The Oberlin Review

YeoFit Undergoes Schedule Changes

Alexis Dill and Alexa Stevens

December 13, 2019

The now three-semester-old YeoFit program is being assessed by program leadership to determine the best model to both encourage attendance and minimize cost moving forward. The program offers a variety of free fitness classes — including yoga, cardio boxing, spinning, and more — throughout the week at the Shanks Health and Wellness Center. These offerings are prone to change, though. YeoFit classes have led to structural changes evaluated by attendance and advertising initiatives throughout the Athletics department in an attempt to better establish the program on campus. One such advertising initiative occurred throughout the first module: Students who attended a specified number of YeoFit classes wer...

Marija Crook and Lilly Crook

Marija and Lilly Crook: Sisters and Cross Country Teammates

November 22, 2019

 College first-year Lilly Crook walked into Perlick Commons on Tuesday morning wearing a long, flowing yellow dress with a floral pattern on it. She laughed and said, “Marija will probably be late.” A couple minutes later, she laughed again. College fourth-year Marija, her older sister and cross country teammate, entered the room wearing a long and flowy red dress with a floral pattern on it.  “We don’t usually do this,” Lilly said. “Everyone always says we look so alike, but...

Glendenning presents her research on cell communication.

Leandre Glendenning, Biologist and Softball Player

September 27, 2019

 College fourth-year Leandre Glendenning is from Concord, CA. As a varsity softball player majoring in Biology and French and minoring in Religion and Chemistry, Glendenning can be found in all corners of campus. She has conducted biological research about cells and genetics. In her spare time, she knits and crochets for various charities, including Knit-a-Square, Project Linus, and Alice’s Embrace — all of which provide blankets and knitwear to those in need around the world. When consider...

Senior Trio Poised to Repeat as Conference Champions

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

September 6, 2019

As College seniors Shannon Wargo, Oona Jung-Beeman, and Marija Crook each accepted their “Most Outstanding First-Year” award at the end-of-the-season cross country banquet three years ago, Associate Head Cross Country Coach Izzy Alexander told the entire team that together, the trio made up the perfect runner. Wargo started each race strong, Jung-Beeman performed her best in the middle of a race, and Crook always finished with incredible endurance. “If you put those three things together, that’s how every runner wants to race,” Wargo said. After three years and nine seasons of cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field, the trio has collectively received over 12 all-...

In Time of Transition, Field Hockey Finds Best Start in Years

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

September 6, 2019

Behind a new coaching staff and 12 talented underclass students, the field hockey team is already having their best season since 2014 — and they’ve only played two games. With a 1–0 win against Ferrum College and a 2–0 win against Sweet Briar College, the Yeowomen have collected multiple victories in a single season for the first time since 2014 and two consecutive victories for the first time since 2010. The roster is largely made up of underclass students after graduating seven seniors this past spring. The team now has four seniors and one junior compared to six sophomores and six first-years. Captained by College seniors Luisa McGarvey and Libby Royer and College junior Reet Goraya, the Yeowomen ...

Inez James, a former Oberlin head volleyball coach, ran for Lorain City Council in this year’s primary election. Although she will not move onto the November election, she said the experience was a positive one.

Former Oberlin Varsity Volleyball Coach Runs for Lorain City Council

May 10, 2019

The primary election for at-large seats on Lorain City Council took place Tuesday, and although candidate and former Oberlin College Head Volleyball Coach Inez James was not one of the three candidates to move on to November’s general election, she had a memorable campaign. Last Friday morning, just four days before the election, James told herself that win, lose, or draw, she’s grateful for the opportunity to have met so many people throughout her campaign. “I’ve met people ...

In his last official at-bat for the Yeomen, College senior and baseball captain Brendan Mapes hit an RBI single into right field to break the school’s single-season hits record. Mapes departs Oberlin as one of the best players and most respected leaders in program history.

Baseball Captain Brendan Mapes Breaks Two Records, Closes Out Illustrious Career

May 10, 2019

In the bottom of the fifth inning in game two of Oberlin College’s Senior Day match-up with the Hiram College Terriers last Sunday, College senior and baseball captain Brendan Mapes stepped up to the plate with two outs and two runners on. With a 1–2 count, he drove an outside pitch just out of the second baseman’s reach and into right field for an RBI single. As he stood on first base, the home team dugout erupted, Oberlin fans got on their feet, and Hiram’s first baseman congrat...

The intramural softball league provides an opportunity for non-varsity athletes to stay active and engage in a low-commitment afternoon activity, but many varsity athletes and retired student-athletes also take advantage of the relaxed yet competitive atmosphere this spring.

IM Softball Builds Community and Competitive Spirit

May 3, 2019

Every year shortly after spring break, students emerge from their dorm rooms and fill Wilder Bowl, Tappan Square, and the Arb with hammocks, frisbees, and picnic blankets. However, for intramural softball enthusiasts from all corners of campus, the surest sign that spring has sprung is the crack of a bat and loud cheers coming from North Fields, where the intramural league plays its games. The league, which kicks its season off at the start of spring second module, brings together varsity...

Pole Vaulter Sarah Voit Finds Success in Her Very First Season

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

April 26, 2019

At the Case Western Reserve University Invitational last Saturday, first-year pole vaulter Sarah Voit cleared 11’-03.75” to win the event — something she has done at seven of the 11 meets she has competed at during her collegiate career. With two school records and one North Coast Athletic Conference Championship already under her belt, Voit is favored to win the Outdoor NCAC Championship next weekend at Kenyon College. However, Voit’s sights are set even higher. With just four weekends of competition left, she is hoping to qualify for the NCAA Championships, which will take place May 23–25 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. According to Voit, qualifying for nationals would be the icin...

OC Athletics Senior Day Photo Series

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

April 26, 2019

Balancing academics, athletics, and other extracurriculars at an elite institution like Oberlin is a challenge that very few student-athletes manage to tackle for all four years. Last weekend, four different varsity teams at Oberlin honored their seniors and celebrated the contributions they have made in the classroom, in the community, and on their respective field or court over the past four years. Softball The softball team honored its trio of seniors — Kat Ladouceur, Hannah Rasmussen, and Emma Downing — on Saturday with a celebratory lunch in the Knowlton Athletics Complex and at Culhane Field before their doubleheader with the Kenyon College Ladies Wednesday. The Yeowomen earned a split, ru...

After 14 years of scandals, injuries, and other setbacks, many golf fans and professional athletes are calling Tiger Woods’ Masters win last Sunday the greatest comeback in sports history. For Woods, however, it meant way more: It was the first time his two children got to see him at his best.

Woods’ Victory is a Story of Fatherhood, Not Redemption

April 19, 2019

Twenty-two years after Tiger Woods embraced his dad after winning his first Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in 1997, the same man, in his trademark Sunday red shirt and black Nike cap, hustled off the green to embrace his 10-year old son Charlie, also dressed in red and black. Woods won his 15th career major Sunday, marking his first Masters tournament win in 14 years in what the media, golf lovers of all levels, and other professional athletes are referring to as the greatest single mome...

Zachary Vaughn

In The Locker Room with Zachary Vaughn, Junior Tennis Player, Undergraduate Research Fellow, and STEM Student

April 19, 2019

Like many Oberlin student-athletes, College junior Zachary Vaughn has his hands full. When the Chemistry major and Math minor isn’t in the lab conducting research or doing work for class, he can be found on the tennis courts competing in both doubles and singles matches. His athletic feats did not go unnoticed last year — he was an All-NCAC Honorable Mention selection and has now taken on a leadership role on the men’s tennis team, in light of the team being particularly young this y...

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