The Oberlin Review

Fairchild Chapel Welcomes Cellist, Composer, Teacher Tomeka Reid

Chloe Falkenheim

April 20, 2018

Filed under ARTS, Music

Tomeka Reid is a Chicago-based jazz cellist whose improvisatory style sits between — and beyond — jazz and classical music. With her debut album Tomeka Reid Quartet available from Thirsty Ear Recordings, she displays her trademark penchant for novelly introducing the cello into musical spaces where the instrument is not typically featured. The quartet, featuring Reid on cello, Jason Roebke on bass, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums, will take the stage in Fairchild Chapel at 8 p.m. tonight. The Foster/Bennett Duo, a saxophone and percussion duo from New York, will open the show. “Everyone in that group is just such a sick musician, improvisor, and composer,” College senior Danilo Powell-Lima, an ...

Snarky Puppy to Bring Eclectic Sound to ’Sco

Sam Rueckert

March 6, 2015

Filed under ARTS, Music

For double-degree fifth-year Matt Segall, one of the key players involved in bringing Snarky Puppy to campus next Thursday evening, the ’Sco is the perfect venue for the instrumental fusion band. “It has the best sound system on campus and the best vibe on campus for most styles,” Segall said. “They sell beer, which is really important.” Segall, a columnist for the Review, explained that Snarky Puppy will be in the area through the collective effort of three organizations: the Oberlin Jazz Society, Professor of Percussion Jamey Haddad’s Performance and Improvisation program and the Cleveland Orchestra. After its show in Oberlin, Snarky Puppy will perform in Cleveland at the Fridays@7 Series, a Clevelan...

In the Locker Room with Jenny Goldsmith and Katie Pieplow

In the Locker Room with Jenny Goldsmith and Katie Pieplow

February 20, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with softball seniors and co-captains Katie Pieplow and Jenny Goldsmith to discuss their upcoming season, a spring break trip to Florida and their expectations for their senior season. You have both been on the softball team since your first year at Oberlin. How have you seen the team progress? Katie Pieplow: I think our freshman year, it was very different than it is now because it was Coach [Mimi Mahon]’s first year. As we have been able to work with her more and ...

Ollie Leads Men’s Basketball into Winter Season

Ollie Leads Men’s Basketball into Winter Season

November 14, 2014

Expectations steadily rise for the men’s basketball team as a once-inexperienced core rapidly matures. The 2013–2014 season proved to be a period of both disappointment and growth for the Yeomen, as the team finished 7–19. Still, they gained valuable experience during the campaign that has left them better prepared for the upcoming season. Although the squad graduated guard Emmanuel Lewis, forward-center Trey Levy and last year’s leading scorer Geoff Simpson, junior big man Randall Ollie vi...

West Is Best

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

October 31, 2014

Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The 2014–2015 NBA season began this past Tuesday, kicking off what should be the most entertaining season in recent memory. With the Western Conference as loaded with good teams as ever and LeBron James making his triumphant return to Cleveland, this year’s edition of the Association features no shortage of headlines. While the Eastern Conference has nowhere near as much firepower as that of the West, it possesses an arguably more intriguing race for the No. 1 seed between the Cavaliers and the Bulls. I have little doubt that the Cavaliers will steamroll their way to the conference finals, but that’s where their season will get interesting. With Derrick Rose returning to the Bulls and looking as close to his old...

‘GHOSTS’ Challenges Contemporary Questions of Morality

‘GHOSTS’ Challenges Contemporary Questions of Morality

April 18, 2014

Adultery, euthanasia, syphilis — who could ask for more in a play? The Oberlin College Theater Department’s Main Stage production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play Ghosts will supply all three this Thursday through Saturday. Under the direction of Professor Matthew Wright, chair of the Theater department, the production is looking to make a lasting impression with the audience. Written in 1881, Ghosts is widely recognized as a commentary on 19th-century issues of morality. The play opens wi...

OSTA’s Shakespeare Production Confronts Rape Culture

Annelise Giseburt, Production Editor

April 18, 2014

Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure: In fair Vienna do we lay our scene, where, due to the negligence of the city’s Duke (played by College junior Luke Taylor), debauchery and venereal disease have run rampant for the past 20 years. The Duke decides the time has come to make his city right again, and so he puts his deputy Angelo (College sophomore Peter Elgee) in charge while the Duke disguises himself as a friar and tries to solve Vienna’s problems from the ground up — or is he just messing around? Angelo implements the strict laws that have fallen by the wayside during the Duke’s reign: Brothels are pulled down, and anyone caught having sex out of wedlock will be put to death. One such offender is Cla...

‘Spring Back’ Revitalizes Postmodern Dance

‘Spring Back’ Revitalizes Postmodern Dance

April 11, 2014

“Sometimes [Warner Main Space] feels like a big cathedral; other times I’ll lie on my back on the floor and look up into the rafters and it’s like we’re all in a big upside-down ark,” said College junior and Dance major Silvia Sheffield. The performance space has seen generations of dancers, and the latest aims to honor the venue and its history. This season’s Spring Back show, Oberlin’s annual spring dance concert, is centered on the exploration of the human form and how it relate...

‘Death and the Maiden’ Highlights Consequences of Torture

Phoebe Hammer, Arts Editor

April 11, 2014

Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Retribution and justice are coming to Little Theater this weekend. The Theater and Dance departments are staging Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden, a story of torture, morality and moving on. Since its world premiere in the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1991, the play has been well-received as a dramatic work that examines the psychological consequences of living under a military government with little regard for human rights. The Theater department’s version, directed by College senior Sophie Weisskoff, will strive for the same excitement and moral ambiguity. Death and the Maiden is set in the 20th century in an unspecified country under a military dictatorship, where no one is safe and the truth can be ...

Men’s Lacrosse Sets High Goals for 2014

Bronwen Schumacher

February 21, 2014

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

After a successful season last year that included a 3–4 North Coast Athletic Conference record and an 8–6 record overall, the Men’s Lacrosse team is heading into their season stronger than ever. Their roster includes 25 returning players, including three of the four top scorers from last season and their entire starting defense from 2013. Sophomore Nick Lobley, the Yeomen’s Freshman of the Year for the 2013 spring season, feels optimistic about the upcoming season. “Our major goal is to make the NCAC tournament. We think we can realistically go 14–2 this season,” he said. Lobley has lofty goals for himself, too. “Last year, I ended the season with 46 points, and I would like to score 75 points this...

Women’s Tennis Ready to Shine in Home Opener

Women’s Tennis Ready to Shine in Home Opener

February 7, 2014

The women’s tennis team has high hopes for the spring after last season’s historic national ranking. Despite losing two top seniors, Farah Leclercq and Preeya Shah, both OC ‘13, team members feel positive about the integration of the three first-year newcomers, Emma Brezel, Olivia Hay and Anna Treidles. The team will start its season this weekend when it hosts the Baldwin Wallace University Hornets on Saturday and the Case Western Reserve University Spartans on Sunday. Last year, junior...

Men’s Tennis Hopes Young Roster Leads to Success

Men’s Tennis Hopes Young Roster Leads to Success

February 7, 2014

The new-look men’s tennis team starts its spring season this weekend against the Wabash College Little Giants. The Yeomen appear poised to improve upon their 9–13 record from last year. The team is much younger this year than it has been in the past. There is only one senior on the roster this year, Charlie Marks, who will serve as one of the two team captains alongside junior Soren Zeliger. Marks has compiled 29 singles and 29 doubles wins during his career. Zeliger will also bring winning exper...

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