The Oberlin Review

Folk Fest Reaches Beyond Genre’s Traditional Boundaries

Sydney Allen, Production editor

April 28, 2017

Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Since its inception in 1999, community members and College students alike have flocked to Tappan Square for Folk Fest, an annual celebration of the genre featuring multiple live performances and events. Nineteen years ago, the inaugural concert featured a single headliner followed by student acts, but the series has since grown exponentially, drawing several touring acts each year and spreading to venues all over campus. Organized by the Oberlin College Folk Music Club, this year’s Folk Fest kicked off today with a panel discussion around Women in Folk Music, moderated by Professor of Ethnomusicology Jennifer Fraser and featuring members of Isle of Klezbos, an all-women klezmer band participating in the festival. ...

Top 5 Yeo Moments of 2015

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor

December 11, 2015

Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Varsity Winter

Ouch, That Stings! The women’s basketball team earned a tough victory Nov. 24 over the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets. The Yellow Jackets, ranked 25th in the nation, led for most of the contest, and when their lead extended to 10 points in the middle of the third quarter, it looked like the visitors might depart Philips gym with a win. Down by three with a little over a minute to play, junior forward Eleanor Van Buren knocked down a game-tying shot from beyond the arc, leveling the score at 61–61 and sending Philips gym into a frenzy. The Yeowomen then went on to get a crucial defensive stop, and senior captain Lind­sey Bernhardt hoisted up a layup in traffic for the go-ahead bucket. The Yeowomen are cu...

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