The Oberlin Review

OMTA Musical Merrily Rolls Along with New Production

OMTA Musical Merrily Rolls Along with New Production

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Oberlin Musical Theater Association is producing Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along as their spring semester musical — a show non-theater enthusiasts may recognize from its charming, dysfunctional portrayal in the recent film Lady Bird. The musical, which will continue into the weekend, is a stor...

Lamar’s Pulitzer Reminds Us There’s More Work to Do

Daniel Markus, Managing Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

There are a lot of things I never thought I would see in my lifetime. Most of them have not happened yet, which is good, because I hate to be wrong — humanity has yet to colonize Mars, time travel has not been invented (thank the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle for that one), and the Cleveland Bro...

Unionized Staff Cuts Follow Dascomb Closure

Unionized Staff Cuts Follow Dascomb Closure

Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

Campus dining staff first learned of Dascomb Dining Hall’s impending closure at President Carmen Ambar’s respective financial presentation. Currently, 19 members of the United Auto Workers — the union that represents Campus Dining Services, custodial, and facilities staff — work in Dascomb, i...

Stevens Strategy Presents to General Faculty Amid Controversy

Sydney Allen, News Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

Editor’s Note: A revised version of the letter mentioned in this article is filed under Letters to the Editors. It can be found online at the following link: https://wp.me/p4BnSC-4ak Stevens Strategy, the academic consulting firm President Carmen Ambar tapped to lead the upcoming Administrative an...

Tony-Winning AIDS Epidemic Epic Remains Relevant

Tony-Winning AIDS Epidemic Epic Remains Relevant

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning two-part play celebrates its 25th anniversary, and the first part of Oberlin’s production opened last night in Hall Auditorium. The play focuses on the interconnected stories of a number of queer...

Students Launch First Third World Liberation Conference

Students Launch First Third World Liberation Conference

Gabby Greene, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the People of Color Conference hosted by Third World House in 1993, TWH will host a Third World Liberation Conference tomorrow. The conference will include sessions based in three core subjects: disability justice, immigrants’ rights, and religious diversity, wi...

Off The Cuff: John Elder and Steve Hammond

Off The Cuff: John Elder and Steve Hammond

Sydney Allen and Hannah Robinson

April 6, 2018


Filed under Community News, NEWS, Off the Cuff, Recent Stories

John Elder and Steve Hammond are co-founders of the group Citizens for Safe and Sustainable Energy, an environmental group that has been working to fight the NEXUS pipeline and advocate for Oberlin’s Community Bill of Rights. Hammond is also the Pastor for Oberlin’s Peace Community Church. The grou...

First-Year Looks to Transform Local Politics, Runs for District 56

First-Year Looks to Transform Local Politics, Runs for District 56

Lila Michaels, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

While most Oberlin students are once again settling into campus life after spring break, College first-year Claudia Olaes is running for local office. A pre-med student minoring in Art and Politics, Olaes has taken academic leave this semester to run for the Ohio House of Representatives in District 5...

Oberlin Pays Tribute to Austin Bombing Victim Draylen Mason

Oberlin Pays Tribute to Austin Bombing Victim Draylen Mason

Andrea Wang

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The murder of 17-year-old Draylen Mason by the Austin, TX, serial mail bomber has received attention from communities nationwide, but particularly at Oberlin College and Conservatory, the latter of which had accepted Mason around the time of his death. The College, now grappling with how to honor Dray...

Students Nominated For AAPR Steering Committee

Duncan Reid, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Student Senate announced the students nominated to serve on the Academic Administrative Program Review Steering Committee in an email Tuesday. College juniors Sadie Keller and Faith Shaeffer, sophomores Nae Mclain and Janet Wu, and first-year Ilana Foggle were nominated to the General Faculty Council, whic...

Spring Back Reimagines Choreography

Kate Fishman, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories

Every year, Oberlin’s Dance department hosts two faculty-directed shows: Fall Forward and Spring Back, which usually play out in a more-or-less traditional program in Warner Main Space. This year’s Spring Back breaks from this mold, as it will have no set stage. Instead, guides will lead audience...

Duo Violão Brasil Stages Varied Brazilian Guitar Performance

Duo Violão Brasil Stages Varied Brazilian Guitar Performance

Julia Peterson, Arts & Culture Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Editor’s note: Quotes attributed to Rogério Souza in this article were translated by Edinho Gerber and Lucas Ashby. Brazilian guitarists and members of Duo Violão Brasil, Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber, stopped in Oberlin Tuesday night for a performance of Brazilian guitar, or violão, as part ...

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