Dara Lehrer ’16
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FAQ for Incoming First Years
June 19, 2013
Do you have the pre-orientation jitters? Are you at all anxious to leave home and come live in a place you've probably never spent a formidable amount of time at before? Do not fear! I am here to try and alleviate some of that anxiety.
Ode to Professors
May 5, 2013
I have had so many absolutely fantastic professors this year who have inspired me in all sorts of ways.
On Taking a Gap Year
May 2, 2013
I asked four of my friends why they took a gap year, what they did during their gap year, and what personal value it has had to them. Here is what they had to say...
Spring has Sprung
April 30, 2013
In honor of spring, I decided to take a few snapshots of the flowers. Being the hipster I am, I took the photos at night with flash.
Why Choose Oberlin?
March 27, 2013
If you have little more than a month to decide where you'll be spending the next four years of your life, and have received an acceptance letter from Oberlin, then read on. This post is for you.
Impressions from a Yalie
March 18, 2013
My name is Aleena, and I am a Yalie... I spent my past week visiting Dara at Oberlin, and now I'd like to share my observations, because I truly believe that Oberlin is an incredible place, and it might be interesting hear about from a non-Obie perspective.
Don't Burst My Bubble!
March 6, 2013
It is really quite easy to mistake this place for a little snow globe, complete with picturesque buildings, tiny flakes of falling snow, and of course the glass sphere encasing it all.
An Argument for Vagrancy, an Argument for Home
February 17, 2013
My books, my clothes, my hair even, are scattered all over the place-- all over my room, my friends' rooms, my room in Tucson. It's hard not to be scatter-brained when everything else seemingly is.
Fearless in Seattle
January 30, 2013
We may be fearless, but we're certainly not sleepless.
January 16, 2013
...and the tricky business of knowing when they exist and when they don't.
A Day in the Life of an Obie
December 9, 2012
What's a typical day at Oberlin, you ask? There's no such thing! Here's a day in my life - Wednesday, April 12, 2017, to be exact.
Oberlin: Where the Bathrooms Aren't Gendered but the Food Is
December 3, 2012
If you're still following my train of logic here, which I can imagine some of you aren't, then you are probably thinking to yourself: okay, I get that. Hardly anyone has the genetic background from only one race, and I've seen people who change their sexual orientation. Fine. But gender? Can't you only really be one or the other?
T-break in T-Town
November 25, 2012
This blog is going to be a photo essay of the highlights of my trip back to Tucson (colloquially known to some as the "Dirty T," although I heartily refute this).
November 7, 2012
Leal, this one goes out to you.
What I've Learned
November 2, 2012
Let's be real-- classes aren't all that college is about.
Oberlin v. Yale
October 26, 2012
I spent a lot of time with my nose in the air and a crick in my neck when I visited my friend at Yale this week.
October 20, 2012
So there I was, happy to be a part of such a legendary class. The teacher, Eric, was great. Such a funny and intelligent man, and quite the stereotypical yogi as well (except during a few momentary lapses when he cursed in class, which was absolutely hilarious).
October 17, 2012
Something has changed though now, I can feel myself really sinking in here.