The Oberlin Review

1step2life Selected from Eight Finalists at LaunchU Final Pitch

1step2life Selected from Eight Finalists at LaunchU Final Pitch

March 15, 2019

LaunchU, a competition for Oberlin College students, faculty, staff, and alumni to pitch entrepreneurial ventures — selected its victor last Friday. Professor and Chair of Psychology Nancy Darling and her student team took home first place and $20,000 in funding for their venture 1step2life, an app to support adolescents living with chronic pain. This is the first time a team led by a faculty member has won the competition. The LaunchU funds will be used to help bring 1step2life to market thro...

Local Convenience Store Mickey Mart Will Open 24/7

Local Convenience Store Mickey Mart Will Open 24/7

March 1, 2019

Mickey Mart, located at 155 South Main Street, is now open 24 hours a day, making it the only full-time business within reasonable walking distance of Oberlin College. Many students and community members are excited about the extended hours. Mickey Mart employee Tricia Phillips said that the decision to stay open later was a benefit to business as well as the student population. “It’s convenient,” she said. “They’re making good money; we’re very happy with it.” Previously,...

Design for America Offers Opportunity for Meaningful Change, Social Impact

Lily Jones, Layout Editor

February 22, 2019

Before heading to Northwestern University in August 2018 to participate in the Design for America Leadership Summit, I was not sure what to expect. I’d been encouraged to attend by a family friend that had worked with the organization in the past, so everything I knew going in was pulled from her anecdotes. Design for America is a nationwide organization that teaches students human-centered design, a creative problem-solving methodology, to help them tackle challenges in their local communities. The Leadership Summit was intended to give student representatives from DFA studios across the country the chance to meet each other, hone their design practice, and prepare for the upcoming semester. When I checked in that...

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