The Oberlin Review

Opposing Religious Views Should Not Polarize Society

James Miller, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2015

The Western world and Oberlin College have fallen into a state of ideological blindness that grows harder to discuss as time passes. I’m not talking about typical political battles. I am talking about a subject that both Fox News and Bill Maher love to exaggerate, dividing the country in a “culture war.” What could conservative mainstream media and the self-proclaimed voice of the left possibly have in common? They both actively seek to divide atheists and people of faith. In other words, they consumerize each camp by simplifying each side’s complexities. I have seen the media’s work at Oberlin, watching students dismiss others’ beliefs in class and on campus; it has finally disturbed me enough to say some...

Students, Parents Attend Cross-Generational Tribute to SNL

Students, Parents Attend Cross-Generational Tribute to SNL

November 14, 2014

A gaggle of bleary-eyed Obies and their guardians filled the rows of the Apollo Theatre on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 8, the second day of Parents Weekend, for journalist James Andrew Miller’s talk on his lauded 2003 book, Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live As Told By Its Stars, Writers and Guests. The Apollo’s auditorium, which seats approximately 500, was at near capacity, with parents and students alike agog for the talk about one of the country’s most recognizable...

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