Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Looking Back at Oberlin Students’ Campus Activism One Year Later

Julian Mitchell-Israel, OC '21 May 20, 2022

It has been almost one year since I graduated from Oberlin. The Memorial Arch in Tappan Square still looms in my mind, as do the words of many of my professors. The Oberlin mindset of aspirational compassion...

Failure to Release Title IX Survey Results Silences Survivors

Catherine Lee May 20, 2022

An article titled “Oberlin Completes 2022 Campus Climate Survey” published in the Review on April 22 reports on the recent completion of Oberlin’s fourth Higher Education Data Sharing Sexual Assault...

Reflections From a Mildly Terrified First-Year

Emma Benardete, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2022

When we think about the end of the year, we often think about the graduating seniors. We think about how they will have their last class, last exam, last party, last walk in Tappan Square, and last DeCafé...

Comic: Rainy Day Traffic

Comic: Rainy Day Traffic

Holly Yelton, Illustrator May 20, 2022

Accommodations Process Complicated, Inaccessible

Elle Giannandrea, Opinions Editor May 13, 2022

With the semester coming to a close and final assignments ramping up, I’ve started reflecting on what will now be my first full year of college-level work. As someone who struggles with learning difficulties,...

Creative Writing Majors Should Be Taken Seriously

Zoey Birdsong, Columnist May 13, 2022

When I tell people that I’m a Creative Writing major, I’m often met with skepticism. People, especially older people, often ask how I plan to find a successful career with a Creative Writing degree....

Leaked SCOTUS Draft Highlights Dangers of Voter Abstention

Leaked SCOTUS Draft Highlights Dangers of Voter Abstention

Oliver Niehaus May 13, 2022

In the 98-page initial draft of the Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaked by POLITICO May 2, Justice Samuel Alito writes, “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution...

Commencement Weekend Blues

Commencement Weekend Blues

Clair Wang, Illustrator May 13, 2022

ResEd Housing Crisis Adds Stress to Student Lives

Bridget Heinzerling May 13, 2022

Honestly, I expected this past week to suck from the beginning. Housing selection Wednesday, class registration Thursday, group project due Saturday; just one stressful thing after the other. But — quite...

Understanding of English Language Must be More Inclusive

Kenean Yemane Kejela May 13, 2022

I have always been curious about the usage of the term “Standard English,” which has recently been one of the most hotly debated issues in the academic world. Some scholars refer to it as White Mainstream...

Division, Social Isolation To Blame for Lack of Campus Political Activity

Myranda Montoye May 13, 2022

To the editors, Recently, The Oberlin Review published an article titled “Lack of Local Political Opportunity May Disenchant Prospective Students,” which discussed the political atmosphere of Oberlin...

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...

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