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Teague Harvey ’19

New Plymouth, New Zealand

Tricking, Tumbling, Acrobatic Movement, Dance, Circus, Rock Climbing, Music, Nature, Malaphors.

Hey reader!

My name is Teague (he/him/his), and where I'm from is complicated.

My dad worked abroad for a while as a child psychologist in the US military, so I was born in Germany, lived in Sicily for a few years, and then grew up in New Zealand from when I was 7 until I was 18.

At Oberlin, I found my identity and community through movement – I’m the Captain of the Tumbling Club, and I’m involved in OCircus!, the rock climbing community, the swing & blues dancing scenes, and the Dance department.

I also eat in Kosher-Halal Co-op, once worked as an RA, and most importantly: write for the Oberlin Blogs!

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April 2, 2019
As my time at Oberlin comes to a close, I wanted to start a new weekly blog series (which I’ll stick to!) in which I outline some of the things I’ve been most grateful for at Oberlin. Let’s start with ExCos.
October 5, 2017
For the past two months, I've been living my dream of studying abroad in Budapest. It's been everything that I hoped it would be, and nothing like I expected.
July 9, 2017
For the start of my glorious Summer of Movement™, I headed to Brooklyn, New York, couch hopped for three weeks, and took just about every single class offered at the Brooklyn Zoo Gym: Parkour, Tricking, Breakdancing, Bar Conditioning, Contortion, etc.
April 30, 2017
This past semester, I 'sophomore slumped' hard. I struggled with intense feelings of depression, disconnection, and nihilism, and I critically questioned who I am, who I want to be, and where my place is in the world.

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