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My Oberlin family.

November 17, 2012

Barbara Sawhill

"Family" at Oberlin is a fluid term... it can mean the people who are related to you to as well as the people who are not.

Kittens. That You Can Touch!

October 17, 2012

Mya Ballin

There are kittens. Kittens that you can touch. A FIVE MINUTE WALK AWAY FROM CAMPUS. How awesome is that? Upon learning this past summer that there were kittens right near campus that were being taken...

Chalk Walk

August 16, 2012

Tess Yanisch

Every summer, Oberlin has a citywide "Chalk Walk," a civic day of doodling on the sidewalk. Though most of the art is done by average citizens--including plenty of enthusiastic kids--the event also attracts stunningly good artists. Among this year's coolest pieces were a giant cupcake, the Beatles, and George Washington riding a walrus into space carrying broccoli.

The Big Parade

June 23, 2012

Tess Yanisch

The Big Parade happened a month and a half ago. I finally got around to writing it up. Includes many pictures!

Meet Oliver. He Needs Your Help.

June 10, 2012

Tess Yanisch

There's an irrepressibly affectionate kitten in Oberlin who needs some help. Oliver's paw will have to be amputated. Please donate to CATSS, the local organization that helps stray cats like him!

Oberlin Behind the Scenes

March 24, 2012

Tess Yanisch

There's more to see than the architectural facades viewbooks usually show you, and I think that these back angles are, if not as aesthetically pleasing, more visually interesting than the fronts.

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