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The Oberlin Review

Update: Your Wallet Can’t Vote For You

Cyrus Eosphoros, Columnist

April 3, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

This is the first part of a three-part series on consumption-centered activism in the U.S. The next section will be published in the April 10 issue of the Review. Consumer action as a form of activism — as political behavior that affects the world on a scale beyond individuals — that is easy t...

Students Promote Inclusivitity in Math, Sciences

Emma Paul, Staff Writer

February 27, 2015


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

This semester students created several new groups aimed at providing safe spaces for women, non-binary individuals and minorities navigating certain departments that have been traditionally white and male-dominated, such as math, computer science, philosophy and the natural sciences. Three new groups,...

Departure Weakens Arguments of Sachs Protesters

Jesse Docter and Ethan Aronson

November 7, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Fifteen minutes into last Wednesday’s convocation, the activists had exited, the banners had been removed and the last vestiges of neoliberal criticism were absent from Finney Chapel. For those unfamiliar with the events of Wednesday night, here’s a brief synopsis: Jeffrey Sachs,...

Sachs Convocation Exemplifies Biased, Neoliberal Agenda

Ana Patricia Robelo, Megan Gisela Bautista, and Gian-Carlo Toriano Parel

October 31, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Dear President Marvin Krislov: We are three of the students who helped organize a direct action in opposition to the convocation that took place on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. We cannot speak for everyone who organized, participated or wanted to but were not able to engage in the action, but we —...

Economists Debate Policy, Put Aside Partisanship

Rosemary Boeglin and Kate Gill

October 11, 2013


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Before economists Arthur Laffer and Jared Bernstein began to debate on Tuesday evening, they amicably shook hands. Laffer and Bernstein, who share a long friendship, sat atop a small stage in West Lecture Hall and engaged students, faculty and community members in a dialogue about economic policy. After...

Kasper Celebrates 50 Years Teaching At Oberlin

Julia Herbst, News Editor

May 3, 2013


Filed under Campus News, Features, NEWS

What is it like to have taught at Oberlin for 50 years? It’s quite an accomplishment.  Well I don’t regard it as an accomplishment. It’s just one day after the next, and I’ve been away on sabbaticals and things like that from time to time and on leave, so it didn’t seem to be something ...

Off the Cuff: Marta Tienda, sociologist and professor, and Richard Kahlenberg, senior fellow at the Century Foundation

William Passannante, Staff Writer

March 1, 2013


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

A very important Supreme Court ruling is coming up in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. How do you think the Supreme Court will rule in this case, how do you hope it rules and why? Tienda: I am not optimistic about the decision upholding the Grutter decision [in which the Court upheld the aff...

Europe’s Economy and the Future: What It Means For Us

Sean Para, Columnist

March 1, 2013


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Many important economies in Western Europe remain in peril. Italy, Spain and Greece are all locked in debt crises. Italy’s election earlier this week did nothing to ameliorate the situation. Tragically, a comedian won 25 percent of the popular vote. Neither Silvio Berlusconi, the nefarious and lascivious...

The Time For a More Inclusive Economy

Zachery Crowell

November 9, 2012


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

The jubilation of Obama supporters and the shellshock of Romney supporters have finally subsided. However, there are a few election lessons for my fellow Democrats to consider before we totally forget about 2012. We did horrendously on down ticket races. It is disgraceful that we did not make a real...

Off the Cuff with Sonal Shah, Economist

Allegra Kirkland, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

There have been a slew of recent news articles referring to Asian-American voters as a major untapped bloc that will have a significant role in determining the course of the election, especially in Western states like Nevada and California. How is Obama trying to appeal to Asian-American voters through...

Cleveland Gambles on Casino to Boost Local Economy

Allegra Kirkland, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2012


Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS

The signs on the front doors of the Horseshoe Cleveland provide a friendly reminder to visitors: “No Smoking, No Weapons.” Inside, the casino floor is crowded with security officers making their rounds and waitresses in black miniskirts and gold corsets taking drink orders on iPads. A couple shares...

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