By Jordan Buller-Doll
By Delaney Ross
Oh, midterms. The most hair pulling, teeth grinding, obscenely ridiculous, stimulating week that isn’t finals has come upon us yet again. If you’re a seasoned student who is taking midterms for the last time (until two years later when you decide to grad school) vowing never again to work as a barista, or this is your first year, here are some helpful tips that will make the week more bearable.
By Sophie Zucker
Over Winter Term I did something cool. I realize the “what did you do over winter term” hype may be gone, but I’m bringing it back, like 90s pop music or clogs. Oberlin’s into that vintage stuff, right? That’s why Ratsy’s is so popular? I believe it’s called #retrending.
I filmed five sketches for Deep South, Oberlin’s only all female (and all online) sketch comedy group. Deep South is a brand new group of fabulous women and sketch artists from Oberlin College. It should be noted that while we’re not all online (Carla doesn’t have a Facebook), the work we produce is shown solely on the YouTube. No shows at the Cat. No real life interactions. You can watch us from the comfort of your own dirty, dimly lit dorm room, behind the mask of an anonymous YouTube viewer. It’s pretty 21st century, if I do say so myself. We’re all about the future. What’s holding you back? Start browsing!
By Madeline Raynor
Five Crown Dear Manhattan Tee
Even if Brooklynites feel this way about Manhattan, they would never be caught dead in this tee, lest they be accused of being elitist hipsters.
…or 5 things that make me feel sick on Valentine’s Day.
By Tzipora Lederman
I’m rarely in a relationship on Valentine’s Day. (My English professor told me to start each paper with an engaging hook so deal with me). I’m not sure why, but that’s almost always how the heart-shaped cookie tends to crumble. I don’t know, maybe February just isn’t my month. Or maybe February IS my month, know what I’m saying? Regardless, the last time I celebrated Valentine’s Day with a legitimate S.O. and not just some “I-hate-labels-but-we-both-like-sex-so-you-should-still-come-over” person, I’m pretty sure the gift I gave was an elaborate wrapping of my boyfriend’s locker. So that should be some indication of how long ago it was. Or how stereotypical my high school experience was.
By Madeline Raynor
2/3/13, Projected trip time: 10:00AM – 7:00PM
9:30AM I show up at the time that the bus is supposed to start loading. The bus is nowhere to be found, but there are a bunch of cold Obies standing on the sidewalk. I join these Obies in freezing my butt off as I wait for the bus.
Little A swinging his tail at Mr. B. Two frisky squirrels from different clans, could this be forbidden love in the making? Do brown squirrels carry the recessive gene? Only time will tell.
By Delaney Ross
With great power comes great responsibility. This I remember most fondly from the comics of Spiderman, but now I am going to apply it to alcohol. Alcohol as we know it, C2H5OH as the science community knows it, and drank as the teens know it. I have often walked home from a bar, house party, or social gathering and witnessed other youthful members of society throwing a beer bottle on the ground, guffawing, and walking away. Every single time I have seen this happen, I first make sure no flying shards of glass have lodged themselves into my body. If not, I shake my head in disappointment and ask myself, “Why do people do this? I know they’re drunk, but what makes them not care?” Continue reading