The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Zoe Bluffstone, Jessica Hubert and Jackie Milestone

In the Locker Room with Zoe Bluffstone, Jessica Hubert and Jackie Milestone

October 9, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with members of the Preying Manti, Oberlin’s competitive women’s Ulti­mate Frisbee club team. Seniors Zoe Bluffstone, Jessica Hubert and Jackie Milestone (not pictured) discussed go­ing to Nationals their freshman year, memorable moments and expecta­tions for their last season. Did you know that you were going to play Ultimate at Oberlin before you came here? Zoe Bluffstone: Yes! I specifically knew that I wanted to find a school that had a strong women...

In The Locker Room with Ariana Abayomi, Emma Brezel and Olivia Hay

In The Locker Room with Ariana Abayomi, Emma Brezel and Olivia Hay

October 2, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with senior women’s tennis captain Ariana Abayomi, junior captain Emma Brezel and junior Olivia Hay to discuss their fall season, the dynamics of a small sports team and their experiences as student athletes. What did you see the team coming out strong with for your first tournament? Ariana Abayomi: I think doubles was really strong. Olivia Hay: Yeah, we didn’t get any new players this year, so we didn’t have to try incorporating any new doubles combinati...

In the Locker Room with Vera Peterson and Joe Bennett

In the Locker Room with Vera Peterson and Joe Bennett

September 25, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with Philips gym employees Vera Pe­terson and Joe Bennett to discuss their favorite parts of the facility, their fa­vorite sport and how Oberlin and its student body have changed over the years. How long have you worked at Philips? Vera Peterson: 35 years. I started in 1980, before you were even born! Joe Bennett: Three years, but I used to work at Stevenson [Dining Hall] for CDS. How has the Philips fitness center changed since you started work­ing there?...

In The Locker Room with Bennett Jackson and Justin Bute

In The Locker Room with Bennett Jackson and Justin Bute

September 18, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with sophomore defensive back Ben­nett Jackson and junior linebacker Justin Bute to discuss their first win on the new Dick Bailey Field, person­al pump-up routines and the chang­ing culture of the Oberlin football program. Can you describe the atmosphere between your team and the stands at the end of the Kenyon game? Bennett Jackson: It was really awesome knowing how hard we worked last year and this year and having it come out on the field — especial...

In the Locker Room with Koryn Kraemer and Trenton Bulucea

In the Locker Room with Koryn Kraemer and Trenton Bulucea

September 11, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with men’s soccer first-years Koryn Kraemer and Trenton Bulucea to discuss the Yeomen’s California ad­venture, their goals for the upcoming season and how it feels to start their careers as varsity athletes. How was your recent trip to California? Koryn Kraemer: California was really sunny! It was wonderful to spend quality time with the team — on and off the field — in an interest­ing and rich part of the country. Trenton Bulucea: The trip to Cal­ifornia ...

In The Locker Room with Tiffany Saunders and Sara Schoenhoft

In The Locker Room with Tiffany Saunders and Sara Schoenhoft

September 4, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with field hockey Head Coach Tiffany Saunders and Softball Head Coach Sara Schoenhoft to discuss their first year coaching at Oberlin College. Where are you from originally? TS: I’m from Virginia Beach, VA. SS: I grew up in Cincinnati, where my family still lives. What is your athletic/coaching background? TS: I went to Radford Univer­sity with an athletic scholarship and played field hockey there for four years. Then I returned to my alma mater, w...

In the Locker Room with Nate Levinson and Tyler Sloan

In the Locker Room with Nate Levinson and Tyler Sloan

May 8, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with itself, Sports Editors Nate Levinson and Tyler Sloan, to discuss their favorite parts of the job, why they were initially interested in the position and their favorite co-editors. What made you want to be a Sports editor for the Review? Tyler Sloan: I started writing for the Review at the beginning of my freshman year for the Sports section and I really enjoyed it. I had really good editors, and then I realized the editor of the Sports section was in my journal...

In the Locker Room with Jason Hudson

In the Locker Room with Jason Hudson

May 1, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with Director of Student-Athlete Services and Wellness Jason Hudson to discuss his role in the Athletics department, coaching track and field and teaching fitness classes. As Director of Student-Athlete Services, what are your primary responsibilities? Jason Hudson: My primary responsibility is to make sure that all of our student-athletes are doing well. I provide links to other parts of campus if students need those. Ideally, [I] help students get nominated and a...

In the Locker Room with Kaïa Austin, Carmen Wolcott and Kanti Keislar

In the Locker Room with Kaïa Austin, Carmen Wolcott and Kanti Keislar

April 27, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with members of the women’s and trans rugby team, the Rhinos, senior Kanti Keislar, first-year Carmen Wolcott and junior Kaïa Austin, to discuss the unique culture of the rugby team, why they enjoy the sport and their favorite team traditions. How’s the season going so far? Kanti Keislar: I think that the tournament that we had this weekend was the best we’ve played all semester. We had a disadvantage compared to a lot of the other teams because we are the...

In the Locker Room with Merlin Hoffman and Alex Cheney

In the Locker Room with Merlin Hoffman and Alex Cheney

April 17, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with Albino Squirrels club soccer members junior captain Merlin Hoffman and fifth-year Alex Cheney to discuss their experiences playing on a club team, organizing games and their favorite professional soccer teams. How often do you practice, and who organizes the practices? Merlin Hoffman: During the fall season, we practice four days a week — Monday through Thursday. The practices are organized by the captains. Right now, I’m the only captain because Sarah [Mill...

In the Locker Room with Nick Lobley and Matt Fox

In the Locker Room with Nick Lobley and Matt Fox

April 3, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with men’s lacrosse power duo, college juniors Nick Lobley and Matt Fox, to discuss their individual successes, the challenges of practicing indoors and their goals for the remainder of the season. You both lead the points, goals and assists categories. What do you attribute your individual success to? Matt Fox: Just growing up in a hotbed of lacrosse. I’ve been playing since I was six or seven years old, so I feel like we can see the field better than most ...

In the Locker Room with Evan Holliday and Jason Freedman

In the Locker Room with Evan Holliday and Jason Freedman

March 13, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with the men’s Ultimate Frisbee captains, senior Evan Holliday and junior Jason Freedman, to discuss changes in the team dynamic over the years, how they can make it to Nationals and their favorite team traditions. Talk a little about the Horsecows’ relationship with the women’s Frisbee team. Jason Freedman: The Horsecows and the Manti are very close, and we spend a lot of time together, including playing together but also partying a lot together. I would j...

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