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April Fools!

April 1, 2010

Elizabeth Houston

In a 4-1 vote, leaders of the universe this morning elected current Oberlin College president Marvin Krislov to the post of Supreme Leader of the Cosmos.

Building a magazine from the ground up

March 20, 2010

Sam Jewler

I spent the last two years of my life learning journalism at the Oberlin Review. But the time came for change, and now I've used what I learned there to help create a new environmental magazine at Oberlin.

An Open Letter to My Parents (and Ben)

March 9, 2010

Ma'ayan Plaut

I've been feeling introspective (as well as a bit distant as a result of way too many missed phone calls and opportunities to talk to my family) so I composed this open letter of realizations and thanks to my family.

Classy Last Semester

February 20, 2010

Ma'ayan Plaut

A rundown of my final semester of classes... featuring lots of amazing things. Movies! More movies! Things that involve cinema and not necessarily movies!

Talk to Me

February 3, 2010

Marsha Lynn Bragg

This experience taught me that new and improved doesn't mean it's better. Faster is not always efficient. Cool is not always pertinent. Flashy can simply be annoying.

Mr. Hedgehog Saw Barack Obama!

January 19, 2010

Ma'ayan Plaut

What did Obama do? He brought people together, not just the diverse group at the Stocker Center this afternoon, but two very alike people who had never talked before as well.

Action and Talking

January 15, 2010

Sam Jewler

What's the right way to protest when the stakes are highest? From Vietnam to climate change, Obies are constantly testing the boundaries of this question.

Alcohol

December 31, 2009

Joe Dawson

"My manager told me, Mitch, don't use alcohol as a crutch. I can't use alcohol as a crutch because a crutch is something that helps me walk. Alcohol severely f____ up the way I walk. It's more like the step I didn't see." --Mitch Hedberg

Snow! Finals! Fun!

December 12, 2009

Tess Yanisch

Plus a note on ObieTalk, which was written last and comes first, because it's most helpful to you prospies.

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