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This morning, at around 8:30 a.m., FearlessandLoathing.com’s host was hacked by a notorious Turkish hack-master.  Thanks to the quick work of our webmaster, Bruce Lee, we were able to restore our content within two hours.  However, since we didn’t have our original format saved, we were forced to push our new and incomplete format.

We’ve done our best to listen to your comments: bigger headlines, less clutter.  The “NSFW” or “Drugs/Sex/Rock and Roll” section has been renamed “Risky Business” and, along with the blog, can now be found on the front page.

The website is far from finished: in addition to other projects, we want to change the color scheme and our header.  We would love more feedback on the new site.  All comments will be taken seriously.

Security Report: Sept. 23rd through Sept. 29th

Thursday, September 23rd

2:08 p.m. An Oberlin Police officer on patrol observed a male individual, known to be on Oberlin College Trespass, looking in the lounge window at Dascomb. The individual was taken in to custody and charged with Criminal Trespass.

2:50 p.m. A faculty member reported the theft of a baroque flute from Kulas Hall sometime last week. The flute is valued at $2,500.00. The theft was also reported to the Oberlin Police Department.

2:33 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Union Street apartments. A metal pot with a wooden handle was placed in a microwave which created smoke in the apartment. The area was cleared of smoke and the alarm reset.

Friday, September 24th

10:09 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Mudd Library, main level. The cause of the alarm was smoke from burnt toast. The area was cleared and the alarm reset.

12:00 p.m. officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Mudd. The cause was found to be an activated pull station by the south stairwell, second level. No one observed in the area; there was no fire. The alarm was reset.

4:45 p.m. A student reported the theft of her bicycle from the front of East Hall sometime after September 11th. The bicycle is a Schwinn, light blue in color, women’s, OC registration. The bicycle was not secure at the time of theft.

5:24 p.m. A student reported the theft of her unsecured bicycle from Keep Hall. The bicycle is red with a tan seat and silver wheel covers, one speed, 26 to 27 inch, Oberlin Bike Coop written in yellow on it. Bicycle is valued at approximately $45.00.

Saturday, September 25th

7:20 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Dascomb, first floor. A check of the area was made; unable to locate cause. The alarm was reset without further complications.

10:25 a.m. An officer on patrol in the basement of Burton Hall observed the legs on the ping-pong table broken and the top was on the floor. It is unknown at this time who is responsible for the damage.

9:17 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Firelands, third floor. The cause was found to be from cooking. The alarm would not silence. An electrician was contacted to replace the detector.

11:28 p.m. Officers responded to an unauthorized party at North Main Street address. Attendees were asked to leave. EZ wider rolling papers, and a grinder with a small amount of green leafy substance consistent with that of marijuana, was observed in plain view on a table. The items were confiscated and released to the Oberlin Police Department.

Sunday, September 26th

12:42 a.m. Officers responded to an unauthorized party on Elmwood Place. Approximately 75 students were observed standing outside, and the apartment was full. All attendees were dispersed and the party was closed down.

1:31 a.m. Officers were requested to assist with a student ill from alcohol consumption at Dascomb Hall. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment.

3:50 p.m. A student reported the theft of his unlocked bicycle from Wilder Bowl. The bicycle is a men’s Schwinn Roadbike, red in color, mirror on left handlebar, valued at $100.00.

Monday, September 27th

5:44 p.m. Staff at Wilder Hall reported the theft of a Wii game console from an unlocked storage cabinet in a room on the third floor. The Wii is valued at $200.00.

11:22 p.m. A student reported the theft of his locked bicycle from the bike racks on the north side of Fairchild. The bike is a Rockhopper, 26” specialized, light blue in color, 24 speed, men’s, white and black “JP” sticker on frame. The bicycle is valued at $1500.00.

11:31 p.m. Officers were requested to assist with an injured student at East Hall. The student, attempting to move her bed, dropped the frame on her foot. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment.

Tuesday, September 28th

4:02 p.m. Officers were requested to assist an employee at the DeCafe who was having an allergic reaction. The employee was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment.

10:12 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Kahn Hall, first floor kitchenette. The cause of the alarm was smoke from burnt popcorn. The area was cleared and the alarm reset.

