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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Drive to Survive Fails to Address Systemic Inequities in Formula One

Zach Bayfield, Columnist April 22, 2022

On March 11, Netflix released season 4 of the hit docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive. Drivers race in some of the most lavish cities on earth, countless celebrities attend races, and the entertainment...

Lack of Local Political Opportunity May Disenchant Prospective Students

Emma Benardete, Opinions Editor April 22, 2022

Over the past few weeks, admitted students have been arriving to campus in droves to check out Oberlin. Some of them will commit and some of them won’t, as is the nature of the admissions process. Many...

Comic: Wearing Many Hats

Comic: Wearing Many Hats

Clair Wang, Illustrator April 22, 2022

Oberlin Should Add Optional Third Term to Academic Year

Phoebe McChesney, Columnist April 22, 2022

Like some other small liberal arts schools, Oberlin follows a semester system during which most students take two sets of classes in the fall and spring with a separate Winter Term, a time for students...

Trustees Stalling With New Faculty Compensation Review

Editorial Board March 25, 2022

On March 10, over 200 students marched from Tappan Square to the Cox Administration Building, delivering rousing speeches and standing in solidarity with faculty in calling for better treatment and compensation...

Middlebury AAUP Writes in Solidarity for Oberlin Faculty Compensation

Jason Mittell March 25, 2022

To the Oberlin College community, Life at a small liberal arts college is often referred to as being “in the bubble,” as it is easy to lose touch with the larger world around you while you focus on...

Subtle Prejudice of Disney/Pixar’s “Bao,” “Turning Red”

Phoebe McChesney, Columnist March 25, 2022

For centuries, the United States of America has been seen as the hallmark of opportunity. My whole life, I have been taught that it is the land of the brave and the free, a nation built by immigrants that...

College’s COVID Policies Fail Athletes

Zach Bayfield, Columnist March 25, 2022

On a brisk Friday afternoon two weeks ago, I was on a bus heading down to Berea, KY with my teammates. We were going there to play our first game of the 2022 season for Oberlin baseball. It was our first...

New York Times Free Speech Editorial Sends Dangerous Message

Emma Benardete, Opinions Editor March 25, 2022

Last week, The New York Times published an editorial titled “America Has a Free Speech Problem.” The title alone is an unfortunate start, but it gets worse. Much worse. Right off the bat, the Editorial...

Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta Exploits Queerness for Shock Value

Cal Ransom March 25, 2022

Benedetta, a 2021 film co-written and directed by Paul Verhoeven, tells the story of a nun who sees visions of Christ and is headed for sainthood — that is, until a same-sex affair is revealed between...

A Sort-Of Detailed Guide to Doing Laundry at Oberlin College

A Sort-Of Detailed Guide to Doing Laundry at Oberlin College

Elle Giannandrea, Columnist March 18, 2022

I know laundry is a chore. I know that for most college students, doing laundry is at best, mundane, and at worst, a hassle. And I especially know that no matter what I write here, most people will go...

OSCA Greatly Misunderstood by Non-OSCA Students

Emily Vaughan March 18, 2022

When I first decided to sign up for a co-op, I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. I knew that I would be responsible for cooking some of my meals and cleaning up after said cooking, but...

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