"Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way." ~ Mrs. Rosa Parks

November 2005

Mrs. Rosa Parks Remembered
By Daniel Domaguin
Activist, fighter, role model, civil rights leader Mrs. Rosa Parks passed away in Detroit of natural causes on October 24. Pam Brooks, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, says Mrs. Parks was “soft-spoken, diminutive in size, unassuming, but a fighter of fierce courage and determination.”

No Place Like Home: A Review of the GLCA Student of Color Conference
Review By Mary Annaise Heglar
It doesn't look like a very long way on a map, but Greencastle, Indiana and Oberlin, Ohio are worlds apart. I, and eight other students, found that out immediately when we stepped out of our vans for the annual Great Lakes College Association's (GLCA) Student of Color Conference at DePauw University on October 7, 2005.

Members of the Muslim Students Association gather in Wilder to break their fast together. The community is extremely diverse and includes people from all over the world. The languages that could be heard over this meal included Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Turkish, and English.

UMich Incident Inspires Hate Crime Awareness
By Tiffany Beason
A recent hate crime, committed at the University of Michigan, sparked alarm at Oberlin. On Wednesday, October 5, 2005 Oberlin students and staff gathered in the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) to brainstorm programs to spread awareness of such crimes.

Famed Playwright of African-American Experience Passes at 60
By Thomas J. S. Shannon
August Wilson passed away on October 2 from liver cancer. Considered a great playwright of his time, he was born Frederick August Kittel (He changed his name to August Wilson to honor his mother after his father's death in 1965) in 1945 to a baker and a cleaning woman.

Prof. Ali Yedes, advisor of the MSA, discusses the details of a prayer at a tarawih session in the MSA prayer room in Wilder. Tarawih prayers include reciting the Qur’an with the intention of completing it by the end of the month. The book seen in the foreground is a Qur’an


Letter from Francisca Chaidez-Gutierrez
Hate Crime hit close to Oberlin
Marjane Satrapi
Lord/Saunders and Sewage
New World Boder
Ramadan in Oberlin

John Roberts
What Did You Say?!?!?
Students Advocating for Peace in Sudan
Columbus Day
Hate groups, post-Katrina
Violence in New Orleans

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