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Aug. 31st, 2009

jack blue attack


Exco Fall 2009

Hey Everyone! Hope classes are going well.

A quick google revealed a list of Exco classes, but there are no course descriptions anywhere. Any ideas? I am really curious as to what SPARKs is?

Also, is there any kind of resource where ex-exco students have left reviews of classes taught repeated each year? Particularly, I am looking at American Indian Movement and Beginning Swedish Language/Culture. I know I've seen them before.

When is the fair this year?

Aug. 22nd, 2009

dancing cow


(no subject)

Does anyone know the hours for the mailroom this coming week?


Aug. 12th, 2009

rek 2007


free or cheap places to stay in Oberlin?

Hello, Obies past and present,
My partner and I, plus a friend, are going to be passing through Oberlin on our move to Madison. (Oberlin is coincidentally a good half-way stopping point)

There are 3 of us, plus our big moving truck, and not a lot of money.

Is there any place in Oberlin, or near Oberlin (between Oberlin and I-90, which is the road we'll be coming from and returning to) where we can camp? Can we sleep in womb chairs?

I haven't been through the area since 2004, and this is the first time my partner will get to see my college town, so any help is very appreciated.



Aug. 8th, 2009

jack blue attack


(no subject)

My landlord says that I really can't receive mail at my apartment. Do I have a right as a tenant to receive mail at my residence, or should I let it go, and just use the mailroom?

Jul. 14th, 2009



Calling all chamber music players (repost)

Reposting this un-friendslocked, so that it'll get picked up on the Facebook feed. XD
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Jul. 7th, 2009

harley quinn


Admin of Oberlin College Facebook Page?


Are you the admin of the Oberlin College Facebook Page? If so, can you get in touch with me? I'm the new Web Fellow at the Office of Communications and we'd really like to be able to use the page.



Jun. 21st, 2009


Anyone going to Chicago from DC this summer?

Alum '07. Looking for round-trip ride sharing in July.

Jun. 10th, 2009


cross-posted on the classifieds, but...

i'm moving! and would like to sell any of the following to a loving home...

women's cruiser bike (good shape, less than a year old, a bit of rust but just fitted with a brand new bike seat, backpedal brakes) - $60
optional combination bike lock to go with it - $12
bike helmet - $10
nice midsized rug from World Market - $15
microwave - $15
Friday Night Lights, Season 2 - $12
leopard print twin-sized comforter - $10
assorted hoodies/jackets (north face, oberlin, etc.) - $10-15
16 piece dish set (mugs, plates, saucers, silverware) - $10
4-cup coffee maker - $9
small room fan - $5
brand new football - $5
hot water boiler - $4
fold-up hamper - $3
scrabble dictionary - $3
hangers - FREE!!! AS MANY AS YOU WANT!

*email me at ywinn@oberlin.edu or comment if you're interested in anything!

May. 29th, 2009

scream oh noez drama


Recently moved here and seeking three things...

1. Good doctor (for checkups and such).

2. Good licensed general contractor, qualified to do structural repairs.

3. A good-quality used mattress or futon, preferably queen size or above.

If you can help, please contact me. Thank you!

May. 26th, 2009



Summer job with kids & nature!

Hey guys, this is kind of a longshot but I though I'd post here anyway because it seems like a very Oberlin type thing. I graduated in 2005 and am currently working for the Nature Conservancy, a national environmental non-profit, in New York City.

Every summer they send a bunch of high school kids to a bunch of sites on the east coast to work on preserves for a month and learn about nature. They are looking for mentors to accompany and supervise the kids (3 kids per group) during the month of July.

This a really awesome job where you paid to spend a month outside and mentor kids that have never really had much contact with nature. (Also, of note is that one group of kids will spend a week working with another Obie grad, Carly Trumann, up in Maine. :) ) The basic qualifications are experience working with older kids and experience working outdoors. They are also looking for older people (i.e 25ish) since you would be working with high schoolers. The program runs through the month of July and pays $2,900, includes room and board, and you have to be on the east coast, obviously.

