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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Reflecting On An American Multiracial Experience

Arman Luczkow, Opinions Editor March 12, 2021

There is a loneliness in being multiracial. I cannot look at my parents, or my grandparents, and see myself reflected back clearly. Even my brother, who has the same racial makeup as me, does not have...

An Open Letter to White Alumni of Oberlin College & Conservatory

Peter Saudek March 12, 2021

Fellow white alumni, when do we turn our outrage into action when our alma mater so blatantly exposes its white underpinnings and lack of diversity? As we reacted across thousands of our personal platforms...

International Students Excluded, A Symptom of Systemic Exclusion from STEM

Ritesh Isuri March 10, 2021

Editor’s Note: On March 10, after this article was published, Director of Fellowships and Awards Nick Petzak wrote in an email to Ritesh Isuri that upon further review, no language in the fund agreement...

Racist, Misogynistic Classical Culture Clear in Conservatory Controversy

Amber Scherer March 10, 2021

There is a certain cognitive dissonance in being a musician at Oberlin Conservatory. Most Obies care deeply about social progress and equality, but being in the Conservatory implies a love of traditional...

Comic: Fishy Business

Comic: Fishy Business

Danny Valero, Illustrator March 10, 2021

Reflections on Oberlin’s Culture of Isolationism

Julian Mitchell-Israel, Columnist March 10, 2021

Having been here for almost four years now, I can say with some certainty that we hold tightly to isolationism here at Oberlin. I don’t mean in the broader political-economic sense, but rather that the...

“When the Light Stops Shining, Who’s Going to Still Be Pushing?”

Editorial Board March 10, 2021

We all saw the post on the Conservatory’s social media on the last night of Black History Month. Beneath a banner that read “A Celebration of Black Artistry” were the faces of five white musicians....

Oberlin Desperately Needs More COVID-Safe Study Spaces

Oberlin Desperately Needs More COVID-Safe Study Spaces

Anna Farber, Arts and Culture Editor March 5, 2021

As the weather got colder this year, one clear flaw in Oberlin’s COVID-19 safety plan began to emerge: the shortage of socially-distant study spaces on campus. While libraries and Wilder Hall provide...

Higher Ed Must Recognize Community Responsibilities in Vaccine Rollout

Eilish Spear March 5, 2021

Due to power outages resulting from record low temperatures in Houston last week, Harris County Public Health announced on Monday that it had 8,430 doses of coronavirus vaccines in broken freezers that...

Steps Toward Liberation: A Reflection on Conservatory Missteps

L. Joshua Jackson, Arts and Culture Editor March 5, 2021

“The paradox of education is precisely this, that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which [they are] being educated.” — James Baldwin The Conservatory’s...

Khalid and Zoë Advise Everything: Dastardly Dishes

Khalid McCalla and Zoë Martin del Campo March 5, 2021

Desperate Daughter says, “My dad is the nicest guy in the entire world. He’s genuinely my best friend. I would not be the person I am without him — he’s an incredible human being and an inspiringly...

Ohio Legislature Must Repeal House Bill Six

Sofia Herron Geller and Caroline Lee March 5, 2021

As students at Oberlin, many of us feel passionate about mitigating climate change, protecting our environment, transitioning to renewable resources, and defending the integrity of democracy. House Bill...

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