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Red Cup, Blue Cup...Purple Cup

March 18, 2013

Barbara Sawhill

The past few weeks at Oberlin have been very hard, but they have reminded me why I care so much about this place and the work that we all do, on a variety of levels, on this campus.

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!


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