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College Should Terminate Contract With Harness Health

Let’s get a few facts straight regarding the outsourcing of Student Health to Harness Health. Harness is a division of Bon Secours Mercy Health, a Catholic healthcare network that follows the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, developed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. These directives prohibit Catholic health care networks from providing a wide range of reproductive health services, including all birth control, abortion, and emergency contraceptives, except in cases of sexual assault, where emergency birth control may be used but abortions are still prohibited. Catholic health care providers have also faced multiple lawsuits alleging discrimination against LGBTQ patients (See Minton v. Dignity Health, Hammons v. UMMS).
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Dashing Through the Road, How Not to Get Slayed, Try Not to Get Hurt, It Will Ruin Your Day

Editor’s note: The Review and its staff do not condone jaywalking in any form. Jaywalking: we all know about it. Most of us do it. Some of us love it. Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “a pedestrian who crosses a street without regard to traffic regulations,” “jaywalker” is a term that could be used to describe many an Oberlin student. This pastime among Obies is likely popular for a number of reasons: it lets you get from place to place on campus faster (West Lorain Street between the Science Center and Wilder Hall, I’m looking at you); you get to be a little mischief-causing rascal; and most importantly, it’s just plain fun. There’s such a thrill in walking into the street and crossing just before a car rushes past.

Tax Bills, Amendments to State Constitution on Midterm Ballot

The annual Oberlin Community Candidates Night took place on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Candidates presented their platforms and answered questions from College students and community members, providing insight into the November midterm election. The ballot will also feature two proposed amendments to the Ohio State Constitution, four tax levy renewals, and two Oberlin income tax renewals.

Board Committee Proposes Revisions to College Bylaws, Faculty Concerned

The Board of Trustees will be voting on revisions to Oberlin College’s bylaws, as proposed by the Nominations & Governance Committee, during its next meeting Oct. 6 and 7. The College’s current bylaws outline the terms of governance over the institution, wherein the board has ultimate authority to oversee operations of the College and may delegate responsibilities to various other governing bodies within the institution.

Changes to Bylaws Undermine College Values

I am writing to try to understand the strategic long-term vision of the trustees of Oberlin College. I learned recently that the Board is planning to revise the College’s bylaws to make clear the faculty’s subsidiary role in the governance of the institution, undoing a value that has long made Oberlin unique.

Westlake doctor gets therapy from dementia center he founded

WESTLAKE, Ohio — It's been about a year since we've caught up with Dr. Charlie Farrell, the founder of the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation. He still spends his days there, helping families cope with dementia. Now, he's participating right along with them because since early 2021, Dr. Charlie has been dealing with the disease himself.

Oberlin Gospel Choir Flourishes

In 1866, just six months after the end of the Civil War, Fisk University was founded in Nashville to provide education to formerly enslaved Black Americans. However, by 1871 the school was in financial debt. This prompted George L. White, a Fisk student, to start a nine-person choir and take it on tour to raise money. They called themselves the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

Surveillance video shows car theft in Westlake

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Car thefts in Westlake are on the rise, with police saying four cars have already been stolen from driveways this month. Surveillance video shows a dodge Challenger taken from a driveway on Fitzroy Street in Westlake on September 12. “A car parks in the street, some...

High school football roundup: Oak Harbor wins on 2-point conversion

OAK HARBOR, Ohio — Oak Harbor went for the 2-point conversion in overtime and the win — and got it. Carson Ridener hauled in the successful try from Michael Lalonde on the final play of the game for a 29-28 Sandusky Bay Conference Bay Division victory for the Rockets over visiting Huron on Friday night. Ridener, who ran for 142 yards on 40 carries, scored on a 5-yard run one play before to set up the conversion. Lalonde completed 17 of 27 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns with an interception for Oak Harbor (6-1, 3-1).

Masons to hold pancake breakfasts

NORWALK — The Masons of Norwalk will be holding and all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast the second Saturday of each month, starting Oct. 8. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until noon. The lodge is located on the corner of East Main Street and Old State streets, across...

Girlpool’s Nostalgia Invoking Farewell Marked by ’Sco Concert

This past Monday, LA-based indie rock group Girlpool graced the ’Sco with its third-to-last performance as a band. Led by friends Avery Tucker and Harmony Tividad, the group formed in 2013, releasing its debut album Before the World Was Big in 2015. Forgiveness, Girlpool’s latest album, came out this April and recieved a 7.6 rating on Pitchfork.
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Vermilion HS Marching Band ready to rock Woollybear Festival

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — It’s a busy weekend for the Vermilion Sailors as they perform at the Rock Hall, Friday night football and march in Sunday’s Woollybear parade. Fox 8’s Kenny Crumpton showcases the talented students from Vermilion High School.