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Lists

December 1, 2008

Zoe McLaughlin

You can tell how stressed I am by how many lists I've made, and right now I'm making a lot.

Choosing our future Obies

December 1, 2008

Leslie Braat

Every year at this time I wonder how time flies so quickly. This weekend I began reading early decision applications. I will be reading applications for the next 5 months of my life.

A Very Oberlin Thanksgiving

November 29, 2008

Ma'ayan Plaut

During fall orientation, while moving all my belongings from storage to my room, I got a phone call inviting me to Thanksgiving. And due to the sheer wonderfulness of this family, and their foresight, I accepted. I knew that my Thanksgiving would feel like home with the Albrechts.

It is all... an illusion

November 28, 2008

Ma'ayan Plaut

The real difference between seeing the dress and the show, though, is the audience. I've been in performance audiences lovingly called the "little audience that could," the small audiences that make up for lacking size with more emotion, appreciation, and gusto than a full house.

Food!

November 25, 2008

Zoe McLaughlin

As I write this (but not as I type this, because I'll be doing that later), I'm drinking egg nog left over from my dinner at Lord/Saunders. That's right, I ventured to south campus to eat dinner tonight.

Doing the Layout

November 25, 2008

John West

There's something to be said for a small liberal-arts college in a backwater hamlet a charming slice of small-town America that has two newspapers. And there's something more to be said a college that has two newspapers ( The Oberlin Review , The Oberlin Grape --for which I am a copy editor), three non-fiction magazines ( Wilder Voice , Vox , In Solidarity ), a literary journal (formerly The Plum Creek Review , formerly Enchiridion , now The Plum Creek Review --again), a genre-fiction magazine ( Spiral ) and doesn't have a journalism department.

Color theory

November 24, 2008

Megan Emberton

I don't think I'll ever be ready for winter. Each year, it seems to catch me by surprise.

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