{ Hello }

Hey everyone! My name is Tom Cline (he/him/his), and I'm a second year theater major! I'm originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but moved to the San Francisco Bay Area about 12 years ago. I lived in South first semester this year, one of the dorms on campus. This semester, I’m living and dining in Tank, one of the co-ops on campus.

When I'm at home, I enjoy spending time with my many pets. We have 7 dogs (Magnus, Saul, Toli, Osa, Fang, Rocky, Georgia), 2 chickens (Betty and Martha), 3 cats (Katsparov, Hefty, Prince Charles), and 5 goats (Frances, Violet, Dainty June, Dahlia, Diana). Unfortunately, I couldn't bring any of the pets with me to school, but I've found plenty of things to do to keep myself busy.

I'm super involved in theater at Oberlin, and I work for the theater department as an electrician in Hall Auditorium, a Props Loan Assistant, and as a Technical Assistant! This semester, I’m stage managing the main stage play Psycho Beach Party. I’m in both lighting design and stage management, and can usually be spotted on campus dashing between rehearsals humming show tunes, probably with a coffee in my hand.

I’ve also gotten much more involved in OSCA, the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association. OSCA is the umbrella organization all of the dining and housing co-ops belong to, and I’m working as a Cleanliness and Maintenance Coordinator, or CMC. This means I’m responsible for inspecting 4 out of 8 co-ops each week, as well as supporting the food safety/cleanliness people in each co-op. It’s a very new job, but I’m super excited to be more involved and to learn more about the other co-ops!

I spend most of my time in Hall Auditorium, but if you see me wandering around feel free to say hi!

{ Entries }


Studying Here, Studying Away

With a busy class schedule, study away paperwork, and some new jobs, I've managed to keep myself very busy this semester! As I get ready for my study away program next semester, I try to recap my study away application experiences.

What I've Done, What I'm Doing

A long look at what I did this summer and what I'll be doing next semester, with cute animal photos!

My (Belated) Winter Term Post

Better late than never...right?

Major Overcommitment

After a very busy semester, I learn that maybe I can't do it all.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Come for the albino squirrels and story of how I came to Oberlin, stay for the pug and goat photos at the end of this post! (Or just skip down to the pug photos!)

The Back to School Questions

I pretend that being one year older means I know what I'm doing, answer questions Ma'ayan asked in a blog post, and repeatedly talk about how excited I am to be back at Oberlin. This is the blog post I will send to my mom to catch her up on my life when I forget to call her this weekend.

Coming Home, Summer Theater Adventures, and Org Charts

A three-part odyssey chronicling my adventures through children's theater, with sappiness and colorful org charts.

A Color-Coded Guide to Life

I use the blogs to categorize my life and get a chance to show off my perfectly color-coded calendar.

Why I'm Glad Oberlin Has Winter Term

I just got back to Oberlin from Atlanta, where I spent my Winter Term. There were lots of things I loved about Winter Term, but there were a few particular things about Winter Term I thought deserved special mention.

10 Things I'm Thankful For

I come up with a list of what I'm thankful for, and realize I might have inadvertently redefined "home."

Parents and Family Weekend!

My family comes to Oberlin and my pug does not, I take my mom and brother to a co-op lunch and my brother to the 'Sco, and I visit Slow Train four times in a single weekend.

My Fall Break Away From Home

When I decided to live with other people's families instead of my own, and travelled to Pennsylvania and New York.

My Week in Snapshots

Musical/co-operative/snoozing/studying self portraits.

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