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Creating a bucket list is almost as common as owning a smartphone. Jotting down the activities and experiences one would like to accomplish before their demise. I crossed one of those experiences off my list two weeks ago. I rode my motorcycle through the Florida Keys without wearing a helmet. As a motorcycle rider, it is was one of the most joyous and freeing experiences of my life.
Nearly six months ago, Oakland University students Jenna Balabuch, Rachel Ring and Shannon Waite were traveling to Detroit on southbound Interstate 75 when a driver rear-ended their stopped vehicle at 70 mph.
The sense of nostalgia permeated the room as people had opportunity to play old machines and a chance to experience the latest trends in pinball. The Michigan Pinball Expo was hosted by Oakland University this past weekend from April 12-15.
Amusement parks? Check. Water parks? Check. Trampoline parks? Check. The city of Troy will feature the grand opening of the AirTime Trampoline and Game Park this June.
Students rushing all over campus — from class, to the library, to the dorms — are all accustomed to the sidewalk drawings that promote campus events and student organizations. But something new in the world of chalk has been spotted on the sidewalks here at Oakland University — Pokémon. The colorful characters have sparked joy and nostalgia throughout the university.
Business owners are gearing up for a long summer as construction begins in Downtown Rochester.
In the book “Cat’s Cradle,” Kurt Vonnegut creates a religion for the inhabitants of a faux Caribbean island. One of the tenants of the fictional faith is that we live life as a member of an organized team, called a “karass,” with the mission to work together to do God’s will. Tied with a purpose, you may be lucky enough to meet people in your “karass,” or you may not. I was lucky enough to learn from one of the wisest members of my “karass,” Dr. Richard Burke.
On March 28, I read a very interesting and concerning headline from National Public Radio. It read “State Senate set to vote on Michigan motorcycle helmet law.”
Hispanic American organization hosts night of entertainment
The Oakland University Board of Trustees met on March 28 to discuss many topics, including the approval of new majors, the development of the engineering building, housing and the Human Health Building.
With 944 votes, the Samantha Wolf and Robbie Williford campaign was elected to the student body presidency over the James Sklar and Tommy Chen campaign.
If the cries of rapture are true and these are the last nights on Earth, these are some of the most sought-after activities on our bucket list.
Photo students capture unseen corners of the historic monument
A look at two of the women behind OU: Sherry Wynn and Linda Oliver
With a struggling economy, many people are looking to support their communities any way they can. A growing trend is to buy local produce, and a number of restaurants are offering menus centered completely around food that has never left the state.
One of the key issues debated at the conference was sexual and reproductive rights of women. Although abortion is a highly sensitive topic, it is one that was discussed heavily at the conference.