Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

January Classes Should Be Remote-Accessible

Ava Miller, Columnist December 10, 2021

I can’t count the number of times someone outside of Oberlin has commented on the peculiarity of our academic calendar. While there have been unique benefits for some Obies — such as a longer...

Career Development Falling Short

We spend four years of college indulging in intellectual rigor and creative self-discovery, before finally being thrust into the real world. At times, however, it can feel like Oberlin wants us to evade...

College Finances Lack Adequate Transparency

If, as Board of Trustees Chair Chris Canavan claims, there is no problem with transparency regarding the endowment and finances, we ask that the trustees and administration respond to the following questions:  1)...

SLAC Talk Addresses College’s Financial Situation

Tal Clower December 3, 2021

On Nov. 2, I attended a talk led by financial experts Kelly Grotke, OC '89, and Kris Raab, OC '89. They were invited by the Student Labor Action Coalition to discuss Oberlin's financial investments. Learning...

Pennsylvania’s Elections Matter — Yes, Even in Oberlin

Emily Vaughan December 3, 2021

A few weeks ago I was sitting in my co-op's dining room talking with two other students from Pennsylvania. I asked them what they thought about John Fetterman, the current lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania...

Evidence Suggests It’s Not Time to Panic About COVID-19 on Campus

Malcom Seymour-Jones December 3, 2021

On Nov. 12, a Review front-page story titled "Uptick in COVID-19 Cases Prompts Student Frustration" cited student concerns about an increase in COVID-19 cases, while the editorial "27 COVID-19 Cases Indicates...

Regaining Inspiration to Make Music

Reginald Goudeau, Columnist December 3, 2021

For the longest time, I've struggled to create and release music consistently. This pattern is not due to me losing interest in rapping. If anything, I've only grown to respect the art form more as I've...

When Work-Study Doesn’t Work

Kayla Kim, Production Editor November 13, 2021

Like many students at Oberlin, my financial aid hinges on my participation in the Community-Based Work-Study Program. This means I’m required to get a job so I can pay for part of my tuition with that...

27 COVID-19 Cases Indicates Insufficient Mitigation Strategy

From the beginning of the pandemic, we've been impressed with the swiftness of the College's COVID-19 response, the comprehensiveness of its layered health strategy, and the innovation it brought to safely...

We Must Uplift Iranian Student Voices

Ava Miller, Columnist November 12, 2021

As an Iranian-American, I've lived my life between two worlds. My mom's family is from Iran and speaks Farsi. My dad's family is from a conservative town in rural northern Illinois. Living in an Irish-Catholic...

Dear President Ambar, Engage With Families of Iran’s Victims

Azadeh Pourzand, OC '07 November 12, 2021

My name is Azadeh Pourzand, OC '07. When I started at Oberlin College as a first-year in 2003, I was a new immigrant to the United States, having essentially fled my beloved birthplace, Iran. Given that...

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