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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

The Game Is Changing: Can Obama Handle The New Middle East?

Sarp Yavuz, Arts Editor September 28, 2012

Whether or not Obama wins the election, the U.S. needs to readdress its approach to the Middle East if it is to maintain regain its watchdog status. The United States’ expansionist policies seem to have...

Cat Introduces Changes to Enforce Occupancy Limit

Tom Reid September 28, 2012

Thanks for bringing attention to issues associated with the large crowd that attended the Anis Mojgani performance at the Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse on Sept. 15. We take the occupancy limit seriously,...

Republican Lectureship Series Helps Foster Healthy Campus Debate

Nick Miller September 28, 2012

The Oberlin Republicans and Libertarians, with support from Steve Shapiro, have been broadening the political debate on campus for years. I have been in the club since 2009, and in that time, the club...

Neither Candidate at His Best in First Presidential Debate

Eli Rose, Opinions Editor September 28, 2012

On the night of the first scheduled presidential debate, Obama opened by addressing Michelle with something like a joke. “And so I just want to wish, Sweetie, you happy anniversary and let you know that...

Lectureship Series Well-Meaning Yet Fundamentally Divisive

The Editorial Board September 28, 2012

The always-divisive Ronald Reagan Political Lectureship Series began anew on Thursday, kicking off its 2012–2013 calendar with a talk by political commentator Bill Whittle advertised as “What We Believe:...

College Lanes Says Hello, Offers Special Rates

The Oberlin College Lanes September 28, 2012

It’s your old neighbor the College Lanes here. How are you all? I haven’t seen some of you in a while, and others I see quite often, which is such a pleasure. For those of you who haven’t stopped...

You Are Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago

Sean Para, Contributing Writer September 28, 2012

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has often asked, “are you better off than you were four years ago?” during the past few months, in an echo of Ronald Reagan’s famous 1980 slogan. Romney...

Cat in the Cream Fire Code Violation No Laughing Matter

Whitman Barrett September 28, 2012

Lexie Sharabianlou’s sardonic letter last week (“Fire Code Violations No Big Deal,” The Oberlin Review, Sept. 28, 2012) managed to both belittle the danger of violating safety regulations and advance...

Steve Shapiro On To Something, But Reagan Lectureship Has Misfired

Marc Blecher September 28, 2012

Thanks to Steve Shapiro, ’83, for his letter in last week’s Review opening discussion of the Ronald Reagan Lectureship, his one-man project designed to cure Oberlin’s political ills. As Marx...

Shapiro’s Speaker Series Funds Gold(en Mean) Diggers

Will Rubenstein, Staff Writer September 28, 2012

Last week’s Letter to the Editors from hedge fund manager and College Trustee Steven Shapiro, OC ’83, was illuminating for several reasons. From a dialectical standpoint, it’s valuable for public...

‘Documentary’ Sheds Disturbing Light on Racial Perceptions of Obama

The Editorial Board September 28, 2012

You didn’t watch Dreams From My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception so much as it washed over you in a wave of disbelief. A pseudo-documentary purporting to expose the “true origin of Obama’s...

Alumni Journalist Convocation Did Not Reflect Oberlin’s Values

Maggie Heraty, Ness Smith-Savedoff, and A.D. Hogan September 21, 2012

“Dissent is what founded this country, and dissent is what’s going to save us.” -Amy Goodman Last Thursday, four mainstream journalists, all alumni, joined President Krislov for the first Convocation...

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