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Fall Break: Social Justice Institute

October 18, 2009

Tess Yanisch

I first heard about the SJI in the admissions packet I got at the beginning of the summer. It wasn't terribly clear about what exactly the SJI was going to be, but I filled out the application anyway and sent it in, figuring it would be interesting if I got in. I did, and I attended the first session of it today. I still wasn't very clear about what it was until it started. . .

Desert Dynamics

April 2, 2009

Alice Ollstein

A few things I learned on yesterday's patrol with the Samaritans, a group that sends a group out to the desert every day looking for migrants in need of water, food, medicine or simply a friendly face.

Selling Yourself: The Oberlin Dating Game

February 16, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

It was by far one of the more entertaining things one could have done on Valentine's Day, and it was for a good cause. There are only so many ways to make free chocolate taste better, and that's having it come out of your nose from laughing too hard.

Injusticia

February 3, 2009

Alice Ollstein

Today my program spent the afternoon in court. It's not what it sounds like.

Notes on an Election

November 7, 2008

John West

So, yes, I'm eschewing that obligatory hello my name is John. I'm a blogger. I'm really cool. Here's some stuff about me post, at least for the time being. Bios are dreadfully difficult to write, and, though my fellow bloggers have been covering Oberlin's reaction to this latest election pretty darn well , I figured I might as well add my two cents.

"Obama-rama" Strikes Oberlin

November 6, 2008

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

It is hard for me to describe the atmosphere I witnessed that night, but it was certainly nothing like I had ever experienced before. Surrounded by friends and strangers, new faces and old, it hardly mattered whether you knew the person standing next to you or not--but you were inevitably going to give them a hug.

November 4th in Oberlin

November 5, 2008

Ma'ayan Plaut

When I tell my kids where I was when this part of history was made, I will say this: I was in Oberlin. The best place in the world.

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