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An Admissions-Sized Surprise: Part II

October 11, 2014

Tanya Aydelott

I had this crazy idea that, while I was in Texas traveling for the admissions office, I could meet up with the second graders' teacher and see if there was any kind of encouragement Oberlin could provide for her students.

Be Here Now

October 10, 2014

Andrea Allen

I used to feel like I was wasting time because I wasn't doing "the other thing" that I needed to. I've learned a few things this semester so far about my sanity.

To Be Loved

September 9, 2014

Alexandria Cunningham

I had a great first week of school and it was because of all the positivity and love around me. So I got creative and wrote a post about loving the love around me and extending it further.

Disclaimers

August 25, 2014

Alexandria Cunningham

In light of the rising of Ferguson, MO to mass media attention and the ever increasing black and brown bodies being lost, I took some time to reflect on what I am called to do. First and foremost was to qualify what this blog is for and to set the tone for what is to come.

Love, Mama

August 25, 2014

Alexandria Cunningham

"Disclaimers" sets the context for this open letter of sorts that captures elements of a relationship that stands the test of time among a variety of societal challenges, perceptions and misunderstandings.

DINRAR, or Let's Dine Together!

July 1, 2014

Ma'ayan Plaut

Fact: if you and I have collaborated on a meal together before, you've probably received an email titled with the name of this post before. To quote the old blues song: "Come on in my kitchen."

Where My Ladies at?

June 29, 2014

Emily Wilkerson

One of my biggest frustrations over the course of my time at Oberlin is that male authors have dominated my reading lists. This may come as a surprise to some; Oberlin is a progressive institution so you'd think that I'd be reading works by people of all genders. Not so.

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