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Hey, y'all! My name is Helena Thompson, and I'm a fifth-year here from the beautiful city of Dallas, Texas majoring in religion and ethnomusicology. When I don't have my head buried in books about Jewish feminism, queer theory, experimental musical composition techniques, or American pop culture, you can probably find me stuffing my face with food of some sort, cooking food for other people to stuff their faces with, playing music on my porch, geeking out about musical theater, or caffeinating myself. The Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA) has been a huge part of my time at Oberlin; most of my greatest memories have been made either in an OSCA kitchen or on a co-op porch. I'm also involved with the Oberlin Musical Theater Association and improv comedy (holla to the Semi-Automatic Players!). I currently work in the Office of Admissions as a Senior Intern, at the Slow Train Cafe as a barista, and I'm having a blast as Fearless and Loathing's Editor-in-Chief.

Smiles and hugs are great, along with dancing, impromptu jam sessions, tiramisu, anything with butter, pretentious music criticism, photography, snowball fights, and trying my hardest to take advantage of everything that this amazing place has to offer. I'd love to answer any questions you may have — talk to me!

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I am the boss. It is me.

In this post: rollin' like a G; how to succeed as Editor-in-Chief of an independent news organization without really trying; being elected to a board of directors when you just wanted to sit in on a meeting for the sole purpose of making witty side comments; thinking about things like an adult (even though it's terrifying).

Countdown to Commencement?

And then, all of a sudden, I was a fifth-year. Here we go again!

The Beginning of the End

Songs for a New World opens this Wednesday. GET READY, OBERLIN!

C is for cookie!

Rue made cookies. We decorated them. Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.

Spreadin' the holiday cheer.

Just a little something for you to amuse yourself with after you stuff yourself silly with holiday meals...

A Beginner's Guide to Oberspeak, Oberlin Acronyms, and More

I learned a whole new language upon matriculating at Oberlin. Here's your crash course!

A Beginner's Guide to the Oberlin Music Scene

So much music; so little time.


Helena's back from her blogging hiatus with a post about a lot of things, but most of all: food (with pictures)!

The Long and Winding Road to Oberlin

During my first tour of campus, I saw smiling students, wide open spaces, and albino squirrels, all of which drew me closer to the school — but what really got me was the energy, the vibrancy, and the passion.

Midterms, break, and what comes next

A brief update. (read: I'm procrastinating and decided to write a blog post instead of my midterm paper.)

Top Five Reasons Why Helena Hates Spring

Title's pretty self-explanatory.

On scheduling sleep, showers, and sustenance...

Sounds like the subject matter of a "You know you're an Oberlin student when..." joke, am I right?

Riding in Vans With Girls

I am exhausted. Worn out. Sore from my fingertips to my toes. But it's definitely worth it.

How to Grow a Band from the Ground

Snow + Connies from the South + a month of free time = ?

Ad astra

We spent the next couple hours of the evening lying in the street, silently taking in this new gift - one blink at a time.

Helena in some bullet points?

I like to think of myself as a person who can't be easily categorized or classified by simple things such as words.

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