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Serve It Up: Obies Participate in Day of Service

September 6, 2010

Ma'ayan Plaut

The Day of Service is a great opportunity to get off campus and into Lorain County, spend a good few hours working hard and making a difference, and meeting other students committing their morning to the good of the community.

Big Easy on my mind.

April 14, 2010

Alicia Smith

This is the true story... of seven Obies... picked to stay in a hostel...work together and have their lives photographed... to find out what happens... when Obies leave the Oberlin bubble... and venture to the Big Easy...IYS: New Orleans!

Trees

November 21, 2009

Joe Dawson

I spent last Saturday afternoon planting trees. 'Planting trees' sounds like a euphemism for something dirty. But it's not. I actually spent the afternoon planting trees.

Time to teach

September 21, 2009

Chris Gollmar

There are many opportunities at Oberlin for students interested in education. The Spanish in the Elementary Schools program, for example, has given me the opportunity to stand face-to-face with 20 real-life fourth graders.

One Year Ago Today

May 12, 2009

Charles Grim

Today I'd like to take a moment to think about the natural disaster that struck China one year ago and reflect on the many Chinese people who devoted days and weeks of their lives to trying to make a difference in the aftermath.

Getting Lucky in Kentucky (Part II)

April 5, 2009

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

The experience served to strengthen my conviction as an omnivore and made me truly realize the importance of the hunter-gatherer culture that had been passed down by our forebears. It didn't hurt that the chicken was also some of the best I had ever eaten.

Getting Lucky in Kentucky

April 4, 2009

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

If someone told me six months ago that for spring break of my senior year I would be living on a farm in rural Kentucky for nine days with scarcely any internet or phone and sharing a room with eleven people I had never met before, I would have laughed in their face. All I can say is what a difference a week makes.

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