Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Students Move Into Uncleaned Homes, Causing Concern

Ava Miller, Columnist November 5, 2021

Torn-apart furniture, chipped paint, and 30–40 poop pellets from an unknown animal. That was the first impression College third-year Jack Povilaitis got of his Union Street house while moving...

Oberlin’s Dining Services Letting Down Students

Zach Bayfield November 5, 2021

It’s no secret that over the past few years, the quality of Oberlin’s dining services has been consistently declining. I’m a fourth-year, and every year that I’ve been on this campus, meal...

Revitalized Campus In Critical Moment for College Traditions

For the first time since March 2020, the full student body is on campus. For those of us who were at Oberlin during the past three semesters, when campus was "de-densified," this can feel both overwhelming...

Racism and Assault Allegations: Ugly Side of Oberlin Yik Yak

Racism and Assault Allegations: Ugly Side of Oberlin Yik Yak

Kayla Kim, Columnist October 29, 2021

Editor's note: This article discusses anti-Black racism and sexual assault. As a first-year at Oberlin, I've learned that there are a lot of things that aren't explained at Orientation. I've learned where...

Pianos in Conservatory Contribute to Hearing Loss

Walter Thomas-Patterson, Senior Staff Writer October 29, 2021

Walking into the Conservatory's Robertson Hall, I pause for a moment in the breezeway to enjoy the chorus of instrumental chatter filtering through the space. As a pianist, I appreciate the fragments of...

Lack of Activities Frustrates First-Year Students

Emma Benardete, Contributing Opinions Editor October 29, 2021

As a first-year who has been at Oberlin for all of four weeks, I find it difficult to engage with my peers in an unstructured way. I'm never sure whom to text on a Saturday night or what I should suggest...

We Demand Transparent Investigation of Mohammad Mahallati

On Oct. 8, 2020, we sent a letter to Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar signed by hundreds of victims, survivors, and human rights experts at leading organizations. The letter alleged that,...

I Endorse Jo-Anne Steggall for Oberlin City Schools Board of Education

David Laczko, Oberlin Resident October 29, 2021

Having attended and participated in the Oberlin Community Candidates Night on Zoom, I strongly support the candidacy of Jo-Anne Steggall for one of three contested seats on the Oberlin City Schools Board...

Criticism of Oberlin Testament to Care for Community

There's a lot of conversation, both on campus and off, about the ways in which Oberlin falls short. From the outside, people claim that Oberlin indoctrinates young students in an ultra-liberal ideology...

Oberlin Must Find a Way to Help Grieving Students

Aniella Day, Columnist October 22, 2021

In spring 2021, Oberlin students and community members engaged in debate after a troop of Girl Scouts painted a rock in Tappan Square, covering a memorial for two College students who had recently passed...

College Failure to Recycle Shows Carelessness

Eric Schank, Production Editor & Senior Staff Writer October 22, 2021

Rollbacks on recycling during COVID-19 have presented the College with an enormously difficult task: absolving itself of liability for increased pollution while maintaining the appearance of sustainability....

I Endorse Farah Emeka for Oberlin City Schools Board of Education

Ray English, Oberlin College Director of Libraries Emeritus October 22, 2021

I enthusiastically endorse Farah Emeka, OC '97, for one of the three contested seats on the Oberlin City Schools Board of Education. As a current member of the board, Ms. Emeka understands the board's...

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