Security Report: Sept. 30th through Oct. 6th

Thursday, September 30th

5:52 p.m. A student reported the theft of his unsecured bicycle from the north bike rack at Noah Hall. The bicycle is a Columbia Northway, gray in color, 21 speed, mountain bike.

6:46 p.m. A student requested officers check on an unusual odor on the second floor of Firelands. Officers responded and located the room involved. Occupants of the room admitted smoking marijuana. A small bag containing a green leafy substance, consistent with marijuana, was observed in plain view on a desk. The bag was confiscated and turned over to the Oberlin Police Department.

11:46 p.m. A student reported the theft of her locked bicycle from the front of Kahn Hall. No information was available on the bicycle except that it was light blue with white handle bars and multi-speed.

Friday, October 1st

10:14 p.m. Officers responded to a noise complaint at Langston Hall. Occupants of a room on the third floor were advised to turn music down. A second complaint was received and occupants were advised again to turn music down. Alcohol was confiscated from the room and disposed of.

Saturday, October 2nd

1:16 a.m. Officers responded to a noise complaint at Goldsmith apartments. Upon arrival it was found to be an unauthorized party. Empty beer cans and alcohol bottles were observed throughout the party. Attendees were dispersed.

2:13 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Langston Hall. Upon arrival units found the first floor corridor full of fire extinguisher residue. Emergency lights were found ripped from the ceiling and in the trash. A work order was filed for clean up and the discharged fire extinguisher was replaced.

4:52 p.m. A student reported the theft of his unlocked bicycle from the bike rack at East Hall. The bicycle is a men’s Schwinn Collegiate, dark green in color, Bike Coop rental, valued at approximately $30.00.

7:10 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Union Street apartments. The cause of the alarm was unfounded; the alarm was reset with no further problems.

Sunday, October 3rd

12:36 a.m. Officers responded to an unauthorized party on Elmwood Place. When contact was made at the house by officers, approximately 100 students began to leave the area.

1:54 a.m. Officers were requested to assist with an intoxicated student in Dascomb. Officers spoke with the student who was in good humor, able to answer all questions asked and in the company of a friend.

9:09 a.m. An officer was dispatched to Barnard regarding a vandalized vending machine. The front glass panel was broken out and product was missing. Plastic was taped over the vending machine front and a work order was filed for clean up. The vending company was notified.

7:54 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Langston Hall. A bag of burnt popcorn was located in the trash and was responsible for the alarm activation.

11:31 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Baldwin. The cause of the activation was found in the living room. An electrician responded to change the smoke detector and the alarm was then reset with no further problems.

Monday, October 4th

8:53 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Barrows Hall. Steam from students taking showers activated alarms on the second floor. The alarm was reset and the bathroom was closed until fans can be installed.

3:20 p.m. Staff reported a truck backed into the Lewis House sign located at 68 South Professor Street. Damage to the sign was estimated between $700. and $1000. Truck damage consisted of a bent bumper and broken rear tail light. No injuries were reported.

Tuesday, October 5th

12:06 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Asia House. A custodian, buffing the hallway floor, created dust, activating the alarm. The alarm was reset with no problem.

6:09 p.m. A student reported the theft of his locked bicycle from the bike rack at Fairchild. The bicycle is a DBX, black and red in color, men’s 18 speed, front and back suspension. The bicycle was registered with Oberlin Police Department.

Wednesday, October 6th

8:12 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in the basement of Talcott. No cause could be found for the alarm. Electricians responded to check the basement detectors.

Security Report: Oct. 7th through 13th

Thursday, October 7

1:43 a.m.  Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the second floor of Keep.  The entire second floor was checked, but the activated detector reset before it could be located.

7:49 a.m. Custodial staff reported vandalism in several areas throughout Price Hall.  Pictures were removed from the walls.  Glass in the pictures was broken and some were found on the floor.  Incident is under investigation.

9:43 a.m. An officer on routine rounds at Saunders observed two pictures on the floor in the south stairwell, with the glass on one cracked.  Also a mirror was missing from the sink in the lobby of Lord.  Incident is under investigation.

6:38 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the seventh floor of Firelands.  Occupant removed the smoke detector head while cooking and activated the alarm.  Occupant was advised against his actions.  The alarm was reset.

