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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Do You Read the News? Why or Why Not?

Hanna Alwine and Ella Powell October 27, 2023

This article has been edited for length and clarity. Kate Gale, College third-year: I do. Because I think it is kind of — the first word that popped up in my head was it’s my duty. I like to know...

Vote New, Waltzer, and Lopez

Charles F. Peterson, Letters to Editors October 27, 2023

A healthy democratic body depends on breathing fresh air. I am writing this letter in support of the new currents vying to fill the lungs of Oberlin City Council. I write in support of the candidacies...

New lockers were installed in the Conservatory over the summer.

Renovations Representative of Institutional Decline

Johannes Schnauber October 27, 2023

In spring of this year, I went on a trip to Crocker Park sponsored by the Oberlin Program Board. When I got there, I remember being struck with a feeling of eeriness. Here was a dense urban space, but...

Oberlin Students Should Read News

Avery Russell, Columnist October 27, 2023

I grew up in a household where The New York Times was read every Sunday and family dinners mostly consisted of conversations on the mayoral race, recent worldwide injustices, or an interesting op-ed. Having...

Oberlin Review Comic 10/27/23

Oberlin Review Comic 10/27/23

Molly Chapin, Layout Manager and Illustrator October 27, 2023

It’s Time to Stop Letting Legacy Admissions, Affirmative Action Distract From One Another

Cole Mirman October 27, 2023

Oberlin is among the large percentage of elite private colleges and universities that practice legacy admissions: giving special admission preference to the children and relatives of alumni. Until the...

The new crosswalk spans West Lorain Street.

Inconsiderate Jaywalkers Impede Traffic for Commmunity Members

Marty McCormick October 27, 2023

This year, College students saw a long-anticipated improvement to the walking patterns of Oberlin through the addition of a crosswalk in between the Science Center and Wilder Hall. Where once there were...

Oberlin Public Should’ve Been Better Informed About EDL

David Laczko, Letters to Editors October 6, 2023

In a trenchant critique of EDL’s Application for Site Plan Approval, City of Oberlin Fire Chief Robert Hanmer stated, “We will likely classify this type of occupancy as a HIGH-Hazard Group H-2 because...

Alumni Weekend Provokes Nostalgia

Anna Wenzel and Hanna Alwine October 6, 2023

Oberlin is not known for its loud and proud school spirit, but Homecoming and Reunion Weekend seems to have brought it out of us regardless. Former students from over fifty years of classes have been roaming...

How Do You Think Oberlin Has Changed Since You Graduated?

Hanna Alwine and Ella Powell October 6, 2023

Oberlin College alumni 50 years apart answer the question, “How do you think Oberlin has changed since you graduated? These interviews have been edited for length and clarity. Ian Kelly, OC ’17,...

Oberlin’s Should Continue Supporting Freedom of Speech

Selena Frantz, Columnist October 6, 2023

Around a month ago, the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression released their 2024 College Free Speech Rankings. Students were surveyed through a mobile app/web portal about their “experiences...

Construction for the new dorm began July 2023.

Blaming Car-Dependency on Oberlin Isn’t Productive

Lyric Anderson, Conservatory Editor October 6, 2023

I hate car-dependent culture, and I recognize that’s a real privilege. I grew up in Cambridge, MA, a semi-urban city with infrastructure that enabled me to bike to middle and high school almost every...

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