The Oberlin Review

All Roads Weed to Oberlin

Madisyn Mettenburg, Production Editor

April 27, 2018

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

As we spend more time at this institution, the memory of why we chose Oberlin in the first place can fade. Our collective apathy, resentment toward authority, and a weaponized sense of self-deprecation make it easy to forget that perhaps there was a time when we would have sworn by the lanyards hanging around our young necks that this was the place for us. Because of this memory, I was heartened to see the Oberlin administration recognize and celebrate one of our school’s greatest strengths: choosing April 20 — more commonly known as 4/20 — as one of the days for its admissions event “All Roads Lead to Oberlin.” This kind of event comes at a time when reaching admissions goals is no less than vital. The unde...

All Roads

All Roads

April 7, 2017

In Wake of Anti-Semitism Debate, Oberlin Must Remain Inclusive

Booker C. Peek, Emeritus Associate Professor of Africana Studies

April 15, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Oberlin College is the institution that pioneered education for women and blacks in the 19th century and deserves to be forever renowned for those early footprints of justice. But it is a college today that seeks to deepen and broaden those footprints by its feats of translating into action its ideals about social justice, fairness and freedom for all. With many admitted high school students and their families visiting us this weekend to get a closer look at what we represent, let’s remind them and ourselves that when we hear and read that others have been hurt — emotionally pained by either anti-Semitism, racism or bigotry — that we express our sorrow and extend our hands and hearts to the...

Greater Focus Required for Oberlin Activism

CJ Blair, Columnist

April 18, 2015

Filed under Columns

If there’s one thing Oberlin students know how to do, it’s to ensure that their political beliefs are heard. The truth is that Obies are known in and out of academia as the college students who hurl their most radical politics in the face of whoever’s in throwing distance, without restraint or willingness to compromise. Anyone who goes to Oberlin knows that this fervor can get very annoying, but they also know that it is what helps Oberlin move toward its progressive goals so much faster than other colleges. For this reason, it’s worth considering how our strong political beliefs are articulated to ensure that they expedite the advancement of the issues we really care about, and so that we don’t get lost discussing...

“Prospie”

“Prospie”

April 10, 2015

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