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The Oberlin blogs are produced by a team of current students, faculty, and staff who offer a variety of unfiltered perspectives about the Oberlin experience. We encourage you to interact with us as we explore Oberlin and document our adventures.

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The Mellon Dive

February 22, 2014

Alexandria Cunningham

Research at Oberlin is a truly unique opportunity and starts with our own personal journey. Well, here goes mine. Let's go on a Mellon Dive.

Learning and Labor: The Oberlin Factory

September 2, 2012

Prof. Sebastiaan Faber

At Oberlin we make stuff, things that last. This place is a factory of ideas, knowledge, art, and music. As it turns out, our annual output is actually quite impressive—and we are committed to sharing it freely with the world.

Honors: The View from the Far Side

June 16, 2012

Eli Goldberg

There are a lot of stories that I could tell about the process of writing my thesis, but I'll just share one piece of advice: if you doze off during a late night in the library, when the building closes you will get locked in.

Ah, you'd like two tickets to the laser show?

January 11, 2012

Sophia Chen

The gun show is sold out for now. While you wait for the next time we tour, please enjoy a description of my Winter Term/honors project. Since you're so accommodating, let me also offer you two tickets to the potassium show.

My last first semester

October 6, 2011

Sophia Chen

Why do I feel like a crazy person? I am a senior now. Oberlin, even with the all-nighters, the snowy Aprils, the death icicles looming on my roof, mouthfuls of saltless co-op lentils, has been nurturing me this whole time with arms wide open. Oberlin and I have been spooning for three and a half years, and I'm about to be kicked out of bed into a pair of knobbly hobbit-shoes.

Postcards from Italy

August 31, 2011

Eli Goldberg

or, What I Did Over My Summer Vacation: archaeological fieldwork and an experiment in transatlantic blogging!

Hawaiian lasers smell like pineapple

June 23, 2011

Sophia Chen

I'm currently getting paid to spend my summer doing atmospheric physics research in Hawaii. That's right, I'm living life through pineapple-scented nose-filters. They're better than rose-colored glasses.

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