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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.

All Roads Lead to Rom- Uh, Oberlin

February 24, 2009

Jesse Hernandez

The applications were sent, the waiting is over, and by the magic of a little envelope in the mail, POOF! You're now one step closer to being an Obie. But, if you've been accepted, what is available to help you decide if Oberlin is the right place for you? Man, if only there was some great and helpful program...

Making Modern Art at the Museum of Modern Art

February 19, 2009

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

There's more to the New York art scene than pretentiousness and Andy Warhol, but you certainly won't find it in this post. What you will find is a retrospective of some of the various art--both deliberate and not--that we happened to come across during our afternoon visit.

The Oberlin Theater Club

February 10, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

There is, in fact, only one magical way to schedule all the performances (AND hit every single "Welcome back to a new semester! We missed you!" activity AND manage to see all your friends who you missed all of winter term... which can all coincide sometimes).

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