Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Effects of Climate Change on Skiing, Winter Sports
Effects of Climate Change on Skiing, Winter Sports
Andrea Nguyen, Sports Editor • February 23, 2024

I’ve been an avid skier for most of my life. Arguably, a good portion of kids in the Portland, OR metro area probably know how to ski or snowboard because of the convenience of living so close to Mt. Hood. While the ocean might be too chilly for surfing, the nearest mountain an hour east is the perfect place to go.  The culture of skiing and snowboarding here is very different from Colorado or in the Appalachians. Going up to the mountain is more spontaneous than planned; for my family, it is often just a random Sunday outing. The availability of affordable used gear and school-sponsored...

Fans Should Put Caitlin Clark’s Career Into Perspective
Fans Should Put Caitlin Clark’s Career Into Perspective
Kayla Kim, Managing Editor • February 16, 2024

It’s safe to say that the word “greatness” cannot fully describe Caitlin Clark’s career. Yesterday, thanks to one of her iconic three-point  baskets that she shot from the logo, the Iowa point guard broke the all-time NCAA women’s scoring record just three minutes into a game against Michigan, now only 98 points behind all-time NCAA scorer Pete Maravich’s 3,667. On Sunday, she became the 6th player in college women’s basketball to reach 1,000 career assists in an upset loss against Nebraska. During her career, Iowa went from a 20–10 record in 2020–2021 to a top-5 ranking in both...

How Sports Editors Spent Super Bowl Sunday
How Sports Editors Spent Super Bowl Sunday
Andrea Nguyen and James Foster February 16, 2024

Super Bowl LVIII, the first to take place in Las Vegas, was an instant classic. The back-and-forth game had impassioned fans and casual viewers alike on the edge of their seats for all of the second half and overtime. The Kansas City Chiefs’ 25–22 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers capped off a season that saw the team overcome offensive struggles and rely on their playoff experience to turn their season around and end the year as champions.   Andrea: For someone who watches football once in a blue moon, I can say that the Super Bowl is the only football game I’ve watched consistently...

How My Perspective on College Tennis Has Changed
James Foster, Sports Editor • February 9, 2024

For many high school athletes, earning a spot on a college team is the main goal of their entire careers. Collegiate athletics are of- ten seen as a pinnacle of success for serious young athletes and can be a focal point in their self-motivation. However, for some athletes like myself, the reality of collegiate athletics can be very different than the dream. Coming into college, I was so excited to finally be a part of a team. During my junior tennis career, it was normal, expected, and frankly necessary to be focused and caring only about yourself when competing. It was routinely taught that...

“Night of Champions” poster is displayed.
Mega Championship Wrestling, Local Professional Indie Circuit
Ella Erdahl, Production Editor • December 8, 2023

World Wrestling Entertainment and All Elite Wrestling are the powerhouse companies of the wrestling world. However, they are not the only places where you can get a fill of professional grappling. Independent circuits around the country put on countless shows that have the same action-packed bouts, often with more personality, more community involvement, and a lower ticket price. Founded in Elyria in 1998, Mega Championship Wrestling is one of these independent circuits, with shows in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. They host around 20 events per year, and their website states they are focused...

Problems with the NFL Fining System
Micah Rodriguez, Staff Writer • December 1, 2023

This season, fines in the NFL are being handed out at an all-time high rate and players, both current and former, are beginning to express their concern. With 8:11 left in the first quarter of the Detroit Lions’ Week 11 matchup against the Chicago Bears, Lions quarterback Jared Goff handed the ball off to running back David Mongomery for a five-yard gain. During the play, Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown engaged in a block with Bears safety Jaquan Brisker. Although blocking is a routine job for wide receivers on rushing plays, St. Brown was fined $43,709 by the NFL for apparently leading...

Men’s Lacrosse Rolls Chatham in Season Opener
Men’s Lacrosse Rolls Chatham in Season Opener
James Foster, Sports Editor • February 23, 2024

For the third consecutive season, the men’s lacrosse team took down Chatham University in its season opener. The team traveled to Pittsburgh last Saturday to try and start their season off with a win. Competing in dismal weather, the Yeomen were not playing up to their abilities for the first three quarters of the game. Heading into the fourth quarter, they led by just one goal with the score at 6–5. Oberlin’s defense, which had been stellar the entire game, held tough as the offense found life and went on a tear. Led by fifth-year attacker Ryan Blasberg, the Crimson and Gold scored...

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...

The Oberlin Rock Wall offers fun and recreation.
Oberlin Rock Wall Supports Thriving Club
Chris Stoneman, Senior Staff Writer • April 7, 2023

ExCo courses and club activities have been hallmarks of Oberlin, standing as prototypical examples of the College’s selection of unique educational and extracurricular opportunities. Obies have the liberty to do, learn, and teach others about practically anything we put our minds to, and nowhere is that freedom more apparent than within the rock-climbing community. Tucked discreetly into a corner of Philips gym, Oberlin’s climbing wall is high quality with a 25-foot-tall pillar and 360-square foot bouldering cave to match. “I came from a competitive climbing background, so it was really...

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