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Remember, Remember the 18th of April

April 25, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

There comes a weekend in April that you don't necessarily know how it exists. Namely, there is so much packed into a 72 hour period that you need something akin to a Time-Turner (from Harry Potter, lest you forget) to process everything.

Toni Morrison says we are a big deal

April 24, 2009

Yitka Winn

Our president Marvin Krislov presented Dr. Morrison with several gifts, one of which included a note from her 91-year-old first grade teacher from Lorain, Ohio - a phenomenal moment to consider that this powerful, Nobel-Peace-Prize-winning, larger-than-life inspiration to me was once upon a time, merely a first grader.

Concerts galore

April 20, 2009

Chris Gollmar

New music is alive and well in Oberlin, but so is the old. A look at the concerts I attended or performed in this past week.

RJD2 =/= R2D2

March 16, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

Oberlin is a mecca for all things music, and not just because of the Conservatory. Cool awesome bands and musicians are here all the time, at a fraction of the cost of most performances in the real world.

"Get your feathers out of my nose"

March 14, 2009

Zoe McLaughlin

Papageno, essentially a humanized bird and bird catcher, sang about how he wanted to catch chicks. And when he said "chicks," he didn't mean those little yellow baby chickens.

A Congress of Art at the Congressional Art Show

March 11, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

For three weeks of the year, the walls of the Bent corridor (which I totally thought was just a descriptor, not the name of two illustrious alumni, up until last week) are graced with beautiful local artwork from students from the 9th Congressional District. I was ever so lucky to be there photographing it.

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