The Oberlin Review

Administration Lacks Proactive Attitude Toward Improving Mental Health Resources

Reginald Goudeau, Columnist February 10, 2021

Well, it appears that, although I’m not the most enthusiastic about writing another article about this topic, I have no other choice. In my previous article, titled “Being Black in a World of Darkness,”...

Administrators Block Student Efforts to Survey Mental Health

Arman Luczkow, Columnist February 10, 2021

Since last October, I have served as chair of the Student Senate Health and Wellness working group. When I first joined, I assumed that our work would focus on physical health and safety surrounding COVID-19....

Comic: Quarantine Lifestyle

Comic: Quarantine Lifestyle

Clair Wang, Cartoonist February 5, 2021

Privilege Abounds in Petition to Bring Back Spring Sports

Khalid McCalla, Sports Editor February 5, 2021

When the College announced the decision to cancel all spring sports, Oberlin athletes were understandably upset. As a former athlete who had seasons stolen by injury, I know the pain of losing a season....

College on Pause: Is it the Pandemic, My Classes, or Me?

Walter Thomas-Patterson February 5, 2021

The first time I sat down in a Conservatory practice room, I felt this flash of anxiety and wondered, “Am I really ready for all of this?” I had spent my life practicing piano, playing in competitions,...

Your Vote Affects Me

Kushagra Kar, Opinions Editor December 4, 2020

It might not always seem like it, but there are more than enough reasons for foreign nationals to be invested in American politics. I’ve had the unpleasant experience of being discounted by domestic...

Obies Make Us Hopeful

Editorial Board December 4, 2020

Well, here we are. It’s the last week of classes and, as planned, Oberlin students have gone home — many of us scattered to childhood bedrooms across the country to finish final projects and exams....

Reassessing College Expectations Amid COVID-19

Ella Pike December 4, 2020

COVID-19 restricts what we can do, the number of people we can see, and places we can go. During my first few weeks at Oberlin College, these restrictions felt suffocating. It took me quite some time to...

Trump Stance on Election Results Disrespects Democracy

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Professor of Africana Studies November 20, 2020

Donald Trump is our president and has every right to ensure that President-elect Biden was duly and fairly elected by the American voters. However shocking and painful it would be to those of us who voted...

My Thoughts Have Value: A Radical Black Feminist Perspective on Student Activism

Vera Grace Menafee November 20, 2020

“Come celebrate with me that everyday something has tried to kill me and has failed.” - Lucille Clifton My whole life all I’ve known are private institutions. Teachers with implicit bias who punished...

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