The Oberlin Review

ResEd Neglects Student Needs in Housing Registration

Editorial Board

May 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

In the midst of the housing selection process this week and next, students have been surprised to find that their choices were more limited than usual. Rising juniors discovered that singles were mostly taken by their allotted registration period, while other upperclassmen found themselves without the V...

Oberlin Students Must Re-Envision College Slogan

Donn Ginoza

May 4, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Oberlin students are familiar with the poster featuring the slogan: “Think One Person Can Change the World? So do we.” Changing the world is on the minds of the current generation of students. A recent Pacific Standard survey found that two-thirds of college students intend to change t...

Oberlin Must Present True Facts About Hotel

John H Scofield

May 4, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I write to express my concern about the misleading and false claims being made by Oberlin College with regard to The Hotel at Oberlin. I understand that our nation has a President who lies on a regular basis and the public is apparently unwilling to hold him accountable. But is the Col...

All Roads Weed to Oberlin

Madisyn Mettenburg, Production Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

As we spend more time at this institution, the memory of why we chose Oberlin in the first place can fade. Our collective apathy, resentment toward authority, and a weaponized sense of self-deprecation make it easy to forget that perhaps there was a time when we would have sworn by the lanyards hang...

Drag Ball Attendees Must Prioritize Trans, Queer Identities

Editorial Board

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Hundreds of students will flood Wilder Hall Saturday night dressed in gender non-conforming clothing and ready to have the time of their lives. Drag Ball is one of the highlights of the school year for many students. It is a time when both LGBTQ and non-queer students can come together, celebrate que...

Cartoon of the Week

Cartoon of the Week

Amanda Asofsky

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorial Cartoon, OPINIONS

AccessCo Position Must Have More Job Transparency

Carson Li

April 27, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Even an organization like the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association, where students handle most of the management and regulation, still reflects many of our social and societal problems. One of them is about challenging authority. OSCA has at least one Accessibility Coordinator per co-op. Although Acce...

Cosby Cases Represent Problems With Justice System

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Editor’s Note: This article contains discussion of sexual assault. Allegations against Bill Cosby first emerged in 2005 after Andrea Constand filed a lawsuit against him. Thirteen years later, on April 26, 2018, Bill Cosby was convicted of sexual assault. The time gap between these events is simpl...

ODR Reform, Obility Strengthens Dis/Ability Justice at Oberlin

Paige Reinstein

April 27, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

When talking about dis/ability justice on this campus, it is so easy to focus on everything that is not working. It is so easy to focus on the classmates who will not join us next year due to the institution’s failure to accommodate them. Yet for the first time, I also feel an overwhelming amount of sup...

Reid Exhibits Misunderstanding of Campus Assault

Lior Krancer, Production Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Editor’s Note: This article contains discussions of violence, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. April is Consent Month at Oberlin. The College puts in effort year-round to provide workshops and other opportunities to create healthy conversations about sexual assault, sexual harassment, and consen...

DeCafé Anti-Theft Rules Mirror Stop-and-Frisk Policies

Kameron Dunbar, Columnist

April 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

In 2013, former United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York Shira Scheindlin ruled that New York City’s stop-and-frisk practice was unconstitutional. Specifically, she ruled that it violated the equal protection clause under the Fourteenth Amendment. What exactly was New...

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