Hello! My name is Ilana (she/her) and I’m so excited to be blogging about Oberlin! I’m originally from Omaha, Nebraska, and before you ask, my house was not next to a cornfield (said cornfield was down the street). It’s my first year at Oberlin, and I’m already super involved in chamber music and Jewish life all around campus. I’m in the Kosher-Halal Co-op, I live in Johnson (Jewish Heritage) House, and I like to spend my Friday nights eating a full Shabbat dinner at two Jewish student groups on campus: Hillel, then Chabad. I play viola, and I’m in the incredible Kirsten Docter’s studio, AKA the Docter’s Office. If I have free time, I like to visit the Allen Memorial Art Museum, try to score free food somewhere, or just take a nap.
Ilana McNamara ’24
April 16, 2020
What life is really like in my home state.
February 1, 2020
Our challenge was to learn and perform Claude Debussy’s String Quartet, which is a pretty daunting undertaking.
December 15, 2019
This story is for the students who aren’t sure whether they’ll fit in.
November 21, 2019
It was so much fun to show my mom around.
October 29, 2019
There were many things I didn’t expect about Oberlin.