Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Letter to the Editors: Lawyer Discusses Pivotal Gay Marriage Case

Clayton Koppes April 29, 2011

To the Editors: David Boies, one of the country’s most prominent attorneys, appeared at Oberlin on April 5 to discuss his role in the California gay marriage case. I appreciate the Review’s invitation...

Arts Review Ignored Intentional Complexities

Adekemi Gbadebo April 22, 2011

To the Editors: Your arts editor’s review of You and Me and Me and You ignored the quiet beauty and intentional complexities of College seniors Stephanie Lo and Sam Draisin’s artwork. As Jimmy Hagan...

Student Appeals For Class Vote

Jacob Lamoureux April 22, 2011

To the Editors: I’m Jacob Lamoureux, one of your candidates for senior class president, and I’d like to shower lavish approval upon this message and lavish thanks upon you for reading it. I...

Re-evaluating Evaluations

The Editorial Board April 22, 2011

Even at a school as academically outstanding as Oberlin, it’s not uncommon to hear students complaining about the ways in which their classes are taught. Often, the first thing a student will do...

Government Must Ensure Equal Educational Access

Rina Seegoolam, Columnist April 22, 2011

Last week, lawmakers reached a compromise on spending cuts that affected some federal education programs, yet spared the Department of Education. While budget cuts seem inevitable, education needs to remain...

Progressive News Organizations Fueled By Unpaid Labor

Monica Klein, Opinions Editor April 22, 2011

At a recent writing workshop I attended, a New York Times editor asked a group of college students how much we thought a first-year copywriter made at the newspaper. One student guessed $8 an hour. The...

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Legally Revokes Democracy

George Berry, Columnist April 22, 2011

Firing elected officials and arbitrarily dissolving legal contracts are indicative of systems that suffer from a “democratic deficit.” We often see such cases from China or Russia on the front pages...

Art Analysis Requires Revision

Karin Drucker April 22, 2011

To the Editors: I am writing because Jimmy Hagan’s review of the last senior studio show cries out for someone to review it. First, a major blunder: Hagan, who is the arts editor, put the wrong...

A Barbie-Free Response to Professor Mehta

The Editorial Board April 16, 2011

First, the Editorial Board would like to thank Dr. Mehta for his well researched and thorough critique. Numbers speak louder than accusations, and his breakdown of the genre distribution of Review articles...

Alumni Applauds Fenty Appointment

Lucas Brown April 15, 2011

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...

Why the Uncut Movement Matters

Shannon Ikebe April 15, 2011

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,...

Alumni Encourages Admissions Volunteer Work

Andy Rowan April 15, 2011

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...

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