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Goodbye to Oz

June 14, 2010

Aries Indenbaum

I feel totally comfortable in Oberlin. I don't worry about homophobia, sexism, or personal security. I can go running at 2AM here, without fearing for my life. I can smile at strangers. I can be myself. Leaving Oberlin means leaving home.

A field trip

November 4, 2009

Zoe McLaughlin

After a brief walk in the crisp night air during which I considered making pirate jokes, we arrived at the hospital.

And then I got sick

September 17, 2009

Zoe McLaughlin

It wasn't fun trying to get all my work done and sleep more and walk around with a sore throat, but I managed it pretty well, with the help of cough drops and perseverance. Until Sunday night.

Ode to Lorain County

April 30, 2009

Yitka Winn

Lorain County has an amazing set of metro parks all over the county, full of hiking/running paths, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, creeks, waterfalls, natural wetlands, tons of wildlife - and all linked by a bikeable set of country highways that make up the Back Roads and Beaches route.

No fair weather runners here

February 8, 2009

Yitka Winn

There we were, plodding along side by side on the icy streets of Oberlin, snow soaking in through the mesh of our running shoes, brisk wind turning our limbs rosy red, winter sun on our faces.


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