The Oberlin Review

Swooshes Up in Ashes, Nike Up in Shares

Ify Ezimora, Sports Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Nike’s close-up image of Colin Kaepernick’s face reads: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” At the bottom: the classic swoosh followed by Nike’s slogan, “Just do it.” The ad, which first surfaced in tandem with the opening game of the 2018 Nationa...

Good Recruiting Leads to Great Success for Cross Country, Track and Field

Good Recruiting Leads to Great Success for Cross Country, Track and Field

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Track and Field, Track and Field, Varsity Fall, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring, Varsity Winter

It was four months ago that Lilah Drafts-Johnson, OC ’18, clutched her first-place trophy while being mobbed by teammates and coaches. She had just run the 10th fastest 400-meter hurdle time in the event’s history at the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships, an...

Standards Too High for Serena

Hannah Keidan

September 14, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

As a tennis player, I grew up watching the Williams sisters on television. They were — and still are — my heroes. I would sit criss-cross-applesauce on the family room floor, eyes glazed over, head bobbing back and forth to follow the ball, barely understanding what was happening on the scr...

From the Bass to Baseball: Perfecting the Right Pitch

Luke Sprecher

September 14, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Sports Column, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

Most Oberlin students arrive on campus at age 17 or 18, but Ian Ashby — first-year Conservatory student — familiarized himself with the College when he was 12 years old. He played baseball competitively in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA until he was in seventh grade, when his father accepted a ...

In The Locker Room with Jabari and Malachi Clemons, Teammates and Brothers

In The Locker Room with Jabari and Malachi Clemons, Teammates and Brothers

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

Growing up, brothers Jabari and Malachi Clemons did everything together, from playing video games in the bedroom to running around the track while their dad timed them. Despite their closeness, neither one expected to be on the same college campus, let alone the same college football team. Jaba...

YeoFit Knocks Out Grand Opening

YeoFit Knocks Out Grand Opening

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

College senior Olivia Shin brought a friend to a cardio boxing class taught by Head Softball Coach and Wellness Coordinator Sara Schoenhoft Thursday evening. Shortly after the Pat ’63 and Merrill ’61 Shanks Health and Wellness Center opened in late August, an initiative called YeoFit kicked...

Volleyball Gets Back on Track with Two Wins

Volleyball Gets Back on Track with Two Wins

Khalid McCalla

September 14, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Varsity Sports, Volleyball

The Oberlin College volleyball team picked up a pair of wins Saturday against Franciscan University and La Roche College, giving them confidence and momentum heading into another busy weekend filled with four games.  “We had a great week of practice and worked on making some adjustments from the...

Field Hockey Maximizes Holistic College Experience

Field Hockey Maximizes Holistic College Experience

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Field Hockey, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Field Hockey Head Coach Tiffany Saunders had no idea she wouldn’t be returning to Radford University at the conclusion of her fifth season as the lead assistant coach of the Highlanders. The news came in February 2014 that the school would be cutting its field hockey program, leaving Saunders ...

From the Locker Room to the Copy Room

Ify Ezimora, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Competing as a track athlete for the past eight years has heavily shaped both the way I navigate the space around me and way others regard me. Coming from a public California high school of more than 2,700 students, participating in athletics as either a competitor or spectator was a communa...

New Building Promises Better Access to Wellness in Academic Year

New Building Promises Better Access to Wellness in Academic Year

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Uncategorized

Delta Lodge Director of Athletics and Physical Education Natalie Winkelfoos beamed with pride last Tuesday as students and coaches gathered to celebrate the opening of the Pat ’63 & Merrill ’61 Shanks Health and Wellness Center. Perhaps she could hear the turning of wheels and Men...

Wheelmen Roll Through Oberlin

Wheelmen Roll Through Oberlin

Sydney Allen, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The Wheelmen, a national group that focuses on the preservation and celebration of antique bicycles made before 1932, visited Oberlin July 25-29 for their 51st annual National Wheelmen Meet. Many cyclists rode upwards of 100 miles during the meet in total. Others took part in 75-, 50-,...

For Baseball Players in Cuba, a Unique Naming Convention

Julie Schreiber, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

For many people in the United States, the happenings of everyday life in Cuba are nothing short of mysterious. Although the two countries are separated by a mere 103 miles, a half-century of socially-and-economically-restrictive international policy has made it difficult for most citizens of either count...

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