Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Problematic College Histories Unacknowledged

Editorial Board May 6, 2022

On Jan. 1, 1835, the Oberlin Collegiate Institute Board of Trustees held a meeting regarding the admission of students of color. Minutes from the meeting indicate that Reverend John J. Shipherd introduced...

Twitter’s Loosening of Content Rules Will Breed Hate Speech

Alana McBride May 6, 2022

On April 25, Elon Musk came to an agreement with Twitter’s board of directors to buy the company for approximately $44 billion. The acquisition will occur over a few months, but Musk, who regularly utilizes...

Failures of Democratic Party Evident In Wake Of Roe v. Wade Decision Leak

Emily Vaughan, Opinions Editor May 6, 2022

On Monday night, POLITICO published a leaked Supreme Court draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito indicating that the majority-conservative court has voted to strike down Roe v. Wade. The...

Oberlin Residents vote in Phillips Gym in 2017. (Reprinted from April 26, 2019.)

Students’ Election Education Must Be Improved

Phoebe McChesney, Columnist May 6, 2022

By May 3, the day of the Ohio primary elections, I had only received two easily overlooked reminders about the election date: a text message from an unknown number asking me to vote Democrat and an email...

Whiteness of Student Dance Showcase Should Be Questioned

Nikki Keating, Contributing News Editor May 6, 2022

Different dance troupes like VIBE Dance Company, Kinetik, and Choreo Dance Crew came together last Friday and Saturday to perform and celebrate their talents at the Student Dance Showcase. This year, I...

Some travellers chose to remove their masks in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after the public transport mask mandate was lifted.

Changing Mask Mandates Force COVID Reality Check

Kayla Kim, Production Editor May 6, 2022

You’re probably looking at this and thinking, “Another COVID article? Can’t we talk about something else?” To be honest, I was hesitant to write this article because it can be exhausting to talk...

Oberlin Students Must Do More to Engage With Community

Editorial Board April 29, 2022

Conversations around “town-gown” relationships in Oberlin resurface every few years — most recently in the form of the carshare program paid for by the City. As reported in the Review this week,...

Ohio’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Highlights Ideological Tensions

Elle Giannandrea, Columnist April 29, 2022

Earlier this month, Ohio Republican representatives Mike Loychik and Jean Schmidt introduced House Bill 616, broadly known as Ohio’s own version of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law. The bill would...

Gubernatorial candidates Nan Whaley and John Cranley appear onstage during a primary debate.

I Endorse Tim Ryan and John Cranley for Senate and Governor

Miranda Yaver, Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics April 29, 2022

The Senate vacancy created by the surprise retirement of Senator Rob Portman creates a vital opportunity for the Democratic Party to gain a majority in the senate. However, Democrats face an uphill battle...

Nan Whaley Should Be Ohio’s Next Governor

Emma Benardete, Opinions Editor April 29, 2022

Editors’ Note: The author of this op-ed completed an internship for Nan Whaley’s Gubernatorial Campaign over Winter Term.  With Ohio’s open senatorial and gubernatorial primaries imminently approaching...

Oberlin’s Mask Policy Out of Touch, Losing Authority

Zoey Birdsong, Columnist April 29, 2022

Leaving Oberlin can often feel like entering another dimension. In the rest of the world, most people don’t introduce themselves with their pronouns or use phrases like “aural skills” and “head...

Oberlin Must Maintain Relationship with American University of Cairo

Signe Meyer April 22, 2022

The Arabic language has had a tough run at Oberlin over the last few years. Instructor of Arabic Mahmoud Meslat offers courses in the language, but students who want to learn it beyond beginner levels...

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