The Oberlin Review

Activism Necessary to Resist Trump Presidency

Maureen Coffey, Business Manager

November 11, 2016

I never really considered the implications of a Donald Trump presidency until Tuesday. I knew he was running. I watched his speeches, rallies and debates. All of the signs were there, and yet until early Wednesday morning, I had not truly considered a Trump presidency. We can — and I’m sure many will — spend the next several years debating what went wrong: Sexism? A whiter electorate than expected? FBI Director James Comey’s late reopening of Clinton’s email case? But no answer will change the outcome. Our government is a democracy. For better or for worse, our president is chosen neither by their résumé nor their objectively calculated costs and benefits. They are elected by the American people. On Tuesd...

Sexism in Sports Extends Beyond Olympics Coverage

Maureen Coffey, Business Manager

September 2, 2016

This summer, like many of you, I watched the Rio Olympics. As the games wore on, I was happy to see many of my Oberlin peers enraged by the blatantly sexist remarks by reporters and the subpar treatment of female athletes. It is terrible to watch Katinka Hosszú have her successes attributed to her male coach and husband, as suggested by NBC commentator Dan Hicks. It’s equally enraging to hear Rowdy Gaines, also of NBC, say that Katie Ledecky is good at swimming because “she swims like a man.” Hearing announcers say that the best gymnastics team in the world looked like they should be in a shopping mall because of their excited chatter should upset most viewers. I know just how real what Katie Ledecky, Simone...

Junior attacker and Review Business Manager Maureen Coffey dribbles toward a breakaway on Bailey Field. The Yeowomen fell to a late-game surge by the Denison University Big Red during their home opener on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Big Red Surge Past Yeowomen in Second Half

September 11, 2015

Unable to counter a strong second-half surge by the Denison University Big Red, the field hockey team fell 6–1 at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex this past Wednesday. The loss puts the Yeowomen at 0–3 for the sea­son and 0–1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Following a competitive first half in which neither team surrendered a goal, the Big Red began the second half firing on all cylinders. Denison un­leashed a barrage of 23 shots in the sec­ond session with six finding...

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