The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Kerry Jenkins and Isaiah Cavaco

In the Locker Room with Kerry Jenkins and Isaiah Cavaco

November 21, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with men’s basketball head coach Isaiah Cavaco and women’s basketball head coach Kerry Jenkins to discuss their coaching styles, Winter Term at Oberlin and the importance of recruiting. How has the season gone thus far? Kerry Jenkins: I think well. We have good chemistry; we’re working really hard. We’re young, so we’re trying to solidify certain positions and trying to get better in certain areas, but so far I would say I’m pleased with the progress....

In the Locker Room with Christina Marquette and Lindsey Bernhardt

In the Locker Room with Christina Marquette and Lindsey Bernhardt

November 14, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with women’s basketball players and housemates senior Christina Marquette and junior Lindsey Bernhardt to discuss their season kickoff, their hopes for the 2014–2015 season and spending Winter Term on campus. How has the preseason been going so far? Lindsey Bernhardt: It’s been going well so far. The freshmen have really stepped up and played a nice role on our team, and we are looking good this year. Christina Marquette: I think that we look pretty good. We ...

In the Locker Room with Hannah Pieper, Jack Redell and Liam Oznowich

In the Locker Room with Hannah Pieper, Jack Redell and Liam Oznowich

November 7, 2014

How have the first few meets of the season gone? Jack Redell: We’ve been training really hard so far and that’s definitely taken its toll. Everyone is pretty sore. Given that, everybody is racing really well, and we’re much further along than we were at this point last season. Liam Oznowich: During our first meet against Hiram [College], we killed it. We won all the races. Even though [our meet against The College of Wooster] didn’t go as well as we wanted, our times were a lot better com...

In the Locker Room with Phillip Hsu, Joey Velez and Shonari Edwards

In the Locker Room with Phillip Hsu, Joey Velez and Shonari Edwards

October 31, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with members of the Gruffs, the men’s rugby team — senior Phillip Hsu, sophomore captain Joey Velez and fifth-year captain Shonari Edwards — to discuss some of their favorite moments of the season, on-campus recruiting and this weekend’s game against rival Kenyon College. How does this year’s roster size compare to those of past years? Phillip Hsu: We have around 30 people this year, which is about double what we had last year. It’s about what we were...

In the Locker Room with Megan Bautista and Rachel Zuckerman

In the Locker Room with Megan Bautista and Rachel Zuckerman

October 10, 2014

Neither of you played field hockey last year. What has it been like coming back to the team this season? Megan Bautista: I think what’s really unique about our positions on the field hockey team and the field hockey program in general is just how accommodating they have been thus far. That is something that is completely unorthodox within athletics. For once, I don’t feel like I have to apologize for being involved in other areas of campus and for putting my priorities out there clearly. I’m...

In the Locker Room with Caela Brodigan and Maya Gillett

In the Locker Room with Caela Brodigan and Maya Gillett

October 3, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with the women’s Ultimate Frisbee captains, sophomores Caela Brodigan and Maya Gillett, to discuss the team’s goals this year, how the team has changed and how long they’ve been playing Frisbee. How has the season been going so far? Maya Gillett: Our season has been going well so far. We had one tournament a couple of weekends ago, and we split into two teams because we had so many new players. I think both of our teams did really well. I think we’re all pretty ...

In the Locker Room With the Coombs and the Ursos

In the Locker Room With the Coombs and the Ursos

September 26, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with two sets of siblings on the cross country team, senior Lola Coombs and sophomore Garret Coombs and junior Joshua Urso and first-year Sarah Urso to discuss cross country routes, their competitiveness and how much they hang out at Oberlin. Is it weird going to school with your sibling? Sarah Urso: Not really, because we’ve been through high school together, and we’ve been through so many schools together that it just seems like a continuation of that. Garr...

In the Locker Room with Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali

In the Locker Room with Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali

September 19, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with junior football players and roommates Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali to discuss their exciting win over Kenyon College, their first game at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex and the new atmosphere the team has been embracing this fall. How has the season been going so far? Blake Buckhannon: The season has been going pretty well, especially after last weekend; we had a huge conference win over Kenyon. That was great because over the last two years that’...

In the Locker Room With Hannah Christiansen and Katie Skayhan

In the Locker Room With Hannah Christiansen and Katie Skayhan

September 12, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with Conservatory student-athletes Hannah Christiansen, fifth-year lacrosse and field hockey player, and Katie Skayhan, senior track and field member, to discuss how they manage their busy schedules, what they use their lockers for and the similarities between playing sports and music. What instrument do you play in the Conservatory? Hannah Christiansen: I study violin. Katie Skayhan: I am a singer, so I play my body. [Laughs] I’m a soprano, the highest voice t...

In the Locker Room with Assistant Football Coaches Bob Saunders and Nate Cole

In the Locker Room with Assistant Football Coaches Bob Saunders and Nate Cole

May 9, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with first-year Assistant Football Coaches Nate Cole and Bob Saunders to discuss past jobs, what NFL players they’d like to coach and the new era of Oberlin football. What drew you to Oberlin? Bob Saunders: I had spent some time in Division III football at Washington University in St. Louis. That is also a very high academic school, and knowing the type of student-athletes that they had there, I figured it would be similar here, where there are extremely sm...

In The Locker Room with Josh Urso, Jimmy Taylor and Jerry Choi

In The Locker Room with Josh Urso, Jimmy Taylor and Jerry Choi

May 2, 2014

This week the Review sat down with men’s track and field runners senior Jimmy Taylor, junior Jerry Choi and sophomore Josh Urso to discuss breaking school records, pole vaulting and pre-race rituals. How is the season going so far? Jimmy Taylor: It’s been going really well. We have had a lot of people making consistent progress throughout the season, which to me is a mark of how the season is going. Jerry Choi: I am definitely seeing a lot of improvements — every week I see new perso...

In The Locker Room with Michelle Polyak, Dylan Cohen and Maisy Byerly

In The Locker Room with Michelle Polyak, Dylan Cohen and Maisy Byerly

April 25, 2014

This week the Review sat down with intramural softball captains, senior Michelle Polyak of the Senior Shockers and juniors Dylan Cohen of the Skinflutes and Maisy Byerly of the Designated $hitters to discuss their team names, how much they value intramural softball and why more people should play. What first drew you to intramural softball? Michelle Polyak: I started playing my freshman year because I knew some seniors that were playing and were really enthusiastic about it, and I decided to tr...

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