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The Oberlin Review

Gibson’s Trial Ends After 10-Month Legal Battle

Sydney Allen and Jack Rockwell

September 1, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Three Oberlin College students who had been locked in a legal battle with Allyn and David Gibson of Gibson’s Bakery and Food Market since November 2016 reached a plea deal with Elyria prosecutors Aug. 14. All three students, junior Elijah Aladin and sophomores Endia Lawrence and Cecelia Whettstone,...

College, Gibson’s Resume Business As Trials Ensue

Louis Krauss, News Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Following last semester’s arrest of College sophomore Elijah Aladin, which sparked intense protests in light of accusations of racial profiling, Aladin is once again facing felony charges and could be indicted by a Lorain County grand jury. Aladin was arrested Nov. 11 following an alleged shoplifting...

Students Must Reject Elitism to Engage Conservatives

Tom Cohn, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

In the wake of the election there have been a chilling number of reports of white supremacist and misogynistic intimidation, harassment and even physical violence by emboldened Trump supporters. Oberlin students, via the Gibson’s boycott and protest, have come into direct contact with people on the...

Activism Should Cultivate Broader Solidarity

Jade Schiff, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

I was both heartened and worried by the protests outside of Gibson’s over the past few days, a response to the assault and arrest of an African-American student near the store earlier this week. I was heartened because they reflected our students’ and our institution’s fierce commitment to social jus...

Local Businesses Fill Community Needs

Lynn Haessly, OC ’79

November 18, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: There is a sentiment among certain Oberlinians — both town and college — that it’s OK to steal from Gibson’s Bakery and other stores downtown, so says my 17-year-old Oberlin High School son. My thought is that love and compassion can go a long way toward mending these issues...

Protest Suggests Misplaced Outrage

Roger Copeland, Professor of Theater and Dance

November 18, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I’ve known the Gibson family for many years and find it very difficult to believe that any of them would engage in the odious practice of racial profiling. I also know that their family-owned business has been hit hard by shoplifters in recent months, and based on newspaper accounts...

Established 1874.
Gibson’s Bakery