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Palestinian field researcher and spokesperson Nasser Nawaj’ah shared his personal experiences and promoted student activism in Craig Lecture Hall Wednesday.

Palestinian Activist Calls For Student Engagement

November 10, 2017

Palestinian activist Nasser Nawaj’ah came to Oberlin Wednesday to share his personal experiences with students and educate them on the demolition of villages in the occupied West Bank. His visit was sponsored by J Street U, an organization that is active at at least 70 campuses nationwide. Oberlin was one of two schools chosen to host Nawaj’ah. Nawaj’ah was born in the small village of Susya, Palestine, which has been wrecked seven times since 1985 and is currently being demolished. Families...

College to Introduce Shuttle Service

Lila Michaels

September 15, 2017

The Division of Student Life in the Dean of Students Office will offer a new shuttle service to various locations on and off campus this fall in an effort to create a more accessible campus and enhance the student experience. The service will launch Monday, Oct. 2, and will run from 8 a.m. to noon on weekdays. The shuttle will make several stops around campus, including the Student Health Center and the Counseling Center, as well as off-campus stops like CVS, Drug Mart, and neighboring cities. Students will be able to download an app to their smartphone, granting them the ability to track the shuttle with GPS. The app will also allow administrators to observe the data produced by it, such as popular stops and ride ti...

Associate Professor of Philosophy Tim Hall, 48, who died July 23.

Oberlin Philosophy Professor Tim Hall Dies Unexpectedly

September 1, 2017

Editor's Note: This article contains mention of suicide. Oberlin community members, family, and friends suffered the unexpected loss of Associate Professor of Philosophy Timothy Hall, 48. Hall passed away at 6 a.m. July 23. Coroners suspect suicide. Students were informed of his death in an email sent by Dean of Arts and Sciences Tim Elgren July 24. After earning an undergraduate philosophy degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving his doctorate in philosophy from UCL...

Off the Cuff: Mindi Kuebler, Lorain County Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist

Melissa Harris, News Editor

April 21, 2017

Mindi Kuebler is the director of the Human Trafficking Collaborative of Lorain County. Kuebler founded HTCLC in 2009 after working as a fo­rensic nurse, specializing as a sexual assault nurse examiner. She runs the HTCLC with her professional partners Shawn Cleveland and Kristi Miller. The HTCLC primarily does case management for human traffick­ing victims, working with the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Last year, the Hotline received 1,352 calls in Ohio, and 375 human trafficking cases were reported, ranking Ohio fourth in reported human trafficking cases behind California, Texas and Florida. Kuebler has been working with Oberlin’s Project Unbound in bringing awareness of local and na­tional human trafficking iss...

First-year outfielder Amari Newman rounds the base during a game against the Luther College Norse on March 19 on the team’s spring break trip in Tucson, AZ. The team will head to Granville, Ohio, tomorrow to play the Denison University Big Red.

Oberlin Goes 1–3 in Wooster Series

April 7, 2017

Baseball had its hands full with a four-game series against the College of Wooster Fighting Scots doubleheader last weekend, dropping three-of-four games to the nationally sixth-ranked team. Coming off of a 9–1 non-conference loss against Otterbein University earlier in the week, the Yeomen hoped to hit the ground running against Wooster but could not muster the hits. The Yeomen started the weekend off with a bang, scoring four runs in the first inning off of Wooster’s ace Michael Houdek....

RECs Resolution Not Based on Compromise

Charles Peterson, Oberlin Resident

April 7, 2017

To the Editors: As a former member of the Oberlin City Council, I appreciate the effort of The Oberlin Review to report on local community issues, such as last week’s article headlined “Local Petitions Challenge REC Choice Fund Options” (March 31, 2017). However, both the headline and the story miss the point of the petitions. The issue the petitioners want to put on the November ballot is whether 85 percent of the money the City earned from trading its renewable energy certificates should be used for “community-based, utility-related, environmentally-friendly initiatives,” as City Council determined in passing the Sustainable Reserve Program Ordinance in 2007, or instead diverted into an artificial reductio...

Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung

March 31, 2017  

“Heroes” Brings Pared Down Version of Classic Nintendo Title

Avi Vogel, Columnist

March 31, 2017

Nintendo released Fire Emblem Heroes, its second game for mobile devices after December’s lackluster Super Mario Run, on Feb. 2. The game is part of a series of five mobile apps created in a partnership with Japanese e-commerce company DeNA intended to help grow Nintendo’s core fan base, which has aged and waned in recent years. Much like Super Mario Run, Heroes is a simplified version of a major franchise, the Fire Emblem series, which has gained massive popularity in recent years after releases for Wii and 3DS. As a series that has previously prided itself on massive fights, short but well-written character interaction, strategy and intricate battle mechanics, there was some question as to how the games would translate...

Master’s Programs Would Damage Oberlin

David Arnow, OC ’73

February 24, 2017

To the Editors: Be careful what you wish for — you may get it. Among the top reasons I went to Oberlin was that it did not follow the university model. Master’s programs were few and almost every class I took was taught by a full-time, experienced professor with the highest degree available in the discipline. This remains the top reason I advise students I know to apply to Oberlin. Be wary of Master’s programs. It is all too tempting for scholars and researchers to focus on their graduate students to the detriment of their undergraduate teaching. Since 1981, I’ve been a professor at the City University of New York and have witnessed this in my university and others. John Ciardi’s famous quote, “A univer...

Rule Changes Ruining Baseball

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor

February 24, 2017

Whether it’s eating ice cream at the ballpark on a hot summer day with your family or watching a diving catch on ESPN’s Top Ten Plays, baseball memories always last. But the game that everyone grew up watching is about to drastically change for the worse. Major League Baseball proposed several rule changes to increase the speed of the game and create more offense on Feb. 6. The MLB wanted the strike zone to be raised two inches to the top of the hitter’s knees, for intentional walks to no longer require the pitcher to nonchalantly throw four balls out of the strike zone and for pitchers to be on a 20-second pitch clock. Though the speed of play needs improvement, it’s important for the league to understa...

Comic Strip: Taking a Look

Comic Strip: Taking a Look

November 11, 2016

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Comic Strip 11/4

November 4, 2016

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