Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Whiteness Remains Pervasive in Writing

Elizabeth Aduwo, Layout Editor October 22, 2021

In recent years, a debate has emerged on whether white authors should write characters of color. Some answer with a hard and fast "no" when asked this question, while others say "yes" in certain circumstances....

This semester, students have reported that fridges in DeCafé are frequently empty.

Dining Is Struggling, But Students Can Help

Boo Elliott and Remy Gajewski October 22, 2021

We can all tell that the dining halls are packed and the staff is overwhelmed. It is time for students to take more responsibility for supporting Campus Dining Services in the face of the administration's...

Grieving Students Need Support

On Jan. 18, College first-year Helen Hastings was killed in Texas in a gun accident. Hastings' friends — many of whom were first-years themselves — were left to cope with their loss entirely on their...

Comic: The Freshman Horde

Comic: The Freshman Horde

Clair Wang, Illustrator October 15, 2021

Why Must International Students Assimilate?

Aishwarya Krishnaswamy October 15, 2021

I remember flying into Cleveland from Mumbai two years ago, excited at how drastically my life was about to change and how lucky I was to be able to live my dreams. Three months into my stay at Oberlin,...

Delayed Pay for Review Editors Unacceptable

Reginald Goudeau, Columnist October 15, 2021

Editor's note: The concerns raised in this article were addressed between the initial writing of the piece and publication. All Special Issue staffers have been compensated for their work.  I could...

Standardized Testing Should Remain Optional

Emma Benardete, Contributing Opinions Editor October 15, 2021

Last year, the Admissions Office initiated a three-year pilot of test-optional admissions cycles in response to the difficulty of scheduling and sitting for standardized tests like the SAT during the pandemic....

Transitional Housing Poor Solution to Over-Enrollment

Andréa Jones October 15, 2021

As we enter the 2021–22 school year, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic seems more manageable than it did last year. While I now have some hope for a normal college experience, the start of the semester has...

Male Workers Allowed Into Baldwin, Unsettling Residents

Peter Fray-Witzer October 15, 2021

On Oct. 7, residents of Baldwin Cottage received an email from Josh Matos, the area coordinator for Multicultural and Identity-Based Communities. “I am reaching out to you to give you an update on...

My Experience Relying on Mutual Aid

Reginald Goudeau, Columnist October 8, 2021

Recently, my financial troubles have been the most consistent and substantial barrier to my happiness. Since my second year, I’ve worked multiple jobs at a time, which takes quite a toll. Unfortunately,...

Iranian Baha’is Face Persecution: My Cousin’s Story

Gigi Ewing, Managing Editor October 8, 2021

I am a Baha’i, a member of a world religion whose adherents strive for unity, peace, and social transformation. Because of the ongoing persecution of 350,000 other Baha’is in Iran, including...

Dear Administrators: Drop the Outdoor Mask Mandate

Dear Administrators: Drop the Outdoor Mask Mandate

Emma Benardete, Contributing Opinions Editor October 8, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website reads, “In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.” They suggest you should consider wearing a mask outdoors at crowded...

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