If you know anyone that would be interested, could you pass this on? I know a lot of grads still haunt this journal...

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May. 1st, 2009

harley quinn


OCIRCUS this weekend!


I wanted to invite all of you to "Will Work for Circus," the spring OCircus production! Will Work for Circus features 80 college students and community members performing every avenue of circus arts : stilts, swing dance, tumbling, aikido, poi, clowning, aerial rope, hula hooping, jump rope and so much more!

The show is this weekend: Friday, May 1 at 7:00 PM ; Saturday, May 2 at 4:00 PM and Sunday, May 3 at 7:00 PM.
The show is in Philips Gym and totally free! We're family-friendly and great for kids.


PS: The jump rope act is RIDICULOUS. I must warn you.

Apr. 30th, 2009




Monsters Of Burlesque!
Friday May 1 at 10pm
$4 for students
$8 for non-students

Official Website

Apr. 21st, 2009

i <3 james madison


Those who get lost on the way to school will never find their way through life...

Which room in Wilder is the Student Union Office?

Apr. 20th, 2009

scream oh noez drama


10-year-olds at the Oberlin Public Library

"Hey, happy 420!"

Apr. 14th, 2009



OSCA manuals

Would anyone please be so kind as to mail, or photocopy and then mail, or scan and e-mail as many different OSCA manuals as possible? Thankya.

In my post-Oberlin life (alum '08) I have had the pleasure of joining several collectives and co-ops (including a vegan pizzeria worker's collective, omfg). I'd really love to share some OSCA process with these groups. OSCA has developed some incredible resources and skills over time, especially related to smooth turnover, which is harder to find in collectives that don't change up every semester. OSCA's got mad organizational skillz, too, that are to be envied.

--Any of the Kitchen cleanliness manuals, like kitchco or poco or even head cook
--Consensus flow charts and explanations
--Financial and membership organizing
--SOPA and other mediation

kylajagger at gmail if you can help and would like my address.


DIY Guide to Cleveland

Hey Obies,

I make a zine called GreenLight that focuses on DIY environmentalism and our most recent issue is a guide to Cleveland (with a focus on independent, affordable, and vegetarian spots). I think it's a good starting point for students who want to explore Cleveland's neighborhoods. If you have any places that you'd like me to add, just let me know! You can order a hard copy of the zine online, too!

I moved back to Cleveland after I graduated and am still getting to know the city, but let me know if you have any questions about Cleveland and I'll try to help! It's not such a bad place!

Lora (OC '08)

Mar. 27th, 2009


Ride Offer

I'm going to be driving from Ithaca NY to Oberlin on sunday (3/29). If anyone wants a ride, get in contact with me. I'd love some company, and splitting the gas money.

jesse.hopkins(at) the usual

- Jesse

Mar. 10th, 2009


Lupita's / Casa Fiesta

I saw Casa Fiesta changed to Lupita's. Did the menu change at all? Has anyone eaten there since the change? I'm particularly interested in their vegetarian/vegan options.

Mar. 9th, 2009

Tiger-Dragon YingYang


Do you know someone who was killed, or lost someone on the roads of Jamaica?

I'm Cheska Tolentino, OC '09, posting on behalf of my friend, Carole Holland.

On February 1st, 2009 my son was run down on the side of the road in Negril, Jamaica, by someone who was racing on the roads. He was only 26, and was killed on my birthday, with my family assembled there for the celebration.
We are currently seeking to amass as much information as we can on others, especially American tourists who have been hurt, or know someone who was has been injured or killed on these roads, in an effort to force the government to institute measures to make the roads safe.
If you, or anyone you know been injured or have had friends or family killed while on the roads of Jamaica, I would like to hear from you. Please email back with your story.
Even if you personally have not experienced this, would you take a moment to support our efforts to make the roads of Jamaica safe for all, residents as well as tourists, by clicking on our on-line petition, and sharing it with as many people as you can? Our actions are already being taken notice of, the goal is to have hundreds of thousands of signatures. Please help.
Thank you so much.
(This is a serious request for help; those who would respond with nonsense or by trying to sell something, please, please take a pass on this one.)


