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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.

On Team Sports and Team Shirts

April 19, 2009

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

Incredibly disillusioned by my middle school experience--finishing my season on the second string basketball team with a total of two rebounds and a steal--I was hopeful that college could renew my muddled notions about playing basketball for something bigger than myself.

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.

Trying on a race director's cap

November 13, 2008

Yitka Winn

On those runs, I reflected a lot on the love that's developed in me over the last three years for the town of Oberlin, and I began working out ideas in my head about how to connect more with the local community.

Street Cricket in Singapore

September 14, 2008

Charles Grim

Here in this tiny island nation Chinese, Indian, Malay, Europeans, and many others seem to live together in a harmony not often seen.

Bowling, Oberlin Style

April 3, 2008

Max Strasser

I usually don't like bowling at all. (This might be just because I am exceptionally bad at it.) But last night, I had a good time.

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