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Hallo, ich heiße Megan!

January 2, 2009

Megan Emberton

I am here to take Intensive German in an effort to shove enough grammar and vocabulary into my head to take German 102 in the coming semester.

The Long Road to a Graduation Speech

December 30, 2008

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

I don't know what it is about giving a speech that makes it so affecting, its ability to connect with and instill hope and pride in the hearts of listeners. All I knew at the time was that it was something I had to experience doing.

That four letter word

December 28, 2008

Ma'ayan Plaut

I know your parents don't want to hear this, but Oberlin students use a bunch of dirty language. One of our favorites is work .

Teaching chemistry

December 24, 2008

Prof. David Walker

It seems only a few weeks ago that I was trying to get myself psychologically prepared for the start of the academic year, and now suddenly I'm in the last throes of paper-grading. (And no, I don't actually teach chemistry. Bear with me on this.)

Driving Home: Midwestern Pride

December 24, 2008

Yitka Winn

Once people get over the novelty of Dorothy jokes and tornado questions - inevitable, I've learned, when I'm outside of my home state and meeting new people - it's actually pretty cool to be from somewhere unusual. Especially when I get the opportunity to share my hometown and state with other Obies, many of whom have never even been so far west.

Two Years in Rural China

December 22, 2008

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

It is fitting that even in my last semester here at Oberlin, I am fortunate enough to be taking advantage of one more opportunity that this school has offered--one that is wholly unique to graduates of Oberlin. For two years, I will be teaching English in the northern Chinese province of Taigu through the Oberlin Shansi two-year fellowship program.

Bamboozled

December 22, 2008

Joe Dawson

Aahhhhhh! (that's 'Ahhhhhh' like the sound you make after taking a satisfying drink of Coke Zero™, not like 'Ahhhhhh please don't lock me in that iron mask for years because I look like my brother the king')

Back at Altitude

December 21, 2008

Nicolee Kuester

The sun is out for the second day in a row, the thermometer out back says 0 degrees, and it's so dry that five miles to the west I can see the snow-frozen Rockies as clear as if they were a Bob Ross...

Phew.

December 21, 2008

Will Mason

Thoughts on finals, US Senate campaigns, and intersections therein.

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