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...

In The Locker Room with Grant Sheely, Dylan Caban, and Jackson Daugherty, Men’s XC Captains

In The Locker Room with Grant Sheely, Dylan Caban, and Jackson Daugherty, Men’s XC Captains

November 2, 2018

College senior and Biology major Dylan Caban came from a New Jersey high school cross country team that at one point consisted of a single person: him. At Oberlin, Caban has found a larger group of people with the same mindset in striving to be the best they can be. Likewise, College senior and Math and Physics double-major Grant Sheely appreciated coming from New York into a community of students who put themselves through intense training every week. College junior Jackson Daugherty, a Califor...

Power Panel Celebrates Women Success

Power Panel Celebrates Women Success

October 12, 2018

In a powerful conclusion to homecoming weekend, nearly 100 athletes from women’s sports teams gathered in the Knowlton Social Space on Sunday morning for a panel featuring three former Yeowomen. Organized by the John W. Heisman Club, the panel was designed to showcase how athletics and their Oberlin educations have impacted their lives post-graduation. The necessity of a panel like this at the start of the school year, when so many women student-athletes at Oberlin are evaluating t...

In The Locker Room with Allie Trimble, New Philips Equipment Room Manager

In The Locker Room with Allie Trimble, New Philips Equipment Room Manager

October 5, 2018

Hailing from Wakeman, Ohio — a small town 11 miles west of Oberlin — Allison Trimble began working for Oberlin Feb. 7, 2000, as part of Campus Dining Services. Trimble, who was born in Oberlin at Mercy Allen Hospital, started working in Wilder Hall, then transitioned to Dascomb Dining Hall, and ended up back at Wilder before accepting her current position in Philips gym. Trimble can be seen strolling the halls of Philips wearing the new Good Vibes Only gym uniform and handing out eq...

In The Locker Room with Emily Kelly and John Olsen, Engaging, and Engaged, Track Captains

In The Locker Room with Emily Kelly and John Olsen, Engaging, and Engaged, Track Captains

September 28, 2018

College seniors John Olsen and Emily Kelly have been dating for nearly six years. Olsen, an Economics major and History minor, and Kelly, an East Asian Studies and Politics double major with a concentration in Chinese studies, have won a number of accolades leading up to their final season on the track. The Lake Oswego, OR, natives got engaged this summer and are now sprint captains for the men’s and women’s track and field teams, respectively. This interview has been edited for lengt...

From Varsity to Club: A Tale in Three Tees

From Varsity to Club: A Tale in Three Tees

September 21, 2018

Three years ago, two guys with a little too much free time and a passion for golf had an idea. In fall 2016, Jay Messina — College senior and varsity men’s lacrosse player — and John Sutherland, OC ’18, started Oberlin’s co-ed club golf team. Many of the founding members were teammates from the men’s lacrosse team, but as word spread throughout campus, others joined as well. What began with two students is now at over 20, with six new players coming in this year. While the te...

Swooshes Up in Ashes, Nike Up in Shares

Ify Ezimora, Sports Editor

September 14, 2018

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Nike’s close-up image of Colin Kaepernick’s face reads: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” At the bottom: the classic swoosh followed by Nike’s slogan, “Just do it.” The ad, which first surfaced in tandem with the opening game of the 2018 National Football League regular season, references Kaepernick’s now-infamous decision to sit and then kneel during the National Anthem at an NFL preseason game. Kaepernick, who has not played a game since that moment two years ago, originally sat to peacefully protest racial injustices in the United States, but then decided kneeling would show more respect for veterans. Nike’s ad, similar to Kaepernick’s original act...

From the Locker Room to the Copy Room

Ify Ezimora, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Competing as a track athlete for the past eight years has heavily shaped both the way I navigate the space around me and way others regard me. Coming from a public California high school of more than 2,700 students, participating in athletics as either a competitor or spectator was a communal activity. People showed up at games and community members made the drive to support their classmates, friends, and loved ones in competition. Athletes on campus were not only committed to being students and high academic achievers, but also to their teams, winning accolades for their high school, and sacrificing more than 15 hours a week for their team. Several-hour car rides to meets, long and difficult practices...

Students Help Africatown Fight for Environmental Justice

Students Help Africatown Fight for Environmental Justice

December 8, 2017

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Comparative American Studies Janet Fiskio added a new facet to the Environmental Studies program when she led a group of students to historic Africatown in Alabama during the spring semester of 2015. This semester, Fiskio expanded this project by teaching Environmental Justice and Local Knowledge, a course dedicated to the environmental justice movement through community-based research with organizations in Africatown. Fiskio and Assistant Professor...

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