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Winter Wrap-Up

April 1, 2012

Tess Yanisch

The time has come to welcome Spring! Oberlin's recent good weather has made the campus even more beautiful than usual. Green is on my mind in another way, too, as my ecopsychology research intersects with Ecolympics, Oberlin's resource-use reduction competition.

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.

Calms-giving

December 3, 2011

Ma'ayan Plaut

Obies just make Thanksgiving better. I think that might sum up this entire post in one sentence.

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.

On an Empty Oberlin and NaNoWriMo

October 31, 2011

Alanna Bennett

I made the choice to stay on campus this fall break, partly to decompress from midterms and gear up for the next half of the semester, and partly just to embrace that deceptive stillness.

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