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Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Tappan Square in the fall.
Support, Don’t Judge Others’ Postgrad Plans
Lucy Curtis, Arts & Culture Editor • April 5, 2024

A couple of weeks ago, I met up with a friend who I hadn’t seen in a while for dinner. We exchanged pleasantries, chatted about life, and of course, because we are both second-semester seniors, the big question came up.  “So, what are your plans for next year?” This has been the moment I’ve...

Chips are one of many snack options in DeCafé
GoYeo Meal Plan Harms Student Health
Kai Jenkins-Mui April 5, 2024

On Thursday, Dec. 23, 2023, the last day of my first semester at Oberlin, I walked into DeCafé and bought four packs of peanut M&M’s, two cans of Red Bull, and a bag of kettle corn. This was not a spontaneous splurge. For the past several weeks, I had been stockpiling junk food just as Yeobie...

Student Expresses Queer-Palestinian Solidarity, Rejects Pinkwashing
Pelham Curtis April 5, 2024

Like many things that I have seen, heard, and read about from the past six months — and 76 years — of genocide, the statement from Palestinian activist and poet Yaffa that every queer Palestinian they knew in Gaza had been killed by Israel since October 7th shattered me. The horrific hypocrisy of...

Students Should Consider South Hall Residency Next Semester
Celeste Wicks, Columnist • April 5, 2024

I was on a walk one night last spring when I stopped in my tracks in front of South Hall. I gazed up at that public-library-looking-ass building, and it dawned on me: I would live here one day.  Don’t ask me why I made a whole moment out of it; it was not a very ambitious goal. I moved in last...

Nicaragua’s Proceedings Against Germany Transforms Human Rights
Avery Russell, Columnist • April 5, 2024

On March 1, Nicaragua instituted proceedings before the International Court of Justice, alleging that Germany violated international law by funding Israel and defunding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. The Nicaragua case comes after the case filed by...

Oberlin Needs National Security Concentration
Zachary Stout April 5, 2024

Oberlin College and the Politics Department should consider adding a National Security concentration. An International Affairs concentration, Journalism concentration, and a Business concentration have been recently added at Oberlin, which is a major step in allowing for concentration and exploration...

Oberlin Contemporary Opera Tradition Must Remain
Travis O'Daniel, Conservatory Editor • April 7, 2024

Oberlin Conservatory has a longstanding tradition of premiering new operas over Winter Term. The New Opera Commissioning Program, founded by...

The TIMARA concert is advertised on screens around the Conservatory.
OCLIPSE Concert Series: TIMARA Preview
Sloane DiBari April 7, 2024

Oberlin will be in the path of totality during the solar eclipse April 8. A variety of OCLIPSE events will be held on campus that day to celebrate...

ARTEMIS Jazz Ensemble Gives Career Talk
ARTEMIS Jazz Ensemble Gives Career Talk
Nicolas Stebbins, Senior Staff Writer • March 15, 2024

March marks the seven-year anniversary of ARTEMIS, an all-women jazz supergroup from New York City. Founded on International Women’s Day in...

Imani Winds
Imani Winds Impress At Warner Concert Hall
Max Newman March 8, 2024

There is certainly no group out there quite like Imani Winds. The virtuosic quintet finds ways to combine the sounds of the past with futuristic...

Voice majors and dancers collaborate on stage to present Monteverdi’s opera.
L’Orfeo Brings New Life to Timeless Tale
Travis O'Daniel, Conservatory Editor • March 8, 2024

The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is one of the most retold in history. Audiences may recognize more contemporary adaptations such as Hadestown...

City Presents Plans to Develop Green Acres Property
Yasu Shinozaki, News Editor • April 5, 2024

On March 18, Director of Planning and Development Carrie Porter presented plans to develop the 15-acre Green Acres property owned by the City. The plan proposes dividing the property into parcels for the development of 17 market rate single-family homes, creating a public park, and leaving an area for...

OCS will use the federal funds to make renovations and improvements to their facility in the Cooper Community 
Resource Center.
Oberlin Community Services Receives 1.28 Million in Federal Funds, Plans Renovations, Expansion
Jesse Gross April 5, 2024

Oberlin Community Services received $1.28 million in federal aid to assist in developing the Cooper Community Resource Center. The funding will improve and expand various resources, including a food pantry, emergency financial assistance, educational outreach programs, counseling services, and community...