7:00 p.m. A student reported the theft of his bicycle, locked to a tree, at a residence on Woodland Street.  The bicycle is a KHS Flight 100, dark gray, single speed, valued at $400.00.

8:11 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at South Hall.  The cause of the alarm was smoke from cooking.  The area was cleared and the alarm reset.

Friday, October 8th

 

5:48 p.m. An officer responding to a lockout call at Firelands observed a bicycle on fire on the east side several feet from the main entrance.  Oberlin Fire Department responded.  The bicycle was moved away from the entrance by the officer and the fire extinguished.  It is unknown at this time who is responsible for the damage.

3:30 p.m. Officers responded to Burton Hall regarding a marijuana odor.  The strongest odor was located at a room on the third floor.  Occupant of the room admitted smoking marijuana.  No additional contraband was observed in the room.

Saturday, October 9th

4:23 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Langston Hall, second floor.  A check of the entire area was made and an activated pull station was found near the southeast stairwell.  It appeared the pull station was activated intentionally and for no reason.  The activation is under investigation.

5:05 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Barrows Hall, first floor.  An activated pull station was located by the north entrance.  The area was checked and found to be ok.  Activation is under investigation.

6:31 p.m. A student reported stepping on a metal stake sticking out of the ground on the east side of Harkness tree lawn.  The student received a laceration, but refused medical treatment at this time.  A barricade was placed over the stake and a work order was filed.

7:02 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Firelands, second floor.  The cause of the alarm was smoke from hot oil.  The alarm was silenced and reset.

11:38 p.m. Officers responded to a reported unauthorized party at Goldsmith apartments.  There were students lined up outside and approximately 200 students inside the apartment.  The party was shut down and attendees dispersed from the area.  A second party was observed at another Goldsmith apartment, which was also closed down.

Sunday, October 10th

1:55 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at East Hall.  There was no fire.  It is unknown at this time who activated the pull station.

12:44 a.m. Officers responded to an unauthorized party in a room in Kahn Hall.  Occupants advised they were just dancing and drinking.  Several bottles off alcohol were confiscated and disposed of at the Safety and Security Office.

4:04 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to an activated pull station alarm at Barnard.  The area was checked and the pull station was activated intentionally.  The system was reset and the activation is under investigation.

8:30 a.m. An officer on patrol in Kahn Hall observed a broken coffee table in the first floor common area.  It is unknown when the vandalism occurred or who is responsible.

12:16 p.m. Staff at Philips Gym requested an ambulance for an injured Ultimate Frisbee player.  The participant went to grab the Frisbee and fell to the ground injuring her neck.  The female was transported to Mercy Allen Medical Center for treatment.

11:49 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Dascomb dining hall.  There was no fire.  Smoke from the Panini sandwich maker activated the alarm.  The alarm was silenced and reset.

Monday, October 11th

11:30 a.m. A student reported his iPod Touch missing, possibly from a second floor restroom in Price Hall.  The iPod is a 32gig, silver front with gray back, valued at $300.00.

5:15 p.m. A student reported the theft of her cell phone from Stevenson dining hall on Sunday, October 10th.  The Blackberry Curve was taken from her bag, which was left unattended on the coat rack at the dining hall.  The cell phone is black in color with a clear screen and valued at $100.00.

11:45 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at South Hall, third floor.  There was no fire at this time.  It appeared the pull station was activated for no apparent reason.

Tuesday, October 12th

12:18 a.m. An officer en route to the Environmental Studies building observed two males individuals breaking wine bottles under the carport area.  When the officer was observed, the males fled the area between houses.  A work order was filed for clean up of the glass.

2:44 p.m. A staff member reported vandalism at Zechiel House, first floor.  Several emergency spotlights were pulled from the ceiling and hanging by wires.  An electrician, already on site, was making repairs.

Wednesday, October 13th


 

12:09 a.m. An officer on patrol of Harkness observed a fire extinguisher that was partially discharged in the lower level of the north stairs.  A work order was filed for clean up and replacement of the extinguisher.

Security Report: Oct. 14th through 20th

Thursday, October 14th

12:36 a.m. An officer on patrol in Hales Gym observed a lock and all hardware removed from a door that leads to the old pool area.  A check of the building was made and all other doors were found secure.

5:10 p.m. Staff requested an office at a Village House residence to pick up a hookah located in plain view during a Life Safety Inspection.  The hookah was removed by an unknown person prior to the officers’ arrival.

