This Week in Photos: Dancing, Swimming, Singing, Celebrating
December 14, 2021
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.
Students in the Class of 2022 walk down a shaded pathway that joins a large tent nestled in a backyard on Forest Street. They will soon be welcomed by their host, President Carmen Twillie Ambar, into a spring day senior garden party.
It’s a warm day in Wilder Bowl and the Oberlin community is making the most of it. Some have chosen to spend the day with friends, study, or just have fun like these two handstanding students who also serve as inspiration for this week’s photo series
The artistic display of dance, poetry, and music that students brought to the stage in Finney Chapel marked the return of a cherished Oberlin tradition—Colors of Rhythm. The annual talent showcase highlights the work of students of color, and serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.