Tuesday, March 30, 2010

NOT YOUR BUBBY'S PESACH


Welcome to the Passover Seder of the Space Age. From the deserts of Egypt to the manicured dunes of Hilton Head, it is Sunday night in the universe and we are having Passover in a rented duplex somewhere along the coast of South Carolina. Alex has been in the kitchen all day marinating short ribs and roasting chicken. Jon chops fruit by his side while Nick Bermeo gyrates in the corner, wearing the shortest shorts you ever did see. I have been on the couch with a sprained ankle watching American Pie, which has stood the test of time better than you ever thought it would. The pallor of Ohio winter has begun to darken and on this our high holiday we will dine.

Some may say that we didn’t do it quite right. Some may say that a MacBook Pro is no substitute for a Hagaddah, or that you can’t really google the Four Questions. But we did. Forgive us this impropriety. Jews are resilient people. We make do with what we have.

On our Seder Plate there was parsley and a not-quite-hard boiled egg and a shank bone that never made it out of the Saran Wrap. The charoset was almost as good as Mom’s even though the maror never made it out of the fridge. This year someone put an orange on the plate, which I was told stands for the struggle of women rabbis. I don’t know. That part’s new to me. I had to look it up on Wikipedia.

So Elijah came and went and we never caught that stealthy bastard. Someone hid the afikomen but we forgot to look for it. That was always my favorite part, because whoever found it in my family would get a five-dollar bill (ten if we were doing well that year) from my Dad, who would roll it up all crisp and nice and slip it into our palms like it was some sort of sacred transaction. Your crumbly matzah for my money.

But enough. It is time to go. It is sunny and I can see the ocean and there is a bird outside my window that’s whistling the X-Files theme song and it is definitely time to go. - Theo Anthony Class of 2012

Monday, March 29, 2010

College Towns: An Honor Roll

MSN.com has listed Oberlin one of America's top-8 college towns. Below is an excerpt from the article followed by the web address so you can read the article in full.

Oberlin, Ohio
The Ohio hills are alive with the sounds of Oberlin College, long considered one of the finest music conservatories in the world. Residents and visitors in this city of 8,195 reap the aesthetic benefits from a steady stream of cultural events including The Artists' Recital Series and a variety of student competitions and performances. Home to the abolitionist movement, Oberlin takes its progressive legacy seriously, presenting many exhibitions at the Oberlin Heritage Center that celebrate the city's pivotal role in the Underground Railroad, temperance, co-education and integrated education, among others. The contemplative often repair to Chez Fran├žois, Ohio's top-rated restaurant, in nearby Vermillion to continue the dialog.

* http://local.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=23721732

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

OC-D tied for 1st in NCAC


After two games the Oberlin defence is tied for 1st in NCAC with 4.5 goals against avg.
Coach Cohen is proud of his D but has stated, "This is just a start for us we are still a young unit and looking to improve every day as we gain experience."

Oberlin Lacrosse beats Hendrix to start the year 2-0

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chris Sanders does OC lax proud


Class of '08 Chris Sanders who is currently working in DC as a legislative assistant for Congressman Ed Towns can be seen on MSNBC behind Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Fast foward to the 10:12 mark to check out Chris looking official. The link is below.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/#35884061

* From L-R Chris Sanders, Congressman Ed Towns, Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty OC class of '92

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dylan Holmes NCAC player of the week

The link to the official press release is: http://www.goyeo.com/news/2010/3/16/MLAX_0316103805.aspx?tab=
*Dylan & the guys will be
back in action Saturday
3/20 @1pm. If you cant make
it to Oberlin for
the game dont forget
you can catch it
streaming live online.
http://www.goyeo.com/
schedule.aspx?
path=mlax&tab=lacrosse

Yeomen WIN season opener



On a rainy Saturday afternoon the Yeomen defeated Shenandoah University 7-5. After the contest Coach Cohen stated, "I couldn't have asked for a better a better birthday present." To read the official press release click the link below.
http://www.goyeo.com/news/2010/3/13/SB_0313104721.aspx?path=mlax

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Yeomen give blood


The red cross stopped by Philips gym this afternoon to take blood donations. Because of practice the players could not give but, the coaching staff was more then happy to step up in their place.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Home games streaming live

Our home games will be streaming live online. Check out the link below;
http://www.goyeo.com/schedule.aspx?path=mlax&tab=lacrosse