The Oberlin Review

The Patricia ’63 & Merrill ’61 Shanks Health and Wellness Center opened Aug. 28 after two years of construction. Inside, students can find a lounge, a fitness center full of new cardio equipment, and several multipurpose rooms that will be used for spinning, yoga, and other YeoFit classes.

New Building Promises Better Access to Wellness in Academic Year

September 7, 2018

Delta Lodge Director of Athletics and Physical Education Natalie Winkelfoos beamed with pride last Tuesday as students and coaches gathered to celebrate the opening of the Pat ’63 & Merrill ’61 Shanks Health and Wellness Center. Perhaps she could hear the turning of wheels and Men’s Basketball Head Coach Isaiah Cavaco’s music blasting through the speakers in the new spinning room, or maybe it was the thought of Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving Lisa Thuer recitin...

Sophomore Lena Rich played a big role in helping the Yeowomen secure third place in the NCAC Tournament last weekend. Rich won her singles matchup 6–0, 6–0 at No. 6.

Yeowomen Clinch Third Place in NCAC Championships

May 4, 2018

The women’s tennis team finished its season by winning third place in North Coast Athletic Conference tournament last weekend. As the third-seed in the tournament, they first played the sixth-seeded Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops last Friday. After dropping the semi-finals to the second-seeded Denison University Big Red, they played their final match against the fifth-seeded DePauw University Tigers Sunday. “The season was very successful,” Women’s Tennis Head Coach Constantine A...

First-year catcher and shortstop Maddison Paladino steps into the box in a game against Denison University April 7. Paladino started all 34 games of her first season, collecting 14 hits, eight RBIs, and 13 walks.

Softball Sweeps Terriers, Falls to Crusaders

April 27, 2018

The softball team closed their season against the Capital University Crusaders Thursday, dropping the first game 9–1 and the second game 2–1. Although they ended with an overall record of 8–26 and a 3–13 record in North Coast Athletic Conference play, they have some momentum to carry into next spring. Against the Hiram College Terriers, the Yeowomen earned their first conference sweep since 2014. Since eight of their 18 players are first-years — and over half of the first-years are starters ...

Distance runner Owen Mittenthal, who has enjoyed a successful senior season thus far. In the All-Ohio Championships Saturday, Mittenthal earned his team a point in the 1,500-meter, finishing the race at 4:07.00.

Track and Field Teams Dominate at All-Ohio

April 20, 2018

Under Head Coach Ray Appenheimer, Oberlin’s track and field athletes have consistently broken school records and earned personal bests by avoiding complacency and encouraging each other to be the best possible athletes, teammates, and leaders every single meet. On Saturday, the No. 12 Yeowomen continued their dominance by placing first at the All-Ohio Championships with a grand total of 124 points. Seniors Lilah Drafts-Johnson and Monique Newton highlighted the day, combining for 48 team poin...

First-year outfielder Alexis Castillo dives toward third base. The Yeomen won both of their games against the Wilmington College Quakers Sunday, bringing them to 7–11 for the season.

Stellar Pitching, Big Hits Lead Yeomen Past Wilmington

March 30, 2018

The Yeomen baseball team had big expectations going into the season. After a spring in which they finished 23–20 and broke program records for total wins and total conference wins, the team earned a third-place preseason ranking in the North Coast Athletic Conference this year, which was voted on by all of the coaches in the NCAC. The Yeomen began this season slowly, but after sweeping Wilmington College last weekend, the team looks to carry some momentum into their first NCAC matchup against Ohio ...

From left: Anna Moore, Tyler Parlor, and Abby Andrews.

In The Locker Room with Anna Moore, Tyler Parlor, and Abby Andrews, Women’s Basketball Seniors

March 9, 2018

College seniors Abby Andrews, Anna Moore, and Tyler Parlor helped the women’s basketball team earn their first North Coast Athletic Conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance in school history this winter. All three have contributed extensively to the team’s success throughout their four years. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. This was the most successful season for any women’s basketball team in school history. What made you so successful, aside from the obvious...

