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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 Here

April 6, 2010

Will Mason

In many ways, my story of getting to Oberlin is pretty uninspiring, and it's certainly brief.

The Long and Winding Road to Oberlin

April 6, 2010

Helena Thompson

During my first tour of campus, I saw smiling students, wide open spaces, and albino squirrels, all of which drew me closer to the school — but what really got me was the energy, the vibrancy, and the passion.

Campus Visits: How to be a Prospie

March 12, 2010

Tess Yanisch

This blog gives you a few pointers for getting the most out of your campus visit. I don't usually go in for grandiose, sweeping statements, but I think I can say without (much of) a doubt that this blog could be the most important thing you read during your college search. I can say this because I have learned from experience.

Three college essays

January 30, 2010

Chris Gollmar

Part 1 in a series of posts dissecting the three college essays I wrote as a high school senior. In this post, my "Why Oberlin?" essay.

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