The Oberlin Review

Women’s Cross Country Secures First Nationals Bid Since 2014

Women’s Cross Country Secures First Nationals Bid Since 2014

November 16, 2018

A stream of posts hit social media as the women’s cross country team members and supporters learned of the team’s invitation to the NCAA Championships. Shortly after placing third at regionals — the NCAA Great Lakes Championships — the Yeowomen received the unprecedented news that they had received an “at-large” bid for nationals. The team gathered this week for one of the season’s final practices before taking off to Winneconne, WI, to compete at nationals. While just seven a...

Happy Homecoming for Former Baseball Standout

Happy Homecoming for Former Baseball Standout

October 5, 2018

Phil Brua, head baseball coach of the Hiram College Terriers, interacts with the Oberlin dugout during the teams’ exhibition doubleheader Sunday, Sept. 30. Brua, who was a star pitcher for the Yeomen from 2008–11, holds the program record for pitching appearances (65) and ranks second in career wins (15). His No. 6 jersey was retired after he graduated. In 2013, Brua returned to Oberlin to serve as the pitching coach, recruiting coordinator, and associate head coach over three years...

YeoFit Knocks Out Grand Opening

YeoFit Knocks Out Grand Opening

September 14, 2018

College senior Olivia Shin brought a friend to a cardio boxing class taught by Head Softball Coach and Wellness Coordinator Sara Schoenhoft Thursday evening. Shortly after the Pat ’63 and Merrill ’61 Shanks Health and Wellness Center opened in late August, an initiative called YeoFit kicked off. YeoFit offers an assortment of free drop-in classes to students, faculty, and staff. In the first two weeks of the academic year, the center has been bustling with eager students looking to...

Feature Photo: Community Showcases Student Research

Feature Photo: Community Showcases Student Research

November 3, 2017

College sophomore Alyssa Altheimer speaks to students about her project titled “The Effect of HMB on C2C12 Cells” at the Celebration of Undergraduate Research. The celebration — which included two sets of poster presentations from 6–7:30 p.m. last Friday — highlighted student research projects from summer 2017 and was open to all College and community members. Altheimer presented her research in the Science Center with about 90 other students who conducted their work at the College and...

Feature Photo: Oberlin Participates in Nationwide Webcast

Feature Photo: Oberlin Participates in Nationwide Webcast

October 27, 2017

City Councilmember Bryan Burgess discusses council’s plans to address climate change and improve sustainability after the screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the sequel to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. The film screening was followed by a live webcast question and answer session with Al Gore that was broadcast to 112 colleges and universities nationwide on Thursday. One of the questions chosen was from Oberlin regarding environmental justice.

Feature Photo: Community Stands for DACA

Feature Photo: Community Stands for DACA

September 8, 2017

Pictured is College senior Zury Gutierrez giving a speech at the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals vigil Tuesday evening in Tappan Square, an event arranged after President Trump announced he would rescind former President Obama’s DACA, which allowed the children of undocumented immigrants to pursue careers and college educations. The event was organized by Lili Sander, with collaboration between Obies for Undocumented Inclusion, Lorain Ohio Immigrants Rights Association, and Indivisible O...

Sighted: Surprise Sword Dancing

Sighted: Surprise Sword Dancing

May 5, 2017

Students working in the Science Center’s Perlik Commons on Wednesday afternoon were treated to a surprise performance by Rust Belt Rapper, a student dance group on campus. The group performs Rapper Sword Dance, a traditional folk dance that originated in northern England. The group’s routines feature five members that each perform with flexible, double-handled swords and spin, duck and occasionally flip through the quintet’s different formations. In addition to several unannounced performances ...

Play Like A Girl: Clinic Celebrates Women in Sports

Play Like A Girl: Clinic Celebrates Women in Sports

February 10, 2017

Over 100 girls learned to “Play Like a Girl” at a sports clinic hosted by Oberlin Athletics for the third year in a row last Saturday in celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Student-athletes and coaches from eight varsity teams coached girls aged five to fourteen in the fundamentals of lacrosse, volleyball, field hockey, basketball, softball and badminton. While only 30 kids came to play last year, this year the clinic grew not only in attendance, but also in the sports it...

Women’s March Draw Current Athletes, Alumni

Women’s March Draw Current Athletes, Alumni

February 3, 2017

Women’s marches around the country and the world on Saturday, Jan. 21 brought Oberlin’s current student-athletes, athletics alumni and Heisman Club members to the streets to support gender equality and protest the incoming Trump administration. Many Oberlin students and alumni attended the Women’s March on Washington, which drew about 500,000 people, as well as marches in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and numerous other cities. Members of the women’s tennis and women’s lacrosse teams,...

Feature Photo: Heisman Club Gathers in D.C.

Feature Photo: Heisman Club Gathers in D.C.

December 9, 2016

Oberlin Athletics alumni and members of the Heisman Club gathered in Washington, D.C., for a happy hour and networking event last Thursday. Heisman Club President-elect Carla White-Freyvogel, OC ’79, and Molly Powers and Jack Evans, both OC ’16, hosted the event. Delta Lodge Director of Athletics Natalie Winkelfoos represented the athletics department at the event. Attendees discussed the Heisman Club’s “OC Next” campaign, which encourages alumni, parents and friends to continue their support...

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