The Oberlin Review

Manti B-Team Makes Historic Run

Manti B-Team Makes Historic Run

April 19, 2019

Members of Oberlin’s women and trans ultimate Frisbee team, the Preying Manti, high-five one another on the field during a practice last week. While the Manti’s A-team are frequent Ohio Valley D-III College Regionals contenders, their B-team will be making an appearance at the competition for the first time in Oberlin women and trans ultimate Frisbee history. The B team is often a reflection of the future of the team after older members on the A-team inevitably graduate. Therefore, seein...

Devin Wilkins

In The Locker Room with Devin Wilkins, Football Player, Ordained Minister

April 12, 2019

West Philadelphia native Devin “Dev” Wilkins is a senior Philosophy major at Oberlin College and a defensive back on the varsity football team. However, when he’s home in Philadelphia over the summer, Wilkins works as an ordained minister who legally marries couples at Philadelphia City Hall. After being introduced to the job through his mother’s friend, Wilkins has seen people from all walks of life pass through City Hall with one thing in common: They are in love, and wish to m...

OCircus Welcomes Spring Season

OCircus Welcomes Spring Season

April 12, 2019

College seniors Teague Harvey and Solomon La Piana, along with College junior Marika Mortimer-Lotke and College sophomore Lydia Finkel, practice the acrobatics that make OCircus one of the most memorable clubs on campus. In light of the recent rise in temperature, OCircus has ventured outside to practice their routines in grassy areas like Wilder Bowl, Tappan Square, and Harkness Bowl. For Oberlin students, OCircus is often a signifier that spring — with its warm weather and brighter...

Fiscal Attack on Special Olympics Opens Dialogue About Impact of Sports

Jane Agler, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019

Due to President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year, the Department of Education is facing a potential 10 percent budget reduction and is looking for ways to effectively subsidize the loss. This is the third year in a row the President has prioritized the military and the building of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border over education, putting pressure on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to make up the difference. However, her resulting proposal was yet another ill-informed and ludicrous step in her long history of errors as education secretary. Last week, DeVos proposed a $17.6 million cut in funding for the Special Olympics, a move that has garnered widespread criticism from colleag...

OC Athletics Spring Break Photo Series

Jane Agler, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019

Oberlin athletes are known for their passion and dedication to the sports they love — and that doesn’t end when school is out of session. The Yeomen and Yeowomen traveled all over the country over spring break to compete with some of the nation’s premier teams. Check out where Oberlin’s spring teams spent their spring break this year. Men’s and women’s lacrosse flew out to California. The Yeomen found themselves in Whittier, CA, while the Yeowomen made their way to Claremont, CA, but both reconvened in Los Angeles for a Heisman Club dinner with Oberlin lacrosse alumni. Men’s and women’s tennis headed out to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The Yeowomen were unable ...

Student-athletes and coaches gather for the first symposium session on Friday evening.

Heisman Club Symposium Offers Leadership Workshops

March 15, 2019

Last weekend, Oberlin student-athletes and coaches were invited to the first Leadership Symposium sponsored by the Oberlin Heisman Club, titled “Leveraging the Leader in You.” On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, members of the athletic community gathered in the Knowlton Athletics Complex to listen to speakers and participate in workshops related to networking and how to use their leadership skills gleaned from athletics post-graduation. The Heisman Club is an organization comprised of Oberlin...

Liv Canning

In The Locker Room with Olivia Canning, Senior Basketball Center

March 15, 2019

College senior Olivia Canning has her hands full. As a starter on the Oberlin women’s basketball team, a Psychology and Sociology major and Anthropology minor, and an active member of various Oberlin College and community organizations, Canning seems to be doing everything at once. While she has garnered accolades as a powerhouse center on the basketball court, including NCAC Defensive Player of the Year and All-NCAC First Team in the 2017–18 season, Canning has also shown academic pro...

In The Locker Room with Claudia Olaes, Sophomore Tennis Player and Former State Representative Candidate

March 8, 2019

College sophomore and Oberlin native Claudia Olaes is well known around campus. During her spring semester last year, she decided to take time off from Oberlin in order to run for state representative for District 56 in Ohio’s House of Representatives. Outspoken about her dissatisfaction with bureaucratic approaches in school districts, among other issues, Olaes’ campaign garnered a good deal of support from Oberlin students and community members. She came away with 22 percent of the vot...

Zion Williamson’s Shoe Incident Revives One-and-Done Debate

Jane Agler, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

When potential number one NBA Draft pick and Duke University’s current star forward Zion Williamson walked onto the court last week, it was to compete in one of the most heated rivalries in college basketball history. The North Carolina Tar Heels were due to face-off against the Duke Blue Devils, drawing heavy attention from sports news outlets and beyond. People were excited about the game, but they were more excited to see Williamson dominate the court in the same manner he has all season, averaging 21.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. Even former U.S. President Barack Obama was eager to see the 18-year-old in action and made an appearance at the game. However, after trying to chang...

Asian Athletes Conquered 2018

Jane Agler, Sports Editor

February 22, 2019

Last Wednesday’s Champions League soccer match featured one spectacular moment that caused me to pause and reflect on 2018’s athletic feats. Son Heung-Min, winger for the English soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, netted a beautiful crossed-ball into the goal of opposing team Borussia Dortmund. I should note that I am a die-hard Arsenal FC fan – Tottenham’s sworn enemy. Additionally, Arsenal is not even competing in this year’s Champions League and therefore fails to present me with a logical reason to watch this match at all. Despite the expectations of our respective fandoms that dictate I should detest him with my whole being, I adore Son Heung-Min. First, I am Korean-American, and Son Heung-Min is the...

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