Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Student Senate Sends Updates

Ilyssa Meyer March 18, 2011

An issue that has been perpetually voiced about Senate has been the lack of clarity in the roles and responsibility the body is meant to play on campus. To address this concern, we arranged a panel/workshop...

Libyan Revolutionaries Require American Support

Alex Posa, Columnist March 18, 2011

We sat by and watched as another leader brutalized his people. The Libyan rebels are all but broken. Without strong action very soon, Gaddafi will roll through Benghazi and destroy the rebel forces, probably...

America in Midst of Class Warfare

Ben Master March 18, 2011

To the Editors: Pete Sabo correctly connects the dots between wealth stratification, the Republican-capital alliance and the recent attacks on public-sector unions (“America Approaching Class Warfare,” The...

Tony Screening Addresses Lord’s Resistance Army

Justin Halliwill March 18, 2011

To the Editors: While most of the world focuses its attention on events in the Middle East, and even those who don't follow current events manage to catch a brief glimpse of the strikes against civil...

No Need to Agree With Me — The Need To Be Unbelievaball

Lisa Mon'a Brown, Columnist March 18, 2011

Are you graduating from Oberlin College in fewer than 75 days? Have you already completed a name pronunciation form? What about a graduation application? Do you know where the funds from this year’s...

Letter to the Editor: Review Letter on Fenty Presents Faulty Premise

Paul Dawson March 11, 2011

To the Editors: In a recent letter to the editor, (“Fenty Illegitimately Fired College Alumnus,” The Oberlin Review, March 4, 2011), Erich Martel, a Washington, D.C. Social Studies teacher, used...

Editorial Board: What the Hell Is Student Senate? (Do We Know?)

The Editorial Board March 11, 2011

This Sunday, Oberlin’s Student Senate is holding a panel titled “What the Hell Is Senate?” We are curious to hear how the senators will choose to answer that question. The chief problem with Senate,...

It Gets Better Promotes Hazardous Quietism Among At-Risk Population

Benjamin Morrison, Columnist March 11, 2011

I should preface this article by saying that I think Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project, a suicide-prevention project for LGBTQ youth, is saving lives. I have no evidence for this except common sense...

Education Reform Focuses Solely on Schoolteachers: Social Services Determine Student Success

Monica Klein, Opinions Editor March 11, 2011

Americans have always excelled at denial: I won’t gain weight if I eat this cheeseburger; my sneakers weren’t made by a child in China; this war in Afghanistan won’t go on for 10 more years. We dismiss...

The Incoherence of “Political Correctness”

Gil Spears March 11, 2011

To the Editors: Although the content of Dan Savage’s speech last week may not be worth in-depth reflection, I do think his visit is a good occasion for us to meditate on the prevailing political...

Charge the Real Domestic Terrorists

David E. Sonner March 11, 2011

To the Editors: What a joy it was to read that the state of West Virginia has enacted anti-domestic terrorism legislation (The Oberlin Review, Feb 11, 2011). To quote from the article, "Under West Virginia...

Gaddafi Actions in Libya Require Military Intervention

Alex Posa March 11, 2011

The time has come for the African Union or the UN to enter Libya. If we can’t use our weight to coerce international organizations to stop the brutality, we must enter with support from our allies. With...

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