Bountiful bowls of leafy greens, soups, pastries, and cheeses were creatively stylized on a rustic table and photographed for the spring 2013 issue of the Oberlin Alumni Magazine (OAM). This front page image is just one of many examples of the artistry involved in this long-standing publication’s cover designs.
Photography and graphics help illustrate some of OAM’s most memorable feature stories such as then First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2015 inauguration speech, Maxwell Ryan’s dorm room designs, and the college's involvement with Japanese American students who were displaced by forced relocation during WWII.
Established in 1904, the magazine is published three times a year by the Office of Communications under the direction of editor Jeff Hagan ’86. This series revisits the publication’s most recent front page images.
David Shostak’20, a native of San Francisco, played four years on the varsity soccer team and graduated with a major in biology, a concentration in cognitive science, and a minor in environmental science. For the past two years, he has worked at a neurobiology lab at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. In fall 2022, Shostak will begin working toward a PhD in neuroscience at the University of California San Francisco. Read more about Shostak in this After Oberlin Q&A.