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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.

Letters From The Past

June 17, 2014

Ma'ayan Plaut

A mini-reality check popped into my mailbox a few days ago. Past Ma'ayan is here to visit the current Ma'ayan with a present!

An Admissions-Sized Surprise

June 3, 2014

Tanya Aydelott

Last year, I received an email from two Texas elementary school teachers, asking for materials for their classroom. I sent things with lots of pictures, and thought I was done.

I Try...Sophomore Year?

June 1, 2014

Alison Kronstadt

This school year has been one of the hardest I've ever experienced, but it's also probably been the year where my life looked the most like I wanted it to.

Keep Reaching

May 2, 2014

Tanya Aydelott

The lead-up to May 1st is preparation for home-building. The next four years, wherever they may take you, are about solidifying that fit and that feeling of belonging.

I Try Short Hair

April 18, 2014

Alison Kronstadt

I am learning that as long as I never limit the space of others, I am entitled to every inch of space that I take up.

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