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The Oberlin Review

Parking Policy Threatens Student Safety

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Upon my arrival to Oberlin as a first-year, I was told that the only designated parking areas for first-years are located next to Mercy Allen Hospital. First-years who park their cars anywhere else are subject to fines of up to $80, plus towing expenses. The fact that the only designated parkin...

Harvey Hits Both Texas, Economy

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

On Aug. 26, I watched from Oberlin as Hurricane Harvey — a storm that would go down as one of the most devastating natural disasters in Texan history — destroyed my hometown of Houston. Harvey was so destructive because it was slow-moving; the Category 4 hurricane remained a storm up to ...

Oberlin Philosophy Professor Tim Hall Dies Unexpectedly

Oberlin Philosophy Professor Tim Hall Dies Unexpectedly

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories, Uncategorized

Editor's Note: This article contains mention of suicide. Oberlin community members, family, and friends suffered the unexpected loss of Associate Professor of Philosophy Timothy Hall, 48. Hall passed away at 6 a.m. July 23. Coroners suspect suicide. Students were informed of his death in an email...

Oberlin Should Seek Out Local Apparel Suppliers

Jackie Brant, Columnist

April 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

As the Review reported last week, an investigation by the Worker Rights Consortium released last December revealed that Nike had been using a sweatshop as a supplier for its collegiate clothing, violating its anti-sweatshop agreement with the College. As a college dedicated to social justice, Oberlin ...

Limited Number of Humanities Classes Pigeonholes Students

Jackie Brant, Columnist

April 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Registration season is a stressful time for many students. We worry about when our registration slot will be, if we will get into the classes we need and, if we don’t, if we will be able to successfully navigate add/drop period. As a first-year this spring, I had the second-to-last registration...

LA Legislature Misses Mark on HIV

Jackie Brant, Columnist

April 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

In a fight to end the stigmatization of HIV and AIDS, Democratic lawmakers in Los Angeles are seeking to pass legislation that would reduce the charge for not telling your partner that you have HIV before engaging in unprotected sex from a felony to a misdemeanor. This law would also apply to situations...

Cities Resist Trump’s Unconstitutional Order

Jackie Brant, Contributing Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Since President Donald Trump assumed office in January, one of his top priorities has been the strict enforcement of immigration laws, including the zealous deportation of undocumented immigrants. His main action to this point has been to issue several flawed executive orders, including one that bars...

Kasich’s Opioid Regulations Backfire

Jackie Brant, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Every five hours, someone overdoses on heroin in Ohio. One in every nine deaths from heroin overdoses in the U.S. occurs in Ohio, leading the nation. In Lorain County, approximately 140 people died from heroin overdoses in 2016, according to The Chronicle-Telegram. On the other hand, according to ...

Philosophy Departments Lack Diversity

Jackie Brant, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Despite having been warned about unequal gender distribution in the field, I was disappointed when I walked into my first day of Problems of Philosophy last semester and found few women in the room. While I’m admittedly only in my first year, my experience as a Philosophy major has shown me that, even...

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