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OCircus! Goes to the Circus

April 14, 2012

Tess Yanisch

Through the magic of circus networks and the hard work of our administrators, OCircus! was able to offer heavily-discounted tickets and a free bus ride to Cleveland to Oberlin students who wanted to go see Cirque du Soleil. Of course everyone did.

I am the boss. It is me.

October 6, 2011

Helena Thompson

In this post: rollin' like a G; how to succeed as Editor-in-Chief of an independent news organization without really trying; being elected to a board of directors when you just wanted to sit in on a meeting for the sole purpose of making witty side comments; thinking about things like an adult (even though it's terrifying).

Are You In?

October 4, 2011

Marsha Lynn Bragg

SJI sessions stimulate, inspire, and cause students to examine why they are involved in the issues and causes they are involved in.

I've Been Back For . . .

September 11, 2011

Tess Yanisch

A batch of chai cinnamon rolls, a pan of brownies, a Cat cookie, a night of playing with glow poi, a contra dance, three textbook sales, many books, many friends.

On (the Bike) Co-op(s)

June 22, 2011

William Passannante

Oberlin has a lot of cooperatives, also known as co-ops. People pool their resources and help one another. Until about midway through my second semester, though, I hadn't really appreciated just how...

The Llama Proposal

May 24, 2011

Elizabeth Houston

The proposal llama is one of several esoteric hand symbols used during co-op discussions at Oberlin. Here is the story of how it originated.

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