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The Harry Potter ExCo: A Preview

November 8, 2011

Alanna Bennett

November means many things for Oberlin: the typical college leaf piles, a strange flip-flopping in the weather from early-fall-crispness into Winter Is Coming ominousness. It also means that ExCo applications are due.

Teaching

October 22, 2011

Joe Dawson

One needs laser sights attached to their clown wigs. Am I trying to do too much?

Snow busy-ness

February 26, 2011

Joe Dawson

Things got a little hairier at this point, if I remember right, and I found new uses for my simple tools. The flat head screwdriver could be easily used as a pry bar, I found, pulling up pieces of the tape player whose screws wouldn't yield to my five year-old hands.

New Vistas and Tough Choices

February 22, 2011

Tess Yanisch

Oberlin is an active, interesting place. For students, it is a great boon and a great tragedy: among all the wonderful opportunities we have, we must confront and accept the fact that we will never be able to explore them all.

Synchronicity

November 13, 2010

Christine Chang

Why to pay attention to M.M. Bakhtin readings (turns out he has quite a following in several classes), and why to take Korean ExCo (for sheer awesomeness).

Tacky the Penguin and Other Stories

August 11, 2010

Ma'ayan Plaut

With this Oberlin story (with penguins!) in my possession, I had to share it with everyone. I put out an all-call on Twitter and Facebook whenever I was sitting in the library working and knew that people needed a distraction.

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