The administration here has always been just liberal, but the students that go here are no longer the so called 'radicals' that Oberlin was famous for. So we made it official and moved in together! Stereotypes always have some sort of truth to them. I think the only stereotypes that are true across the board are that Oberlin students are creative and that there is always something happening on campus. No, not all of them. Of course, now that the college has its new "Fearless" ad campaign, it's attracting a different kind of student - more "mainstream," I suppose, and definitely more hipsters. It's a good vibe, overall.
They give off great vibes, sometimes cook some great food sometimes not and are totally inoffensive most of the time.
Bars and Barns: Off-Campus “Gay Worlds” (late 1940s)
Some bars in this period devised elaborate systems to avoid police crackdowns, especially if dancing or other illegal activities were involved. But this is only a small percentage of the student body. You're now part of the most extensive college network on the planet, with incredible resources to help you at every step of your journey. For the most part yes but Oberlin does have a diverse student body and the only thing you can say for certain is that we're all smart. The freedom of expression and thought here at the college makes it easier and more comfortable for students of a LGBTQ background to interact and do as they please. When I left, there were lots of hipsters. That's not really accepting either.
Notifications Sign up or log in to manage your notifications. I rarely interacted socially with people who were ultra-liberal and outspoken about it. Football players are still seen as jocks and idiots. In an era that criminalized homosexual socializing, most of these bars—including a lesbian bar situated directly across the street from the Cleveland police station—paid off the police and strictly regulated same-sex dancing and affection to avoid raids. Dancing or walking from table to table was prohibited. Because Oberlin is so excepting there is little need for community and the gay groups on campus leave much to be desired. There are, however, a lot of hipsters who smoke a lot of cigarettes.