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No Acorn Unturned

December 18, 2011

Ma'ayan Plaut

I have been told that if you see a white squirrel on an Oberlin tour, it's good luck. I never went on a tour as a pre-Obie, but I know that seeing one (or five!) in Tappan Square truly makes my day every time.

Our awesome future Obies

April 4, 2011

Leslie Braat

Interesting is an understatement when talking about these students! Roget would also suggest exciting, fascinating, out-of-the-ordinary, remarkable...

A Word to the Waitlisted

April 1, 2011

Elizabeth Houston

Two years ago, I wrote a detailed post about why we have a wait list that answered a number of questions you might have if you recently received a wait list letter from Oberlin, but I also wanted to comment specifically on this year's wait list.

Letters away!

March 29, 2011

Jesse Hernandez

Yesterday afternoon I was privileged enough to witness the fourth annual "waving goodbye to the truck" day in the Admissions office. Let me tell you, it was quite the celebration.

A Long, Bumpy Road: My Journey to Oberlin

March 13, 2011

Patrick Doherty

Several people have blogged about their journeys to Oberlin. I've decided to add myself to this ever-growing list. Partly because my journey was not what some of you might expect and partly because I've avoided telling this story in its entirety for far too long.

Applications and Organization

February 27, 2011

Tess Yanisch

Colleges are working very hard to recruit you and several thousand of your closest friends, and they will spare no detail in providing you all the information you may need to make your choice. Your challenge is to deal with all this information: to somehow assimilate it and keep it organized.

Keep Calm and Carry On!

January 1, 2011

Ruby Saha

Dear Prospies: Here are some tips on writing your Oberlin essay; I even dusted off my own and posted it up here. But most importantly, remember to breathe!!

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