The Oberlin Review

Kyle Korver Calls on White Athletes to Recognize Their Privilege

Nathan Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Americans have a cultural fascination with the idea that sports are a meritocracy, where the only ingredients for success are physical prowess and a burning will to win. This mythology is strong within basketball culture, as legends like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and others have b...

Pole Vaulter Sarah Voit Finds Success in Her Very First Season

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

April 26, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

At the Case Western Reserve University Invitational last Saturday, first-year pole vaulter Sarah Voit cleared 11’-03.75” to win the event — something she has done at seven of the 11 meets she has competed at during her collegiate career. With two school records and one North Coast Athlet...

In The Locker Room with Sean Kuo, College Junior, Fencer, Club Sport Athlete, and Pre-Med Student

In The Locker Room with Sean Kuo, College Junior, Fencer, Club Sport Athlete, and Pre-Med Student

Jane Agler, Sports Editor

April 26, 2019


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

While “In The Locker Room” interviews often focus on members of the Oberlin community associated with varsity athletics, College junior Sean Kuo is a prime example of the flexibility and fun that can be found through participating in Oberlin’s many club sports and activities. Kuo’s fr...

Reflections From a Graduating Four-Year Student-Athlete

Reflections From a Graduating Four-Year Student-Athlete

Julie Schreiber, Senior Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

My four years as a student-athlete at Oberlin have been commemorated generously. In addition to a celebratory Senior Day, I developed as an individual with a community of athletes who turned a field hockey team into a family. The many hours I’ve spent with this team will remain some of my ...

OC Athletics Senior Day Photo Series

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

April 26, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

Balancing academics, athletics, and other extracurriculars at an elite institution like Oberlin is a challenge that very few student-athletes manage to tackle for all four years. Last weekend, four different varsity teams at Oberlin honored their seniors and celebrated the contributions they h...

OB Jump Builds Life Skills for National-Caliber Young Athletes

OB Jump Builds Life Skills for National-Caliber Young Athletes

Julie Schreiber, Senior Staff Writer

April 19, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Three nights a week, the walls of the indoor gym at Prospect Elementary School echo with the sounds of school kids laughing, playing, shrieking, and jumping. These are the sounds of OB Jump, Oberlin’s official competitive jump rope team. OB Jump is comprised of students from both Prospect Elementa...

Cardinals-Reds Series Marks MLB’s Plans to Globalize

Cardinals-Reds Series Marks MLB’s Plans to Globalize

Jane Agler, Sports Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Over 130 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border in Monterrey, the St. Louis Cardinals faced off against the Cincinnati Reds in a two-game series. The Mexico series is one of several efforts made by the MLB to globalize its brand and increase popularity abroad. Last month, the Arizona Diamondbac...

Woods’ Victory is a Story of Fatherhood, Not Redemption

Woods’ Victory is a Story of Fatherhood, Not Redemption

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Twenty-two years after Tiger Woods embraced his dad after winning his first Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in 1997, the same man, in his trademark Sunday red shirt and black Nike cap, hustled off the green to embrace his 10-year old son Charlie, also dressed in red and black. Woods wo...

In The Locker Room with Zachary Vaughn, Junior Tennis Player, Undergraduate Research Fellow, and STEM Student

In The Locker Room with Zachary Vaughn, Junior Tennis Player, Undergraduate Research Fellow, and STEM Student

Alexis Dill and Jane Agler

April 19, 2019


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

Like many Oberlin student-athletes, College junior Zachary Vaughn has his hands full. When the Chemistry major and Math minor isn’t in the lab conducting research or doing work for class, he can be found on the tennis courts competing in both doubles and singles matches. His athletic feats ...

Manti B-Team Makes Historic Run

Manti B-Team Makes Historic Run

Jane Agler, Sports Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Members of Oberlin’s women and trans ultimate Frisbee team, the Preying Manti, high-five one another on the field during a practice last week. While the Manti’s A-team are frequent Ohio Valley D-III College Regionals contenders, their B-team will be making an appearance at the competition ...

All Good Things Must Come to an End: Jenkins Steps Down After 11 Seasons Leading Women’s Basketball

All Good Things Must Come to an End: Jenkins Steps Down After 11 Seasons Leading Women’s Basketball

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Varsity Winter

As his players arrived at the gym for practice one Monday afternoon in March 2018, Women’s Basketball Head Coach Kerry Jenkins devised a plan. The 2017–18 team was the first in program history to win the North Coast Athletic Conference title and earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament, but Jenki...

Facing Uncertainty, Cavicchio Switches Fields, Finds Support

Facing Uncertainty, Cavicchio Switches Fields, Finds Support

Julie Schreiber, Senior Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

In the second semester of her senior year at Oberlin, Millie Cavicchio is getting a fresh start. After three rocky years of attempting to manage her softball career amidst injuries, surgeries, and other setbacks, Cavicchio has found an unexpected home for herself on the Oberlin track and field team...

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