The Oberlin Review

College fourth-year and Arts & Culture Editor Aly Fogel.

Arts & Culture: A Year in “Review”

May 25, 2020

Editor's note: This article appears as part of a series in which the Review's graduating editors reflect on how their sections have evolved, the biggest stories of the year, and their time at the paper as whole. The rest of this series can be found here. This year, the Arts & Culture section chronicled Oberlin’s lively and unique creative scene, surveying what matters to Obies from a thriving fall semester to an unexpectedly remote spring. Aly Fogel, a College fourth-year and English ...

The Mystery of Things: Artistic Processes at Oberlin

The Mystery of Things: Artistic Processes at Oberlin

February 22, 2019

Many Oberlin students declare two majors that cross disciplines; it’s not uncommon to find people with surprisingly disparate double majors such as Theater and Computer Science or Viola performance and Biology. But what about the students with majors in two different creative fields? How do these students connect their majors through the work they create?  These questions struck me when I realized that my own majors, Dance and Creative Writing, weren’t as independent as I thought. The deeper I ...

Crossword: Celebrities Incognito

Crossword: Celebrities Incognito

February 8, 2019

ACROSS 1. “Gross” 4. Cake decoration 9. Father figure 14. ___ tai 15. Macadamia ____ ____ product you can put on your skin  17. Old Italian coins 18. Latin for “human foot”  19. Fruit with almost no perfect rhymes 20. ___ ex machina 21. Snake sounds  23. Martha Stewart’s unlikely cooking buddy 25. Brazilian author Jorge ______ 26. Author Harper 27. Collegiate URL 29. Dream phase  30. “Oh, Pretty Woman” crooner 35. Danny, who direc...

Crossword: Music to My Ears

Crossword: Music to My Ears

September 28, 2018

Crossword: Securities and Exchange

Daniel Markus, Managing Editor

December 8, 2017

Crossword: Bureaucracy is a Drag, Man

Daniel Markus, Managing Editor

November 17, 2017

Crossword: Sequences and Series

Daniel Markus, Managing Editor

September 22, 2017

T-Rextasy has recently garnered national media attention as pioneers of a new genre, “fun rock.“ The band’s whimsical and insightful lyrics promote powerful feminist messages.

“Fun Rock” Pioneers See Path to Fame Beyond Oberlin

May 6, 2016

There’s always that one college band everyone knows has a chance to make it big. At Oberlin, that band could be T-Rextasy. The band has already received prominent media attention from outlets like MTV and boasts a significant fan base. Singer and College sophomore Lyris Faron and bassist and College sophomore Annie Fidoten, who attend Oberlin, are joined by drummer Ebun Nazon-Power from Green Mountain College, guitarist Lena Abraham from Hampshire College and guitarist Vera Kahn from Grinnell...

Daria Martz, 13, and Alison Chan, 14, duel as part of Oberlin Children’s Shakespeare Project. The group will perform Hamlet on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in Wilder Main.

Children’s Shakespeare Project Brings ‘Hamlet’ to Wilder Main

May 6, 2016

This year may mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, but the Oberlin Children’s Shakespeare Project has set out to make his plays young again. On Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in Wilder Main, the OCSP’s cast of elementary and middle school students will be performing Hamlet, directed by Annie Rasiel, OC ’15, who founded the project during her senior year at Oberlin. “I did children’s theater growing up,” Rasiel said. “I was a weird kid and theater was my refug...

Feature Photo: Terra Incognita

Feature Photo: Terra Incognita

May 6, 2016

College senior Benjamin Miyamoto dances in Oberlin Dance Company’s Terra Incognita in Hall Auditorium Saturday. Choreographed by Assistant Professor of Dance Alysia Ramos, the multimedia show illustrates how it feels to delve into the unknown and find the unexpected. Conservatory musicians accompanied the dancers, improvising to coordinate their sound with onstage movement. Inspired by Miles Davis, Omar Sosa, Joni Mitchell and Christian Scott, the spontaneity in the music fit with the show’s...

Senior Emma Pfeiffer plays the bonang panerus while first-year Morgan Thomas plays the bonang during the End- of-Semester Indonesian Gong Ensemble Concert at Asia House’s Shipherd Lounge on Sunday. The concert also featured a talempong ensemble, which performed rhythmic and festive songs.

Students Play Bonang, Rebab Pieces in Gong Concert

May 6, 2016

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology Jennifer Fraser introduced listeners to a blanket of unique sounds at Sunday’s End-of-Semester Indonesian Gong Ensemble Concert in Asia House’s Shipherd Lounge. The audience was treated to the only concert in the country where gamelan and talempong style music could be heard together. A student gamelan ensemble, which plays traditional music from Java, opened the performance. At first glance, passers-by might have mistaken the group for...

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