5:23 p.m. An officer was requested to assist an ill student in Price Hall.  The student was transported by ambulance to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment.

4:24 p.m. A female student reported that while in the gender neutral bathroom on the second floor of Wilder Hall, she observed a mirror pointed up at her from the next stall.  A male subject fled the area upon being confronted.  A search of the area was made by officers with negative results locating the subject.

10:27 p.m. Staff reported an odor of burnt marijuana outside a first floor window at Barrows Hall.  Three students and a non-student were located and denied smoking marijuana.  A small multi-colored glass pipe, containing a small amount of a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana, was located in the bushes and one student claimed ownership of the pipe.  The pipe was confiscated and turned over to the Oberlin Police Department.  The non-student was placed on trespass notice.

11:59 p.m. An officer on patrol located a bb gun in an art studio on the north side of the Allen Art 37 edition.  The bb gun was transported to the Security Office and placed in property.

Friday, October 15th

 

1:39 a.m.  An officer was requested to assist with an intoxicated student at Harkness.  The student, who became ill from the alcohol consumption, was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment.

2:13 a.m. Officers responded to Saunders after receiving an alarm indicating a smoke detector head missing in a room on the second floor.  It appeared the detector was removed because the occupant was using a curling iron.

10:24 a.m. An officer met with trades personnel who report the theft of keys from his work truck while parked in Wilder Lot.  The keys were left unattended in the ignition for approximately 10 minutes.

2:10 p.m. An officer found a cloth money belt, containing cash, on the seat of a security vehicle.  The owner of the money belt was located and the item returned.

Saturday, October 16th

12:10 a.m. Staff at Wilder Hall reported a student had fallen in the Disco and hit her head.  Upon officer’s arrival at Wilder, they were advised the student left with a friend.  The student was located on the west side of the Science Center.  The student, who appeared intoxicated, refused medical treatment and advised she just wanted to go back to her room.  A transport was provided.

Sunday, October 17th

3:38 p.m. An officer on routine patrol found the glass in the southwest wing entrance door to South Hall broken.  A work order was filed for repair.

4:53 p.m. A resident of Johnson House reported a suspicious male outside of Johnson House asking about people who lived in the building.  The individual gave several names, none of whom lived in Johnson House.  As a result, the male individual was taken into custody by Oberlin Police Department and charged with Criminal Trespass.

4:54 p.m. A resident of Keep reported the theft of her laptop computer and purse from the lounge area in Keep.  The laptop is a MacBook Pro, silver in color with red case, valued at approximately $1000.00.  The purse is a small round leather purse, black in color and contained an iPod Touch, homework and wallet.  A report was also filed with the Oberlin Police.

7:45 p.m. A student reported the theft of his bicycle from the east side of the Allen Art Department.  The bicycle is a men’s Fuji, 12 speed, black and tan in color, rear rack and 700c wheels.  The bicycle was locked to itself at the time of theft.

Monday, October 18th

9:39 a.m. Officers were requested at the Conservatory to assist with a student having difficulty breathing.  The student was transported to Mercy Allen Medical Center for treatment.

10:13 a.m. Staff reported vandalism at the bandstand in Tappan Square.  A post was broken from the railing.  A work order was filed for repair.

2:25 p.m. Staff reported a minor motor vehicle accident in the east lot of the Service Building.  A vehicle backing from a parking space struck a truck parked in the fire lane.  No injuries; minor damage.  Oberlin Police Department also responded for a report.

Tuesday, October 19th

9:59 a.m. Staff reported vandalism in the faculty lounge at Rice Hall.  Items were emptied from the first aid kit and found on a counter, the accordion partition was pushed off track and a section of leaves were pulled from an artificial plant and placed on the head of a statue.

9:21 a.m. An officer was advised by custodial staff of vandalism/graffiti in Prall wing of South Hall.  Ceiling tiles were removed and/or destroyed, and “signatures” were written in wide black permanent marker on walls and on a bathroom mirror.  Work orders were filed for clean up/repairs.

Wednesday, October 20th

5:52 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Stevenson Hall.  The cause of the alarm was steam from hot water running in the custodial closet.  Doors were propped open to dissipate the steam.  Alarm was reset.

