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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Oberlin College football’s offensive line sets up at the line of scrimmage.
Oberlin Football Looks to Make Last Impact in 2022 Season
Zach Bayfield November 12, 2021

Despite a challenging 2021 season, Oberlin football is looking to end the year on a high note. Two weeks ago the Yeomen beat Hiram 31–28, and are hoping to secure a second win this Saturday against the Allegheny College Gators. The team has improved significantly, but its record has not reflected this, as the team is currently sitting at 1–8 overall and 1–7 in conference play. On the surface, this season may seem like the team has suffered a lot of losses, but if you take a closer look, it is clear that the Yeomen have a bright future ahead of them.  Out of the nine games this season,...

College second-years on the volleyball team Andréa Jones and Taylor Gwynne.
Volleyball Second-Years Earn NCAC Honorable Mentions
Zoe Kuzbari, Sports Editor • November 12, 2021

Last Friday, College second-year volleyball players Taylor Gwynne and Andréa Jones were both selected as Honorable Mentions by the North Coast Athletic Conference.  Gwynne tallied 712 assists this season and finished third in the NCAC with an average of 8.79 assists per set. She now holds the record for the second-highest single-season assists total in Oberlin’s program history. This is Gwynne’s first collegiate season so she is grateful to have seen playing time on the court. “Me and Andréa getting recognized together is really cool because our success comes from one another,”...

Oberlin High School football team.
Oberlin Schools Have No Plan for New Stadium
John Elrod, Contributing Sports Editor • November 12, 2021

In fall 2019, Oberlin Phoenix Field, which had been home to the Oberlin High School football team and the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, was demolished to make way for the construction of Oberlin Elementary School. Because of this, the three teams that competed at the stadium for decades were forced to play elsewhere in 2020 and 2021, and may continue to use alternate facilities moving forward. The OHS football and soccer teams competed at Ely Stadium in Elyria for their home games in 2020. While there is a state-of-the-art, multipurpose stadium in town — Knowlton Athletics Complex owned...

College fourth-year on the cross country and track and field team Anna Scott competes in a meet.
Cross Country Looks To Build On Momentum After Recent Conference Success
River Schiff, Senior Staff Writer • November 12, 2021

The Oberlin cross country and track and field team placed fifth at the North Coast Athletic Conference on Oct. 30, despite predictions they would place sixth. The women’s cross country has a long legacy of success, with six straight NCAC titles and nine overall (2006, 2009-14, 2018-19) and six consecutive National Collegiate Athletic Association Cross Country Championship meets (2009-2014) and nine overall (2017-2019). Most recently, the team achieved first place in the 2019 NCAC Championships, placing 11th nationally.  The unanticipated fifth-place standing, led by powerhouses in both the...

Fourth-year pitcher Zander Norris takes the mound during the 2021 season.
Oberlin Baseball Reflects on Negative Reputation
Zoe Kuzbari and Zoë Martin del Campo November 5, 2021

Editor’s note: This article mentions sexual assault and rape culture.    On campus, the reputations of Oberlin men’s sports teams vary greatly. Recently, the baseball team has come under the spotlight for their team culture after Yik Yak posts directly named and accused specific individuals on the team of sexual assault. Fourth-year baseball player Zander Norris says that he knows his team has developed a negative reputation at Oberlin. “We are reviled for being an unpassionate group of frat-like individuals with no regard for the rest of the student body and are only really...

Fourth-year men’s basketball player Wolf Moser dribbles up the court.
Preview of Yeomen Basketball 2021–22 Season
John Elrod, Contributing Sports Editor • November 5, 2021

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, the Oberlin men’s basketball team will play their first game of the season against Waynesburg University. The Yeomen are coming off a successful 2019–20 season where they went 15-12 overall — the team’s first winning season since 1992 — but the squad has seen significant turnover since then. Players have transferred in and out of Oberlin and many first- and second-years will begin their college basketball careers this year. Out of the 20 players on the team, only four of them were on the 2019–20 team. The team has just two fourth-years, Wolf Moser and Darien Knowles,...

Second-year field hockey player Susan Robinson-Cloete competes on Oberlin’s home turf.
In The Locker Room with Susan Robinson-Cloete, Field Hockey Forward and Student Researcher
Kayla Kim November 5, 2021

Susan Robinson-Cloete is a second-year on the field hockey team who plays forward and scored the winning goal in the last game of the season. After playing goalie her entire career before Oberlin, Susan was moved to forward for the first time in a field position. The game against Transylvania University was the team’s first win this year. Off the field, Susan is interested in studying Neuroscience and Spanish. Whether she’s volunteering in labs, playing as a forward on the field, or spending time with the team, Robinson-Cloete balances it all. This interview has been edited for length and...

Oberlins club fencing team.
The Return of Club Sports
Zoe Kuzbari, Sports Editor • June 18, 2021

This past year, Oberlin’s club sports faced many of the same challenges that varsity sports teams had to conquer but with even fewer resources at their disposal. Recruiting new members, finding a safe way to practice, and working with a smaller roster were issues that all sports teams had to face but the club soccer team, ultimate Frisbee team, and fencing team have all managed to handle the issues COVID-19 brought on.  Conservatory rising fourth-year Oved Rico joined the club soccer team his first year at Oberlin and has been playing since he was eight years old.  “My experience has...

The Preying Manti, Oberlin’s women and trans ultimate Frisbee team.
Lacking Support, Club Sports Adapt to the Pandemic
Arman Luczkow, Opinions Editor • October 2, 2020

While many of Oberlin’s varsity teams began new COVID-safe practices during the first week of classes, club sports have struggled to create new routines. Oberlin is now five weeks into classes, but many club sports have yet to begin practicing as a result of pandemic-related challenges. Club sports requiring person-to-person contact, as well as those that practice off-campus, have been cancelled. “There are some club sports whose activities were deemed to be too high risk to operate in our current campus predicament,” Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach David Wilson wrote in an email to the...

WNBAs Washington Mystics kneeling and wearing T-shirts printed with seven bullet holes to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake.  Courtesy of Slate.com.
The WNBA Won't Be Ignored
Zoë Martin del Campo and Zoe Kuzbari September 4, 2020

When the Washington Mystics came to their Aug. 26 game each wearing shirts with seven bullet holes in the back, viewers were reminded that the Black Lives Matter Movement is not something that can be ignored or forgotten, even on the basketball court. The Mystics announced they would not be playing that day in honor of Jacob Blake, the Wisconsin Black man who was shot seven times by police.  By this point, social media was abuzz as the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks said they were striking, just hours before the Mystics’ protest. Soon after, the NBA bubble games were halted for three days across...

Club Sport Teams Plan Antiracism Programming in Response to Criticism
Zoë Martin del Campo, Contributing Sports Editor • August 17, 2020

Some of Oberlin’s club sport teams are working to address racism in their communities and create safe spaces for Black, Indigenous, and students of color — particularly for Black athletes on predominantly white teams. These efforts come after nationwide Black Lives Matter protests and conversations surrounding racism rejuvenating mainstream focus on racial injustice. Zoe Hecht, College fourth-year and captain of the Oberlin Preying Manti women and trans Ultimate Frisbee team, has worked this past summer with her co-captains and the College to prepare for conversations surrounding race and...

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