In the next two days, another class of Oberlin students will be initiated into the College through The OC, a staple of orientation for about 20 years.
Ed Helms ’96 has been on The Daily Show, The Hangover, and returns to The Office on September 17 as Andy Bernard.
F+L: Tell us your best fabricated Oberlin story.
Last night, the Feve hosted two sets of Organ Yank’s music and madness. Danny Kamins, Alex Cohen, Andrew Lawrence, and Tom Stephens laid down precise but wild tunes above Main Street.
Oberlin got a double dose of the true Brooklyn scene on Wednesday at the ‘Sco. Excepter, often cited as the origin of the so-called “Brooklyn sound,” opened for Woods. The result was a drastic shift from electronic noise music to a folk and jam performance.
After their show on Wednesday, I sat down with Excepter over a case of PBR and asked for some stories. Our conversation flowed from their music to their favorite shows to a tour story concerning a strip club in Albuquerque.
Last night, I was in the presence of presence. With the height of six-feet and four-inches, curly hair that easily adds another three inches, a smile from earth to the moon and a voice as deep as the ocean and so resonant it would make microphones obsolete, violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez is the epitome of presence.
On Sunday, September 20th, Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series presented The Sphinx Chamber Orchestra and Harlem Quartet. Rarely do I hear such glee or see such joy in onstage, especially on every face of the twenty-plus musicians onstage during yesterday’s concert. Both groups simply exuded a sense of feeling privileged to be playing such great music.
Junot Diaz has won a plethora of awards for his novel, The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, including the Pulitzer Prize in 2008. He speaks in Finney Chapel tonight at 8 p.m. as our next Convocation Speaker.
F+L: Tell us a story about a lesson you learned in college.
This Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in the Little Theater, the Oberlin Theater Department will kick off its new semester with Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning play from 2002, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia. The play is directed by Ben Ferber ’11 and features a four person cast: Moze Halperin ’11, Jenny Gaeng ’11, Jake Myers ’12 10 and Jeremiah Pearse ’11. They portray a family and close friend reeling from the discovery that Martin, the father, is having an affair with a goat, the eponymous Sylvia.