The Oberlin Review

Oberlin Students Impact Local Politics

Saul Kester, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Barbara Turnbull lights up when she talks about Democratic candidate Janet Garrett. The third-year Oberlin College student, a communications fellow for the Janet Garrett for Congress campaign, believes in her candidate. It’s why she does the work, advertising events and photos on social media, as well...

President Ambar: We’re Still With You

Editorial Board

October 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Today’s inauguration of Carmen Twillie Ambar as Oberlin College’s 15thpresident gives our community a moment to reflect both on the first year of Ambar’s presidency and the collective challenges and opportunities now in front of us. In some ways, it’s hard to believe that it’s only been...

New School Facility Would Serve All Oberlin Residents

Linda Slocum, Vice President, Oberlin City Council

October 5, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Starting fresh with new facilities in our public school system offers our community the opportunity to envision something bigger than solely accommodating the needs of our school-age population. Let’s look at the campus as a way to serve all residents! How can we best utilize our structures for more...

Oberlin Students Must Evaluate Their Place in Local Elections

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

As critical midterm elections approach, Oberlin students need to again consider where and how we will vote. Many of us are transient residents both in Oberlin and Ohio more generally; thus, we need to think about what our role in these communities should be. Consider Issue 11, which will be on Oberlin’s...

Community Should Support Issue 11

John and Linda Gates, Oberlin Residents

October 5, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Our schools reflect what we value. In the upcoming election, Oberlin residents will have the opportunity to vote on Issue 11, the bond issue that will result in the construction of “a state-of-the-art, cost-efficient, centralized educational campus that will be a key investment in the future of Oberlin...

Issue 11 Will Not Solve District’s Problems

Sandra Redd, Oberlin Resident

October 5, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

I attended Oberlin City Schools and so did my children. I do not remember a time that the community said “no” to higher school taxes. We had approximately 250 students that parents chose to send to non-OCS schools last year. One reason was bullying, and it is my understanding that we have a teacher...

YeoFit Should More Actively Support Trans Fitness

Evan Corey, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

I had the good fortune to attend a guided tour of the newly constructed Patricia ’63 & Merrill ’61 Shanks Health and Wellness Center on Aug. 31. Not all of the machines had arrived yet, but the high ceilings and multipurpose rooms showed that the wing was capable of facilitating hundreds of people...

What Would You Do with $1.5 Million?

Elijah Aladin, Student Finance Committee

October 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

This article is part of the Review’s Student Finance Committee column. In an effort to increase communication and transparency, SFC members will provide personal perspectives and updates on the goings-on of the committee. If you had $1.5 million to allocate to services and activities on campus, ...

Let’s Celebrate, Together

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Associate Professor, Africana Studies Department

October 5, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

There is a celebration in Oberlin this weekend worthy of at least a moment’s note, as Oberlin College inaugurates its first black and second female president in its history, Carmen Twillie Ambar. Some 250 years ago, America’s founding fathers were men of towering courage and intellect, but they saw...

Faculty Body Should Follow Junior Faculty Lead Through AAPR

Editorial Board

September 28, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

“We chose to begin our careers at Oberlin College for a variety of reasons. Chief among those are Oberlin’s commitment to fostering a research-engaged faculty of the highest caliber, emphasizing an outstanding and socially-minded liberal arts education, and supporting deep faculty engagement in the govern...

Hunger Games

Hunger Games

Maddie Shaw

September 28, 2018


Filed under Editorial Cartoon, OPINIONS

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