The Oberlin Review

College third-year Darien Knowles.

In The Locker Room with Darien Knowles, Two-Sport Athlete and Poker Player

Khalid McCalla, Sports Editor February 12, 2021

College third-year and varsity baseball and basketball player Darien Knowles has bounced around a lot. Since graduating high school, he has been enrolled at four different schools. His winding academic...

The Queen’s Gambit Ushers Newcomers in to a Modern Chess Era

Zach Bayfield February 10, 2021

After Netflix released its miniseries The Queen’s Gambit this fall, a buzz began to grow around chess, exciting people who had never before been interested in the game. But the perception of what a competitive...

Fred Shults Field is empty of students during a day without practice.

Cancellation of Spring Season Stirs Controversy Amongst Student-Athletes

Zoë Martin del Campo and Zoe Kuzbari February 5, 2021

With the continued spread of COVID-19 and the discovery of a more contagious variant in Northeast Ohio, the College made the call to cancel athletic competition for the spring season. This decision was...

Privilege Abounds in Petition to Bring Back Spring Sports

Khalid McCalla, Sports Editor February 5, 2021

When the College announced the decision to cancel all spring sports, Oberlin athletes were understandably upset. As a former athlete who had seasons stolen by injury, I know the pain of losing a season....

Former all-star Layshia Clarendon is the first openly nonbinary and transgender WNBA player.

The Impact of Layshia Clarendon’s Coming Out and What It Means for Transgender Athletes

River Schiff February 5, 2021

Women’s National Basketball Association player and former all-star Layshia Clarendon revealed on Jan. 29 that they had undergone top surgery, thus becoming the first openly trans athlete in the WNBA....

College third-year and cross country and track and field athlete Anna Scott competing pre-COVID-19.

We Keep Yeoing: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Khalid McCalla, Sports Editor December 4, 2020

In the shadow of Cleveland, Ohio, tucked away in the cornfields, lies a small town and one of the nation’s premier academic institutions, Oberlin College. But you already knew that. What you didn’t...

Sarah Fuller #32 of the Vanderbilt Commodores walks on the field prior to a game against the Mizzou Tigers.

Sarah Fuller Kicks-Off a Revolution for Women in Sports

Zoe Kuzbari, Senior Staff Writer December 4, 2020

This past Saturday, Sarah Fuller became the first woman to play a regular-season game in one of college football’s Power 5 conferences by starting kickoff during the second half for Vanderbilt University....

College fourth-year Alex Scott on the field.

In the Locker Room with Alex Scott, Lacrosse Player and Community Builder

Zoë Martin del Campo, Sports Editor December 4, 2020

Fourth-year Alex Scott’s eyes light up when he describes the communities that have defined his College experience. During his second year at Oberlin, he was encouraged to join the men’s lacrosse team...

Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising a black-gloved fist at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Thank You, Dr. Tommie Smith

Khalid McCalla, Sports Editor November 20, 2020

The Oberlin College Athletic Department, the Heisman Club, and the Presidential Initiative on Racial Equity and Diversity hosted “The Fist is Still Raised: A Conversation with Dr. Tommie Smith.” Tommie...

Erica Rau Elected as Women’s Director for American Volleyball Coaches Association

Zoe Kuzbari, Senior Staff Writer November 20, 2020

Last week, Head Volleyball Coach Erica Rau, added another notable title to her list of accomplishments: she was elected as Division III Women’s Director for the American Volleyball Coaches Association....

Oberlin Swim and Dive Make a Splash In Virtual Competition

Zoe Kuzbari, Senior Staff Writer November 13, 2020

This past Halloweekend, the Oberlin College Men’s and Women’s Swim and Dive teams competed in their very first virtual meet. Competing against teams from Hiram College, Wittenberg University, and the...

College fourth-year Katherine MacPhail flips out for tire flipping.

Presidential Challenge is Flippin’ Awesome

Katherine MacPhail, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2020

A day marked by harrowing tests of strength: a few friendly games of badminton, a cutthroat round of cornhole, and a 125-pound tire — welcome to the first-ever Presidential Tire Flip Challenge. Last...

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