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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Angry Mob at Art Rental Reveals Oberlin’s Ugly Side

The Editorial Board September 21, 2012

Art rental is one of the most treasured Oberlin traditions, not just for the opportunity it presents — priceless art spending a semester in your dorm or apartment — but for the event itself: renting...

Reagan Lectureship Series Promotes Free Speech, Challenges Assumptions and Bias

Steven Shapiro September 21, 2012

Last year, I repeatedly found myself presented on these pages as Oberlin’s equivalent of the Koch brothers. The cause was my support for the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians’ efforts to...

Students: Think Before You (Register to) Vote

Kevin G. Gilfether September 12, 2012

It seems as though it is easier than ever for an Oberlin College student to register to vote in Oberlin, due to the work of groups like OhioPIRG, Oberlin Young Voters, and the League of Women Voters. Similarly,...

Editorial: ObieTalk Useless If Obies Don’t Talk

The Editorial Board May 4, 2012

Well, ObieTalk is all over the place. Where it used to exist mostly online and in the gossip-filled first-year dorm rooms, the anonymous forum has now been featured on the Oberlin blogs, on the front page...

Disrespect, Disruption Important Acts of Dissent

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor April 27, 2012

By now the sequence of events seems to run like clockwork. Every now and then, one of those beige posters goes up bearing the face of Ronald Reagan and announcing a coming lecture by a political figure...

Chill Out to Good Vibes at Tappan Drum Circle

Ed Miller April 27, 2012

To the Editors: Drum circles are very therapeutic in many ways, especially when you’re stressed. Come join us on Wednesday, May 2, from 7–8:30 p.m. at the Clark Bandstand in Tappan Square. For a...

Phenology of Oberlin Springtime Reveals Changes for Wildlife, Graduates

Joshua Morse April 27, 2012

Phenology: the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life Faced with carpenter bees and daffodils in March, I figured climate change...

Alumni of Color Call for Action, Support

It was early morning Friday, April 13 when the article in The Oberlin Review, “Afrikana Community Responds to Bigotry,” began to spread like wildfire on the Internet within Oberlin’s alumni of color...

Solar Array an Important Step Toward Sustainability

The Editorial Board April 27, 2012

Environmentally conscious Obies can finally rejoice! This week, the Office of Communications announced plans to construct a 2.27 MW solar array on 10 acres of agricultural land adjacent to the Athletic...

Hargrove, Hseih Elected as 2012 Class Officers

Kira McGirr April 27, 2012

To the Editors: Results have been tabulated from the election for the Class of 2012 Alumni Class Officers. Rebecca L. Hargrove has been elected President and Terry Hsieh has been elected Vice President. For...

Thoughts on Appropriate Action in Face of Racism

Mandy Hogan April 20, 2012

To the Editors: I write this letter to call for recognition, for acknowledgement, for responsibility. I recognize the gross injustices against communities of color on campus, in the town and in greater...

State of Lacrosse Alumni Game

Louis Weigele April 20, 2012

To the Editors: Recently, my friend and former lacrosse teammate, Mike Hankes, OC ’74, wrote a letter expressing his concern regarding changes in the tradition of the alumni lacrosse game at Oberlin....

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