The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Nate Levinson and Tyler Sloan

In the Locker Room with Nate Levinson and Tyler Sloan

May 8, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with itself, Sports Editors Nate Levinson and Tyler Sloan, to discuss their favorite parts of the job, why they were initially interested in the position and their favorite co-editors. What made you want to be a Sports editor for the Review? Tyler Sloan: I started writing for the Review at the beginning of my freshman year for the Sports section and I really enjoyed it. I had really good editors, and then I realized the editor of the Sports section was in my journal...

To Be a Sports Editor

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

May 1, 2015

This editorial is the last in my run as one of the sports editors of this paper, and I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic. By my unofficial count, I’ve written 67 articles in my two-plus years with the paper, including 21 “In the Locker Room” interviews and 25 editorials, including this one. I’d be lying if I said I envisioned this long tenure with the paper when I got to Oberlin. I didn’t join until second semester my sophomore year, and I only wrote five articles before interviewing for the job. Thankfully I got it, and if I do say so myself, it has been a match made in heaven. My time at the Review has given me the chance to write about the national sports topics I love in addition to offering me...

Kaïa Austin (left), Carmen Wolcott and Kanti Keislar

In the Locker Room with Kaïa Austin, Carmen Wolcott and Kanti Keislar

April 27, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with members of the women’s and trans rugby team, the Rhinos, senior Kanti Keislar, first-year Carmen Wolcott and junior Kaïa Austin, to discuss the unique culture of the rugby team, why they enjoy the sport and their favorite team traditions. How’s the season going so far? Kanti Keislar: I think that the tournament that we had this weekend was the best we’ve played all semester. We had a disadvantage compared to a lot of the other teams because we are the...

No. 1 Pick Up in Air

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

April 17, 2015

The NFL Draft is less than two weeks away, and my favorite time of the sports year has officially begun. The MLB season started last week, but until the draft is over, baseball — though I love it so — won’t have my undivided attention. After months of rumors that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was the lock to be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ pick at No. 1 overall, Ron Jaworski reported on Monday that his sources told him Oregon QB Marcus Mariota would actually be the first pick in the draft. Of course, on Tuesday, NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that Winston would be the team’s top choice if the draft were today. All that these conflicting reports mean is that it’s pretty likely that the Bucs h...

Junior catcher Blaise Dolcemaschio readies his bat in the first game of
a doubleheader against the Kenyon College Lords last Sunday. Dolcemaschio
went two-for-three with three runs scored in the contest as
the Yeomen dominated the game from the outset, ultimately winning
16–2.

Inconsistency Keeps Baseball .500 Against Lords

April 17, 2015

The baseball team played back-to-back doubleheaders last weekend against the Kenyon College Lords, splitting both sets to push its season record to 11–16. On Saturday, the Yeomen struggled out of the gate as junior pitcher Harrison Wollman allowed six runs in the first inning, putting the team in a hole before it could take its first swings of the game. The Yeomen bullpen picked up the struggling starter thereafter, allowing just one run on three hits in 6.1 innings after Wollman’s departure. T...

NBA Will Miss Durant

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

April 3, 2015

On March 27, news broke that Oklahoma Thunder superstar forward Kevin Durant would miss the remainder of the NBA season due to complications in recovering from a Jones fracture in his right foot, which he suffered in early October of last year. He’s since had bone graft surgery, beginning his long road to recovery. In the short run, Durant’s injury is a huge bummer because it deprives NBA fans of one of the league’s brightest stars and most marketable players. At full strength, he’s the best pure scorer in the league and forms the most exciting duo in the NBA along with Russell Westbrook. When he returns, Durant will be just a season away from entering unrestricted free agency, and he’ll have plenty to prov...

Gags Hit and Miss in 2000 SNL Comedy The Ladies Man

Nate Levinson, Columnist

April 3, 2015

After a six-week hiatus, this column returns to assess the artistic integrity — or lack thereof — of the 2000 comedy The Ladies Man. The film earned positive marks from just 11 percent of the 72 critics who reviewed it, and the consensus from critics seemed to be that the movie was overly vulgar, dry and generally a gigantic waste of time and money. Perhaps the best indicator of the movie’s worth was its lack of success at the box office. Despite a $24 million budget and decent cast, the flick raked in just $13.4 million.   Based on an SNL sketch and produced by Lorne Michaels, the movie stars Tim Meadows as Leon Phelps, a sex-obsessed radio host and sex therapist seeking to reconnect with one of his f...

Evan Holliday (top) and Jason Freedman

In the Locker Room with Evan Holliday and Jason Freedman

March 13, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with the men’s Ultimate Frisbee captains, senior Evan Holliday and junior Jason Freedman, to discuss changes in the team dynamic over the years, how they can make it to Nationals and their favorite team traditions. Talk a little about the Horsecows’ relationship with the women’s Frisbee team. Jason Freedman: The Horsecows and the Manti are very close, and we spend a lot of time together, including playing together but also partying a lot together. I would j...

Westbrook on Fire

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

March 6, 2015

For the past month, Russell Westbrook has been by far the best player in the NBA. In the month of February, the 26-year-old star guard averaged 31.2 points, 10.3 assists and 9.1 rebounds per game, all while leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 9–3 record and single-handedly keeping them in the race for the eighth playoff seed in the Western Conference. Westbrook notched three consecutive triple-doubles to end the month and joined Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the only other player to average 30 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds in a calendar month. Since the All-Star break, he’s averaging a triple-double. Not too shabby. On the season, Westbrook leads the league in scoring average, is second in player efficienc...

Bronwen Schumacher (left) and Kate Hanick

In the Locker Room with Bronwen Schumacher and Kate Hanick

February 27, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with senior women’s lacrosse captains Bronwen Schumacher and Kate Hanick to discuss their leadership roles, team traditions and the weirdest things that have happened during their time on the team. What are your expectations for the team this year? Bronwen Schumacher: Win. It’s pretty well established that we are now where we were after spring break of last year, and with that power, I think that we can easily beat the people who we lost to last year: DePauw [U...

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