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The Oberlin Review

Finding Community Reduces Stress, Improves Mental Health

Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2017


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

One endemic problem I see constantly in college students — a problem I’m guilty of feeding into myself — is the pressure to push yourself everyday, treating each semester like a marathon that you have to run on your own. Some lock themselves in their rooms, spending hours on endless problem...

Administration Neglects Mental Health Needs

Marissa Maxfield, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Psychiatric and counseling services on college campuses typically receive inadequate attention compared to other areas of health care, and Oberlin is no exception. While past disparities can be attributed to the invisibility of mental conditions and suppressive social influence, ignorance is not a viab...

Mental Health Initiatives Reveal Where Student Opinion Heard Loudest

Editorial Board

September 4, 2015


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Laundry prices and ObieID password changes notwithstanding, few things at Oberlin are as widely maligned as the College’s mental health resource infrastructure. While Student Health Services as a whole receives a significant amount of criticism from students year after year and while the College make...

Student Health Center to Double Number of Psychiatrists

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer

April 10, 2015


Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Next year, the student health fee will rise from $200 to $230 in order to hire more psychiatrists in the Student Health Center. The health fee, which was introduced in the 2013–2014 year, pays for the counselors and psychiatrists at the Health Center, who visit a couple of times a week to give free...

Working Group Prioritizes Mental Health

Working Group Prioritizes Mental Health

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor

February 27, 2015


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Members of Student Senate’s Student Health Working Group are pushing for a variety of initiatives this semester to improve the accessibility, visibility and quality of student mental health services, which many feel are not serving their needs. College junior Avalon McKee, co-chair of the Oberlin...

Awareness Vital in Eating Disorder Treatment

Rose Stoloff, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2015


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Trigger Warning: This article contains discussion of eating disorders. Over the summer I found myself sitting in my bed at three in the morning writing an email to my mother, confessing to her that I had been living with an eating disorder for the last three years. That night, while trying in vai...

College Must Accommodate Health Emergencies

Goo Mattison, College sophomore

February 13, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Editors’ Note: College sophomore Goo Mattison posted the following letter on Facebook on Jan. 25 and has given permission for it to be printed in its entirety. The recent dissatisfaction with Oberlin College’s health services has been a major issue on campus this year, with the Oberlin Mental He...

Misconceptions Delegitimize Seasonal Depression

CJ Blair, Columnist

October 10, 2014


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

This week not only ushers in a slew of students stressing over midterms but also signals that Oberlin is about to begin its annual descent into the unending bleakness of winter. Especially at a college with such a geographically diverse student body, the emotional shock of this cold can be unforgiving...

In Discussing Navy Yard Shooting, Disrespecting Disabled Persons Not An Option

Alice Fine

September 27, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I was outraged and frustrated by the editorial printed in last week’s Review, “Washington Navy Yard Massacre Was Avoidable,” (The Oberlin Review, Sept. 20, 2013.) One of the article’s major points was that one of the best ways to stop gun violence would be to prevent “cra...

Gun Violence Solution Requires Leadership

Sam White, Columnist

September 20, 2013


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

We need to rewrite our gun laws, and we need to do it now. Yes, here it is: another angry opinion piece from another self-righteous college kid following another mass shooting, amid yet another wave of the same type of reactions to which we have become so accustomed. There will be the Democrats, calling...

Sunny with a Chance of Cynicism: Counseling Center’s Shortcomings Must Be Addressed

Libby Salemi

September 20, 2013


Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

A few years ago, let’s say about halfway through my first year, I started feeling like there was something weird going on with my brain. I’d be sitting in the middle of class and everything would suddenly look unfamiliar and terrifying, and my chest would start hurting, and I’d just generally feel...

Authenticity Through Identity a Misguided Concept

Taiyo Scanlon-Kimura

April 5, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS, Uncategorized

College senior AD Hogan’s recent apology letter to the Review deeply upsets me. I understand the motivation behind the interruption of Krislov’s interview with CNN, though not through any productive communication offered by AD or the other students involved. I understand because I have felt misled b...

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