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(Oberlin College)   Oberlin college football team ends NCAA record-breaking losing streak.   ( divider line
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2001-10-25 07:53:53 AM  
Are they really called The Lords?
2001-10-25 07:58:06 AM  
Yes! Their men's teams are the Lords and their women's teams are the Ladies. No joke.
2001-10-25 08:07:45 AM  
for parity's sake, here's their
2001-10-25 08:10:46 AM  
I graduated from Oberlin last May. The last time before this they won a game was my freshman year, 15-14 vs. I forget who. The other team had like 97 players, and we only had 24. WHat better excuse do you need to have a hellacious party than wins like this?
2001-10-25 08:17:14 AM  
Go Oberlin! (I'm class of '89)

I used to live in a dorm next to the athletic field. Once on a Saturday, I wandered over to the field to see what was going on. There were 50-100 people in the stands. Most of them seemed to be the players' girlfriends.

At halftime, a drunken bass-drum-and-kazoo 'marching band' straggled onto the field to bump into each other and perform a reggae piece or something equally inappropriate. I don't think they won that day.

The College used to tout its football prowess in its brochures by noting that John Heisman (of the Heisman Trophy) used to coach at Oberlin. Granted, this was in the mid-1800s, but who's counting?

Sometimes, I miss college.
2001-10-25 08:24:25 AM  
Yeah, would you believe that back in the day Oberlin's team won national championships? And as recently as... 1956 they beat (ok, due to a need to forfeit the game in order to get back to school in time for classes, they lost) the Michigan Wolverines? Boy do times change hehe.
2001-10-25 08:57:40 AM  
I'll bet their BCS rating is higher than Kansas State's now.
2001-10-25 09:00:44 AM  
Where the hell is Oberlin? I wish I went there. Do they have Graduate Classes?
2001-10-25 09:16:03 AM  
Chemmie Oberlin college is in south Lorain County in Ohio, so it's southwest of Cleveland.

It's a liberal arts school, so it would depend on what you wanted to take.
2001-10-25 09:16:50 AM  
Oberlin is in northeastern Ohio, a bit west of Cleveland. Sorry, no grad programs that I can detect.
2001-10-25 09:18:11 AM  
Okay, maybe I'm wrong. I don't go there so I'm sure other people would know better.
2001-10-25 09:44:56 AM  
So who has the longest NCAA football losing streak now? Duke?
2001-10-25 10:09:54 AM  
You may be right, Quarlie .. but I think they may have stuff in music.
2001-10-25 10:24:51 AM  
I went to high school about five miles from Oberlin. Not a bad town, but the college kinda sucked. You can actually major in ANYTHING you want at Oberlin. You can name a major and they'll build a course around it. I've heard of people who majored in Humor and Drew Barrymore. No joke. There's someone walking around who paid 80,000 for a Bachelors in Drew Barrymore.
2001-10-25 11:17:52 AM  
Damn, Im there then. Im getting my Bachelors in Dirty Sanchez......
Bachelors of Domo Kun...
Bachelors of Fark.
2001-10-25 11:23:06 AM  
Its a well-respected liberal arts college, with a music conservatory that is very prestigous.

Also, very political, particularily liberal... historically, they were a stop on the underground railroad.

No, I don't go there... but a sibling does.
2001-10-25 11:50:28 AM  
To all recent Grads-
Was the Dr. Seuss course still being offered?
2001-10-25 12:01:27 PM  
The music school at Oberlin is very well known. In fact, that's all I know about Oberlin.
2001-10-25 12:09:40 PM  
Holy farking shiat, this is cool. I am a Kenyon student, and it is cool as all hell to be linked to on Fark!!! I am gonna ride this high for days....
2001-10-25 12:28:49 PM  
You guys want to know about Oberlin? Well, I don't know where Bear went, but since I graduated from there in May, I guess I know a little. I think now to get a bachelors in whatever you want, you have to pay around $130,000. And I believe you can get a Masters in education there, and also possibly some sort of graduate degree in the Conservatory (which is or was #3 in the nation, if you like rankings). The place is very liberal on the whole, but also quite diverse.

And yes, there is the possibility of a custom major, but it isn't often utilized. I bet the Drew Barrymore person is a lawyer or some such now. There are classes there run by students in the Experimental College (ExCo) ranging from Conversational Klingon (two of my friends taught this) to the Porn Exco (yes, I think they made porn, I missed it though). Basically anything imaginable.

The school rocks, I miss it sorely, have many friend there still. If you want to know anything else, just post here. I'm sure myself or some other Obie will splurt out further info. Don't forget that Ben and Jerry's ice cream was thought up in the town, among other things. Speaking of which I'm hungry...
2001-10-25 12:35:35 PM  
And, conversely, here are some facts about Kenyon

Kenyon's campus is older than God. It was built in the early 1800's before Ohio was a state by a bishop named Philander Chase. It was an all-boy's school up until the 1960's. It is a liberal-arts college to the extreme, many of the majors here are English and Poli-Sci. Kenyon has an excellent English program. Activist groups run rampant here, as do frat houses (go figure) There is a copius amount of partying here. Umm... as I think of more I'll post it. Oh yeah. Paul Newman went here.
2001-10-25 07:17:14 PM  
Ah, the things I missed being in the other corner of the state at Wittenberg University instead. Or if you wanted *really* liberal, there was Antioch College right down the road...
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