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The Oberlin Review

Sensationalist Media Compromises Credibility for Click Bait

Editorial Board

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

In the past, the College has been a target for outside news sources that cherry-pick the Review’s pieces on topics ranging from the cultural appropriation of food in the dining halls to the contentious dismissal of former professor Joy Karega. Their goal is to malign the credibility of colleges l...

Review Comes to Senses on Oxford Comma

Victoria Garber, OC ’17

September 15, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Let me begin by admitting that, like my esteemed former colleague Sami Mericle, I harbor a certain amount of resentment that the Oxford comma was implemented only after I was forced to remove it from countless articles during my time at the Review. This objectionable comma conventi...

Review Breaks Tradition with Oxford Comma

Sami Mericle, OC ’17

September 8, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: While I was impressed by the reporting in the semester’s first issue of the Review, I was jolted by the use of the Oxford comma, a stylistic change that has evidently been implemented since I left staff at the end of last year. I consider myself a dedicated fan of the Oxf...

Alum Demands Respect for Dye

Michael H. Lubas, OC ’69

September 1, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: I am enraged, and The Oberlin Review should be ashamed! The May 5 edition with its front page lead-in on Marvin Krislov’s legacy is an abomination! While I was never a Nancy Dye cheerleader, the article demonstrates the cloudy presuppositions and misinformed arrogant assumptions p...

College Newspapers Best Illustrate Campus Life

Editorial Board

May 19, 2017


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Oberlin students are often presented as coddled, spoiled and so obsessed with political correctness that we have lost touch with reality, choosing to embrace a liberal utopia instead of facing the “real world.” If four years working at The Oberlin Review have taught us anything, it is that this port...

Review Fails to Live Up to Promise

Manish A. Mehta, Donald R. Longman '32 Professor of Chemistry

May 5, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Since 1874, The Oberlin Review has been the sole campus publication to bear the label “Publication of Record of Oberlin College.” Every year, I read with great patience to see if you will live up to the solemn duty that title places on you, and every year I am left sore...

IYS Kentucky Article Misrepresented Organization

Max Coleman, Rachel Manning, Hillary Neff, and Megan O'Brien

November 9, 2012


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

Last week’s issue of The Oberlin Review thoroughly misrepresented the IYS Kentucky Fall Break trip and the Immerse Yourself in Service organization as a whole (“IYS KY Trip Challenges, Educates Volunteers,” Nov. 2, 2012). As IYS Kentucky trip leaders and participants, we were shocked and dismayed...

Editorial: Oberlin Journalism Lacks Academic Support

The Editorial Board

October 7, 2011


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The assertion in this week’s Diatribe that the Diatribe itself represents a “tasteless ornament to [this] publication’s already insubstantial content” leaves us feeling somewhat conflicted. While we as editors spend a substantial amount of time, energy and thought on the Review every week, we...

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