Office of Admissions Releases Regular Decisions
Lily Nobel, Production Editor • April 5, 2024

On March 23, Oberlin released admissions decisions for prospective students who applied for Regular Decision for the class of 2028. During the reading period for applications, Oberlin admissions counselors reviewed 9,699 first-year applications to the College of Arts & Sciences.  Before the Regular...

City Council Update for April 1
Hazel Feldstein April 5, 2024

Oberlin City Council convened Monday for a regular meeting. Council President Eboni Johnson, OC ’97, presided over the meeting. Council Vice President Michael McFarlin was absent. All other Councilmembers were present.  City Law Director Jon Clark summarized his memo to the Council, noting that...

March 19 Election Results
Yasu Shinozaki and Layla Wallerstein April 5, 2024

Voters went to the polls Tuesday, March 19 to vote in primary and special elections in Lorain County. 48,687 citizens cast their votes in Lorain County, making up 22.1 percent of registered voters. President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump won the Ohio Democratic presidential primary and...

World Headlines
L.J. Katch April 5, 2024

Israeli Missile Kills Six Humanitarian Aid Workers and Palestinian Driver Monday, six foreign aid workers with the World Central Kitchen and their Palestinian driver were killed in an Israeli airstrike. The workers were delivering food that had arrived hours earlier in Cyprus, and were struck after...

An art installation was on display in Tappan Square Friday to draw attention to Gaza.
Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine Meet with Board of Trustees, Discuss Divestment from Israel
Delaney Fox, Editor-in-Chief • March 15, 2024

Last Wednesday, representatives from Students for a Free Palestine and Jews for a Free Palestine met with Board of Trustees Chair Chris Canavan, OC ’84, Vice President Matthew Lahey, and Board of Trustees Chair of the Investment Committee Sean Gavin, OC ’98, to discuss how the student organizations...

Solar Eclipse Graces Students, Oberlin in Path of Totality
Solar Eclipse Graces Students, Oberlin in Path of Totality
Delaney Fox and Nikki Keating
Latest Episode
This week's show is a special episode about Juneteenth, made up of segments by The Weekly team: Nina Auslander-Padgham, Eric Schank, and Casey Troost. First, Nina and Eric present a segment on the Oberlin Juneteenth festival, how it is different this year, and address potential town and gown tensions as more students participate in the parade. Afterwards, Nina Auslander-Padgham interviews Annessa Wyman, an Administrative Assistant at the College, about her personal involvement in planning Juneteenth festivities for the last decade. Finally, Casey Troost's segment is on the history and meaning of Juneteenth with interviews with African American locals: Ms. Margaret Christian, honoary Juneteenth board member and local historian; featured poet LaTonya Fenderson Warren; Valerie Lawson, chairperson of the Juneteenth executive board; Adenike Sharpley, professor of Dance at Oberlin; and Shelley Shepard. This episode originally aired on WOBC Oberlin, 91.5 FM, Oberlin College and Community radio at 3:00 pm EST on August 2nd, 2021.
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Oberlin Review Comic 4/5/2024
Molly Chapin, Layout Manager and Illustrator
Oberlin Review Comic 3/15/2024
Oberlin Review Comic 3/15/2024
Molly Chapin, Layout Manager and Illustrator
The LatinXcellence panel consisted of Oberlin professors.
LatinXcellence Panel Speaks at Cat in the Cream
Sydney Collinger, Senior Staff Writer, Layout Editor • April 5, 2024

On April 3, LatinXcellence, a panel made up of four Latinx Oberlin professors, spoke at the Cat in the Cream. They discussed the importance of the visibility of Latinx and Hispanic people at Oberlin College and in higher education. The four panelists included professors from multiple fields: Visiting...

Cowboy Carter.
Cowboy Carter Challenges Historical Representations of America
Chloe Boccara, Staff Writer • April 5, 2024

On March 29, Beyoncé released her eighth studio album, Cowboy Carter, the second installment of what is set to become a trilogy. Beyoncé rides into her album cover on a white horse, her long white hair flying behind her. She wears head-to-toe American garb, from her unadorned cowboy hat to her red,...

