Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Student Activism Lacks Cohesion, Unity

Max Zahn and Jake Streich-Kest April 6, 2012

The most disconcerting thing about former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton’s Feb. 29 speech in Craig Lecture Hall was the applause. It remained steady throughout his hawkish criticism of President Obama’s...

Lamenting Demise of Traditional Lacrosse Alumni Game

Michael Hankes April 6, 2012

Oberlin athletics has a rich and storied history. This article marks the passing of a nearly 50-year-old tradition that has been a unique part of the Oberlin lacrosse program since at least 1963: From...

Drag Ball Revamp Deviates from Tone of Event’s Past

The Editorial Board April 6, 2012

By the way, Drag Ball is this weekend. You might have missed the Facebook reminders (because there really were none), the posters (also few and far between), and most unfortunately, if you just arrived...

Conservatory Must Abandon Euro-Centric Practices

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor March 16, 2012

With so much going on this semester, many outside the Jazz Studies department have probably missed the explosion of renowned jazz musicians on campus over the last month and a half. After past semesters...

Seize Spring Days for New Oberlin Experiences

The Editorial Board March 16, 2012

The days are full of sunshine, the grass is growing green, and when the balmy breezes start blowing over Plum Creek, it’s hard not to feel like Oberlin is letting out a contented sigh. (Especially since...

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...

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