Extra-Solar Planets!

341 Known Extra-Solar Planets...and counting 

West Lecture Hall
8PM Monday 3/9

What have we found so far in the search for alien worlds?  What will we find?  Join Oberlin alum and Sky and Telescope editor Robert Naeye '85 as he shares the remarkable story of how amateur astronomers are contributing to one of the most exciting fields in science!

This is a general audience lecture, and everyone is welcome (and encouraged) to attend!  It should be quite interesting!

Mar. 3rd, 2009


What Would You Do If You Were President?

Suppose you became president of the United States as in right now. What would you do and what changes would you make?

The Jackson (as in David A. Jackson) administration would do the following:

1. Set up a long and rigorous program that allows for illegal immigrants to become legalized, where they would have to pass a tougher exam than one who was never an illegal immigrant. For every year that they are illegal, they will have to pay more taxes.

2. Continue the Obama Administration's millitary plans as far as the war in Iraq and war in Afghanistan is concerned.

3. Continue the Obama Administration's plan to stimulate the economy.

4. Leave the abortion policy as it currently stands as of 03/03/09.

5. Add the following amendments to the constitution:
a. Amendment 28: "Revision of Amendment II." All civilians, off duty police, and off duty military personnel are banned from carrying or possessing handguns. Such a violation would result in no less than 15 years in prison.
b. Amendment 29: "Marriages and Unions." The government shall recognize the rights of any and all willing pairs of individuals, regardless of race, class, gender, creed, or sexual orientation. Additionally, all united couples shall receive the same rights and benefits as married couples, and the government, regardless of political level, shall recognize all marriages and unions, regardless of where they were originated.
c. Amendment 30: "Initiation of War or Invasion." The United States government, president, congress, legislation, and judicial court is hereby banned from solely initiating any war on any other country unless physically provoked due to blatant acts of terrorism.
d. Amendment 31: "Abolishment of the Death Pentaly" The United States Constitution hereby defines capital punishment under the eighth amendment clause of "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" and would thus be banned permanently.

6. Require for the Affirmative Action policy to be revisited and revised on an annual basis.

7. Require the United States consensus to be taken every four years as opposed to every ten years, on the year before the presidential election.

8. Establish a flat tax that goes specifically to secondary education where the majority of it goes to public schools and the rest go to private schools.

This is the beginning. I'll post more as I think of more.

Feb. 24th, 2009



just a question:

Are students allowed to leave their cars on campus over spring break?

Feb. 17th, 2009


A question on textbooks of some courses

There is a rich man who has deep interest in my divorced mother. He recently gave her quite a large amount of money so that I can buy things I need for college. But obviously, I don't need anything that expensive to buy. But in view of his good will, my mother told me to get myself at least something.
So the only economically reasonable purchase option I can come up with is buying the textbooks in advance. Fortunately I had made up a short list of courses I potentially will take during my first year. Even if I, voluntarily or involuntarily, end up taking different courses, I will be able to read the books at some point.
So if any of you have taken any of these courses, please tell me what textbooks were required for each. As I have tried numerous times to reach the professors via e-mail, my inbox remains dormant.

FYSP-147 - Genesis of Controversy
RELG-205 - Hebrew Bible in its Near Eastern Context
FREN-360 - Colloquium: Ancien Regime Women Writers
ARTS-335 - Saints and Relics in Medieval and Renaissance Art
ECON 209 - Economic Development

I would appreciate it very much.

Feb. 13th, 2009


Housing selection time

Since I'm away this semester, I can't go around and scope out different dorms like I was planning to. How are the renovations in Noah? How are the singles there and in Fairchild? Also, I think I remember learning at some point that there are apartments in Asia house which aren't included as program housing, though the resed page makes no mention of this. Is this true and if so, are there any singles or only doubles?
Oh...and another question, if I select resed as my housing proxy, will they just stick me anywhere in my top dorm choice or will I have more say in the matter?

Feb. 10th, 2009


Harkness Egloo

Does anyone have a picture of the Egloo built in front of Harkness? I want to see what it must have been like.

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