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Students, CDS Workers Protest Bon Appétit

Students, CDS Workers Protest Bon Appétit

Melissa Harris, News editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Dining halls across campus were unusually empty Monday as hundreds boycotted Bon Appétit Management Company to stand in solidarity with Campus Dining Services staff. The protest, initiated by the Student Labor Action Coalition, aimed to push the College to separate from Bon Appétit and switch to a s...

Bon Voyage, Bon Appétit

Editorial Board

May 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Chronic understaffing, overworked staff members, disgruntled employees and complaints about mismanagement. These are some of the issues that Campus Dining Service workers decried more than two years ago, as covered in the Review at the time (“CDS Workers: We’re Overworked, Disrespected,” The...

SLAC Calls for Worker Self-Management in Dining Services

Jeeva Muhil, Eliza Guinn, Michael Kennedy, Student Labor Action Coalition

May 5, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Broader Context: Since May Day is a national day of action for labor rights in the U.S., members of the Student Labor Action Coalition and other interested students chose May 1 to make a stand for workers’ rights on campus. We wanted to both make a statement on campus while also rec...

Student Input Necessary to Avoid Finger Pointing

Editorial Board

April 28, 2017


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Following last week’s tuition hikes, the sentiment bears repeating: The administration needs to include students in conversations about major institutional decisions, financial or otherwise. The scenario played out much like similar situations often have in the past. Behind closed doors, administrators...

I Am a Low-Income Student in Favor of Dining Changes

Mia Bates, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

$500. That is what I owed the school for my entire first year at Oberlin. $500 and two weeks to pay it; otherwise, I could not enroll for my second year. I called my mom immediately and got a reply I had heard for 18 years: “I don’t know where the money is going to come from, lovey.” My parents...

Administrators Respond to Student Concerns

President Marvin Krislov and Senior Staff

April 28, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: We are writing foremost to express our strong support and appreciation for [Oberlin Student Cooperative Association] and to reiterate our commitment to equity and fairness across all residential and dining options. These are not mutually exclusive positions, as we hope to clarify...

Removing OSCA Options for Low-Income Students Exclusionary, Not Equitable

Nick Rowan Bassman, Contributing Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

If I were entering the Class of 2021, I would no longer be able to afford Oberlin College. It wouldn’t matter if the College met 100 percent of my demonstrated need. Without the money I’ve saved by living and dining in Oberlin Student Cooperative Association, I wouldn’t be able to afford to ...

Stop Raising Tuition

Editorial Board

April 21, 2017


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The administration’s announcement to raise tuition to a whopping $69,372 by overhauling the College’s housing and dining systems is a perfect example of everything wrong with how this school is run. Administrators confidentially concocted major policy changes with no student involvement or cons...

Rathskeller’s Future Unclear Under Financial Strains

Rathskeller’s Future Unclear Under Financial Strains

Eliza Guinn, Staff writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Rathskeller's abrupt closure at the beginning of the semester threw Campus Dining Service workers, students and community members into confusion and uncertainty about the future of the space. Four CDS workers have been assigned to the Rathskeller space since last semester, but the circumstances...

DeCafé Employee Expresses Gratitude, Bids Farewell

Kathy Baker, DeCafé Grill Cook/Counter Cook/Cashier

December 9, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: My name is Kathy. I work in Wilder Hall in DeCafé. Most of you see me when I’m working on the cash register. Some of you may know I’m retiring this December. I want to say a few things to you, the students, before I go. Thank you. You cannot know how much you have enriched my lif...

Domesticated Animals Deserve Compassion

William Cramer, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

Editor’s note: This op-ed contains description of animal torture and slaughter. Bon Appétit, the company in charge of Oberlin’s Campus Dining Services, ceased buying pork raised in gestation crates in early 2016, according to their website. Gestation crates are used in many factory farms to conf...

Budget Cuts Delay DeCafé’s Opening Time

Budget Cuts Delay DeCafé’s Opening Time

Oliver Bok, News Editor

September 2, 2016


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

At 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Conservatory junior Kat Chavez tried to open the DeCafé door to buy some oatmeal. The door didn’t budge. She was shocked to find DeCafé now opens two hours later on weekdays than in past semesters. “I’m hungry,” Chavez said. “I just wanted some breakfast.” The...

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