The Oberlin Review

Yeowomen Edged Out of First Place in NCAC Indoor Championships

College fourth-year Maya English.

Khalid McCalla, Jane Agler, and Zoë Martin del Campo

March 6, 2020

This past weekend, the Ohio Wesleyan Bishops put an end to the Yeowomen’s three-year dynasty at this year’s North Coast Athletic Conference Track & Field Indoor Championships. Ohio Wesleyan and Oberlin have been neck-and-neck for the past several years, with Oberlin clinching the first-place s...

Recruitment Brings a Variety of Athletes to Campus

Zoë Martin del Campo, Contributing Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

For many high school students around the nation, applying to college is a tedious process that often begins their junior year. However, for student-athletes, the college search process can begin years in advance, with some students contacting coaches as early as middle school. Oberlin coaches typically beg...

Women’s Tennis Rides Momentum

College first-year Isabelle Olaes.

Zoe Kuzbari

March 6, 2020

After an exhausting schedule with two consecutive double-headers, two away games last week, and three matches this past weekend, the Oberlin women’s tennis team is now 5–5. Despite a tiring past couple of weeks, the team still continues to bring its A-game. After a slow start to its previous seas...

College Third-Year Tom Decker, Men’s Lacrosse Player

College third-year Tom Decker.

Jordan Auerbach

March 6, 2020

College third-year Tom Decker, the men’s lacrosse team’s leading scorer this season, is on a scorching tear. After burning the Thiel College Tomcats with a nine-point game in the Yeomen’s 21–10 season-opening win, Decker was awarded the North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week awar...

Football Welcomes New Head Coach

Head Football Coach Steve Opgenorth.

Zoë Martin del Campo, Contributing Sports Editor

February 28, 2020

When newly hired Head Football Coach Steve Opgenorth enters the room, his energy and approachability jump out. On his desk is a copy of The Football Coaching Bible by the American Football Coaches Association, and various accolades hang from his wall. “Trust the process,” is one of the many cat...

Oberlin Should Support Women’s and Men’s Athletics Equally

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

February 28, 2020

After attending both women’s basketball and men’s basketball games several times this year, I have begun to notice a disturbing pattern. The women’s basketball team has been playing the earlier game slot this season, while the men’s basketball team plays the later game slot. This has been the ...

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 ...

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