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  • Millennials could be the generation to end smoking

    Millennials could be the generation to end smoking

    Laurel Kraus, Staff Reporter

    November 29, 2016

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 5.6 million of today’s Americans who are younger than 18 will die early from a smoking-related illness if smoking continues at the current rate among youth in the U.S. The Truth Initiative, the nation’s largest nonprofit publ... READ MORE »»

    Health and Wellness Coordinator Erica Wallace collected used cigarettes around campus within an hour that almost filled up the bear jar on her desk.

    Laurel Kraus

  • Women’s basketball conquers Concordia

    Women’s basketball conquers Concordia

    Christian Miller, Staff Reporter

    November 29, 2016

    Cierra Bond scored a career and game-high of 19 points as Oakland (3-2)  swept Concordia University (7-0) 99-32 at the O’rena Sunday afternoon. Taylor Jones tallied an additional 19 points for Oakland, while Leah Somerfield contributed 10. The Golden Grizzlies constricted Concordia the entire game, hol... READ MORE »»

    Sophomore guard Taylor Jones and junior guard Cierra Bond led Oakland with 19 points each.

    Mary Mitchell

  • OU provides 6th annual Day of Service

    OU provides 6th annual Day of Service

    Gina Navaroli, Reporter

    November 29, 2016

    Originally published on Nov. 19, 2016.  Oakland University students dedicated 12 hours of volunteer work for the sixth annual Day of Service on Nov. 18. With over 15 projects, students came together to help the needy. Nonprofit organizations included Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Fleece & Thank You, Ra... READ MORE »»

    Volunteers helped make cereal necklaces for Grace Centers of hope on OU Day of Service. Check out our Facebook page for more photos.

    Mary Mitchell

  • Deaf student shares her story in ASL program

    Deaf student shares her story in ASL program

    Amy Swanson, Staff Reporter

    November 29, 2016

    In fifth grade, Jenna Varosi-Garavaglia was moved to the front of the class. She didn’t understand why and asked her teacher. “He said, 'You just don’t pay attention without me looking at you,'” Varosi-Garavaglia said. Little did she know, this was the first sign that her hearing was fading. It... READ MORE »»

    Jenna Varosi-Garavaglia, a former Oakland University student who has lost 95% of her hearing, is now a teaching as an assistant for an American Sign Language professor.

    Bohdanna Cherstylo

  • Hofacker’s Thanksgiving

    Hofacker’s Thanksgiving

    Robert Ogg, Reporter

    November 29, 2016

    Many of us wake up on Thanksgiving to watch the parade, spend lunch watching Charlie Brown specials, Disney movies or football, and conclude the night having dinner with the people important to us. The Thanksgiving feasts we have with our loved ones are reminiscent of the original Thanksgiving when ... READ MORE »»

    You're not you when you're hungry. Eat a little Turkey, it'll make you feel grateful about everyone and everything.

    Photo illustration by Nowshin Chowdhury

Campus

Firm selected for presidential search

Firm selected for presidential search

Paige Brockway, Editor-in-Chief

Oakland University has selected Washington D.C.-based firm Academic Search to conduct its presidential search. Though a contract has not yet been signed, the selection was announced at the Dec. 5 Board of Trustees mee...  Read More »

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Anti-Bullying Awareness Day brings students together to end bullying

Anti-Bullying Awareness Day brings students together to end bullying

Gina Navaroli, Reporter

Bullying is an issue on college campuses, and it can affect people physically and emotionally. Oakland University student organizations Hillel of Metro Detroit, Jewish Student Organization, Students for Israel, OU Catholic Student Society, Students Towar...  Read More »

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Professor follows in the footsteps of famous photographer

Professor follows in the footsteps of famous photographer

Simon Albaugh, Reporter

In places too dangerous for anyone to go, it’s both curiosity and hope for fame that attracts those who document these locations. Professor Claude Baillargeon, a member of Oakland University’s art history department,...  Read More »

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Sports

Women’s basketball takes down NDSU 95-66

Women’s basketball takes down NDSU 95-66

AuJenee Hirsch, Staff Reporter

The Oakland women’s basketball team (5-3) continued its three-game winning streak at home with a 29-point...  Read More »

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The Blitz: Dec. 6, 2016

December 6, 2016

Men’s basketball continues its perfect season at home with win over Southern Utah

December 5, 2016

Men’s basketball dominates Oral Roberts in its return to the Blacktop

December 2, 2016

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Life

OU ranks as one of state’s top LGBTQIA+-inclusive campuses

OU ranks as one of state’s top LGBTQIA+-inclusive campuses

Robert Ogg, Staff Reporter

It’s no secret that Oakland University is a school that embraces the LGBTQIA+ (LGBT) community. In the basement of the Oakland Center is the Gender & Sexuality Center, which is devoted to helping people of nonbinary genders and any sexual orientation. ...  Read More »

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Peace Corps info session explores post-graduation options

November 26, 2016

Time to get Loud at the Library

November 23, 2016

International students benefit from ISSO, International Village

November 23, 2016

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