Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

College first-year and field hockey player River Schiff.

In The Locker Room With River Schiff, Dual-Sport Athlete and Trans Advocate

Zoe Kuzbari, Senior Staff Writer February 26, 2021

College first-year and dual-sport athlete River Schiff can often be found getting in an extra round of field hockey and wall ball for lacrosse between their actual practices. They have been playing field...

WNBA: A Full Court Press for Social Change.

Reflections on a Conversation with Essence Carson and Awvee Storey

Zoe Kuzbari, Senior Staff Writer February 20, 2021

In a year that saw activism for racial justice across the national sports community, Oberlin’s Athletics department has been inspired by the impact of professional sports leagues in advocating for meaningful...

College fourth-years Luke Buck and Maddie Paladino.

We Found Love in a Sporty Place

Zoë Martin del Campo, Sports Editor February 19, 2021

“I’m the competitive one,” insisted College fourth-year and football player Luke Buck.  “That’s not true,” Maddie Paladino, a College fourth-year on the softball team, quickly cut in as...

New Coaches Bring Energy to the Athletic Department

Khalid McCalla, John Elrod, and Cat Moruzzi February 19, 2021

Earlier this month, the College’s athletic department announced that it filled open coaching positions on the men’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, and softball teams. All three of these new coaches are...

Women Carry Football Toward Equality

Zoe Kuzbari, Senior Staff Writer February 12, 2021

In the last six months, we have witnessed monumental change for women in football. This past weekend, we saw Sarah Thomas become the first woman to down judge and officiate at the Super Bowl. And for the...

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....

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