The Oberlin Review

For fifty years, Afrikan Heritage House’s in-person Soul Sessions have been filled with energy as the community comes together to perform, express themselves, and support each other. Now, virtual Soul Sessions share the same goal.

Soul Session Verzuz Retains Community Through Virtual Performance

October 9, 2020

With much of the Afrikan Heritage House community off-campus, and others socially distancing on-campus, residents have to take concerted steps to build Umoja. The Black community at Oberlin College did just that by translating the 50-year tradition of Soul Session to the digital space, sharing Black expression and creativity both on and off-campus. In June, a Soul Session was held completely via Zoom and despite some technical complications, it was a successful start. After arriving on campus, A-...

New ExCo Course AstroCo Nurtures Campus Interest in Astrology

New ExCo Course AstroCo Nurtures Campus Interest in Astrology

February 28, 2020

On Oberlin’s campus, astrology — the study of celestial bodies’ impact on humans — is often the subject of both deep discussion and check-in questions. This semester the common conversation starter has been turned into an Experimental College course called AstroCo, taught by College second-year Ella Franklin and College first-year Nicolas Zamora.  The course covers the basics of astrology, including circle charts — which show planets, zodiac signs, and houses at the moment of your bi...

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