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The Oberlin blogs are produced by a team of current students, faculty, and staff who offer a variety of unfiltered perspectives about the Oberlin experience. We encourage you to interact with us as we explore Oberlin and document our adventures.

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Getting Involved

August 13, 2010

Joe Dawson

If I know anything about Oberlin freshmen, you're not too preoccupied worrying about what to pack and what classes you want to take to worry about other activities at Oberlin.

No Regrets

June 13, 2010

Alice Ollstein

My goal was to graduate without any lingering "I should have done X, Y and Z!" I (almost) succeeded.

Reflecting, learning, laboring

June 3, 2010

Sam Jewler

The end of the year is always a time for reflecting on what you've accomplished. Having alumni salute you for it makes those feelings all the more meaningful.

Firsts and Lasts

May 21, 2010

Alice Ollstein

Not that I dislike Oberlin's small, enclosed environment. It's been an incredible space to figure out who I am, what I like, what I don't like, what matters to me, and what I want to do about it. But it is time to leave.

CSA Hot Pot

May 14, 2010

Zoe McLaughlin

Maybe this bit of sentimentality was brought on by the fact that I was standing in a normal kitchen, not a tiny dorm kitchen or an industrial-sized co-op kitchen.

Asian Pop Night, etc.

April 10, 2010

Zoe McLaughlin

I pointed out that no one in CSA is going to go out there and start any sort of dance-off, but that bit of sanity seemed to fall on deaf ears.

Broken Spring

April 3, 2010

John West

In this post: vegetable gardening, homemade compost bins, the anti-rot properties of cedar, sleep, Wilder Voice, inscrutable comics, the Coal River Valley, Obie activism, and much, much more.

The Ballad of Balboa

April 1, 2010

Aries Indenbaum

One of the best dancers in America lives in Cleveland: Valerie Salstrom. OSwing, in its great and powerful wisdom, invited her to visit Oberlin for a weekend to teach balboa and blues.

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