The Oberlin Review

Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

Hannah Sandoz

December 7, 2018


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Students Should Submit Nominations for Living Angel Award

Suzan Piskur, Community Manager, American Cancer Society – North Region

December 7, 2018


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To the Editors:   The American Cancer Society is now accepting nominations for the Dr. Alex & Maria Zolli Living Angel Award.   The recipient of this award is an individual in the community who has direct involvement in the field of cancer — either through personal experience...

International Students Face Challenges Finding Internships, Health Care

Editorial Board

December 7, 2018


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In this time of financial instability, one of President Carmen Ambar’s charges to the broader Oberlin community has been to consider how Oberlin can boldly step into the future and live out what it means to be a liberal arts college in the 21st century. Part of that task will be finding ways to increase...

The Tricks to Making Ramen Even More Delicious

Carson Li, Contributing Writer

December 7, 2018


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We need to rethink the way we treat our ramen. I know it’s cheap — $1.75 per pack on Amazon and in stores — and oftentimes it comes with a plastic bowl. It’s also seemingly easy to make: You boil the water, drop in the noodle patty, then the flavor packet. I grew up eating ramen as one of...

President Trump Doesn’t Cause Hate, Apathy Does

Ilana Foggle, Columnist

December 7, 2018


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Editor’s note: This article contains mention of gun violence and anti-Semitism. It’s Hanukkah time (not to be equated to “Jewish Christmas,” by the way). For many Jews, this is a time full of celebration, sufganiyot, latkes, gifts, gelt, and joy. When I was growing up, Hanukkah was always a...

Students Should Research Carbon Bill

Ray English, Director of Libraries Emeritus

December 7, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

I read with appreciation Yan Jin’s fine article in last week’s Review about the Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s efforts to address the risks posed by climate change (“CCL Fights For Climate Change Policies” Nov. 30, 2018). The recent U.S. National Climate Assessment and the October report of the U.N. In...

CCL Supports Climate Reform

John Sabin, Assistant Ohio Coordinator, Citizens’ Climate Lobby

December 7, 2018


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Thank you to Yan Jin for the excellent article on Citizens’ Climate Lobby in the Review last week (“CCL Fights for Climate Change Policies,” Nov. 30, 2018). As noted in the article, CCL’s long-time legislative proposal was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week. The Energy I...

Diverse Language Offerings Vital

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

During this time of financial crisis at Oberlin, students understandably feel an urgent need to defend their interests against potential budget cuts. Everyone wants to save programs from being cut, and everyone has programs and classes they want to be added to the Oberlin experience. A frequent complaint...

Resolution on the Treatment of Oberlin Employees

American Association of University Professors, Milton Wyman, Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees, and Oberlin Student Labor Action Coalition

December 7, 2018


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This resolution is the product of wide-ranging conversations among the various employee groups on campus. It identifies a set of principles and concrete demands to ensure the fair and humane treatment of all employees, consistent with our values as a college community. Since the time of its founding,...

Joy Karega Deserved to be Fired

Tom Cohn, College Senior

November 30, 2018


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The Review recently reported that Joy Karega is suing Oberlin over her dismissal, her case “claiming breach of contract and employment discrimination on the basis of race and gender” (“Karega Sues College, Claiming Discrimination,” The Oberlin Review, Nov. 16, 2018). She actually got fired fo...

Don’t Be A Voluntourist

Kameron Dunbar, Columnist

November 30, 2018


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The first time I realized I was voluntouring, my group had just left a monastery and orphanage in Yangon, Myanmar, after spending about an hour surveying the grounds. Just before we left, we bestowed “ceremonial gifts” of pencils and school supplies through a dramatized exchange that was perfectly...

SFC Strives to Increase Efficiency Through Council System

Elijah Aladin, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2018


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Over the course of this semester, SFC has been reviewing its policies to identify inefficiencies and improve the efficacy of its allocations. The following piece lays out the structure for a new council system that SFC is adopting. The original policy’s language has been edited by the Review for leng...

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