The Oberlin Review

Demonstrators requesting Tom Reid’s reinstatement confront President Ambar in her office.

Students, Alumni Present Ambar Tom Reid Petition

November 9, 2018

Nearly 40 students, alumni, faculty, and community members crowded into President Carmen Ambar’s office Monday afternoon as part of a delegation meant to show support for former Associate Director of the Student Union Tom Reid, OC ’80. Reid — who had worked at Oberlin since graduating — was let go over the summer as part of a wave of staff reductions due to budget problems. His elimination was met with disapproval by students and community members who valued Reid’s contributions to the C...

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine and Oberlin Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary Donica Thomas Varner converse about the First Amendment on Constitution Day.

Justice Pat DeWine Discusses First Amendment for Constitution Day

September 21, 2018

Oberlin College hosted conservative Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine in an effort to discuss the First Amendment on college campuses with input from both ends of the political spectrum. Justice DeWine was elected to the Ohio Supreme Court in November 2016, receiving over 56 percent of the vote. Before his position on the Supreme Court, he served for four years on the First District Court of Appeals. Four years prior to that, he worked with the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, where —...

Students present scenes from original student plays written during Winter Term at the Cat in the Cream Sunday night.

Winter Term Playwriting Project Ends with Varied Performance at Cat

February 16, 2018

A student returns to her room with a body bag, having accidentally killed a professor as a result of her plan to get expelled from school. Divine beings or “winds” commiserate, as they recount their stories of human beings from their heavenly vantage point, or “views from above.” An elderly woman tricks a young volunteer into aiding her to plan a crime, hoping to get caught and incarcerated in order to escape a nursing home. These are three of the scenes that played out on stage at the Cat ...

How to Train Your Dragon: The Ballet, featuring music from the beloved family film of the same name and original choreography by College senior Shai Wolf, College first-year Amanda Shen, and College junior Emily Highkin, premiered in Wilder Main Space last Friday.

Ballet Oberlin Show Reimagines Classic Family Film

December 8, 2017

In the history of Western ballet, some characters stick out as emblematic of the genre — Giselle, Odette and Odile, the nutcracker, to name a few. Then again, some roles — like Hiccup, Toothless, Ruffnut, Tuffnut, and Green Death — have likely never been performed in a ballet until this weekend, when Ballet Oberlin’s production of How to Train Your Dragon: The Ballet opened in Wilder Main Space. The show ran on Friday and Saturday, debuting an original choreography in an adaptation of the...

David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries tells the story of Crumpet the Elf (Daniel Fleischer) and his experience working in a Macy’s Christmas Santaland. Directed by Nathan Carpenter, The Santaland Diaries is a one-man show commenting on the materialistic aspect of the beloved holiday season in an ironic, dry, “Bah! humbug” fashion.

Elf Antics

December 1, 2017

Palestinian field researcher and spokesperson Nasser Nawaj’ah shared his personal experiences and promoted student activism in Craig Lecture Hall Wednesday.

Palestinian Activist Calls For Student Engagement

November 10, 2017

Palestinian activist Nasser Nawaj’ah came to Oberlin Wednesday to share his personal experiences with students and educate them on the demolition of villages in the occupied West Bank. His visit was sponsored by J Street U, an organization that is active at at least 70 campuses nationwide. Oberlin was one of two schools chosen to host Nawaj’ah. Nawaj’ah was born in the small village of Susya, Palestine, which has been wrecked seven times since 1985 and is currently being demolished. Families...

Feature Photo: Community Stands for DACA

Feature Photo: Community Stands for DACA

September 8, 2017

Pictured is College senior Zury Gutierrez giving a speech at the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals vigil Tuesday evening in Tappan Square, an event arranged after President Trump announced he would rescind former President Obama’s DACA, which allowed the children of undocumented immigrants to pursue careers and college educations. The event was organized by Lili Sander, with collaboration between Obies for Undocumented Inclusion, Lorain Ohio Immigrants Rights Association, and Indivisible O...

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