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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.

Cake and Circuses

May 14, 2011

Tess Yanisch

The Romans would offer bread and circuses to distract the public from real issues and keep them happy. Similarly, I am writing about pleasant things to avoid working on finals.

An open letter about College Orchestra

March 27, 2011

Zoe McLaughlin

Dear Anna and Jeffrey 1 , First of all, sorry that I haven't kept in better touch. As you probably understand all too well, when something only has a due date of 'at some point,' it's easy to keep...

New Vistas and Tough Choices

February 22, 2011

Tess Yanisch

Oberlin is an active, interesting place. For students, it is a great boon and a great tragedy: among all the wonderful opportunities we have, we must confront and accept the fact that we will never be able to explore them all.

Insanely busy(ier than usual)

November 20, 2010

Tess Yanisch

In which Tess raves about her social science classes, challenges the use of images of women in advertising, goes to a panel discussion, and learns how to sing (kind of).

Tumbling Club

November 14, 2010

Ida Hoequist

The Brazilian jujitsu people call it ninja training. This is the path that led me to it.

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