The Oberlin Review

Seniors Maureen Coffey (left) and Julia Birenbaum

In the Locker Room with Maureen Coffey and Julia Birenbaum

October 7, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with senior field hockey players Maureen Coffey and Julia Birenbaum to discuss their recent protest of the national anthem, their understanding of patriotism and activism in athletics. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Why did you decide to start kneeling during the national anthem before games?  Julia Birenbaum: I’m from San Francisco and read about Colin Kaepernick kneeling. Some people have had really adverse reactions to it. I t...

In the Locker Room with Michael Leshchyshyn and Zach Taylor

September 16, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with first-year quarterback Zach Taylor and first-year kicker Michael Leshchyshyn to discuss their transitions from high school to college football, their excitement for their first home game and what it means to be a part of Yeomen football. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: What has been the toughest part about the transition from high school to college football?  Zach Taylor: The toughest part is probably playing against a bigg...

Caleb Anderson (left) and Felipe Ferriera

In the Locker Room with Caleb Anderson and Felipe Ferreira

September 2, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Beginner Fencing ExCo Instructor junior Caleb Anderson and Badminton ExCo Instructor sophomore Felipe Ferreira to talk about the growth of these unique campus sports groups over time, their favorite memories as Oberlin sports instructors and how fellow students can get involved. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How did your groups form? Caleb Anderson: Fencing is actually the oldest club sport at Oberlin, so it’s been around for...

Philips employees Vera Peterson (left) and Joe Bennett

In the Locker Room with Vera Peterson and Joe Bennett

September 25, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with Philips gym employees Vera Pe­terson and Joe Bennett to discuss their favorite parts of the facility, their fa­vorite sport and how Oberlin and its student body have changed over the years. How long have you worked at Philips? Vera Peterson: 35 years. I started in 1980, before you were even born! Joe Bennett: Three years, but I used to work at Stevenson [Dining Hall] for CDS. How has the Philips fitness center changed since you started work­ing there?...

First-year keeper Koryn Kraemer (bottom) and first-year midfielder Trenton Bulucea

In the Locker Room with Koryn Kraemer and Trenton Bulucea

September 11, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with men’s soccer first-years Koryn Kraemer and Trenton Bulucea to discuss the Yeomen’s California ad­venture, their goals for the upcoming season and how it feels to start their careers as varsity athletes. How was your recent trip to California? Koryn Kraemer: California was really sunny! It was wonderful to spend quality time with the team — on and off the field — in an interest­ing and rich part of the country. Trenton Bulucea: The trip to Cal­ifornia ...

Field Hockey Head Coach Tiffany Saunders (left) and Softball Head Coach
Sara Schoenhoft

In The Locker Room with Tiffany Saunders and Sara Schoenhoft

September 4, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with field hockey Head Coach Tiffany Saunders and Softball Head Coach Sara Schoenhoft to discuss their first year coaching at Oberlin College. Where are you from originally? TS: I’m from Virginia Beach, VA. SS: I grew up in Cincinnati, where my family still lives. What is your athletic/coaching background? TS: I went to Radford Univer­sity with an athletic scholarship and played field hockey there for four years. Then I returned to my alma mater, w...

In the Locker Room with Nate Levinson and Tyler Sloan

In the Locker Room with Nate Levinson and Tyler Sloan

May 8, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with itself, Sports Editors Nate Levinson and Tyler Sloan, to discuss their favorite parts of the job, why they were initially interested in the position and their favorite co-editors. What made you want to be a Sports editor for the Review? Tyler Sloan: I started writing for the Review at the beginning of my freshman year for the Sports section and I really enjoyed it. I had really good editors, and then I realized the editor of the Sports section was in my journal...

Jason Hudson

In the Locker Room with Jason Hudson

May 1, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with Director of Student-Athlete Services and Wellness Jason Hudson to discuss his role in the Athletics department, coaching track and field and teaching fitness classes. As Director of Student-Athlete Services, what are your primary responsibilities? Jason Hudson: My primary responsibility is to make sure that all of our student-athletes are doing well. I provide links to other parts of campus if students need those. Ideally, [I] help students get nominated and a...

Kaïa Austin (left), Carmen Wolcott and Kanti Keislar

In the Locker Room with Kaïa Austin, Carmen Wolcott and Kanti Keislar

April 27, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with members of the women’s and trans rugby team, the Rhinos, senior Kanti Keislar, first-year Carmen Wolcott and junior Kaïa Austin, to discuss the unique culture of the rugby team, why they enjoy the sport and their favorite team traditions. How’s the season going so far? Kanti Keislar: I think that the tournament that we had this weekend was the best we’ve played all semester. We had a disadvantage compared to a lot of the other teams because we are the...

Merlin Hoffman (left) and Alex Cheney

In the Locker Room with Merlin Hoffman and Alex Cheney

April 17, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with Albino Squirrels club soccer members junior captain Merlin Hoffman and fifth-year Alex Cheney to discuss their experiences playing on a club team, organizing games and their favorite professional soccer teams. How often do you practice, and who organizes the practices? Merlin Hoffman: During the fall season, we practice four days a week — Monday through Thursday. The practices are organized by the captains. Right now, I’m the only captain because Sarah [Mill...

Nick Lobley (left) and Matt Fox

In the Locker Room with Nick Lobley and Matt Fox

April 3, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with men’s lacrosse power duo, college juniors Nick Lobley and Matt Fox, to discuss their individual successes, the challenges of practicing indoors and their goals for the remainder of the season. You both lead the points, goals and assists categories. What do you attribute your individual success to? Matt Fox: Just growing up in a hotbed of lacrosse. I’ve been playing since I was six or seven years old, so I feel like we can see the field better than most ...

Evan Holliday (top) and Jason Freedman

In the Locker Room with Evan Holliday and Jason Freedman

March 13, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with the men’s Ultimate Frisbee captains, senior Evan Holliday and junior Jason Freedman, to discuss changes in the team dynamic over the years, how they can make it to Nationals and their favorite team traditions. Talk a little about the Horsecows’ relationship with the women’s Frisbee team. Jason Freedman: The Horsecows and the Manti are very close, and we spend a lot of time together, including playing together but also partying a lot together. I would j...

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