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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

College Should be Held Accountable to Divestment Promises

Karthik Ranganadhan November 11, 2022

The October resolution of the Board of Trustees to completely divest from fossil fuel investments is undoubtedly a monumental win. The decision highlights the efforts of student and alumni activist groups...

Peggy Koye looks up from her books as Mary Laub performs the chore of signing out at Webster’s bell desk for the evening.

Oberlin’s History Not As Gender-Inclusive as You Might Think

Lucy Parker November 11, 2022

This year, Homecoming coincided with Oberlin College’s reunion for the classes of 1961, ’62, and ’63. I initially went to the Homecoming football game to say I had gone, but I ended up staying a...

Review Article on College Divestment Missed Broader Significance of Decision

John Petersen November 11, 2022

Dear Review Editors: To me, the article published in last week’s Review (“Trustees Reject Immediate Divestiture, Move to Divest Gradually,” The Oberlin Review, Nov. 4, 2022)  missed the point....

Media Scrutiny of John Fetterman’s Health Unnecessary, Ableist

Emma Benardete, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2022

On Oct. 25, Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate candidates, Republican Mehmet Oz and Democrat John Fetterman, participated in their only formal debate prior to the midterm election. Despite the substantive responses...

Delays in Third-Year Consent Training Send Mixed Messages

Cecily Miles November 4, 2022

One of the barriers to consent taught in the mandatory Consent 301 is the existence of power dynamics between upperclassmen and underclassmen. An underclassmen’s ability to truly consent is complicated,...

Lectures Should Prioritize Professor Input Over Student Opinion

Elle Giannandrea, Opinions Editor November 4, 2022

During course registration last spring, I was embarrassingly only able to secure two seats in courses that I was interested in. As an undecided rising second-year, I didn’t have much standing in the...

Registration and the Vote: More Than a Symbolic Act

Marcie S. Berman November 4, 2022

Reprint from The Oberlin Review, Sept. 10, 1971 Editors’ Note: This article is a reprint commemorating decades of Oberlin students’ participation in the democratic process. The Editorial Board encourages...

State Ballot Issues 1, 2 Address Non-Problems, Should Be Voted Against

Aliza Weidenbaum November 4, 2022

To the Editor: Neither party is talking about the statewide ballot issues. Issue 1 and Issue 2. I repeat, statewide. So what’s the story? As far as I can tell, the Republican-majority legislature voted...

City Partnership With LCCC Pilots Equity Planning Process

Ray English November 4, 2022

My thanks to the Review for Ava Miller’s Oct. 28 article on the City of Oberlin’s new partnership with Lorain County Community College (“City Partners with Lorain County Community College to Provide...

Student Protest of Bylaws Revision Favored Animosity Over Message

Editorial Board October 28, 2022

It has been a few weeks since the community gathered to protest the Board of Trustees’ plan to revise the College bylaws. Since then, the board has voted to approve those changes, and through a confluence...

Ohio Politics Are Not “Lost Causes”

Emily Vaughan and Jack Egan October 28, 2022

Several months ago, we were having dinner with a friend and discussing Oberlin’s politics when they said, “You’re never going to vote out Jim Jordan. It’s a lost cause.” This isn’t an uncommon...

Republican Critiques of Student Loan Relief Lack Merit

Neva Tayler, Columnist October 28, 2022

On Aug. 24, President Biden announced his three step plan for student loan relief, fulfilling his promise to cancel $10,000 of student debt for low to middle income borrowers. Biden believes higher education...

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