Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

A Clarion Call to the West: Let’s Save Uganda!

Simba Runyowa March 16, 2012

Hey, you guys! Let’s all drop what we are doing and pay close attention to the newly installed authority on central African politics — Invisible Children of San Diego, CA — as they deliver a moving...

The Conservative Contingent: Rise of the Oberlin Conservative

Andrew Lipian, Columnist March 9, 2012

A silent but sizable demographic has grown in recent years: the Oberlin Conservative. Many on campus resent and perhaps refuse to acknowledge it, but the snarling reverberations from this formidable beast’s...

Editorial: In Our Backyard? No Fracking Way!

The Editorial Board March 9, 2012

One thing is on some restless students’ minds as springtime rolls in. By most accounts, it’s a dirty business. It seems like everywhere around us people are doing it — right in our own muddy Ohio...

Activists Must Reclaim Language of the Left

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor March 9, 2012

Depending on your political orientation, Oberlin has been either fortunate or unfortunate enough to play host to two prominent Republican figures in the past week and a half: former UN Ambassador John...

Accessibility of College One Cut We Can’t Afford

The Editorial Board March 2, 2012

Thursday, Mar. 1 saw the shutdown of the University of California, Santa Cruz in the midst of a student-organized protest of the governor’s proposed state budget cuts for higher education that would...

For Teachers, The Shamings Will Continue

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor March 2, 2012

The policy agenda often lumped together as “education reform” took a big step Feb. 24, when the New York City Department of Education released a set of rankings for 18,000 public school teachers. Based...

China Programs Suffer Narrow Focus

Caroline Hui February 24, 2012

Last week, I began looking into Oberlin-affiliated study abroad programs that fit my interests. As a Politics/East Asian Studies double major, I was looking for an interdisciplinary program in China, so...

Coffee-Fetchers of the World, Unite!

The Editorial Board February 24, 2012

Career Services is bogged down with appointments earlier than usual this year. Even as snow continues to fall on Tappan Square, Oberlin students are trying to secure their summer plans, which in many cases...

Bolton to Peddle Anti-Diplomatic Ideology

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor February 24, 2012

Whatever you call the polar opposite of preaching to the choir, there are few with as much experience as hedge fund executive Steven Shapiro, OC ’83. When a speaker at Oberlin is confronted with sign-waving...

Shortage of African Students Threatens Diversity

Simba Runyowa February 24, 2012

This academic year, Oberlin College enrolled a total of 63 first-year international students. Of those 63, exactly one student was from the African continent, specifically Zimbabwe — that African student...

Friedman Eschews Centrism, Embraces Partisanship

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor February 17, 2012

Every now and then, something seemingly impossible happens: A Tunisian street vendor’s public suicide sparks a wave of revolutions against neocolonial autocracy, or a nation driven out of its collective...

Obama Fails to Convince (Birth) Control Freaks

The Editorial Board February 17, 2012

The recent controversy over federal health insurance law and contraception, with socially conservative institutions like the Catholic Church demanding the right to exclude contraceptive coverage from their...

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