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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Oberlin Is What You Make Of It
Kayla Kim, Managing Editor • November 10, 2023

The day that Oberlin Early Decision II results came, I overslept.  While it was my second choice school, I knew in my heart that it was the right choice for me. So my...

Many GSFS classes are taught in King.
Privilege Must Be Acknowledged Within Gender, Sexuality, Feminist Studies Classes
Avery Russell November 10, 2023

One of the reasons I was attracted to Oberlin was its Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies major. I appreciated that I’d be able to explore my interest in gender studies,...

Challenging Opinions Important for Productive Discourse
Ella Powell, Opinions Editor • November 10, 2023

In today’s culture, openly sharing opinions seems to have become more and more intimidating. This conflict is seen primarily when discussing hot-button issues. When it comes...

Students hang out in Conservatory Lounge.
Random Interactions Crucial to Community Building
Muhsen Al-Dajani November 10, 2023

I believe that I am inordinately adept at social interactions, and I enjoy when I get to stretch my proverbial legs within a conversation. I spent a good amount of time in...

Instead of Parking Lots, Better Resource Sharing
Aliza Weidenbaum October 27, 2023

Lest you think that I have a one-way view — since the Review mistitled my letter last month responding to Walter Moak’s call against parking lots and car culture — here are some points in the other...

Supporting Palestine is Choosing Life
Dean Grosbard, Letters to Editors • October 27, 2023

My name is Dean Grosbard. I am an Oberlin alum and graduated in 2017. I’m writing regarding Zane Badawi’s article (“Palestine Needs Oberlin’s Jewish Voices,” The Oberlin Review, Sept. 29, 2023)....

Vote English for City Council
Kevin J. Weidenbaum , Letters to Editor • October 27, 2023

At this election, those of you who vote in Oberlin will have the opportunity to reelect an outstanding City Council member. I write of Ray English, Azariah Smith Root director of libraries emeritus, who...

Vote New, Waltzer, and Lopez
Charles F. Peterson, Letters to Editors • October 27, 2023

A healthy democratic body depends on breathing fresh air. I am writing this letter in support of the new currents vying to fill the lungs of Oberlin City Council. I write in support of the candidacies...

Investment in Tenure-Track Professors Should Extend to Current Faculty
Cecily Miles, Columnist • November 3, 2023

Oberlin’s faculty has been characterized recently by an increasing proportion of visiting, part-time, and adjunct professors that mimics nationwide trends in higher education. However, 25 tenure-track...

Oberlin Students Should Read News
Avery Russell, Columnist • October 27, 2023

I grew up in a household where The New York Times was read every Sunday and family dinners mostly consisted of conversations on the mayoral race, recent worldwide injustices, or an interesting op-ed. Having...

Oberlin’s Should Continue Supporting Freedom of Speech
Selena Frantz, Columnist • October 6, 2023

Around a month ago, the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression released their 2024 College Free Speech Rankings. Students were surveyed through a mobile app/web portal about their “experiences...

It’s Okay if College Feels Like Work
Cecily Miles, Columnist • September 22, 2023

A recent op-ed in The New York Times asserts that college is not a job. The confusion from college students about their relationship with education and labor stems from the view of college as a means to...

Students wait to receive their packages in newly renovated space.
Mail Lockers Fail to Deliver Promised Efficiency
Emily Vaughan, Opinions Editor • September 15, 2023

On Sept. 6, I received a delivery notification for the pair of sneakers I had purchased. Five days and multiple visits to the mailroom later, I finally received them, marking the longest time I have ever...

Standard Summer Employment Deserving Respect Among Student Body
Cecily Miles, Columnist • September 8, 2023

Oberlin College’s reputation for its cooperative and noncompetitive culture precedes it. Prospective student message boards and admissions forums attest to these characteristics on campus, while the...

Mainstream Feminism Still Centers White Women
Avery Russell, Columnist • September 8, 2023

I, like millions of teenagers across the U.S., went to see Greta Gerwig’s film Barbie this July. I loved the pastel pinks, wittiness, and Margot Robbie — I found it an extremely fun watch. However,...

Out of state students should take a page from Midwest handbook.
Oberlin Can Learn from Midwestern Kindness
Selena Frantz, Columnist • September 8, 2023

If you spend more than a few hours walking around Oberlin’s campus, you will likely start to notice a strange phenomenon. It’s not outwardly obvious, though once you notice it, you probably won’t...

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