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Week one: no classes and already behind?

September 5, 2010

Zoe McLaughlin

I thought I would have a pretty relaxing week, during which I could do things like unpack, hang up posters, and read all the YA novels that are still on my 'to read' list. That's not what's happened.

Hey Transfers!

August 25, 2010

Brandi Ferrebee

The transfer hall is this great jumping-off place. It's where new students that have attended another college can come get their bearings together and not feel like they are alone with their war-stories of places that didn't fit them.

Getting a House

July 31, 2010

Zoe McLaughlin

By the time we signed the lease, the one thing that I really remembered about the house we were going to rent was that it had a huge bathroom.

Hey roomie

July 21, 2010

Joe Dawson

Well, no. I'm not actually going to talk about sex. Not no never. I've always been a believer that sex is sort of like music. You don't talk about making it. If you're good at it you don't talk about it. If you talk about it, you're not good at it.

Oberlin in the outside world?

June 21, 2010

Zoe McLaughlin

There's the thumbs, but there's also a crude representation of a llama (apparently) to make a proposal and knocking in the air to signal agreement with a statement.

Hark is where the heart is

June 5, 2010

Eli Goldberg

I've spent the last week preparing to leave Harkness, the co-op where I've lived since my freshman year. So - to alleviate my own nostalgia, as well as give some info to folks who are filling out their housing forms - here's a little bit about Harkness.

Big Choices

April 21, 2010

Tess Yanisch

Housing registration, class registration, and how I (probably) picked my major.


March 25, 2010

Karl Orozco

One can learn a lot about a person's home. Even MTV knows that.

Missin' You

January 25, 2010

Joe Dawson

I've been haunted in my sleep, you've been starring in my dreams, school I miss you...

Liquid days

September 9, 2009

Megan Emberton

Co-ops are wonderful, and the food is great. Do not worry, first years I've talked to who have expressed their doubts about this!


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