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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Mary Church Terrell Main Library provides study spaces for students.

Oberlin Should Rethink Study Spaces

Ariel Papas, Columnist May 3, 2024

  When I want to focus or study, I always crave a quiet space and a lot of natural sunlight. Naturally, libraries are my main hub for when I need to get in the zone and do a lot of work, but I...

Housing Pressure on Green Acres Heavily Due to Oberlin College

Aliza Weidenbaum April 26, 2024

To the Editors:  Thank you to both writers who commented last week on a particular space in town, the bit of land just east of IGA and the landscaping company, known as Green Acres (“Keep Green Acres...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Not Consent Month

Avery Russell, Columnist April 26, 2024

All across Oberlin’s campus, you can find pink posters with white birds kissing perched on a golden frame, one bird asking the other “Is this cool?” This aesthetically pleasing and amusing poster...

Alum’s Article on Gaza Genocide Contains Numerous Misrepresentations

Zane Badawi and Jonas Nelson April 26, 2024

Since an open letter from Oberlin’s Jewish students was published in November (“Open Letter from Oberlin’s Jewish Students,” The Oberlin Review, Nov. 17, 2023), there have been several op-ed responses,...

Student Responds to Backlash Against AAA Teach-In

Nimala Sivakumar, Production Editor April 26, 2024

Editor’s note: This article was written in response to wide backlash against an event organized by the Asian American Alliance and the Muslim Student Association titled Holi Against Hindutva. This was...

Pro-Israel protesters meet near the U.S. Capitol.

Zionism is De-Colonialism: Liberal Origins of Modern Israel

Ori Josell, President of Obies for Israel April 26, 2024

Since the Oct. 7 massacre, during which Hamas militants brutally murdered children and Holocaust survivors because they were Jewish, some Oberlin students have attempted to delegitimize Israel, refusing...

Anti-SLAPP Laws Are Necessary to Protect Freedom of Speech, Discourse

Zachary Stout April 26, 2024

Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation or SLAPP suits are frivolous lawsuits intended to unjustly stifle free and protected speech and criticism. Many SLAPP suits involve real estate issues or...

Review 150th Anniversary Inspires Student Journalist

Rory Gielty, Opinions Editor April 19, 2024

In journalism classes, the first-week syllabus and course expectations are usually accompanied by a spiel about the bleak future of the field. We’ve studied the decline of print, the downsizing of newsrooms,...

Editorial Board Appreciates College Support, Recognizes News Industry Decline

Editorial Board April 19, 2024

This weekend, the Editorial Board, Oberlin students interested in journalism, and other members of the Review staff had the pleasure of attending a journalism career panel organized for the Review’s...

Black Excellence Fatigue Impacts Oberlin

Nikki Keating and Ella Powell April 19, 2024

College students are often tasked with not only general academics but also establishing some form of academic ambition. Students at Oberlin especially strive to establish themselves by being a part of...

Alums Should Fight for Annunciation House in Texas

Steve Volk April 19, 2024

To the Editors:  A legal battle currently unfolding in Texas is connected to Oberlin in various ways which speak to the College’s ongoing engagement with the struggle for human dignity. Migrants...

Oberlin Student in Favor of Energy Innovation Act, Concerning Green Acres Development

Holly Swiglo April 19, 2024

To the Editors: The choice of whether or not to develop the Green Acres property is a difficult one. It forces the Oberlin City Council to choose between housing development, which could spur economic...

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