After a fierce game, only a few are left standing.
Last Wednesday, members of Kenyon’s WKCO traveled to Oberlin for a softball “death-match” against WOBC’s Rohirrim. After a fierce battle in which many souls perished, the game ended in a stalemate. Both sides, of course, will return another day to finish what was started.
While WOBC News takes a summer hiatus, here is a compilation of all of the in-depth coverage produced this year.
Starting in the Spring of 2010, news returned to WOBC with the creation of the WOBC News Corps. Editors Max Rivlin-Nadler ’10, Caroline Lewis ’10, and a team of correspondents produced community-based news pieces twice weekly. Each edition was played on-air during a period of three to five days, 12 times per day, at the top of every other hour.
Stay tuned to WOBC 91.5-FM this Fall for new editions of WOBC News!
WOBC News :: February 23, 2010
This edition explains changes in the Oberlin College student housing selection process and features a report on the proposed bottled water ban on campus.
WOBC News :: February 26, 2010
This edition reports on the first Apollo Mini-Fest film festival and features a report on the architectural significance of the renovation of the Lormet Credit Union building on Main Street, Oberlin.
WOBC News :: April 11, 2010
This edition features a story about the Oberlin Street Photographers, a group of Oberlin High School students participating in a the creation of a collaborative photographic map of diverse experiences in Oberlin, Ohio.
WOBC News :: April 26, 2010
This edition investigates the recent legislation that revamps Federal student loan programs, eliminating fees paid to private banks and increasing money for Pell Grants, and features a report on a recent educational event held by international students, “Myths and Truths About My Country.”
The US Social Forum (USSF) is a movement building process. It is not a conference but it is a space to come up with the peoples’ solutions to the economic and ecological crisis. The USSF is the next most important step in our struggle to build a powerful multi-racial, multi-sectoral, inter-generational, diverse, inclusive, internationalist movement that transforms this country and changes history.
We must declare what we want our world to look like and we must start planning the path to get there. The USSF provides spaces to learn from each other’s experiences and struggles, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, build relationships, and align with our international brothers and sisters to strategize how to reclaim our world.
Prometheus Radio Project, United States Social Forum, USSF
To most, April 20th is notable only as the birthday of master percussionist Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater. However, according to eyewitness accounts, many at Oberlin College consider the date a sacred holiday accompanied by several meaningful rituals and ceremonies.
Among the rituals observed at Wilder Bowl on Tuesday were the sale of beaded trinkets, grooving to reggae music, “sitting,” “chowing,” and “chilling.” Although many spiritual observers could be spotted in small groups participating in similarly strange rituals around the town of Oberlin, most congregated in Wilder Bowl, arranging themselves in elaborate interlocking circular patterns reminiscent of the crop circles depicted in the Mel Gibson biopic, Signs.
While participants in the spiritual ceremonies at Wilder Bowl seemed calm and at-ease, Oberlin College officials became concerned about the gathering when the sacraments reached a feverish height at approximately 4:20pm.
College employee, Tina Barnes, reported hearing “whooping, hollering, and howling” and alerted the Department of Safety and Security.
Responding to the incident, eight Safety and Security officers descended upon Wilder Bowl, confiscating personal vestments and other religious paraphernalia.
According to College Sophomore, Ricky Bailey,”it was just a bunch of dudes trying to have a good time.”
To Safety and Security officer James Gering, the matter was something else entirely. “[It was] a wholly irresponsible display of immaturity, hedonism, decadence, and lack of judgment,” Gering said.
College officials estimate the gathered swarm to be in excess of 500 observers strong.
Of the many participants who were cited for distributing peace and congregating happily, most have decided to fight the charges on the grounds of spiritual discrimination.
As of press time, no vestments have been returned.
In this edition, Correspondent Allison Chomet presents a feature story on the the Street Law course at Oberlin High School, and News Editor Caroline Lewis contributes a story on Georg Essl, Conductor of the The Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble, who visited campus this Monday.
In this edition, Correspondent Francesca Krihely presents a feature story on the college’s new initiative to promote opportunities in public health, and correspondent Elise Shulman-Reed contributes a preview of the new production of the opera Candide
WOBC News is a just-established news outlet made by and for the Oberlin College and Community. It will broadcast on the top of every odd hour on WOBC, and new editions will be posted on this site. New editions will begin broadcast every Tuesday and Friday.
Everyone can be a correspondent! We offer trainings in audio production and journalism skills. Please come to our staff meetings every Sunday @ 4PM in the WOBC Studios (wilder hall 319) for more info, or email firstname.lastname@example.org