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The Oberlin Review

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Who Ya Gonna Call?

February 24, 2017

Progressives Should Focus on Local Activism

Editorial Board

February 24, 2017

Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Members of Congress returned to their districts this week for Congressional recess met by hordes of angry constituents. Of Oberlin’s three representatives, only Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown made it through the week relatively unscathed. Protesters accosted 4th District Representative Jim Jordan at a public event in Marion, Ohio, Monday, turning a routine appearance into an impromptu town hall. More Ohioans lined the streets outside a private Republican fundraiser featuring Senator Rob Portman as a keynote speaker Wednesday night in Fremont, Ohio. Yesterday, hundreds of constituents in Cleveland held a mock town hall in Portman’s name, since he failed to schedule one for the week. These actions are one prong of local ...

Calling Elected Reps Proves Most Effective

Alec Perlow, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2017

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The etiquette for answering the phone was the first thing interns were taught in the congressional office I worked in during Winter Term. Our D.C. office had three phones set up to receive every call, with no voicemail. During the first two weeks of January, the phones rang sporadically. Almost all the callers were constituents concerned about some bill or other, asking my boss to vote one way or another. I realized this was business as usual. The week before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, business as usual was thoroughly disrupted. Our office started to receive hundreds of calls from constituents requesting that their representative stand with Representative John Lewis and boycott Trump’s inauguration....

Republicans Dominate Down the Ticket in Ohio

Jack Brewster, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016

Filed under Community News, NEWS

Donald Trump overwhelmingly won Ohio and edged out Hillary Clinton in Lorain County, but he was not the only Republican candidate in the state and county to claim victory on Tuesday. Senator Rob Portman and Representative Jim Jordan, both Republicans, were re-elected to the Senate and the House of Representatives for Ohio’s fourth district, respectively. Dan Ramos, a Democrat, was re-elected as state representative to Ohio’s 56th district, which includes Oberlin. Portman declared victory early Tuesday night and finished more than one million votes ahead of his opponent, Democrat Ted Strickland. In Lorain County, Portman defeated Strickland by more than 17,000 votes, garnering 53.8 percent of the vote compared to S...

Local Ballot Measures Shape Student Lives

Hannah Rasmussen, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2016

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

As Nov. 8 approaches, all eyes are on the presidential race. Almost every student on campus has been hounded by the questions: “Are you registered to vote?” and “Have you changed your address?” from eager activists. These questions are important because, as most people know, Ohio is a swing state and will play a crucial role in deciding our next president. Everyone says that “Your vote here matters,” and I couldn’t agree more. However, your vote matters on more than just the national level — local issues are also important in shaping the lives of students and community members. I’ve lived in Oberlin since I was 2 years old, my childhood home is a 10-minute walk from campus, I am a graduate of the Ob...

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