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Ruth Bieber-Stanley ’21

Hello, readers! My name is Ruth (she/her/hers) and I was psychology/German double major and linguistics minor in Oberlin's Class of 2021. I hail from Albuquerque, NM, home of the largest hot air balloon festival in the world.

Besides being a blogger during my time at Oberlin, I also wore a lot of other hats on campus! I served in a variety of teaching and mentoring roles including as a PAL, a peer tutor, and a mentor in a dance program for girls in the Oberlin Public Middle School. I also work as a lab research assistant in the psychology department and was a proud member of Tank Co-op in Oberlin's Student Cooperative Association (OSCA). When I wasn't reading, note-taking, or lovingly putting color-coded events into my Google Calendar, I spent a lot of time on campus with friends, going to shows and concerts, making vegan meals with my housemates or going on several walks a week to Oberlin's Arboretum.

What you will find on this page are 66 posts about my (and others'!) experiences at Oberlin. I hope you enjoy my work, and that my stories can help you imagine what a life at Oberlin could be like. I ended my college career with a lot of gratitude for the blogs, and I hope that, even if in some small way, I was able to give back. Happy reading!

Entries from this blogger

adventure cut short

March 18, 2020

I think emotional vulnerability and sharing are key in moments like this when we need to be separated due to the circumstances of the outside world.



February 25, 2020

I’m not in the bustling metropolis of Oberlin, Ohio, but in the actual bustling metropolis of Berlin, Germany!



February 3, 2020

I had an amazing month making art that I can use, connecting with people and my landscape, and learning to trust both myself and the clay I shaped.