Security Report: Oct. 28th through Nov. 3rd

Thursday, October 28th

2:22 a.m. Officers responded to the report of a suspicious male sitting on the steps on the northwest side of Wilder Hall.  Oberlin Police Department also responded.  The male was identified and advised he was waiting for daylight so he could ride his bike back to Spencer.

7:19 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Langston Hall, second floor.  Burnt roasted cashews created smoke and activated the alarm.  The alarm was reset with no further problems.

Friday, October 29th

 

11:40 a.m. Philips Gym staff reported two unauthorized male subjects in the building.  The subjects were located and identified.  One of the individuals was found to be in possession of a fictitious Oberlin College staff ID.  Both individuals were escorted from the building.  Further investigation to follow.

6:30 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Keep, third floor.  The smoke from burning incense was the cause of the alarm.  Incense and holder were confiscated.  The alarm was reset.

8:57 p.m. A student reported being assaulted by a group of approximately 8 – 12 juveniles at the northwest corner of Stevenson Hall.  The group then left campus heading east.  Oberlin Police Department also responded.  A “Special Alert” was issued by the Safety and Security Office.

Saturday, October 30th

5:20 p.m. A student reported the theft of her locked bicycle from the bike rack on the north side of Harvey.  The bike is a black, men’s, Huffy mountain bike, valued at approximately $40.00.

8:06 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Dascomb Hall, second floor.  The cause was smoke/steam from cooking bacon.  The alarm was silenced and reset.

Sunday, October 31st

1:28 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Langston Hall, first floor, pull station.  The entire building was searched and found to be ok.  The pull station was reset.

2:00 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm, pull station, on the first floor of Noah.  The building was checked and found to be ok.  The alarm was reset.

7:36 a.m. Officers responded to the first floor of Bibbins to assist with a student, ill from alcohol consumption.  The student was coherent and able to answer all questions.  He was transported to Langston Hall and walked to his room with no problems.

8:25 a.m. Officers responded to a “water flow” alarm at King, third floor.  Water was observed flowing from the ceiling in a third floor room.  A plumber responded and was able to stop the leak; custodial staff responded for clean up.

12:30 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the second floor of Barrows Hall.  The building was checked and found to be ok.  The alarm was reset.

12:55 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the first floor of Noah.  Smoke was observed near the kitchenette.  Chicken was found cooking in the oven and drippings created smoke, activating the alarm.  The area was cleared of smoke and the alarm reset.

9:52 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Barrows Hall.  A fire extinguisher was discharged in several areas for no apparent reason.  Students were moved to the Science Center until clean up was completed and smoke detectors were replaced.

Monday, November 1st

 

1:24 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Barrows Hall, second floor. A strong odor of burnt marijuana was detected on the second floor and the room detector was activated.  The alarm was silenced and reset.  Occupants of the room denied smoking in the room.

9:27 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Keep, third floor.  All rooms, including the attic, were checked and no cause for the alarm could be found.  The alarm was reset with no further problems.

Tuesday, November 2nd

 

9:37 p.m. Officers responded to the report of a suspicious male on the south side of Zechiel.  A second call reported the individual entered Zechiel, carrying a bottle of alcohol.  Officers located the male on the south side of Zechiel and identification was made.  Oberlin Police also responded and the non-student was taken into custody and charged with Trespass.

11:46 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the second floor of Barrows Hall.  A student advised he was jumping on the bed and accidentally hit the detector.  Repairs were made to the detector and the alarm was reset.

Wednesday, November 3rd

7:00 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm, room smoke detector, on the second floor of Barnard.  The cause of the alarm was steam from an electric teapot.  The alarm was reset with no further problems.

Security Report: Nov. 4th through 10th

Thursday, November 4th

12:38 p.m. A student reported the theft of her bicycle which was locked to itself outside of Mudd Library.  The bike is a blue, men’s Bluestone 200, 10 speed, valued at $200.00.

3:12 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Allencroft.  Smoke from a pot of burnt ginger activated the alarm.  The alarm was reset with no further problems.

Friday, November 5th

8:56 a.m. Staff from CIT reported the theft of several computers, value being a total of approximately $7576.50.  The theft is under investigation by Safety & Security and the Oberlin Police Department.