Nikki Keating attended The Crane Wives show in Cleveland, April 3.
Crane Wives Performs in Cleveland, Kindles Nostalgia
Nikki Keating, Editor-in-Chief • April 5, 2024

The Crane Wives, a band formed. in Michigan in 2010, has been an indispensable part of my development. I started listening to the band in 2018 after I stumbled across their album The Fool in Her Wedding Gown. I instantly loved the band. My music taste at the time consisted mainly of musical theater and...

Dr. Lillian-Yvonne Bertram recited poetry April 3.
Poetry Recitation Connects Crowd to Author’s Personal Perspectives
Grace Connell, Staff Writer • April 5, 2024

Dr. Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, associate professor and director of the MFA Creative Writing program at the University of Maryland, visited Dye Lecture Hall April 3 to read some of their recent and selected works. Bertram’s expertise and talent is widely recognized, as they previously held positions at...

Katy OBrian and Kristen Stewart star in Love Lies Bleeding
Pulpy Thriller Love Lies Bleeding Explores Hard-Hitting Themes, Lacks Depth
Jasper Swartz, Production Editor • April 5, 2024

The premise of Love Lies Bleeding alone is enough to cement it firmly into the canon of lesbian cult classic cinema: Kristen Stewart as a lonesome, futchy gym manager who falls hard for a hot-headed female bodybuilder in a pulpy, sexually-charged thriller released by A24. What’s not to love? Throw...

Liza Yeager’s Making Radio That Listens Gives Tips for Immersive Broadcasting
Rory Gielty, Opinions Editor • April 5, 2024

Learning the rules before you break them is a common sentiment across many disciplines, and radio work is no different. There are guidelines to keep in mind whether one is a podcaster or broadcaster, as well as generally accepted techniques for style and clarity. The field has been around long enough...

No Title, 1970 (after Eva Hesse)
Maya Miller April 5, 2024

When the day grows long, a tangle of limbs drag across the hardwood floor, impatient with themselves. I climb to the windowsill, contort my body like geometry, wiry, knob-kneed, gravity-bound, watch as my mother, all the colors gathered in the small of her palm, begins to paint. Maya...

Weekly Crossword: Solar Eclipsed
Weekly Crossword: Solar Eclipsed
Chloe Ko, Arts & Culture Editor • April 5, 2024

ACROSS 1. Baby horse 5. New York county bordering Pennsylvania 10. Sicilian volcano 14. Ocean predator 15. “Over the Rainbow” composer Harold 16. Colored part of the eye 17. Suspicious 19. Airport area 20. Violin bow application 21. Miner’s find 22. Temperature control syst. 23. Small...

Crossword Answers 3/15
Crossword Answers 3/15
Kate Martin, Crossword Staff Writer • April 5, 2024

Billie Eilish and FINNEAS celebrate their Oscar award.
Oscar 2024 Best Picture Nominees Recap
Lucy Curtis, Arts & Culture Editor • March 15, 2024

One of my resolutions this year was to start watching more movies. I am someone who likes to be up to date on popular culture, but I realized that I really had no idea about the current state of film. I’d seen Barbie, because of course I had — it was the event of the summer. However, out of all of...

Dave Lengyel
Dave Lengyel: Observatory and Planetarium Coordinator
Layla Wallerstein, News Editor • April 5, 2024

David Lengyel is the Observatory and Taylor Planetarium Coordinator for Oberlin College. As Oberlin prepares for the total solar eclipse on April 8, Lengyel has been meeting with an eclipse committee, helping organize the main event, and giving presentations around Lorain County. This interview has...

Jan Weintraub Cobb.
Jan Weintraub Cobb, OC ’71: President of Alumni Leadership Council
Nikki Keating, Editor-in-Chief • March 15, 2024

Jan Weintraub Cobb, OC ’71, is currently the President of the Alumni Leadership Council. Established in 2014, the ALC oversees the Oberlin Alumni Association and helps with any events or actions of the association. Cobb, as president, works on the Council with current students and alumni during the...

