The Oberlin Review

Feature Photo: Baseball Champs

Feature Photo: Baseball Champs

October 9, 2015

Members of the 2014-2015 baseball team unveil their North Coast Athletic Conference Championship banner alongside College President Marvin Krislov and Director of Ath­letics Natalie Winkelfoos. The baseball team defeated The College of Wooster in the NCAC championship tournament to earn both their first NCAC championship title and Oberlin’s first NCAC championship title for a men’s team. The Yeomen finished last season 21–28 overall and 3–2 in the NCAA Championships. Automatically qualifying...

Feature Photo: Kent Wong, UCLA professor and activist

Feature Photo: Kent Wong, UCLA professor and activist

September 25, 2015

Kent Wong, professor at University of California, Los Angeles and director of the Center for Labor Research and Education, gave a talk at the College yesterday titled “Undocumented and Unafraid: A New Civil Rights Movement Led by Immigrant Youth.” Wong discussed his experiences working with undocumented students at both UCLA and Dream Summer, a summer program geared toward helping undocumented youth to succeed and to fight for social change. Wong shared stories about how several of his studen...

Feature Photo: OSlam

Feature Photo: OSlam

May 8, 2015

College sophomore Annika Hansteen Izora passionately delivers a spoken word poem at OSlam’s final slam showcase. The showcase was a cumulative display of all the hard work that OSlam members have invested in creating a repertoire of moving, powerful poetry. Poets reprised old favorites and presented fresh material at the event, which took place in Third World lounge on Friday at 8 p.m. The team has emphasized the importance of giving precedence to marginalized voices, including but not limited...

Feature Photo: Spring Back

Feature Photo: Spring Back

April 17, 2015

Dancers Leah Newman, College sophomore, Alana Reibstein, College junior, and Jesse Wiener, College senior, slide across Warner Main’s beloved wooden floor while emitting tired sighs in a stunning dance choreographed by College senior Ellen Askonas. Her piece, a bright highlight of the program, appeared in Spring Back, the spring companion to the Fall Forward show. The performances took place last Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Spring Back featured a sound selection of contemporary ...

Feature Photo: Ultimate Frisbee

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor

April 17, 2015

  Courtesy of David Freedman College junior Jacob Gilbert lays out to snag a disc at the USA Ultimate Sanctioned Tournament Division III Easterns on March 21, 2015. The Horsecows qualified for Regionals last weekend at their Sectionals competition in Columbus, Ohio. The team will travel to Allentown, PA, next weekend in pursuit of a bid to Nationals....

Feature Photo: Kid Business

Feature Photo: Kid Business

March 6, 2015

College sophomore Kitty O’Neill bursts out laughing as the short-form improv comedy group Kid Business engages her in a humorous sketch. The group performed its first show of the semester at the Cat in the Cream on Saturday. Kid Business is the first of the three on-campus improv comedy troupes to hold a show this semester and the only troupe not to welcome new members this spring. Oberlin students can look forward to a performance by one of the two long-form troupes, Primitive Streak, this Saturday...

Feature Photo: Capoeira Angola Retreat

Feature Photo: Capoeira Angola Retreat

February 27, 2015

Participants engage in Capoeira Angola games during a workshop last weekend at a “roda” in South Studios. South and Lord-Saunders residencies cohosted a three-day-long retreat centering on the Afro-Brazilian art form, Capoeira, complete with educational workshops, games, training sessions and group discussions. The public event, organized by Oberlin Capoeira Angola, garnered past and present Capoeira students to engage with the dance and cultural elements of the practice. According to the OCA...

Feature Photos: Theater Capstone Projects

Danny Evans, Arts Editor

February 13, 2015

College juniors Caio Ingber and Kyle Roach (above) share an emotional moment, and Minor Cline and Tae Braun, both College juniors, pause for a serious interaction. Both duos explored the surreal space between theater and reality in PLAYTIME. The comical and immersive PLAYTIME, a collaboration between College senior Erin Amlicke and the show’s ensemble, debuted in Warner Gymnasium’s basement last weekend. College senior Julia Melfi’s genre-bending Devour Me premiered alongside PLAYTIME; the two performances were both capstone projects and shared an ensemble. Each emphasized self-referential qualities and a tendency toward cryptic themes. The immersive theater event required audience members to follow actors to various ...

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