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A History of Oberlin Activism
March 9, 2018 | By Eilish Spear

The broad-strokes history of Oberlin civil rights activism is well known—it was the first institution to admit African Americans and women, a prominent stop on the underground railroad, and was vigorously involved in the civil rights movement, anti-war protests, and more. The specifics of these experiences, however, are harder to find. It is easy to go about day to day life at Oberlin without even considering the movements

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March 9, 2018

I was told not too long ago that when I walk into rooms people are pressed against the walls by my massive ego. After first chuckling at this pitiful attempt at a “drag,” I had two thoughts: (1) White men have no room to talk about anyone’s ego when they habitually self-indulge in mediocrity, and (2) Is this what bubbles to the surface of someone’s mind when they see me? I cannot control how people perceive me, nor do I necessarily want to, but I do think that if a person is going to make a statement as obnoxious as the one aforementioned yo

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March 9, 2018
Why Students Are Choosing to Leave—or Come to—Oberlin as Enrollment Challenges Persist

Twenty-seven is a big number to Oberlin College. Retaining just twenty-seven students who had planned to leave the College last Spring—only enough to fill a single lecture course—impacted Oberlin’s revenue significantly enough that President Ambar chose to highlight the achievement during her March 1st presentation on Oberlin’s finances.

“We found the faculty member, the staff member, the coach, the whoever-it-is that was connected with that student and said ‘Hey, we really want you to return, what can we do to help make that happen

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March 9, 2018
Thinking Outside the Box

As President Ambar made clear to students at her talk on February 28th, the college is facing a dire financial situation that is going to require tough decisions to be made. She challenged the audience to “think about what the possibilities are” and said that “while there are challenges, there are also opportunities”. Well, President Ambar, I’ve got just the solutions you and the Board of Trustees have been searching for:

  • For every STEM class, just use Khan Academy instead of professors.

  • Turn the football fi

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March 9, 2018
Meditations on Poetry

Adam Gianelli ‘01 speaks with a stutter, which became evident when he read the title of his first poem (also the first poem in his book Tremulous Hinge), “Stutter”:

alone in my room I can

speak any word

since I can’t say memory I say

underbloom

What Gianelli can’t physically say gives way to what he means; it’s almost as if his speech impediment pushes way towards a more authentic representation of what he’s trying to communicate. Adam says this on the intersection of poetry and

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March 9, 2018
A Dip in Cracker Lake: POC and their Hook-Ups with yt People

“Happy New Year!” he shouted. At least, that’s what I think he said. Much of it is a blur.

I remember arriving at the club. My friends and I were told that Shanghai had some of the best nig…

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March 9, 2018
In Order of How Much Hair He Had

#4

Time: Fall 2017. Hairdo: Preppy Shag

At last! Krislov is gone. Or so I thought. I’m finally settled into my room in Firelands. …

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March 9, 2018
An Inside Scoop on ‘Sco Booking Success

SUPC (Student Union Programming Committee) and Concert Board are bringing an exciting new artist to the Dionysus Discotheque and they want you to know about it. Following up on the success of Paleh…

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March 9, 2018
For the week of February 26 – March 4

Tuesday, February 27th 12:44 pm: Safety and Security officer assisted student who received second-degree burns from Stevenson dining hall plates.

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March 9, 2018

I took public speaking back in high school for two years, so I think that I am pretty good at judging a person’s body language and presentation skills. I was once told that communication is ten per…

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March 9, 2018
How to fully live Your Bachelor Life

Being a fan of The Bachelor is a lifestyle. Twice a year, it requires the memorization of the names and faces of 30 identical looking contestants – all named Lauren or Lindsay if you’re watch…

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March 9, 2018

Is there anything to lose in cryogenically freezing your body after you die? Immortality seems like a fictional phenomenon, but developments in modern science are beginning to convince some that it…

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March 9, 2018

On February 27th, the Cinema Studies department hosted an event featuring filmmaker Kelly Gallagher. The screening comprised of seven of Gallagher’s short films, each ranging from two to twenty min…

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March 9, 2018

On Thursday March 1st, Oberlin creative writing professors and award-winning poets Chanda Feldman and Kazim Ali held a reading at The Feve to celebrate the release of their most recent collections …

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March 9, 2018
Reanimating Splitchers and the 'Sco

As a second-semester Senior, I have been preparing myself for that tight-rope crossing I must perform in a few months’ time. What I had not been preparing myself for is looking back. This school ha…

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