Senior Reese Koburov scored 24 goals and collected 12 assists last year. He scored once in the Yeomen’s season-opening victory against Adrian College last Saturday and intends to continue dominating on the offensive end when Olivet College comes to Oberlin tomorrow for a 1 p.m. matchup.

Yeomen Dominate Adrian College Bulldogs in Season Opener

March 2, 2018

In a 19–3 season-opening victory over the Adrian College Bulldogs Saturday, the men’s lacrosse team displayed the offensive weapons, impenetrable defense, and depth necessary to turn a good team into a great one. Last spring, the team went 6–9 overall and 2–6 in North Coast Athletic Conference play, but expectations have risen. College senior and captain Steve Kelleher said he believes this might be a special year. “I think we have a great chance to make it to the conference tournament th...

Smith’s Gesture Symbolizes Oberlin Values, 50 Years Later

Nathan Carpenter, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

The 1968 Summer Olympics produced one of the most defining images of the 20th century. After Tommie Smith and John Carlos, both representing the USA, placed first and third respectively in the 200-meter race, both men raised their fists to the sky in a symbol of Black resistance and an endorsement of civil and human rights on the global stage. It was — and continues to be — an important moment in the history of the Olympics as a platform for politics and activism as well as exceptional athleticism. For members of the Oberlin community, it should represent even more than that. One of the most visible conversations at Oberlin last fall centered around athletics — specifically, the connections (or lack thereof)...

Major Joe Womack of the Mobile Environmental Justice Action
Coalition leads Oberlin students on a tour of Africatown.

Students Help Africatown Fight for Environmental Justice

December 8, 2017

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Comparative American Studies Janet Fiskio added a new facet to the Environmental Studies program when she led a group of students to historic Africatown in Alabama during the spring semester of 2015. This semester, Fiskio expanded this project by teaching Environmental Justice and Local Knowledge, a course dedicated to the environmental justice movement through community-based research with organizations in Africatown. Fiskio and Assistant Professor...

The Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies is one of the most innovative green buildings in the country. Despite this, the College falls short of its sustainability goals by a large margin.

OES Requests Landfill Gas Recovery System

December 8, 2017

The Office of Environmental Sustainability is attempting to reduce Oberlin College’s carbon footprint and boost its sustainability reputation by cutting emissions through a new landfill gas recovery system that was proposed during a presentation to the Board of Trustees yesterday. “[The video] highlights carbon neutrality progress over the past decade and introduces the proposed heating solution utilizing waste heat from the electrification process at the landfill,” said Bridget Flynn, the...

Feature Photo: J.D. Vance Speaks at American Democracy Conference

Feature Photo: J.D. Vance Speaks at American Democracy Conference

November 17, 2017

J.D. Vance, author of The New York Times bestselling Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, spoke at the Apollo Theatre this morning. Hillbilly Elegy offers a perspective of America’s white working class, tracking the generational migration of a family from the hills of Kentucky to a rural town in Ohio. Vance was a participant of the American Democracy Conference, which launched Wednesday at The Hotel at Oberlin. The conference will culminate this evening with a convocation e...

College senior Paddy McCabe discusses a survey he took on his desired campus improvements with Student Senate Vice Chair Kameron Dunbar and President Carmen Ambar. Students who participated received a free Krispy Kreme donut.

Student Senate Holds First Annual Constituents’ Week

November 17, 2017

Members of Student Senate spent every night in Mudd library this week — known as Constituents’ Week — handing out Feve tots and Krispy Kreme donuts to every student who filled out a short questionnaire. The surveys, which were anonymous, asked students to provide feedback about academic programs, mental health and disability resources, athletics, and housing — ultimately geared toward retention, which decreased in the 2017–18 academic year and has contributed to the $5-million deficit...

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