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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Another Winless Year for Miami GP Pole-Sitter, Another Cursed Circuit in Formula 1?
Erin Koo, Photo Editor and Layout Manager • May 10, 2024

Formula 1 held the first of its three Grand Prix in the United States this season last Sunday, May 5, at the Miami International Autodrome. The circuit was added to the Formula 1 calendar in 2022 and received criticism for being yet another race in the U.S., which is the country to host the most Grand Prix on the calendar despite lacking the passionate fan base F1 has in the rest of the world. After last weekend, though, fans are sure to remember Miami for hosting a thrilling race and bringing a long-awaited race result: Lando Norris’ first win in Formula 1.  Norris is in his sixth year in...

Sports Editor Advises Everything One Last Time
Andrea Nguyen, Sports Editor • May 10, 2024

Ever since I was little, I’ve always been told communication is the most important skill to have. As someone who didn’t start learning till I was five years old, and now only mediocrely know three languages, communication has always been one of the things I’ve struggled with the most.  My second year here at Oberlin, I was roped into writing for the Review by Zoë Martin del Campo, OC ’22, and Zoe Kuzbari, OC ’23. To be honest, I knew nothing about sports and I didn’t even really like them. But this leap of faith helped me with quite literally all other aspects of my life, such...

Travis ODaniel at the Derby.
Review Editor Revisits Kentucky Derby Roots
Travis O'Daniel, Conservatory Editor • May 10, 2024

The sports journalist Hunter S. Thompson once described the Kentucky Derby as “decadent and depraved,” and any native Louisvillian will tell you that the sentiment absolutely still rings true. Since 1875, the Derby has been bringing in crowds from far and wide to Louisville, KY, all eager to see the first thoroughbred-horse race in the Triple-Crown tournament — “the greatest two minutes in sports.”  Growing up in Louisville, Derby culture is ingrained into your childhood; I’ve known how to bet on horses and make mint juleps since middle school. The first weekend in May was always...

Review's Sports Editors Went Mini Golfing, It Was Difficult
Andrea Nguyen, Sports Editor • May 3, 2024

Pre-pandemic, the Sports Editors had a tradition of trying out sports that aren’t available within the limits of Oberlin. The previous Review Sports Editors most notably attempted a much more athletic endeavor known for its test of strength and agility: pole dancing. Though logistics got in the way of James and I living up to that legacy, we tried a well-known offshoot of a sport that neither of us had played in a while.  On Monday, James and I decided to hit up SportsVille, a family-owned sports park in Northridge. At SportsVille, there are many different activities including driving range...

ASAG Creates Community, Centers Asian Athletes
Kayla Kim, Managing Editor • May 3, 2024

May 1 marks the start of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. While the Asian Student-Athlete Group will not be officially chartered until the fall semester, the group is ensuring that athletes are able to celebrate their heritage and find community.  First-years and co-chairs JJ Gray and Peyton Lee met in an Economics class and decided to found ASAG, noting that affinity spaces for Asian-American athletes did not exist on campus. They shared an awareness of how being Asian-American affected them in their respective sports of basketball and lacrosse.  Though participation...

House Bill 68 Harms Transgender Athletes
Maggie Balderstone April 26, 2024

Across the country, state legislatures are limiting the rights of transgender folks, targeting their access to gender-affirming care and participation in athletics. As of June 2023, the Equality Federation identifies 72 bills across the U.S. that have been introduced to limit and ban transgender students from athletics. The increase in anti-trans legislation in sport and sentiment rests on misunderstandings of transgender women as “threats” to an equal playing field in sport.  In Ohio, the Republican supermajority in the state legislature voted Jan. 24 to override Governor Mike DeWine’s...

Senior Celebrations, Last Competitions for Baseball, Softball, Track
Amelia Ocampo, Staff Writer • May 10, 2024

This past weekend, Oberlin’s baseball and softball teams finished their seasons with Senior Day festivities, reflecting on the hard work and resilience their graduating seniors brought to the teams. Both displays of appreciation were filled with emotion as teammates celebrated both personal and teamwide successes, recognizing the talent and dedication of their graduating seniors. The Oberlin men’s and women’s track and field teams opted to honor their seniors at the start of their outdoor season, preparing themselves for continued excellence and success at each subsequent meet.  Baseball The...

Flying Horsecows Secure Spot to Nationals
Flying Horsecows Secure Spot to Nationals
Amelia Ocampo May 3, 2024

In a display of unyielding determination, the Oberlin men’s open Ultimate Frisbee team soared to victory at the Division III Ohio Valley Regional Championships, earning a spot in the National Championship.  The journey to this moment was paved with countless hours of sweat, sacrifice, and unwavering dedication. The weekend prior, the Flying Horsecows faced many disappointing defeats at Sectionals: plagued by injuries and illness, they finished with a 0–4 record in the Miami, OH competition. However, looking forward to a redeeming performance in Butler, PA, the Flying Horsecows entered the...

In The Locker Room with Allison Lupatkin and Sumner Wallace, Frisbee Practice Planners
In The Locker Room with Allison Lupatkin and Sumner Wallace, Frisbee Practice Planners
Andrea Nguyen and James Foster February 23, 2024

Fourth-years Allison Lupatkin and Sumner Wallace both joined the Preying Manti, the women’s and trans ultimate frisbee team on campus, their first year and have been heavily involved since. As they get ready for their first spring tournament in two weeks, they reflect on their last four years with the Manti.  Many Manti come from different backgrounds and levels of frisbee. Lupatkin got started with frisbee her first year at Oberlin. It was fall 2020, during the pandemic, and many first-years were doing outdoor social distancing activities. Her friend group tossed in North Quad, and although...

Black Student Athlete Group, Club Soccer, YeoFit Host Soccer Tournament
Andrea Nguyen, Sports Editor • November 10, 2023

This past Saturday, the Black Student Athlete Group, along with Oberlin Club Soccer and YeoFit, hosted a soccer tournament on Bailey Field. The matchup consisted of 9–10 players on each team and eight teams total, which included Koby’s BFFs, Him, Tacha’s Team, Nut Jacks, Amandla, Tinta’s Warriors, Flying Delta, and The Captains. The first and second round games were played with mini goals and no goalkeepers. However, for the third and final round, teams played with regular soccer goals and goalkeepers. Each game was around 30–45 minutes long. The referees for the tournament were third-year...

The club soccer team held one of its final practices of the season Thursday night.
Club Soccer Provides Inclusive Space for Students To Work On Skills
Chris Stoneman, Senior Staff Writer • May 5, 2023

As they are in a far more casual environment than varsity teams, club and intramural sports offer students the opportunity to rekindle their love for athletics. The perfect example of this at Oberlin is the club soccer team. The focus of club soccer is not winning but rather enjoyment and fun. “As captains, we’ve heavily focused on being inclusive — we definitely prioritize everyone having a chance to get on the ball and improve their skills over playing the highest level of soccer possible,” College second-year and captain of club soccer Noah Elazar wrote in an email to the Review. “I...

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