spread the wealth of scholarship produced here to anyone with a computer — for free. This decision comes as many...

Afghans Need Infrastructure

December 4, 2009

A spokesperson for the Taliban called President Obama’s plan for Afghanistan “no solution.” Meanwhile, responses from American politicians have varied since Obama announced on Tuesday night that...

Explaining Oberlin Earth First

December 4, 2009

Two weeks ago, when one of the premier global warming skeptics, Richard Lindzen, came to speak, several of us in and outside of Earth First! got together and decided we needed to emphasize the danger of...

Re-examining Safe Spaces

December 4, 2009

To the Editors: William Elman’s letter to the editors in the last Review [“Safe Spaces Impede Interaction,” Nov. 20] seems to tread over familiar rhetorical territory, rather than address new...

Get the College Off Coal Power

December 4, 2009

To the Editors: In addition to being known as a progressive, socially liberal school, Oberlin College finds itself with a green reputation; the integration of the co-op system, sustainable buildings...

Glad We Had This Talk

December 4, 2009

So what if you’re too busy to be properly in a relationship? What if you just don’t have the time to do proper relationship things, like spend time together? It’s getting to the end of the semester;...

Musings from the World’s Youngest Curmudgeon: When You Talk in the Library, God Kills a Kitten

December 4, 2009

As the end of the semester gets closer and closer, my anxiety goes up and up, as does the amount of time I spend talking to myself and weeping openly. That is my cross to bear, but what should not be is...

Oberlin Assists Town’s College Applicants

December 4, 2009

To the Editors: It’s that time of year again — not the holidays, the college application season! For the past several years, the College community has been reaching out to students at Oberlin High...

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