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Desk Quest

September 7, 2009

Will Mason

Yard sales, integrating into the Oberlin community, and the hunt for the perfect antique desk.

Housekeeping, or The Secret Life of oBEErlin-ites

September 6, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

I mentioned before that the first few weeks of college equals '50s housewife meets college student: shopping for classes, ironing out schedules, and cleaning and unpacking all belongings, and if the weather doesn't take the temperature dip it did a few days ago, flowery dresses and sunglasses.

Helpful Hintz, Yo!

August 5, 2009

Joe Dawson

There is no required reading for freshmen at Oberlin, but a quick flip through Lord of the Flies could be real helpful.

Parallel Universes

June 10, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

I have just passed the two week point of being home for the summer. And since this is an Oberlin blog, this is about what's different at my summer home and my Oberlin home.

The Joys of Cooperative Dining

May 20, 2009

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

Thankfully, there were senior members who talked me through the best ways to peel garlic, fry potatoes, and make an omelet. Never would I have imagined that a group of students could be efficient and capable enough to orchestrate what functioned like a self-contained dining hall.

Life in a Cardboard Box

May 14, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

Remember how I mentioned there are all these distractions during reading period and finals? Ah, yes, there is another one I failed to mention earlier, and that is PACKING.

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