The Oberlin Review

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 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 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

Group Meetings Will Support People With Autoimmune Diseases

Kathy Perales and Brittany Blakely

September 28, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

I was interested to read about Jackie Brant’s trials with ankylosing spondylitis, an autoimmune disease, in last week’s issue of the Review (“More Than Just ‘Sore’”). It is so encouraging that she has found a treatment that allows her to continue to do things she loves, like play soccer. B...

Understanding Kavanaugh’s Flawed Jesuit Education

Kameron Dunbar and Mattie Gittings

September 28, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Editor’s Note: This article contains discussion of sexual misconduct and sexual assault. The motto “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” — which translates to “to the greater glory of God” — is a beloved trademark of the Jesuit schooling experience. Fordham Preparatory School and the University of Detroit J...

Tom Reid Must Be Reinstated as Associate Director of Student Union

Johnnie Kallas, OC ’14

September 28, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

We, the undersigned group of students and alumni, created and distributed a petition on Sept.13, 2018, calling for the reinstatement of Tom Reid, OC ’80, in his position as associate director of the Student Union. In less than one week, 1,100 current students, alumni, and community members signed in sup...

Kavanaugh Coverage Perpetuates Stigmas

Katie Friedemann, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Editor’s Note: This article contains discussion of sexual misconduct and sexual assault. “Let’s make consent a conversation.” Oberlin students have heard this phrase a million times before, and, hopefully, take it seriously. According to a survey by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Net...

Students Must Register in Time for Midterm Election

Alison Ricker, Head, Science Library; Co-President, League of Women Voters of Ohio

September 28, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

National Voter Registration Day has just passed, and I was gratified to talk to and register Oberlin College voters and help them prepare for the 2018 midterm elections. If you intend to vote in Oberlin and have not updated your voter registration (i.e., if you changed dorms or moved since the last time...

CDS Must Address All Accessibility, Health Concerns

Eilish Spear and Amber Scherer

September 28, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Eilish Spear and Amber Scherer are members of the Conservatory Council of Students, an elected body of four students that works closely with the Conservatory and College administration to represent the Conservatory student body and foster a greater sense of community. Two weeks ago, Vice President and Dean of ...

Established 1874.