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March 9, 2018
A catalog of political flubs at the Oscars

Sunday marked the 90th Anniversary of the Academy Awards, a four-hour event hosted by Jimmy Kimmel featuring Ansel Elgort with a hot dog gun, Gal Gadot pretending that she doesn’t know what pot smells like, and very, very clearly marked envelopes. If you didn’t follow the annual awards show — maybe because you had too much homework, or because you believe art is not something which can or should be ranked, especially by an academy which is 72% male and 87% white — then here’s what you need to know:

The best picture nominees ranged fr

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March 9, 2018
We can no longer be complicit in rewriting Japanese racial trauma

On February 22nd, students of the “Japanese American Internment” class visited the Courage and Compassion exhibit on display at the Baron gallery. Unlike most of the class, I had a personal attachment to the exhibit, as I worked on it last semester with Professor Renee Romano. However, upon seeing the finished product, I felt a need to distance myself from many of the harmful narratives that the exhibit imparted. Before going into the specifics of what I found problematic, it is important to understand how the Courage and Compassion exhibit

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March 9, 2018
Whose Music is It Anyway?

I don’t mean to ruin your mood, but remember Robin Thicke? Blue-eyed man-child who was launched into stardom with his blatantly sexist and predatorial song, “Blurred Lines”? Do you remember when that song brought about a lawsuit?

Ken Freundlich certainly does. As an entertainment lawyer, he worked directly on the Robin Thicke vs. Marvin Gaye case, in which the family of Marvin Gaye filed a suit alleging that Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” copied Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” In the end, Thicke and Pharrell Williams were found guilty

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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
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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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Feb 23, 2018
with Olivia Fountain

After graduating last spring, Olivia Fountain (’17) has returned to Oberlin as the curatorial assistant in the Allen Museum’s Office of Academic Programs. “Handle With Care: Embracing Fragility” is…

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Blue Sky

As Oberlin students, complaining about our food options can feel like a norm. Whether it’s the questionable looking meat at Dascomb, or the pretty average “pitza” at Aladdin’s, many of us are left …

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Feb 23, 2018

The Bachelor of Oberlin is a new bi-weekly column re-capping the most recent episode of the Bachelor (and/or all Bachelor-adjacent properties ie: The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, The Bachelo…

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Feb 23, 2018
Oberlin Couples Celebrate V-Day

The jury is still out on whether February is cuffing or de-cuffing season, but there is no denying that love is in the air, or at the very least shoved in our faces, on the fateful day of February …

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