The Oberlin Review

Mercy Nurses Deserve More Respect, Thanks

Jaimie Yue, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2019


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

 As I approached the doors to Stevenson Dining Hall on Wednesday, April 24, a man stopped me and introduced himself as James. Clipboard in hand, he explained how the nurses at Mercy Allen Hospital were negotiating with hospital administrators and were considering striking due to being overworked and under...

Career Communities Represents Positive Change, But Funding Must Be Accessible

Lior Krancer, Production Editor

May 3, 2019


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

 My experience with the Career Communities Program was very valuable. As a member of the Nonprofit and Public Sector Career Community, I learned so much about career preparedness, networking, and interviewing. It really showed me how strong Oberlin’s alumni network is — there are so many Obies doi...

Academic and Administrative Review Process Not the Enemy

Lior Krancer, Production Editor

April 26, 2019


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

 As of yesterday, a year has passed since President Carmen Twillie Ambar shared the list of Academic and Administrative Program Review Steering Committee members with the Oberlin community. The AAPR is daunting because it indicates that hard decisions will need to be made to secure Oberlin’s long...

Reorganization Offers Opportunity to Build Residential Community

Editorial Board

April 26, 2019


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

There are few Oberlin departments that require as much love, attention, and resources as the Office of Residential Education. Oberlin’s residential facilities are perceived by students as generally subpar compared to our peer institutions. Many students don’t feel their residential spaces are meaningful...

Oberlin Should Invest More in Honors Program

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

April 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

 When I visited Oberlin as a junior in high school, I was intrigued by the College’s honors program. Though the speaker did not go into detail about what the program entailed, it sounded exactly like the sort of thing I would be interested in doing, as well as something that might seem impressive to...

All In Fundraising Efforts Are Essential for Scholarship Fund

Meg Parker, Photo Editor

April 26, 2019


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

In his most recent Netflix comedy special Kid Gorgeous, John Mulaney recounts the tale of how frequently his alma mater mails him requests for money. He jokes about how abrasive it was to receive a letter demanding money from his college. If you’ve seen the special, you’re familiar with his bit, i...

Inadequate Facilities Unsafe, Inaccessible For Disabled Students

Zoë Luh, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2019


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

 My most poignant memory from Orientation Week was calling my best friend crying because I thought I would have to leave this school. Classes hadn’t even started yet. There was no academic pressure, and there were many opportunities for social exploration. The reason I thought I had to leave Oberli...

Students Must Address Entitlement, Be More Respectful, Appreciative of Hourly Employees

Marisa Kim, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2019


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

 Dear Obies: I do not wake up at 6 a.m. every Wednesday to clean up your messes.  I have worked for Campus Dining Services in Wilder DeCafé since my second week on campus. During my first semester, I worked as a stocker, and this semester I work as a line clerk. In that time, I’ve witnessed a...

Our Case For Oberlin

Editorial Board

April 19, 2019


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

 Today marks the end of a three-week-long campaign of All Roads Lead to Oberlin events, meant to encourage admitted high school students to enroll in Oberlin’s class of 2023. So far this month, over 660 high school students have visited campus to see if Oberlin is the right fit for them, according to th...

Strange Acquisitions: How We Got The Carnegie Building

Isabelle Smith, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2019


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

 Many Oberlin students are aware of Oberlin’s rich history. Some even first heard about Oberlin in their high school history books. However, few students are aware of the captivating stories that Oberlin’s physical buildings themselves hold.  In a previous Review article, College senior Kameron Dunbar detailed the interesting his...

Three Ways Every Student Can Contribute to the AAPR Process

Patrick Powers, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS, Student Senate

 This article is part of the Review’s Student Senate column. In an effort to increase communication and transparency, student senators will provide personal perspectives on recent events on campus and in the community.  The ongoing Academic and Administrative Review process asks a great deal of Oberlin’s students. For a...

Legion Field Garden Provides Vital Sense of Community

Peter Crowley, Coordinator South West Oberlin Residents Association

April 19, 2019


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

 On March 18, Oberlin City Council rejected Zion Community Development Corporation’s offer to donate garden tools, shed, and other materials used at Legion Field Community Garden to the City. The gardeners of Legion Field were told that managing community gardens would not be feasible with current...

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