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Ariel Roberts ’25

Hi, everyone! My name is Ariel and I’m a first-year from River Forest, IL (a suburb outside of Chicago). I’m super excited to be a part of the Oberlin community! I’m hoping to major in cinema studies and creative writing, and I am also interested in East Asian studies.

Outside of class, I enjoy watching Korean films, listening to rock music, and playing/watching video games. I consider my greatest achievement to be 100%-ing Majora’s Mask 3D. I’m fascinated by languages and always like to try learning a new one, which is grown from my ceaseless love of reading and writing. I’m often at OCOW meetings working on sci-fi stories or poetry. I’ve been a member of choir since I was a kid and I hope to get involved with some of the amazing musical opportunities Oberlin has to offer. I’m also passionate about taking care of the environment and climate activism. In a similar vein, I love animals, specifically my dog Sailor and guinea pig Smores back home, so you might find me squirrel watching in Tappan Square or petting the kittens at the Ginko Gallery. You can also likely catch me hanging out in the Mudd Library or attending various concerts around campus!