The Oberlin Review

Photo Essay: Hunan, China

Photo Essay: Hunan, China

April 22, 2020

Editor’s note: The passage by Shen Congwen is translated from the original Chinese by the writer. For me, Hunan, China is not only a place of memories — it is where my maternal family lives and where I spent many of my childhood days — but also a place of surprise, as new ways of life are gradually replacing the old. This sentiment, one that is commonly felt by people who have left familiar places behind, is vividly described by Chinese writer Shen Congwen in his sanwen, or lyrical prose,...

Join OCSA in Coronavirus Support

Yan Jin and Rena Wang

February 28, 2020

 Editor’s Note: All interviews in this article were conducted in Chinese and have been translated into English by the writers.  Responding to the outbreak and spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, the Oberlin Chinese Student Association started a fundraising campaign Jan. 27, seeking donations from Chinese students and parents. The goal was to purchase protective suits in the U.S. to be donated to hospitals in the Hubei province of China, where coronavirus is believed to have begun.  When OCSA first collaborated with Chinese student associations at universities on the east coast, it found its first potential suit supplier. A few days later, however, the supplier backed out, and the order was canceled. Soon...

College first-year Isabella Lai performing at the Chinese Music Showcase last Sunday.

Audience Fills Birenbaum for “Moonlight, My Heart”

May 3, 2019

 Editor’s Note: The interviews in this article were conducted in Chinese and translated into English. The Chinese Music Showcase, Moonlight, My Heart, hosted by the Chinese Students Association, drew an impressive turnout last Sunday for an evening of singing, musical performances, and celebration. Despite the fact that it was late in the week, and that the event saw sparse responses on Facebook, the audience almost filled the Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space, a bar on the lower lev...

CCL Fights For Climate Change Policies

Yan Jin

November 30, 2018

Ray English, Emeritus Director of Libraries at Oberlin College and a member of Oberlin’s branch of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, joined 619 other volunteers from CCL in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Nov. 19, to advocate for bipartisan climate policies.  The volunteers participated in over 400 congressional meetings and met with numerous Ohio representatives. Citizens Climate Lobby is a national environmental group which works to educate communities on how to engage with their representatives about Climate Change. “I visited four different congressional offices with teams from the lobby, and we had a very good conversation with Senate and House offices,” English said. “We met with offices of Senator Portman,...

Students participate in Project Unbound workshop, “The Neurological Impacts of Slavery.”

Project Unbound Fundraises for Human Trafficking Victims

November 9, 2018

Project Unbound, an Oberlin-based anti-human trafficking organization, will host their annual fall fundraiser for the Human Trafficking Collaborative of Lorain County on Friday, Nov. 16. The event will be the group’s second in as many weeks; they held a workshop yesterday titled “The Neurological Impact of Slavery.” “This is the first and only fundraiser [we have done] for the Collaborative, as a way of supporting our partner,” said College senior and History major Kellianne Doy...

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