The Oberlin Review

MRC Deserves Better

Editorial Board

November 9, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Advocating for social justice is perhaps the Oberlin community’s most strongly-held value. We care deeply about equity, even though we’re far from perfect in achieving it. One of the most important resources on campus in our ongoing work to be better advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion...

Voter Suppression Threatens Democracy

Ilana Foggle, Columnist

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

After more than a year of local and state politicians campaigning around the country, the midterm elections are finally over and the results are in. The much-discussed “blue wave” dominated in states like Nevada, Wisconsin, and Michigan, but failed to reach key races in Florida, Texas, Georgia —...

Student Transportation Services Must Be Reenvisioned

Elijah Aladin, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

While the College explores ways to consolidate and improve transportation options between Oberlin and Cleveland, it is important to understand the role that we, the students, play in our current transportation options. Currently, we spend just shy of $50,000 each year from the Student Activity Fund...

Ohio Residents Should Have Taken Chance on Issue 1

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Regardless of how these midterm elections went overall, there are many outcomes that we all can and should be proud of. The U.S. went from having its lowest voter turnout rates in midterm history in 2014 — with just 34 percent voter participation — to one of the highest, with almost 50 percent of...

SASA Rings in Diwali Celebration with Unique Gusto

Ananya Gupta, Managing Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

On my third Diwali at Oberlin, I had one of the best Campus Dining Services dinners in my three years on campus. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, a celebration of the triumph of good over evil in the battle between Lord Ram and the demon Ravana. Stevenson Dining Hall exceeded all expectations...

Senate Supports Students In the Face of Institutional Change

Henry Hicks, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

This article is part of the Review’s Student Senate column. In an effort to increase communication and transparency, student senators will provide personal perspectives on recent events on campus and in the community. Since completing its election process in September, Student Senate has begun wo...

A Thank You to College Faculty

Meg Parker, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Sitting in Craig Lecture Hall on Wednesday, my fellow student representatives to the College Faculty Committee and I attended the first meeting we were ever invited to. Although students had been official members for over 40 years, due to a lapse in institutional memory, we had not been included in the...

Kendal Supports Community with Taxes

Barbara Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Kendal at Oberlin

November 2, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

First, I want to extend compliments to the students of Oberlin College who invest their time to provide a weekly newspaper offering important communication for students, faculty and staff, but also the larger community. Kendal at Oberlin is fortunate to have The Oberlin Review delivered each week for re...

 Voters Should Consider Third Parties

Lisa Kavanaugh, Oberlin Resident

November 2, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

As we come closer to the elections, it is with great sorrow we watch as the “corrupt corporate two” censor other viable gubernatorial candidates on the ballot from the debates. Protests against this censorship were held at Dayton University, Marietta College, and Cleveland University. The City Club’s...

 Students Can Affect Change Through Voting

John Petersen, Paul Sears Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology

November 2, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

There are many ways for Oberlin students to affect positive change in this world, and voting this coming Tuesday, Nov. 6 is an important one of these. I’m a permanent resident of this community; I have lived here for more of my life than anywhere else. I want to strongly agree with a recent opinion...

Vote Them Out

Editorial Board

November 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

It’s been nearly two years since the devastation of Election Day 2016, when the American public decided to elevate someone who represents the worst among us in almost every way to the country’s highest office. In that time, Republicans have been both busy and effective. They’ve laid out an alarming...

Letters to the Editors: Issue 11

Laura Slocum, Amy (Pechaitis) Burgess, Chris M. Mason, Jim Walsh, Debbi Walsh, John Elder, Michele Andrews, Robin Diedrick, Judith Poirson, Monica Smith, and Aliza Weidenbaum

November 2, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

In Favor While discussion continues about Issue 11, we must remember that we are part of a strong and diverse committee, including many parents of school-aged children who are tired of commonplace argument and committed to action. In this day and age we know that family, school, and community influe...

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