The Oberlin Review

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 ...

Oberlin Should Start Respecting Football Rivalry with Hiram

Jim Clarke, Resident of Cuyahoga Falls, OH

September 28, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

On Nov. 3, the Oberlin Yeomen football team will compete against the Hiram College Terriers in Hiram, OH. Few spectators may realize the contest will be the 61st meeting between the two competitors since 1895. Those who bother to read the game program or listen carefully to the announcer may note that...

Student Input Vital to AAPR’s Success

Kameron Dunbar, Sadie Keller, and Janet Wu

September 24, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Last spring, President Carmen Ambar called on the Oberlin community — students, staff, faculty, and alumni — to think critically and creatively about the institution’s present and long-term stability. Speaking candidly, she outlined some of the challenges facing Oberlin and similar institution...

Hello Safety, Goodbye Security: An Unexpected Budget Cut

Madisyn Mettenburg, Production Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Like any first-year reluctant to abandon the air-conditioned luxury of their home, Campus Safety — formerly known as Safety and Security — has certainly been dragging its feet on its move to Dascomb Hall. While no one quite knows when they will move into Fourth Meal’s decrepit shell, even less is ...

Cleveland Orchestra Fails to Provide Diversity in Repertoire

Matthew Bickett, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

James Oestreich of The New York Times says the Cleveland Orchestra “may (quietly) be America’s best.” But what does it mean to be one of the best orchestras? For the players on stage, it means performing with exquisite sensitivity and responding to the scores and conductors in front of them with ...

Students Should Attend Eliza Griswold’s Fossil Fuel Presentation

John Elder, OC ’53, Member of the First Church Green Team

September 21, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Combining a poet’s artistry, a translator’s empathy, and an investigative journalist’s persistence, Eliza Griswold makes the deeply divisive issue of fossil fuel extraction grippingly real. We are very fortunate that the recipient of many prestigious awards is including Oberlin on her tour to t...

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Dalia Silverstein

September 21, 2018


Filed under Editorial Cartoon, OPINIONS

Low-Income Students Tokenized for Oberlin Students’ Benefits

Laura Franco Zapata, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

As my fourth and final year of college starts, I’ve been thinking about my time at Oberlin and how blessed I am to have made it this far, as what academia deems an “at-risk” student. Being a low-income and first-generation college student has made my experience at Oberlin differ hugely from that of ...

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