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The Oberlin blogs are produced by a team of current students, faculty, and staff who offer a variety of unfiltered perspectives about the Oberlin experience. We encourage you to interact with us as we explore Oberlin and document our adventures.

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My packing list

August 15, 2009

Zoe McLaughlin

Funny story: One time, I forgot to bring my concert pants and didn't realize until I was trying to get dressed for a concert.

Employment?

August 10, 2009

Zoe McLaughlin

Showing a little foresight for once, I started investigating jobs that would allow me to arrive early on campus, with somewhat minimal success.

Pleasant, Pleasant, Pleasant

August 10, 2009

John West

In this post: two apologies, meta-blogging, Rust Belt aesthetics, an Oberlin vignette, pacts with readers, and overwrought prose.

Helpful Hintz, Yo!

August 5, 2009

Joe Dawson

There is no required reading for freshmen at Oberlin, but a quick flip through Lord of the Flies could be real helpful.

A Happy Medium

August 3, 2009

Alice Ollstein

Sure, there are a few bloodthirsty, ambitious climbers at Oberlin, and a few deadbeats content to coast on their parents' funds, but the majority have found a healthy middle path.

Admissions, from the in(tern)side

August 3, 2009

Brandi Ferrebee

I have the unique perspective of having gone through two applications processes and now introducing new applicants to Oberlin, and so I want to give prospective students (or "prospies," as we fondly call you, in reference to our own nickname of "Obies") an idea of what it's like to visit Oberlin as a prospective student.

Tour Guide for Life

August 2, 2009

Aries Indenbaum

I love being a tour guide. The job is to share what you love while walking backwards, connecting with people from across the country and the world. What's more rewarding than that?

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