The Oberlin Review

Letters to the Editors: Issue 11

Laura Slocum, Amy (Pechaitis) Burgess, Chris M. Mason, Jim Walsh, Debbi Walsh, John Elder, Michele Andrews, Robin Diedrick, Judith Poirson, Monica Smith, and Aliza Weidenbaum

November 2, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

In Favor While discussion continues about Issue 11, we must remember that we are part of a strong and diverse committee, including many parents of school-aged children who are tired of commonplace argument and committed to action. In this day and age we know that family, school, and community influe...

Jewish Trump Voters Have Blood on Their Hands

Daniel Markus, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Editor’s note: This article contains mention of anti-Semitism and gun violence. I have been trying to escape Judaism for a long time. As a child, I hated the services my parents schlepped me along to — they were boring, in a language I didn’t know, and involved a lot of standing. Early in my ...

In Memory of Adrienne Jones, Pioneer of Africana Studies

James Millette, Emeritus Professor of Africana Studies

November 2, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Editor’s note: Adrienne Lash Jones, emerita professor of Africana Studies — formerly known as the Black Studies Department — passed away Aug. 28, 2018 at the age of 83. Her husband, L. Morris Jones, died in 2015. The following was written in their memory. I was sitting at my desk at Denison Univer...

Whose Land Are We On?

Editorial Board

October 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The City of Oberlin celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the second time ever this Monday, after officially changing the holiday’s name from Columbus Day in 2017. Oberlin joins a growing number of cities around the country in rejecting dominant narratives of colonial expansion, instead choosing...

Speak Up, Support Survivors, Vote in November

Ilana Foggle, Columnist

October 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Leading up to the midterm elections, Ilana Foggle will be writing articles for the Review about local candidates and issues to increase awareness of Oberlin and Ohio politics. Editor’s Note: This article contains mention of sexual assault, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, and victim-shaming. Meet Jim Jordan. Re...

Issue 11 Benefits All

Mary B. McKee, Oberlin Resident

October 12, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

After years of study and debate, the local school board, to its credit, has finally put the bond issue on the ballot to start building a single-campus school designed to meet the needs of our small but special district. Despite careful stewardship over the last 50 years, we cannot further extend the...

Voting Difficult for Off-Campus Students

Kevin Weidenbaum, Director of Client Services Emeritus

October 12, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

If you are a student registered to vote in Ohio and are living off-campus, you might encounter some difficulty when voting at your precinct’s location if you can’t provide the proper identification. Utility bills, bank statements, paychecks, and government documents are generally valid if they include...

Students Should Vote in Local Elections

Ezra Andres-Tysch, College Junior

October 12, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

I was deeply disturbed by “Oberlin Students Must Evaluate Their Place in Local Elections” by Opinions Editor Jackie Brant (The Oberlin Review, Oct. 5, 2018). She makes the case that students should not vote in Ohio for the midterm elections because — as part-time Ohioans — we cannot possibly...

UndocuWeek Seeks Progress

Graham Armknecht, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Whether it’s as small as a professor who won’t provide accomodations or as large as structural racism within the government, certain systems prevent people from succeeding. It’s often very difficult to reform these systems, and the people who attempt to are in for a Herculean task comparable to...

Unity, Cooperation, Community this Voting Season

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Associate Professor of Africana Studies

October 12, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

A week ago we celebrated the inauguration of Oberlin College’s 15th president, Carmen Twillie Ambar, the first Black and second female president. She wasted little time in her acceptance speech to remind us that over 180 years ago when it was legal to own slaves, Oberlin College’s founding fathers...

Group Forms to Oppose Issue 11

Debbi Walsh, Members, Oberlin Concerned Citizens

October 12, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

We represent a growing group of residents who believe that the proposed new Oberlin City Schools building (Issue 11) is not in the best interest of the community. We have established a group called Oberlin Concerned Citizens to collectively express our views. If you are curious about our concerns...

Established 1874.