The Oberlin Review

New Leader Brings New Attitude to Athletic Department

Ariel Lewis, Sports Editor

September 16, 2011

The 2010-2011 athletic year saw Oberlin teams reach new heights, and College administrators have matched that success over the past several months. William Roth was hired as the new Delta Lodge Director of Athletics, coming from a successful program at the University of Pennsylvania with fresh ideas and a fresh attitude. Roth has spearheaded several new changes to both the facilities and the culture of the department to complement continued growth on the field by both the Yeomen and Yeowomen. Recent changes to the facilities have been minor — most notably in the form of “Go Yeo” window decals in the cardio hallway of Philips Gymnasium, which allow exercisers to look out but prevent passers-by from staring in, ...

OPIRG hosts The Love Movement

Abby Hawkins, Staff Writer

May 13, 2011

Wilder Bowl was a vision of serenity and springtime celebration in the midst of the Love Movement on Sunday, May 8, an afternoon of face-painting, Moon-Bouncing and concert-going. The event featured music by student groups Nothing But Treble, the Acapelicans and Givers of Sweet Love, storytelling performances and a performance by College first-year Lizzie Conner with the Appleseed Collective –– all in the name of a revolutionary approach to grassroots activism. At the beginning of the semester, College sophomores and co-coordinators of the Ohio Public Interest Research Group's Hunger and Homelessness campaign Deirdre Molitor and Haley Nevers were brainstorming ways to raise campus awareness about issues of p...

Potential Changes to Academic Calendar Proposed

Julia Herbst

April 29, 2011

After three years of discussion, the Academic Calendar Committee has recently put forth a five-part plan of recommended changes to the academic calendar. If approved by the general faculty, these changes would be implemented beginning in the 2013-14 school year. The proposed alterations include starting the fall semester before Labor Day (when possible), making Labor Day a teaching day, moving Commencement to Sunday, and closing the “gap” between Winter Term and the first day of second semester classes in order to start the spring semester sooner. The plan would also extend reading periods by an additional day, in keeping with a request made by Student Senate a few years ago and reaffirmed by members of the...

The Editorial Board Has Sex

The Editorial Board

March 11, 2011

The Republican attack on Planned Parenthood is not only frightening because it threatens to take sexual resources and information away from those communities most in need. Rather, the most frightening aspect of the attacks is what they represent: willful ignorance toward issues of sexuality, reproductive rights and overall openness in our society. As conservative politicians attempt to completely eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, it is important for us to remind political leaders of the simple, but apparently overlooked fact that Americans and college students have sex using various forms of birth control. To maintain our health and well-being, we need basic services like contraception and information...

Out of This World: Oberlin StarCraft Team Is On the Rise

Ariel Lewis, Staff Writer

February 18, 2011

Several days ago, I found myself dialing the number of my 13-year-old brother to ask him questions about "that game you play when we’re supposed to be eating dinner." “You mean StarCraft?” he asked. Yes, exactly. I’d just learned that Oberlin not only has its very own StarCraft team, but also that said team has a win-loss record that doesn’t make me want to scorch my eyes with lye. With just weeks left in its regular season, the Oberlin College StarCraft team is poised to make the playoffs for the first time since its inception in spring 2009, a feat that has been exceedingly rare in the 175-odd years since the school's founding. Before you remind me that StarCraft is a computer game — NOT a sport...

Intramurals Get Competitive

Kate Melanson, Staff Writer

December 11, 2009

Every year when fall sports seasons wind down, a new group of sports begins. And no, we’re not talking about the winter varsity sports. Intramural sports start up every so often throughout the year, and all types of students join. From non-athletes to varsity athletes from different sports just looking to try something new to try, everyone can get in on the action. “I chose to play intramural sports because it’s a fun activity to do with my friends, and it is a way to stay active and competitive after my varsity season,” said junior Zach Lipshultz, who is on the varsity soccer team but is playing intramural basketball at the moment. “I also enjoy playing basketball, but am not good enough to play on the...

Indoor Track, Not Content With Last Year’s Success, Competes for NCAC Title

Alicia Smith, Staff Writer

December 11, 2009

After a highly successful 2008– 2009 season, the indoor track team is more than ready to exceed last year’s accomplishments in the coming season. The women’s team tied for first place with Ohio Wesleyan University at the North Coast Athletic Conference championships last year. The team boasts many returnees and new faces who could hopefully lead the team to another first place finish. Junior Joanna Johnson has dominated distance events since her first year. In her first two years at Oberlin, she won five conference championships and a region- al championship, and became a two-time All-American. This fall, Johnson came in fifth at the cross country championships. Senior Clara Shaw, who earned NCAC honors...

Oberlin Campus Dining Services: Tomatoless

Holly Roney, Staff Writer

December 11, 2009

Students eating in any of Oberlin’s dining halls probably noticed the recent disappearance of fresh sliced tomatoes. This November, Campus Dining Services and Bon Appétit decided to stop buying tomatoes from Florida farms until the labor practices on these farms change. Concern over Bon Appétit’s tomatoes began last spring after Fedele Bauccio, the CEO of the Bon Appétit Management Company, visited his tomato supplier’s farms in Florida. During his trip, Bauccio was shocked by farm workers’ low wages and exclusion from the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act, depriving them of the rights to overtime pay and collective bargaining. After Bauccio’s trip, BAMCO worked with the...

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