The Oberlin Review

Women’s Lacrosse Opening Nailbiter Sets High Bar for Upcoming Season

College second-year Bette Imhoff.

Jane Agler, Contributing Sports Editor

February 28, 2020

Third-year varsity women’s lacrosse player Ali Wessel looked forward to returning to the field this spring after being sidelined the previous season due to an ACL tear. She did not expect, however, to return and play in some of the most memorable games of her lacrosse career. “I think it was th...

Dan Palmer, Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Head Women’s Soccer Coach Dan Palmer.

Zoe Kuzbari

February 28, 2020

Head women’s soccer coach Dan Palmer has led the women’s soccer team to some of its best seasons ever, including the most successful four year stretch in team history between 2014 and 2017. Despite his impressive résumé, Palmer and the Yeowomen struggled this season, posting a 4-14-1 record. S...

The Wade Family’s Positive Influence

Former NBA player Dwyane Wade and daughter Zaya Wade.

Khalid McCalla, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

 NBA star Dwyane Wade recently announced that his daughter, Zaya, is transgender. This announcement was immediately met with support from those who saw Wade’s acceptance of his daughter’s gender identity as evidence of a shifting norm; and criticism from those without a full understanding of what...

Current and Former Football Players Express Concern About Team Culture

The Oberlin College varsity football team.

Zoë Martin del Campo, Contributing Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

 Founded in 1891, Oberlin’s football team has provided a community to both athletes and spectators, alike, for generations. Despite this history, the team has seen significant turnover over the past few years; this past season alone, seven players left the team. This upcoming season, the team will ...

Adriano Atallah, Third-Year Track Athlete

College third-year Adriano Atallah.

Khalid McCalla and Zoe Kuzbari

February 21, 2020

College third-year Adriano Atallah is a force on the track. Currently a captain of the men’s track and field team, Atallah spent his first few years on campus setting Oberlin’s record book ablaze. His most notable accolades include winning the North Coast Athletic Conference outdoor decathlon la...

New Dynamic Duo Steps in to Lead Yeowoman Basketball

College fourth-years Jasmine Sorrells and Cheyenne Arthur.

Hulan Edward

February 21, 2020

 In all college sport programs, filling leadership roles after star players depart is a source of stress. The Oberlin College women’s basketball team faced this issue after captains and star basketball players Alex Stipano, and Liv Canning, both OC ’19, graduated last year Stipano, a guard, f...

The U.S. Women’s National Team Deserves Your Undivided Attention

The U.S. Women’s National Team celebrates a victory.

Jackie Brant and Louise Metz

February 14, 2020

This Winter Term, while watching the United States Women’s National Soccer Team game, we became simultaneously filled with pride for our team and couldn’t wait to don a USWNT jersey — printed with the name of any one of those fabulous players — and flaunt it front row at a primetime televised gam...

Blackletes Find Spaces at Largely-White Institution

Khalid McCalla, Sports Editor

February 14, 2020

At Oberlin, Black students make up only 5.29 percent of the student body. For prospective students, this number can be viewed as a red flag. The fear of not finding a group with which you identify can be intimidating, but many Black students at Oberlin find a community, either through the numerous club...

Belle Ursa, OC ’17, Founder of Amplio Fitness

Belle Ursa, OC ‘17, and her co-founder John Hall.

Jane Agler, Contributing Sports Editor

February 14, 2020

Belle Ursa, OC ’17, can be found in Rocky River, Ohio, just a 30-minute drive from Oberlin’s campus. The former Psychology major went on to become an American Council of Exercise-certified coach and founded Amplio Fitness, a fitness and wellness center that provides a safe exercise space for people...

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