Emily Winfield: The LCADA Way Prevention Specialist
Kayla Kim, Managing Editor • March 8, 2024

Emily Winfield is a prevention specialist at The LCADA Way, an organization dedicated to providing support for people struggling with addiction in Lorain, Medina, and Erie Counties. A graduate of the University of Mount Union as a public health major, she helps people in Lorain County struggling with...

Hathaway, left, and Telin, right, give students a lecture on their work.
Mike Telin, OC '87, and Daniel Hathaway: Cleveland Classical Founders, Professors of Music Journalism
Travis O'Daniel, Conservatory Editor • March 1, 2024

Mike Telin, OC ’87, and Daniel Hathaway are visiting teachers of Music Journalism who have been reporting on the classical music scene in northeast Ohio since 2008. Their website, Cleveland Classical, has become one of the most respected digital publications in the region. They began teaching in 2011...

Davin Youngs, OC '03: Sound Healing Artist, Singer and Voice Coach
Nicolas Stebbins, Senior Staff Writer • February 23, 2024

Could you share a bit about your background as a singer and a voice coach? I’m a graduate of the [Oberlin] Conservatory, 2003, just over 20 years ago, which is crazy. I grew up in a small town in Michigan, and at a young age I happened across a teacher who introduced me to classical singing. I studied...

Elizabeth Hanje: Winner of Top Prize in Eleanor McCollum Competition at Houston Grand Opera
Elizabeth Hanje: Winner of Top Prize in Eleanor McCollum Competition at Houston Grand Opera
Delaney Fox, Editor-in-Chief • February 16, 2024

Elizabeth Hanje is a fourth-year Vocal Performance major from Alabama. This February, the Tanzanian-American soprano won first place after performing in the 36th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias at Houston Grand Opera and received a $10,000 cash prize. Hanje is a...

Ruth Ozeki
On the Record with Ruth Ozeki: Novelist, Zen Buddhist Priest
Elena Rabin and Josephine Rosman March 15, 2024

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, documentary filmmaker, teacher, and Zen Buddhist priest. She will be visiting campus Tuesday, March 19 to give a talk on Zen and the Art of Realizing Fiction in Dye Lecture Hall from 6–8 p.m.  This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  JR: How does being a...

On the Record with Sofia Tomasic and Bella Schmitt: Reviving Drag Ball
Lucy Curtis, Arts & Culture Editor • March 8, 2024

College fourth-year Sofia Tomasic and College first-year Bella Schmitt are members of this year’s Drag Ball committee. Alongside other committee members, they have been working to plan the event and provide a new vision in hopes of making the event more exciting and invigorating for students. The 2024...

Laura Carlson-Tarantowski
On the Record with Laura Carlson-Tarantowski: Scenic Designer, Lecturer in Theater
Calvin Ray Shawler, Staff Writer • March 1, 2024

Laura Carlson-Tarantowski is a renowned scenic director and is a scenic designer and lecturer in Theater at Oberlin. She is in the midst of construction for the upcoming production of L’Orfeo, and talks about process, journey, and collaboration.  This interview has been edited for length and clarity. What...

In the Locker Room with Lauren Mills
Andrea Nguyen, Sports Editor • April 5, 2024

Lauren Mills is a third-year midfielder on the women’s lacrosse team. A double major in Neuroscience and Biology on the pre-medical track, she is constantly on the run. When Mills isn’t on the field, she can be seen working at the gym desks or preparing samples for other Biology class labs in the...

In the Locker Room with Abby Cannon
In the Locker Room with Abby Cannon
Rodrigo Llaguno, Senior Staff Writer • March 15, 2024

For student-athletes, finding a space that can support both their academic and athletic goals is hard enough. But the student-athlete experience is at its best when they are supported equally. College fourth-year and Bloomington, Indiana native Abby Cannon found that in Oberlin, a school that could support...

In the Locker Room with Colvin Iorio and Neva Tayler
In the Locker Room with Colvin Iorio and Neva Tayler
James Foster, Sports Editor • March 8, 2024

For graduating seniors who play sports in high school, a major factor in their college decision can center around sports. Whether someone is looking to play a varsity sport in college or keep their passion for their sport alive with club or intramural sports, having their sport offered can be the difference...

