Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Students Against OPIRG Reauthorization

Philip Reisen April 12, 2013

We strongly oppose the alternative funding structure behind Ohio PIRG. Currently, students are forced to financially support an obscure political interest group unless they actively opt out. A 2012 Student...

Double Standard In Punishment For Bias Incidents

Douglas H. Frazer April 5, 2013

On March 20, 2013, President Krislov reported (in the Updates from Oberlin series) that two students suspected of having a connection to “the bias incidents” (that included, I presume, dressing like...

Oberlin Should Continue Undivided

Booker Peek April 5, 2013

The ceremony in Finney Chapel just a month ago was about as stirring as could be. The program was perhaps occasioned by more than a month-long series of racist, homophobic, anti- Semitic, cowardly acts,...

Conversation As First Response To Adversity

As six housemates from the class of 2012, we have been deeply affected by the recent hate crimes on Oberlin’s campus. Needing to process our thoughts and feelings, and encouraged by the example set by...

Dear Science

Nicole Le, Columnist April 5, 2013

Dear Science, I just ate an ice cream sandwich from Dascomb in one bite. What is causing this terrible brain freeze? Researchers refer to this as nerve pain of the sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia...

Student Senate Should Allow Fee-Based Funding Of OPIRG And Others

Sarah Konowitz April 5, 2013

As a student concerned with on-campus and community activism, I was upset to hear about a recent Student Senate decision that limits Oberlin students’ right to collective action. During my four years...

United Space-Scheduling Office Would Foster Blending Of Town, College Groups

Henry Harboe, Bill Derrah, and Aliza Weidenbaum April 5, 2013

To foster smoother, fuller blending of town and college groups, we propose having a “united space-scheduling office.” All you would have to do — to borrow a room in the moment, reserve a room for...

Authenticity Through Identity a Misguided Concept

Taiyo Scanlon-Kimura April 5, 2013

College senior AD Hogan’s recent apology letter to the Review deeply upsets me. I understand the motivation behind the interruption of Krislov’s interview with CNN, though not through any productive...

Health Services Fee Has Potential for Positive Change

The Editorial Board April 5, 2013

According to the Office of Financial Aid’s website, the cumulative cost of one year for a full-time student at Oberlin is set to rise $831 next year, as the price jumps to a jaw-dropping $59,474. It’s...

Pope Francis Allegations of Tortue Unmentioned

Marc Blecher April 5, 2013

In the Review’s March 15 edition, Will Rubenstein asks us to look beyond the usual campus boundaries and tropes in thinking about hate. We might also look beyond sexuality and sex crimes, crucial though...

OSCA’s Decision To Kick Out Kosher-Halal Co-op Upsetting, Disappointing

Hannah Seidel April 5, 2013

On March 17, the OSCA Board of Directors decided to remove Kosher-Halal Co-op from the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association. As a member of both organizations, I am deeply ashamed of OSCA for this decision....

Mental and Emotional Wellness Vital for Future

Simone Brodner, James Luttrell, and Sinem Semsioglu March 15, 2013

Recent events have stirred conversations throughout campus about what kind of changes our community needs and how to implement them. As three students actively concerned about our community in the present...

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