Eli Goldberg ’12
Entries from this blogger
Ohio, I'm gone.
August 19, 2012
Saying goodbye to Oberlin so the class of 2016 can say hello.
"So, what are you going to do with your life?" - resolved!
July 25, 2012
The call was from AVODAH, The Jewish Service Corps: after four interviews, they had decided to offer me a placement as a Homeless Outreach Assistant at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.
"So, what are you going to do with your life?"
July 21, 2012
For those of you who are curious about what a liberal arts student does after Oberlin, I have some bad news and some good news...
Honors: The View from the Far Side
June 16, 2012
There are a lot of stories that I could tell about the process of writing my thesis, but I'll just share one piece of advice: if you doze off during a late night in the library, when the building closes you will get locked in.
Pardon me, but which way is it to Athens?
February 11, 2012
Some thoughts on teaching intensive ancient Greek.
The Battle of South Campus
November 13, 2011
If it comes to pass that neither of these plans is favorable, it shall be known that Sci-Fi Hall and Classics Hall are officially "in a fight." Terms of war will be drafted, and we will meet you on the battlefield.
True Confessions of an Oberachiever
September 24, 2011
Scheduling everything was like playing a game of Tetris: staring at the little colored blocks on Google Calendar and wondering where I could make another one fit.
Postcards from Italy
August 31, 2011
or, What I Did Over My Summer Vacation: archaeological fieldwork and an experiment in transatlantic blogging!
Some thoughts on liminality
May 20, 2011
Earlier this week, Brandi asked all of us what our favorite word was. My answer: "liminality" -- the state of being in-between, caught between two states of existence, on a threshold...
The Dissociated Press: An Antique Adventure
February 1, 2011
For three and a half weeks, we've slipped into an archaic apprenticeship system and become printer's devils. When else could I do something like this, if not during Winter Term?
How tofu got me into college: my Common App essay
December 17, 2010
If you applied Early Decision for the class of 2015, here's a small distraction from the long, painful wait by the mailbox! And if you're working frenetically on your Regular Decision essays, hopefully this will serve as inspiration ... or maybe a model of what not to do ...
Shelter from the storm
December 9, 2010
I am beginning to think of Oberlin as a secret society, or a religion, some bizarre underground cult. Once you discover that it exists, you can't go anywhere without running into fellow initiates.
Somewhere in England; or, why Gandhi is my homeboy
October 10, 2010
Toto, we're definitely not in Ohio anymore.
Come to Oberlin, get free stuff.
August 28, 2010
Oberlin is probably the best place in the world to find recycled, reused, free (or insanely cheap) stuff. So before you hitch a ride to Wal-Mart, here are a few places to get to know...
Hark is where the heart is
June 5, 2010
I've spent the last week preparing to leave Harkness, the co-op where I've lived since my freshman year. So - to alleviate my own nostalgia, as well as give some info to folks who are filling out their housing forms - here's a little bit about Harkness.
OSCA Prom: a night to remember
May 7, 2010
When we last left our fearless hero, he was waist-deep in a vat of vegan Jell-O. But a far more formidable challenge loomed - organizing the prom...
Think one fearless road can lead to Oberlin? So do we.
April 6, 2010
I sat and thought about all the colleges I'd visited. And the thing that jumped out about Oberlin was that I wanted to go back.
Caution: contains Jell-O wrestling!
March 31, 2010
It's spring break. It's two in the morning. I am trying to figure out how much it will cost to fill a kiddie pool with vegan Jell-O. How did I end up here?
i ♥ herodotus!
February 15, 2010
Yup... it's going to be a good semester. (Caution: contains Twitter and YouTube!)
Pimp My Dollhouse
January 20, 2010
If I've learned one thing this Winter Term, it's to always look under the roof!
Guys and Dolls
January 12, 2010
Roman roof tile, Radio Free Association!, the Ladies' Home Journal, and more affairs of Winter Term living
The Little Proposal That Could
December 15, 2009
To do: make policy for a multi-million dollar corporation, create awesome trans activism, have the dorkiest party in the world...
Things I've learned about dining halls by eating in a co-op
November 17, 2009
For the curious, here's a taste of what makes dining halls and co-ops different. Consider it an anthropological study.
Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky
October 25, 2009
Who I am, and what I'm doing here
October 15, 2009
Amidst the dark fog of midterm week, a sleepy, masochistic archaeology student sits in a tiny room in a tiny co-op in a tiny town in Ohio, pounding away at a keyboard...