The Oberlin Review

McLean Sammon, College Junior and YeoFit Yoga Instructor

McLean Sammon, College Junior and YeoFit Yoga Instructor

Maranda Phillips, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

College junior and volleyball player McLean Sammon has her hands full: She’s a Neuroscience and Psychology double-major with a minor in Dance, and she teaches yoga twice a week in the new Patricia ’63 & Merrill ’61 Shanks Health and Wellness Center. Her classes take place Thursdays and Su...

Howard Scandal Exposes Homophobia

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Two weeks after the 2012–13 NBA regular season wrapped up, Jason Collins — at the time, a free agent — sat in front of his TV and took a deep breath, waiting to see himself all over the news. He couldn’t hold it in any longer, and had already told 20 of his family members and closest ...

Nature’s Company All the Way

Nature’s Company All the Way

Luke Sprecher, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Uncategorized, Varsity Fall, Varsity Sports

On a midseason Sunday about two months ago, before Oberlin became covered with a layer of ice beneath an inch of snow, College first-year and cross country runner Avery Coreschi walked briskly to practice. Few trees were bare, some were still green, and others had turned a burnt red or a dar...

In The Locker Room with Malaika Djungu-Sungu and Jada Kennerly, Women’s Track and Field First-Years

In The Locker Room with Malaika Djungu-Sungu and Jada Kennerly, Women’s Track and Field First-Years

Ify Ezimora, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

Malaika Djungu-Sungu and Jada Kennerly met for the first time as roommates during orientation week this fall. Both first-years, Djungu-Sungu is 17.5 hours away from her home in Arlington, TX, while Kennerly hails from Mt. Vernon, Ohio — a small town similar to Oberlin about an hour and a ha...

VAs Host Dodgeball Throwdown

VAs Host Dodgeball Throwdown

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

College seniors Ify Ezimora and Hannah Rasmussen and College junior Nae McClain — all Village Assistants — hosted the second annual dodgeball tournament for their residents Saturday. McClain organized the tournament last year after receiving input from her Barrows Hall residents that the...

Hooliganism Spoils Soccer Match in Argentina

Julie Schreiber, Senior Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Following weeks of hype and buildup, the highly-anticipated soccer game that was supposed to take place in Argentina Saturday, Nov. 24, was canceled after hooliganism took the stage. The two teams are the River Plate and Boca Juniors, and together they make up quite possibly the most divisive...

Student-Athletes Shine at Sharing Stages

Student-Athletes Shine at Sharing Stages

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Saturday night in the William and Helen Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space, I realized what I love most about Oberlin: its tendency to foster creativity and collaboration, and the way people can express their diverse backgrounds, interests, and talents. I am regularly in awe of and in...

‘Enough’: NBA Players Take a Stand Against Gun Violence

Nathan Carpenter and Alexis Dill

November 16, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

As former Miami Heat teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade laced up their sneakers and jogged onto the Amway Center basketball court for warm-ups, a 17-year-old boy just 30 minutes northeast of Orlando, in Sanford, FL, put up his hood and stuck a bag of Skittles in his pocket upon leaving a...

Niñas Sin Miedo: Oberlin Athletes Partner with Colombian Organization to Empower Girls

Zoe Guiney

November 16, 2018


Filed under Sports Column

Oberlin students have recently partnered with Niñas Sin Miedo (Fearless Girls), an NGO that works to empower girls through education, sports, and psychosocial support in Soacha, Colombia. In providing these programs, Niñas Sin Miedo hopes to prevent adolescent pregnancy and sexual violence, ...

Women’s Cross Country Secures First Nationals Bid Since 2014

Women’s Cross Country Secures First Nationals Bid Since 2014

Ify Ezimora, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

A stream of posts hit social media as the women’s cross country team members and supporters learned of the team’s invitation to the NCAA Championships. Shortly after placing third at regionals — the NCAA Great Lakes Championships — the Yeowomen received the unprecedented news that they...

In The Locker Room with Sam Paul, Men’s Rugby Captain

In The Locker Room with Sam Paul, Men’s Rugby Captain

Noah Auby

November 16, 2018


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

Although the Oberlin Gruffs haven’t won a single game this season, team members resoundingly share that the current president of the team, College senior and History major Sam Paul, has made the team experience very fulfilling. Because rugby is a club sport at Oberlin, the president effecti...

Inexperience Not a Concern for Women’s Basketball

Julie Schreiber, Senior Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Varsity Winter

When College senior and women’s basketball co-captain Olivia Canning watched her teammate, College junior and point guard Cheyenne Arthur, nail a few three-pointers in last Saturday’s game against Alma College, she got the feeling that the young team was headed toward another successful sea...

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