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Election 2012

November 9, 2012

Tess Yanisch

I think I was happier this time than when Obama won in 2008; this year, I was more involved, I knew more, I canvassed, I voted --I was able to be a part of it. This win was my win, in a tiny, tiny way, and I had seen more of the other people whose win it was too.

Be Mesmerized

October 4, 2012

Marsha Lynn Bragg

She conducts extensive interviews with people across the country and uses their words verbatim to develop and tell their stories that address the larger commentary such as the race relations, discrimination, poverty, injustice.

Learning and Labor: My Classes

October 4, 2012

Tess Yanisch

My semesters usually end up organizing themselves around a few different themes or shared ideas. This semester, the themes seem to be bodies/physicality, communities, and, to a somewhat lesser degree, stories.

Ethics and E-readers

November 18, 2011

Tess Yanisch

The dilemma I am attempting to resolve is whether or not I should buy an e-reader, and, if I get one, what kind I should get. This might seem like an oddly personal and peripheral topic, but it is not. I tell you now, without any exaggeration whatsoever, that my dithering represents the struggles of our society's collective conscience.

Are You In?

October 4, 2011

Marsha Lynn Bragg

SJI sessions stimulate, inspire, and cause students to examine why they are involved in the issues and causes they are involved in.

It's Good to Have a Posse

March 8, 2011

Marsha Lynn Bragg

I felt privileged that they were willing to share their stories with me and allow me to observe and participate in their quest of discovery and definition.

Gloria Steinem, Activism, and Oberlin

March 7, 2011

Tess Yanisch

Oberlin's second convocation of the semester took place last Wednesday. The speaker was Gloria Steinem. It wasn't the first time the famous feminist has been at Oberlin--she was here in 1972--and, listening to her talk, I wondered how the political and activist atmosphere here has changed since then.

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