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This Week in Photos: Dancing, Swimming, Singing, Celebrating

December 14, 2021

Yvonne Gay

A girl lights a large menorah.
Grand menorah lighting in Tappan Square.
Photo credit: Jonathan Clark '25

A student takes a few steps on a ladder and stretches one arm to the top of a large glowing menorah in the center of Tappan Square. The gold branched candelabra and flames glisten against the night sky and those surrounding it look up at its brilliance. This Oberlin community gathering, in celebration of the last night of Hanukkah, leads off this week’s photo series.

As the campus prepares for winter break, we take a moment to visit a swimming invitational at Carr Pool; an Oberlin Orchestra rehearsal, Nicholas Payton Trio concert, and Oberlin College Choir performance in Finney Chapel; buy a few gifts at the Maker’s Market in the Science Center; attend a choir session at Langston Middle School; and get ready to swing in Wilder Main.

A small gathering of people attend a menorah lighting.
Participants surround the menorah in Tappan Square. Photo credit: Jonathan Clark ’25
A swimmer swims during a meet.
Jonathan Hupfeld ’21 digs deep during a three-day Oberlin College Invitational. Competition came to an end with the Yeowomen finishing in first place with 1,231.5 points, while the Yeomen placed fifth with 816.5 points. Photo credit: Lucas Draper ’23
A conductor waves a baton at a large student orchestra.
Professor of Conducting Robert Spano ’84 rehearses with the Oberlin College Orchestra. Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko
A table with paintings.
Handcrafted goods made by members of Oberlin’s student creative community sold at this semester's market. Photo credit: Christy Chen ’21
A middle school class sits in a circle facing two college students.
Oberlin College students in Studies in Pedagogy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement (PACE) work with members of the Langston Middle School sixth grade choir. Photo credit: Rebecca Devereaux
Three men play instruments on a stage.
The Nicholas Payton Trio (featuring Vicente Archer, Joe Dyson, and Payton) performed in Finney Chapel. Payton is a Grammy award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, producer, essayist, arranger, and social activist. The event was presented by the Oberlin College Black Musicians Guild. Photo credit: Jonathan Clark '25
A singer stands in front of a choir.
The Oberlin College Choir performed songs that related to the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic from a choral singer’s perspective. Photo credit: Jonathan Clark '25
Two young women dance in a hall.
A winter swing dance offered live music, a workshop for new swing dancers, and crash courses throughout the night by OSwing board members. Photo credit: Christy Chen ’22


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