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The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Maureen Coffey and Julia Birenbaum

In the Locker Room with Maureen Coffey and Julia Birenbaum

October 7, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with senior field hockey players Maureen Coffey and Julia Birenbaum to discuss their recent protest of the national anthem, their understanding of patriotism and activism in athletics. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Why did you decide to start kneeling during the national anthem before games?  Julia Birenbaum: I’m from San Francisco and read about Colin Kaepernick kneeling. Some people have had really adverse reactions to it. I t...

In the Locker Room with Erica Rau

In the Locker Room with Erica Rau

September 30, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Erica Rau, head volleyball coach and senior woman administrator, to discuss Title IX, women’s roles in sports and Oberlin College’s current athletics culture. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. What are your daily responsibilities as the senior woman administrator? Erica Rau: With my new role, I’m going to have more of a hand in the administrative processes with the department. So, I get to sit in the bigger meetings with Na...

In the Locker Room with Khalil Rivers and Sarah Feinberg

In the Locker Room with Khalil Rivers and Sarah Feinberg

September 23, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Sarah Feinberg and Khalil Rivers, newly-appointed student members of the Heisman Club board, to discuss the organization’s impact on campus and its desire to serve Oberlin athletics. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How did you get involved in the Heisman Club? Khalil Rivers: [Delta Lodge Director of Athletics] Natalie [Winkelfoos] had actually recommended me to [Heisman Club board member] Carla [Freyvogel (OC ’79)]. Carla said sh...

In the Locker Room with Michael Leshchyshyn and Zach Taylor

September 16, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with first-year quarterback Zach Taylor and first-year kicker Michael Leshchyshyn to discuss their transitions from high school to college football, their excitement for their first home game and what it means to be a part of Yeomen football. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: What has been the toughest part about the transition from high school to college football?  Zach Taylor: The toughest part is probably playing against a bigg...

In the Locker Room with Sally Snover and Devyn Spielvogel

In the Locker Room with Sally Snover and Devyn Spielvogel

September 9, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with softball Assistant Softball Coach Sally Snover and Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Devyn Spielvogel to discuss the skills they bring to their new positions, their first impressions of Oberlin Athletics and why they love coaching.  This interview has been edited for clarity and length. Q: What are your backgrounds? Describe your prior experience in athletics.  Sally Snover: I attended Washington College in Chestertown, MD, for my undergrad — it’s a ...

In the Locker Room with Caleb Anderson and Felipe Ferreira

In the Locker Room with Caleb Anderson and Felipe Ferreira

September 2, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Beginner Fencing ExCo Instructor junior Caleb Anderson and Badminton ExCo Instructor sophomore Felipe Ferreira to talk about the growth of these unique campus sports groups over time, their favorite memories as Oberlin sports instructors and how fellow students can get involved. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How did your groups form? Caleb Anderson: Fencing is actually the oldest club sport at Oberlin, so it’s been around for...

In The Locker Room With Sarena Malsin and Randy Ollie

In The Locker Room With Sarena Malsin and Randy Ollie

May 6, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with itself — well, with Sports editors Randy Ollie and Sarena Malsin — to discuss their favorite parts of the job, their ideas for the future of the Sports section and their plans after graduation. What made you want to be a Sports editor for the Review? Randy Ollie: I was friends with the previous Sports editor, Nate Levinson, last year, and I also wrote for the Sports section for the entire year. I really enjoyed writing a lot, so when I saw an opening ...

April 29, 2016

This year, Oberlin is hosting the Ohio Valley, USA Ultimate Regional Championship for both the men’s and women’s leagues. This week, the Review sat down with the captains of Oberlin’s men’s Ultimate Frisbee team, The Flying Horsecows, seniors Jacob Gilbert and Jason Freedman to discuss the mechan­ics of hosting a regional tournament, the benefits and challenges of playing at home and what Oberlin students can expect from the teams this weekend. Could you talk a little about the tourna...

In The Locker Room With Larry Leggett

In The Locker Room With Larry Leggett

April 22, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with junior football player, Law and Society and Philosophy double major and up-and-coming DJ Larry Leggett to discuss starting his own label, OneHundro Music Crew, managing his time at Oberlin and aspiring goals in the music industry. When did you start your label, and what is it called? The idea of the label actually started when I was a junior in high school. It was really just an idea for a while, and we — the group of artists I was affiliated with — end...

In the Locker Room with Bradley Hamilton and Samma Regan

In the Locker Room with Bradley Hamilton and Samma Regan

April 15, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Student-Athlete Advisory Com­mittee co-chairs junior Bradley Ham­ilton and senior Samma Regan to discuss their roles on the committee, SAAC’s impact on Oberlin’s student-athlete community and the benefits of being a representative of a campus community. What is the Student-Athlete Ad­visory Committee, and why is it important? Bradley Hamilton: Basically, what we do is that we have repre­sentatives from ideally every team — not every team send...

In The Locker Room With Sarah Mills and Ben Gillen

In The Locker Room With Sarah Mills and Ben Gillen

April 8, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with sophomore club soccer liaison Ben Gillen and senior club soccer co-captain Sarah Mills to discuss their experiences playing club at Oberlin, how the team dynamic has changed over the years and anything they would do differently to improve club soccer. How would you describe your roles on the team? Ben Gillen: I talk to Betsy Bruce, the director of Recreation and Club Sports, a lot, so I’m like the contact between her and other teams. It’s really cool; I...

In the Locker Room with Monique Newton and Annie Goodridge

In the Locker Room with Monique Newton and Annie Goodridge

April 1, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with sophomore track and field members Monique Newton and An­nie Goodridge to discuss how it feels to be national competitors, the ups and downs of training and the be­hind-the-scenes of field events. What was being at nationals like? Annie Goodridge: It was my first time going. I made it in by one cen­timeter. It was really, really cool. I really enjoyed it, and we got to eat out a lot. I got to explore the grilled cheese market in Iowa. I had a re­ally g...

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