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Support for ESAs Combats Ableism

Melissa Harris, Production Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

As a long-time sufferer of emotional and mental disorders who struggles with depression and anxiety especially, I have sought almost every form of treatment under the sun: antidepressants, therapy, meditation, yoga, exercise. The list goes on. However, coming to college has made me realize an integral p...

Activism Limited by Disregard for Disability

Auden Granger, Production Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Engagement in activism is a key facet of life and education for many Oberlin students. But what does it mean when you can’t access these types of activism? What does it mean when you’re excluded by default from the performances, speeches and workshops that define most students’ social and political...

ADA Compliance Necessary to Support Disabled Students

Taylorlyn Stephan, Contributing Writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Over 20 percent of reporting Oberlin students self-identifed as disabled or as having a mental illness that causes barriers to access and inclusion on an August survey conducted by Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. So why is there a persistent belief that Oberlin does not have a community o...

Report Unpacks Campus Climate on Disability

Sydney Allen, Production Editor

September 16, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

Confusion, resentment, frustration, inadequate understanding and a passionate desire for change — these are some of the terms the Working Group on Disability and Access used to describe the current campus climate on disability. The working group released its preliminary report via email on Aug....

New Ordinance Permits Bicycle Confiscation

New Ordinance Permits Bicycle Confiscation

September 9, 2016


Filed under Community News, NEWS

Chaining a bicycle to a signpost or a fence is about to become a lot more costly in Oberlin. At a meeting on Tuesday, City Council passed an ordinance allowing the Oberlin Police Department to confiscate bikes that are not parked in bike racks or attached to hitching posts. The ordinance also increases t...

Disability Informs Personal Identity, Politics

Auden Granger, Production Editor

September 9, 2016


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

I’m disabled. If this article already makes you feel un­comfortable, you’re not alone. Disability is the kind of subject you’re expected to deal with privately and secretly. You’re not supposed to talk about it — unless you’re “overcoming” it, preferably in a hyper-visible way that...

For-Profit Healthcare Not the Fault of Disabled People

Cyrus Eosphoros, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2016


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s staff tweeted against the Affordable Care Act Wednesday: “Obamacare guarantees $400bn in profits for insurance companies by creating a captured market. A profiteering, private system isn’t reform.” A statement claiming that 17 million people ...

Kylie Jenner’s Photoshoot Undermines Experiences of Disabled People

El Wilson, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2015


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Dear Kylie Jenner, I don’t care if you’re a trendy fashion model. I don’t care if you’re rich and famous. I don’t care that the photo shot by Steven Klein was well-composed. I don’t care that it symbolized how your fame limits you. Posing in a golden wheelchair in a photoshoot for Int...

Oberlin Fails to Support Students

Sam White, Contributing Writer

May 8, 2015


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

In September, when my dear friends and classmates return for their final year at Oberlin College, I’ll be going elsewhere. I’ll be joining the unspoken masses of Obies taking time off to go anywhere, frankly, that isn’t here. Miraculously, through luck and persistence, I’ll be leaving in good...

Content Warnings Needed as Accommodations

Cyrus Eosphoros, Staff Writer

February 27, 2015


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Content Warning: This post contains discussion of common triggers, ableism on the part of the Oberlin administration and descriptions of media and conversations containing suicide, rape and parental abuse.  The first movie I had to watch for a literature class this semester contained, among other ...

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