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This video is a comment on excess, queer trauma, kidnapping and voyeurism to name a few. We were inspired by Erykah Badu's video for Window Seat. More people need to start bearing their bodies in public.
Featuring in order of appearance: Reivin Johnson OC'11
Hunter O'Neill OC'11
Syrea Thomas OC'11This video is a comment on excess, queer trauma, kidnapping and voyeurism to name a... more
The Body Genre
This video is an expose on my life as a mixed black queer woman of color at Oberlin College in the 21st century. In the piece, I explore my memories and struggle to compose a coherent image of self in the chaotic environment of a post-modern Western Institution of Higher Learning.
Featuring Reivin Johnson OC'11
Oh, and the burns are real life, people. Real freaking life.The Body Genre
This video is an expose on my life as a mixed black queer woman of... more
Erik Youngdahl and Michelle Garcia share a dorm room at Connecticut's Wesleyan University. But they say there's no funny business going on. Really. They mean it.
They have set up their beds side-by-side like Lucy and Ricky in "I Love Lucy," and avert their eyes when one of them is changing clothes.
"People are shocked to hear that it's happening and even that it's possible," said Youngdahl, a 20-year-old sophomore. But "once you actually live in it, it doesn't actually turn into a big deal."
In the prim 1950s, college dorms were off-limits to members of the opposite sex. Then came the 1970s, when male and female students started crossing paths in coed dormitories. Now, to the astonishment of some Baby Boomer parents, a growing number of colleges are going even further: coed rooms.
At least two dozen schools, including Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania, Oberlin College, Clark University and the California Institute of Technology, allow some or all students to share a room with anyone they choose — including someone of the opposite sex. This spring, as students sign up for next year's room, more schools are following suit, including Stanford University.Erik Youngdahl and Michelle Garcia share a dorm room at Connecticut's Wesleyan... more
Students often have trouble registering to vote — or voting — where they are enrolled in college. For yesterday’s presidential primary in Ohio, many students devised creative ways to cast their ballots while still complying with the state’s voter-ID law.
“We were really pushing to get people to do absentee voting,” said Namrata Kolachalam, a senior at Oberlin College. Ohio law requires voters to bring government-issued identification or a utility bill to the polls, but such proof of residence is not required to vote absentee.
In 2006, because of the voter-ID law, many students in Ohio had to vote provisionally, Ms. Kolachalam said. This year groups at Oberlin and Kenyon College decided absentee ballots were a better option.
“It’s the easiest way to avoid the ridiculously backwards law,” said Matthew Segal, a senior at Kenyon and executive director of the national Student Association for Voter Empowerment. Mr. Segal is lobbying state officials for a more inclusive law — allowing, for example, private-college IDs — in time for the general election.
Meanwhile, Oberlin had another solution. The college issued students what Ms. Kolachalam called a “fake utility bill” — a statement of telephone and Internet services marked with their dormitory addresses — for them to present at the polls. The local board of elections had said it would accept the document.Students often have trouble registering to vote — or voting — where they... more
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