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The Oberlin Review

Security Report: April 19 to April 24, 2012

April 27, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, April 19 1:15 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a light pole down in North Quad. A plastic dome was found broken and laying on the ground. The globe was taken to the Electric Shop and a work order was filed. 2:44 a.m. Officers were requested to assist a student who was not fee...

Off the Cuff with Judah Friedlander

Off the Cuff with Judah Friedlander

Allegra Kirkland, Editor-In-Chief
April 27, 2012
Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

You’ve been doing stand-up since you were 19. Did you ever consider a career outside of comedy? Was there any point in your career where you got tired of it and wanted to quit? If you’re not working on new material, then you can get bored of your act, but I try to always be working on new stu...

Disrespect, Disruption Important Acts of Dissent

Will Rubenstein, Opinions Editor
April 27, 2012
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

By now the sequence of events seems to run like clockwork. Every now and then, one of those beige posters goes up bearing the face of Ronald Reagan and announcing a coming lecture by a political figure — such as Karl Rove, John Bolton or, most recently, fracking advocate Daniel Simmons — whose opinions...

Panel Discusses Free Speech, Dissent in Oberlin’s Political Climate

Elizabeth Dobbins, Staff Writer
April 27, 2012
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

A panel will meet to discuss the implications of free speech in Oberlin’s political climate on Friday, April 27, at 4:30 p.m. in King 106. The panel, titled “I may not like what you have to say, but I would die for your right to say it’: Critical Reflections on Free Speech, Dissent and Political...

Softball Gets Its Swag Back Against Wittenberg

Quinn Hull, Sports Editor
April 27, 2012
Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The women’s softball team has made history — again. On Wednesday evening in Springfield, Ohio, the Yeowomen notched two stunning victories against the Wittenberg University Tigers with scores of 4–10 and 6–9. They are the team’s third and fourth North Coast Athletic Conference wins of the...

Baseball Ends Season with a Split

Phoebe Hammer, Staff Writer
April 27, 2012
Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

After 40 games in just over two months, the baseball team finished their season this Wednesday against Wilmington College of Ohio in a split. The Yeomen lost their first game in a close, 8–7 match, but battled back and secured a final victory with a 6–7 score. In the first game, the Yeomen took...

Chill Out to Good Vibes at Tappan Drum Circle

Ed Miller
April 27, 2012
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Drum circles are very therapeutic in many ways, especially when you’re stressed. Come join us on Wednesday, May 2, from 7–8:30 p.m. at the Clark Bandstand in Tappan Square. For a year now, we have been creating good vibes on the first Wednesday of every month; it’s been in First...

College Hip-Hop Movement Finds Place at Oberlin

Abby Collier
April 27, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Music

Hip-hop has asserted its spot in both the academic arena and larger campus consciousness in universities nationwide. Student supporters and performers of hip-hop at Oberlin have been advocating for a larger, more established hip-hop scene on campus. College sophomore Mike Braugher, a rapper, producer...

Phenology of Oberlin Springtime Reveals Changes for Wildlife, Graduates

Joshua Morse
April 27, 2012
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Phenology: the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life Faced with carpenter bees and daffodils in March, I figured climate change must be to blame. I know that a single, anomalous year can’t be solely attributed to global warming,...

Alumni of Color Call for Action, Support

Oberlin Alumni of Color and Allies
April 27, 2012
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

It was early morning Friday, April 13 when the article in The Oberlin Review, “Afrikana Community Responds to Bigotry,” began to spread like wildfire on the Internet within Oberlin’s alumni of color community. Many of us were shocked beyond measure to learn what Afrikana students are facing e...

CISPA Challenges Internet Privacy

Joseph Dilworth, Staff Writer
April 27, 2012
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which passed with a 248-168 vote in the House of Representatives yesterday, April 26, is indicative of the growing deterioration of online privacy that has captured the attention of internet users across the nation. While social media sites...

Phelps for Thought

Madeline O'Meara, Sports Editor
April 27, 2012
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Many people have heard of the Westboro Baptist Church. Though they have recently gained notoriety for protesting soldier’s funerals, picketing with signs that say things like “God Kills Fags” and “Thank God for AIDS,” this small, inbred independent and unrecognized “church” (read: hate...

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