South Carolina Defeats Iowa in Cleveland, Wins Third Tournament Championship
Kayla Kim, Managing Editor • April 9, 2024

On Sunday, the undefeated South Carolina Gamecocks beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 87–75, in a rematch from the 2023 Final Four. The tournament took place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, and was the first time since 2007 that the Final Four was hosted in Cleveland.  With the top offensive teams competing...

Sports Weekly Updates: Week of 4/5
Dorothy Knutson April 5, 2024

MLB Seoul Series During the week of March 17, Major League Baseball brought their game to the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea for the first leg of the MLB 2024 World Tour. This year, the tour will span three continents, stopping in South Korea, the U.K., Mexico, and the Dominican Republic....

Nonconformity Rises in Collegiate Athletics
Nonconformity Rises in Collegiate Athletics
James Foster, Sports Editor • April 5, 2024

When Jared McCain donned his Duke jersey and stepped on court this season, he was focused on just one thing — leading the Blue Devils to victory. Although Duke lost in the Elite Eight to NC State, McCain was a bright spot throughout the season. As a freshman, he led his team in scoring in three of...

Looking Back on Oberlin Athletics’ Spring Break
Looking Back on Oberlin Athletics’ Spring Break
Rodrigo Llaguno, Shea Laursen, and Amelia Ocampo April 5, 2024

While many students were on break, spring sports teams had to stay back and continue their season, including the tennis, baseball, softball, track and field, and lacrosse teams. While some teams were in Oberlin for most of the break, other teams took road trips elsewhere to compete in tournaments.  Women’s...

Top of the Table: Five European Football Leagues and a Historical Premier League Race
Top of the Table: Five European Football Leagues and a Historical Premier League Race
Kash Radocha and Nathaniel Valsania March 15, 2024

America has its own sport that is the same only in name, but to the rest of the world, football is elegant, precise, and most importantly, actually played using one’s foot. Played and celebrated across multiple countries and continents, billions have dedicated themselves and their viewership to teams,...

Sports Weekly Updates: Week of 3/15
Dorothy Knutson March 15, 2024

USWNT Wins Concacaf World Cup This Sunday, over 30,000 people gathered in San Diego to witness the finale to the Concacaf W Gold Cup, which had caused controversy last week after forcing the Canadian and U.S. teams to play in less-than-suitable conditions. Team captain Lindsey Horan and the USWNT...

Sports Journalism Must Be Protected, Appreciated
Kayla Kim, Managing Editor • March 15, 2024

Last Thursday night, I tuned in to the UC Berkeley vs. Stanford game in the Pac-12 tournament for women’s basketball. This was the last year of the conference’s existence and the teams inside were upset-prone to each other, making for exciting games. As a conference based on the West Coast, the Pac-...

Student-Athletes Discuss Injury, Recovery
Student-Athletes Discuss Injury, Recovery
Walter Moak March 15, 2024

Any athlete or fan knows this moment: a player falls to the ground, clutching his leg. The whistle blows, and the game freezes. An athletic trainer or coach rushes out to the injured athlete while other players take a knee. For a minute or so the crowd is silent and watches. Then, the player rises to...

Baseball Completes 3–0 Sweep Against Berea College
Baseball Completes 3–0 Sweep Against Berea College
Rodrigo Llaguno, Senior Staff Writer • March 8, 2024

On the weekend of March 2-3,  the Oberlin baseball team continued their impressive start to their season as they completed a series sweep against Berea College. The games show an impressive start to the season as they were able to bounce back from two losses. On Saturday, March 2, the Yeomen won two...

Men’s Tennis Takes Down Two OAU Opponents
Men’s Tennis Takes Down Two OAU Opponents
Walter Moak, Staff Writer • March 8, 2024

The Oberlin men’s tennis team triumphed in matches in an easy victory against Otterbein University at home and a scrappy win against Ohio Northern University on the road last week. The Yeomen easily dispatched the Otterbein Cardinals on Oberlin’s indoor courts last Wednesday. The Oberlin squad...

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