Saffron Forsberg

@oberlin_in_the_00s and The Art of Normalcy

Oberlin students are Oberlin students to such a degree that it makes one wonder if it is Oberlin that attracts the Obies or the Obies that make Oberlin so stubbornly Oberlin. It would be a fun chicken-or-egg situation if the solution weren’t an obvious one: both are true.

Maintaining College Town Culture Amid Bead Paradise Closing

This year will be Ruth Aschaffenburg’s 32nd and final year owning and operating Bead Paradise in downtown Oberlin. For her daughter and fellow Oberlin College alum Silvija, it will have been 17 years. “I grew up in the small college town of Oberlin, Ohio and was exposed to music, art, and performance my entire life,” …

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