The Oberlin Review

City Council Continues Environmental Emphasis

City Council members deliberate at a February 2018 meeting.

Katherine MacPhail, Editorial Board Advisor

April 22, 2020

Following months of debate, Oberlin residents voted in 2017 to allocate $2.8 million to realize the goals outlined in the third iteration of the Oberlin Climate Action Plan, originally envisioned in 2011. Broadly, the plan’s current focus is to work toward carbon neutrality and to assist Oberlin resid...

Photo Essay: Hunan, China

Photo Essay: Hunan, China

Yan Jin

April 22, 2020

Editor’s note: The passage by Shen Congwen is translated from the original Chinese by the writer. For me, Hunan, China is not only a place of memories — it is where my maternal family lives and where I spent many of my childhood days — but also a place of surprise, as new ways of life are gradually replacing the old. This sentiment, one that is commonly f...

The Promise of Bonaire

The author SCUBA-diving near Bonaire.

Susan Bernat

April 22, 2020

I’m a certified SCUBA diver who believes that, while the ocean has no technical need for our species in its waters, divers can serve an important function as ambassadors for the ocean — in other words, keeping humans apprised of conditions underwater. As renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle tells u...

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