Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

The Conservative Contingent: Remember, Remember the Eleventh of November

Andrew Lipian November 11, 2011

How many Oberlin students or professors have crawled low in the sand avoiding bullets in order to save a fallen comrade, and how many would if the situation arose? Could Oberlin’s trendy hipsters...

Editorial: Mugging Shouldn’t Fray Town-Gown Connection

The Editorial Board November 11, 2011

The attack last Sunday on History Professor Gary Kornblith was bizarre and virtually unprecedented. A professor being mugged by what looked like two 15 year olds? In the middle of the day? In an academic...

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor November 11, 2011

In case you’ve missed it, a new line of attack has recently opened up against the progressives whose defiance toward financial industry corruption is increasingly dominating the U.S. political discourse....

Wall Street Demonstrators Challenge Centrist Consensus

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor October 14, 2011

Along with the politically active Oberlin community and the left-wing political community in general, this week’s issue of the Review is so inundated with coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests...

Suggestions, Concerns for Occupy Wall Street Movement

Erin Amlicke October 14, 2011

Dear protesters of the Occupy Wall Street movement: At Day 27 of your string of protests, I think us skeptics should be obliged to extend you our congratulations for successfully sustaining and...

Editorial: Rushdie’s Comments Highlight Potential of Literary Thinking

The Editorial Board October 14, 2011

“How do you write about a world that makes no sense?” Sir Salman Rushdie’s question nearly faded into the fabric of his convocation speech — partly an account of literature’s functions through...

Conservative Contingent: Economy Stifles Hope for Obama 2012

Andrew Lipian October 14, 2011

The wave of hope that Barack Obama surfed upon to sweep the country in an ideological stupor in 2008 has now vanished, and its once mighty tides of “change we can believe in” are rendered to stagnant...

The Conservative Contingent: Get Government Out Of Education, Mail Delivery

Andrew Lipian, Nick Miller, and Ben Schild October 7, 2011

There are quite a few new “rights” that have been asserted recently in the *Review(: most notably, the “right” to an education and, more laughably, the “right” to have your letters carried...

Local Charter Schools Fail to Make the Grade

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor October 7, 2011

I used to think it was just me, but education reform seems to have become Oberlin’s go-to topic of political dialogue over the last year or so. Maybe this has something to do with the overwhelming Democratic...

Editorial: Oberlin Journalism Lacks Academic Support

The Editorial Board October 7, 2011

The assertion in this week’s Diatribe that the Diatribe itself represents a “tasteless ornament to [this] publication’s already insubstantial content” leaves us feeling somewhat conflicted. While...

The Conservative Contingent: 9/11 Memorial Vandalism and the Oberlin Bubble

Andrew Lipian, Nick Miller, and Ben Schild September 30, 2011

As a member of the military, serving in the Air National Guard, I have friends who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. They signed on to make a difference in the world, much like we did when we entered...

“It Takes Balls to Execute an Innocent Man”

The Editorial Board September 23, 2011

On September 21, the state of Georgia executed Troy Anthony Davis for the murder of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. Davis’s story attracted worldwide scrutiny when the prosecution’s case against...

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