10:10 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Dascomb dining hall.  The cause was smoke from a burnt bagel.  The alarm was silenced and reset.

1:39 p.m. A student reported the theft of her unsecured bicycle from the southeast side of Burton Hall.  The bike is a GT Palomar, women’s, purple in color, valued at $100.00.

12:37 p.m. A resident of South Hall reported the theft of her laptop computer from her locked room.  The laptop is a PC Notebook, white in color and valued at $350.00.  The theft is under investigation.

10:47 p.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Talcott.  All hallway and room detectors were checked, but an activated detector was not located and there was no smoke or fire seen.  The alarm was reset without complication.

11:29 p.m. A student reported accidentally breaking the glass in the fire extinguisher cabinet door on the second floor of Dascomb.  A work order was filed for repair.

Saturday, November 6th

2:36 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the second floor of Langston Hall.  The cause of the activated smoke detector was burnt popcorn.  The alarm was reset.

12:33 p.m. Custodial staff reported vandalism to a first floor bathroom in East Hall.  Unknown person(s) kicked the door off a stall.  A work order was filed for repair of the door.

Sunday, November 7th

1:02 a.m. Officers responded to a party on West College Street that was over the authorized attendance.  The party was shut down for the night.

1:35 a.m. A resident of Barrows Hall reported a marijuana odor on the third floor.  The room in question was located by officers and occupants denied smoking in the room.  All students were advised of the College policies on smoking in buildings/rooms, and smoking marijuana.

1:05 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Police Department responded to an emergency request to assist an intoxicated student in the area of King.  The unconscious student was transported by ambulance to Mercy Allen Medical Center.

1:44 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to an activated pull station on the first floor of Dascomb Hall.  The building was checked and no need for the activation could be located.  The alarm was reset.

10:02 a.m. Officers and Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at East Hall, mechanical room.  The cause of the alarm was from excessive heat in the room.  A window was opened and an electrician was contacted for repair.

3:24 p.m. A student reported vandalism to her vehicle while parked in the Union Street lot.  The passenger side rear door was kicked leaving a dent, scuff mark and visible shoe print.  Two other vehicles in the lot were discovered to have similar damage.  Oberlin Police Department also responded for a report.  Owners of vehicles were notified.

7:44 p.m. A student reported the theft of his gray Nike string bag from an unlocked locker in Philips Gym.  The bag contained gym clothes, a pair of glasses and a black LG cell phone.  A check of the area was made for the items with negative results.  The cell phone service was cancelled.

Monday, November 8th

2:46 p.m. Staff reported the cord to the fire suppression system in the kitchen of Tank Hall was pulled and hanging approximately 8 inches.  The fire alarm company was contacted for repair.

11:54 a.m. A student reported the theft of her locked bicycle from the bike rack on the north side of Dascomb Hall.  The bicycle is a red Murray Westport, wide handlebars and black seat, valued at $100.00.

Tuesday, November 9th


 

10:16 a.m. Staff from Philips Gym reported the theft of a laptop computer from a secured office.  The laptop is a MacBook Pro, 15” screen, silver in color, valued at approximately $1700.00.  The theft is under investigation by the Safety & Security Office and Oberlin Police Department.

2:45 p.m. Staff from Wilder Hall reported the theft of a desktop computer.  The computer is a iMac Intel, 20” screen and is valued at approximately $1150.00.  The theft is under investigation by the Safety & Security Officer and Oberlin Police Department.

5:28 p.m. Officers responded to a requested for assistance from an ill student from Dascomb Hall.  The student was transported to the hospital for treatment.

11:37 p.m. Student staff reported finding a small plastic bag containing what appeared to be marijuana near the exterior entrance of Langston Hall.  The baggie was turned over to the Oberlin Police Department.

This One’s Actually Important: Why You Should Care About Student Government

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Last semester Oberlin’s Student Senate, the Student Financial Committee (SFC) and the Office of the Student Treasurer (OST) held a forum titled “What the F*** is Student Government” as a response to a lack of campus involvement with student government. Besides senators, members of the SFC and the OST, and the few people who attend forums like the one just mentioned, most students ignore Oberlin’s student government all together.  There seems to be an endless cycle of Oberlin students being apathetic and uninvolved, which then causes members of the Student Senate to pay less attention to their jobs and care less about reaching out to students on campus. Continue reading