Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Famous for Being Famous: Considering the Celebutante

Alanna Bennett December 11, 2009

It all began with Paris Hilton. With her inception into the Celebutante Hall of Fame in the early 2000s, Paris and her fellow socialites opened a door, spawning a sort of movement among the celebrity-wannabes...

The Pull of Passivity: Reconsidering the Rationality of Religion

Monica Klein, Opinions Editor December 11, 2009

Religion is irrational. The religious adhere, after all, to unprovable theories that often stem from a fictional, outdated book. And yet those who scorn the religious are often oblivious to the literature...

Palestine 101: Problematic and Polarizing

Zach Lewis , Eliana Golding , and Shoshana Silverman December 11, 2009

To the Editors: Recently we attended Palestine 101. We write this as supporters of Israel and of a free Palestine. As potential allies, we are disappointed that the approach, content and language of...

The Review Ineffectively Addresses AMP

David R. Ashenhurst December 11, 2009

To the Editors: You could knock me over with a feather: The Oberlin News-Tribune, with far less time to put it together, actually presented the American Municipal Power Generating Station story better...

Students, Put Your Mouse Where Your Mouth Is

The Editorial Board December 11, 2009

We are Oberlin: Fearless, Tray-less, and now, Tomato-less. And because not enough people have voted on Student Senate’s Green Referendum, we are also quorum-less. It’s not especially surprising...

Student Senate Sends Updates

Student Senate December 11, 2009

Student Senate has been at work covering a wide array of issues this week, starting with a resolution to share its office space in Wilder 222 with the nascent Office of Student Communications, which should...

Glad We Had This Talk

Julia Chauvin December 11, 2009

Well, folks, welcome to finals. And this is a last-minute column to go ahead and parallel all of your last-minute papers and studying. But what do I have to tell you that you don’t already know? We’ve...

Musings from the World’s Youngest Curmudgeon: My City Is Better Than Oberlin

Alex Posa, Columnist December 11, 2009

It’s the last week of classes, and outside of the extreme stress of finals and term papers, the lack of a real reading period, and all these emails I’m getting from Barack Obama, I have nothing to...

Free the Knowledge

The Editorial Board December 4, 2009

Finally, open access has come to Oberlin. The General Faculty has made a smart move to spread the wealth of scholarship produced here to anyone with a computer — for free. This decision comes as many...

Afghans Need Infrastructure

The Editorial Board December 4, 2009

A spokesperson for the Taliban called President Obama’s plan for Afghanistan “no solution.” Meanwhile, responses from American politicians have varied since Obama announced on Tuesday night that...

Explaining Oberlin Earth First

Kalan Sherrard December 4, 2009

Two weeks ago, when one of the premier global warming skeptics, Richard Lindzen, came to speak, several of us in and outside of Earth First! got together and decided we needed to emphasize the danger of...

Re-examining Safe Spaces

Avital Isaacs December 4, 2009

To the Editors: William Elman’s letter to the editors in the last Review [“Safe Spaces Impede Interaction,” Nov. 20] seems to tread over familiar rhetorical territory, rather than address new...

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