The Oberlin Review

Students Should Rally in Support of Tom Reid

Jody Shanabrook, College Junior, Johnnie Kallas, and Erin Loschetter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

In his 42 years as a student or staff member at Oberlin, former associate director of the Student Union Tom Reid, OC ’80, touched the lives of thousands of students and community members through his leadership at College Lanes, the Cat in the Cream, and the Wilder Hall Student Union Office. As current...

Liberal Arts Education Still Has Plenty To Offer Students

Donn Ginoza, OC ’74, Member, Alumni Leadership Council

March 1, 2019


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

If you are an administrator at a liberal arts college, the news is mostly ominous and foreboding. Colleges that are highly dependent on tuition revenue and possess small endowments are reducing their faculty to cut costs, and in some cases even closing. In the 1960s and 1970s, my parents had but a...

Community Engagement Should Be Academic Priority

Editorial Board

March 1, 2019


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The City of Oberlin and Oberlin College have always been very closely connected, as can be expected of the relationship between a small liberal arts college and the small, rural community it shares a backyard with. Indeed, the two were founded together — the town and then-Oberlin Collegiate Institute...

Student Senate Welcomes Seven New Senators

Serena Zets, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS, Student Senate

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. In February, outgoing student senator and College senior Cecilia Wallace wrote...

Administration Must Justify Reductions to Language TAs

Shogo Ishikawa, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

As reported in the Review last week, the French and Arabic departments are undergoing budget cuts, resulting in decisions that will potentially affect the overall quality of language education and the education community at Oberlin (“French and Arabic Teaching Assistant Programs Reduced,” Feb. 22,...

Chronic Campus Theft Problem Has Yet To Be Addressed

Jack Derwin, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

During my three years at Oberlin, there has been a steady stream of theft on campus. The crimes often occur at the same times and in the same locations year after year. Despite the obvious patterns, however, the College has done little to address the situation, and students’ belongings remain vulnerable. As...

We Can — And Must — Implement Green New Deal

We Can — And Must — Implement Green New Deal

Dan Kennedy, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Days after Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives in last year’s midterm elections, 150 young activists from the environmental activist group Sunrise Movement staged a massive sit-in at Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. Their demand? That the new Democratic majority produce a bold,...

Club Sports Deserve More Recognition, Institutional Support

Editorial Board

February 22, 2019


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

One of the most exciting moments in Oberlin athletics last year was when both of the College’s ultimate Frisbee teams, the Flying Horsecows and the Preying Manti, qualified for the national Frisbee tournament. Their success allowed for some rare glimpses of school spirit as the campus came together...

Community Should Participate in Sodexo Future Chefs Competition

Jordan Krystowski, Sodexo Food Service Director

February 22, 2019


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: While healthy eating can be a challenge for kids and parents, elementary school students in Oberlin City Schools will use their creativity and culinary skills March 20 to make healthy Mexican-inspired recipes in the 2019 Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge. The national initiative, now in...

Design for America Offers Opportunity for Meaningful Change, Social Impact

Lily Jones, Layout Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Before heading to Northwestern University in August 2018 to participate in the Design for America Leadership Summit, I was not sure what to expect. I’d been encouraged to attend by a family friend that had worked with the organization in the past, so everything I knew going in was pulled from her anecdotes. Design...

Bernie Sanders: The 2020 Candidate Nobody Asked For

Henry Hicks, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The 2020 presidential election cycle has officially begun, with upwards of ten candidates already declaring their bids for the Democratic nomination. This deep pool includes current U.S. senators, entrepreneurs, local-level politicians, and more. Newer faces of the Democratic Party, such as Senators...

Sanders’ Progressivism Offers Hope for 2020

Christo Hayes, Production Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The Bern has returned. Millionaires and billionaires nationwide are on life support. Cory Booker is reportedly pleading with his Big Pharma donors to keep a low profile. Barack Obama has been spotted on a coffee date with Joe Biden, who looked close to tears as 44 told him his monopoly on the “favorite...

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