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Honest Recollections

April 9, 2013

Chinwe Okona

An account of my involvement in, as well as my thoughts on, the current student activism taking place at Oberlin College and Conservatory.

Don't Burst My Bubble!

March 6, 2013

Dara Lehrer

It is really quite easy to mistake this place for a little snow globe, complete with picturesque buildings, tiny flakes of falling snow, and of course the glass sphere encasing it all.

The World, Magnified

February 15, 2013

Ma'ayan Plaut

This is a place with an aura of calm, a history of progress. But Oberlin is a part of the rest of the world, which means that the world's problems are ours, too.

Interfaith Service: Success!

November 19, 2012

Tess Yanisch

Pretty much the whole student body cares about community service, and we got good stuff done. We still need a deeper discussion about "interfaith," but that's next on the list . . . Many Oberlin students have a tendency to be dismissive of religion or openly religious classmates. I think they're responding more to the political end of religion (as we know it) than to any actual beliefs.

Stop Hunger Now

November 13, 2012

Tess Yanisch

The Interfaith Day of Service is this Friday, 3:30 - 5:30. "Interfaith," in this case, means both among people of different religions and between people who are religious and those who aren't--an important factor to consider when dealing with Oberlin students.

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