Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Self-Diagnosis on Social Media Detrimental to Perceptions of Mental Health

Neva Tayler, Columnist September 30, 2022

As you scroll aimlessly through social media, a video pops up saying, “5 signs you have ADHD.” Quickly losing focus, losing track of time, mood swings, trouble listening, being extremely talkative,...

Dashing Through the Road, How Not to Get Slayed, Try Not to Get Hurt, It Will Ruin Your Day

Dashing Through the Road, How Not to Get Slayed, Try Not to Get Hurt, It Will Ruin Your Day

Emily Vaughan, Opinions Editor September 30, 2022

Editor’s note: The Review and its staff do not condone jaywalking in any form.  Jaywalking: we all know about it. Most of us do it. Some of us love it. Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “a...

Revisions to Oberlin Bylaws Are Necessary for Clarity on College Operations, Future Success

Lillie Edwards, OC ’75, Vice Chair of the Oberlin Board of Trustees September 30, 2022

Oberlin’s uniqueness resounds through our history. Since its founding in 1833, Oberlin has become synonymous with academic excellence, world-class musical instruction, and liberal arts as a path to social...

College Should Terminate Contract With Harness Health

Sam Beesley September 30, 2022

Let’s get a few facts straight regarding the outsourcing of Student Health to Harness Health. Harness is a division of Bon Secours Mercy Health, a Catholic healthcare network that follows the Ethical...

Cliques Inhibit First-Years From Fostering Connections

Sahil Novetzke, Columnist September 30, 2022

It’s been just a few days shy of a month since I began my first semester of college, and it’s clear as day that cliques are already emerging among my peers. A clique is a group of people, bonded by...

Activism on Campus Must Be Revitalized

Editorial Board September 23, 2022

Oberlin has a national and historical reputation for its politically active student body and campus that is constantly abuzz with activism and protests. We have noticed, however, that besides a few gatherings...

Professor Mahallati Should Condemn ’88 Iran Massacres

Dr. Mansour Farhang, Professor of Politics at Bennington College September 23, 2022

Editor’s note: Segments of this piece are reprinted from the author’s book review, “Nasser Mohajer, Voices of a Massacre: Untold Stories of Life and Death in Iran, 1988,” published on Oct. 27,...

College Seemingly Abandons COVID Mitigation Efforts

Oliver Niehaus September 23, 2022

I started school at Oberlin last fall when there were signs all over campus that said, “masks required outdoors.” I was initially surprised because this was above and beyond CDC guidance at that time...

Students Should Give Mobile ID Cards Time

Henry Larson, Columnist September 23, 2022

When I got my Mobile ObieID on my first day at Oberlin, I was thrilled with the convenience of the new technology. The ability to get into my dorm, order meals, and check out books just by tapping my phone...

Co-op Dining Enhanced My Oberlin Experience

Zoey Birdsong, Columnist September 23, 2022

I’ve noticed that the narrative around the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association is often dominated by its most veteran, involved, and enthusiastic members. I’m well on my way to becoming one of...

Administrator-Student Communication Needs Improvement

Aurora Hegarty September 23, 2022

As it stands, there is no clear, easily accessible avenue through which students can relay their grievances to the administration in a manner that encourages constructive change. Conversely, it seems like...

Court Decision on Gibson’s Suit Threatens Student Speech

Editorial Board September 16, 2022

After five years of litigation, Oberlin College v. Gibsons Bros., Inc. drew to a definitive close with the College’s announcement of its intent to pay the bakery $36.59 million. With Gibson’s naturally...

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