The Oberlin Review

Jenkins Rises to Occasion, Leads Yeomen to Victory

Jenkins Rises to Occasion, Leads Yeomen to Victory

November 9, 2018

In the third quarter of Saturday’s football matchup between the Oberlin College Yeomen and the Hiram College Terriers, the crowd gasped as College junior and star quarterback Zach Taylor fell to the ground clutching his leg. Taylor, who had just become Oberlin’s career total yards leader with 7,096 yards a week earlier, broke his fibula and was unable to re-enter the game. In a crunch and desperate to take home the win, the Yeomen put in first-year backup quarterback Tommy Jenkins, who has talent c...

Oberlin Should Start Respecting Football Rivalry with Hiram

Jim Clarke, Resident of Cuyahoga Falls, OH

September 28, 2018

On Nov. 3, the Oberlin Yeomen football team will compete against the Hiram College Terriers in Hiram, OH. Few spectators may realize the contest will be the 61st meeting between the two competitors since 1895. Those who bother to read the game program or listen carefully to the announcer may note that the all-time rivalry currently stands tied at 30–30. Even so, few people within either of the two college communities will be overly excited about which competitor takes the lead in this hard-fought rivalry beginning back in the Gilded Age. The Oberlin College administration disregards the significance of the Hiram College football rivalry by choice. Hiram officials have reached out to the Oberlin administration twic...

Yeowomen Fall in Season Opener to Baldwin Wallace

Yeowomen Fall in Season Opener to Baldwin Wallace

November 18, 2016

Women’s basketball endured a tough loss in its season opener, falling 70–41 to the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets Tuesday. This disappointing start was somewhat of a letdown after the Yeowomen’s highest preseason ranking ever, sitting at fourth place in the North Coast Athletic Conference coaches’ poll. The squad was particularly disappointed in the loss given that Oberlin earned a tight win last year over Baldwin Wallace, squeezing by at 63–61 in one of the “closest matche...

Oberlin Unable to Make a Splash in Home Meet

Oberlin Unable to Make a Splash in Home Meet

November 6, 2015

The swimming and diving teams were defeated by The College of Wooster Saturday in their first home dual-meet of the season. The Yeowomen saw early success at the home opener, with the team of seniors Lauren Wong and Deirdre Haren and juniors Maddie Prang­ley and Nora Cooper defeating the Fighting Scots in the 200-yard med­ley relay with a time of 1 minute, 55.31 seconds. Cooper and Prangley would go on to take first and second in the 200-yard free, clocking in at 2:0.45 and 2:2.80 respectively....

Organist Transcends Genre

Mohit Dubey

February 27, 2015

Last Saturday evening at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, gospel organist Cory Henry from the band Snarky Puppy shook a crowd of about 50 showgoers with soul-shivering sounds. Henry’s budding notoriety may be accredited to his masterful five-minute solo “Lingus,” off of the band’s most recent album We Like It Here; however, Henry’s talent exceeds this single claim to fame. Henry, who also plays piano and Rhodes, fuses his parochial sound with elements of dubstep and trap music, incorporating what College first-year Cody Edgerly, who attended Saturday’s show, described as “previously unmixed genres of gospel, jazz, hip-hop and electronic noise.” Henry’s accompanying band, The Funk Apostles...

Yeomen Defeat Hiram for Spot at NCAC’s

Yeomen Defeat Hiram for Spot at NCAC’s

February 21, 2014

 The men’s basketball team defeated Hiram College in a stirring turnaround of events, breaking their three–game losing streak last weekend. The Yeomen, now 7–16 overall, secured the final spot in the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament with a decisive victory over the Terriers with a score of 91–79. Although the first half did not look promising for the Yeomen, who entered the second half of the game down 49–39, the players managed to pull off a crucial comeback with NCAC playoffs o...

Yeowomen Ready for Conference Tournament

Sarena Malsin

February 21, 2014

After a strenuous first half, the women’s basketball team achieved a satisfying 58–45 victory against Hiram College on Saturday afternoon. “Both teams started out slow,” said sophomore Katie Lucaites, “But by the second half we were definitely capitalizing on Hiram’s sluggishness.” The Yeowomen were trailing by one point at halftime, the score left at 24–23 in Hiram’s favor. Oberlin soon found a comfortable lead of 38–47, further extended by 11 points after two consecutive free throws by senior Lillian Jahan. “We were able to keep the game close enough so it didn’t get away from us,” said junior Christina Marquette, who finished with 12 points. Other major scorers were senior Malisa Ho...

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