The Oberlin Review

Alumni Athletes Thrive in Post-Oberlin Pursuits

Julie Schreiber, Senior Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

To some Oberlin students, it can seem like those who dwell on the north side of campus and those on the south side of campus attend completely different colleges. In the past few years, there have been several initiatives to help bridge these communities — notably the “Hate Sports? We Want To ...

From the Perspective of Non-binary Athletes

Abby Bellows and Leah Ross

December 7, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Finding Solace Abby Bellows I used to look at my reflection in windows when I ran by, focusing on my stride — how my legs moved past one another, how my feet landed — but I could never bring myself to look up at the rest of my body, knowing I couldn’t look at my chest without sen...

Alumni Named for Next Generation Heisman Board

Alumni Named for Next Generation Heisman Board

Ify Ezimora, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The John W. Heisman Club’s recently-announced Next Generation Board sets the foundation for a commitment to engaging with and prioritizing the voices of current students and recent grads in athletics. The board, in its creation, consists of recent Oberlin College graduates: 2018 grads Moni...

Reflections of a Former Student-Athlete Rower

Christian Ikeokwu

December 7, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

In high school, I competed as a member of the rowing team. Unfortunately, as Oberlin doesn’t have a rowing team, I’ve retired my unisuit and taken up life as a non-athlete. Through that process, I’ve been surprised by which aspects of being an athlete I miss and which I don’t. The most...

Women’s Basketball Gets New Bling

Women’s Basketball Gets New Bling

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Members of the 2018 North Coast Athletic Conference Championship women’s basketball team were honored with a ring ceremony during intermission of the men’s basketball game Wednesday, which followed the Yeowomen’s first conference victory of the season. They beat the Kenyon College La...

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...

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