Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Support the Oberlin Public Library By Voting ‘Yes’ on Issue 34

Jeff Baumann and James Peake, OC ’06 November 1, 2013

To the Editors: Did you know? • The Oberlin Public Library has over 150,000 books, 13,000 DVDs, 10,000 audio books and CDs and subscribes to over 250 periodicals. • There are 9,682 active...

Consider Sharon Pearson for Council

John Petersen, OC '88 and Nancy London, OC '90 November 1, 2013

On Tuesday Nov. 5, citizens of Ohio have the opportunity (some would say responsibility) to vote on a range of important local issues. Oberlin College students who are registered to vote in Ohio often...

Obies Shouldn’t be Fairweather Fans of Sex and Body Positivity

The Editorial Board November 1, 2013

Since its inaugural year in 1990, the rules of Safer Sex Night have taken various forms (save a few constants: sweat, glitter, butt cheeks — but no nipples). The College banned the once infamous “Tent...

Ban Fracking on College Lands

Rhys Hertafeld and Emily Belle October 11, 2013

To the Editors: Many of us chose to attend Oberlin College based on its reputation for promoting social justice and environmental sustainability. In the spirit of this commitment, we encourage students,...

Petition Aims to Restrict Right to Carry Arms

David R. Ashenhurst October 11, 2013

To the Editors: For reasons I cannot fathom, Ohioans for Concealed Carry sued the city of Oberlin concerning its legislation designed to eliminate the blanket prohibition of the possession of fire-...

Larger U.N. Weaknesses Revealed in Spread of Cholera

Sean Para, Columnist October 11, 2013

On Wednesday, advocates for the victims of the Haitian cholera epidemic filed a formal lawsuit against the United Nations in New York. They blame Nepali U.N. workers for bringing cholera, absent from Haiti...

Review Moves Boldly into 21st Century with Relaunch of Website

Editorial Board October 11, 2013

After years of struggling with a finicky, and at times downright defunct, website, the Review received word this week that the Student Finance Committee has allocated funds for the rebirth of

Kiss My Sass: Lessons Learned in College

Sophia Ottoni-Wilhelm, Opinions Editor October 11, 2013

This time of year it’s completely normal to feel totally fried. With everyone on campus desperately trying to cram all the information they possibly can into their brains, the result is often that you...

Sunny with a Chance of Cynicism: Midterms Week

Libby Salemi, Columnist October 11, 2013

If the rest of this campus is feeling anything like I am at this moment in time, we might be having a problem with extreme ADHD and complete boredom. From my three fall semesters at this school, I’ve...

Conference Creates Middle Ground in Israel-Palestine Debate

Ruby Saha, Contributing Writer October 11, 2013

I’ve identified as pro-Palestine for most of my life. Despite my passion for Middle Eastern art, history and politics, I’ve been reluctant to join any of the various Israel-Palestine advocacy groups...

Attention to Food’s Origins is Critical in Light of Outbreak

Sam White, Contributing Writer October 11, 2013

We shouldn’t have to care about what’s in our food: Simply “eating a balanced diet,” complete with proteins, fats, greens and carbohydrates, should suffice. Today, however, it’s becoming increasingly...

Western Women in the East: Response to UChicago Student’s Take on Studying Abroad in India

Sophia Ottoni-Wilhelm, Opinions Editor October 4, 2013

On Aug. 18, a University of Chicago student using the alias Rose Chasm published an article, “India: the Story You Never Want To Hear,” on CNN’s website. In hopes of giving readers a glimpse of what...

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