Greetings, readers. My name is Sam Jewler, and I hope to make Oberlin come alive for you. I hail from Washington, DC, where I emerged from a life in the public school system with all parts intact and a thirst for a diverse, enriching education. That, in a nutshell, is what I have found here at Oberlin.
I've been a bit of a dabbler academically here, feeding my intellectual curiosity in classes from Buddhism to Documentary Production to the Transformation of the Welfare State. As of now I'm a Politics major with minors in History and Hispanic Studies.
When I'm not in class I spend most of my energies hunting down, writing and editing stories as news editor of the Oberlin Review, Oberlin's newspaper of record. I also work as a writing tutor in the library's Writing Center, which constantly exposes me to papers expounding on subjects I had never conceived of. And I work as a writing tutor/teaching assistant for a first year seminar program on the psychology of bias.
As you can tell, writing is important to me. Journalism, especially, is my passion. Now a senior, I've spent my last two summers living on my own in one of Oberlin's great feeder cities - the Big Apple - interning at the New York Observer and New York magazine. Blogging here gives me an outlet for a style of writing that doesn't strive for objectivity, and one that invites fluid writer-reader interaction. I look forward to conversing with my readers on all that I know and love about Oberlin.