At this year’s April 27 Spring Commencement, Oakland University is shaking things up. Instead of announcing names the traditional way, a photo of every graduate will be plastered on a giant screen with the student’s name and honors displayed. The student’s name will then be announced while they cross the stage. We lots of room for error.
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We urge Michigan to join the states raising their own minimum wage rather than waiting for the federal government to step in.
When did LOUNA form and what was the main reason behind forming the band?
People of all ages changed their Facebook profile photos in either support or opposition of the same-sex marriage laws — this is where those equal signs we mentioned come in. Others took their stance through heated political debates, status updates or Tweets. While it is encouraging to see heated debate on such monumental issues, it’s one thing to talk the talk, but now’s the time to walk the walk.
We need to create a world where young children are aware of the dangers that may cross them. We do not advocate instilling fear in young minds, but sexual assault is serious and should be treated as such.
With a total of 1,083 votes, Brandon Hanna and Jibran Ahmed won the Oakland University Student Congress election over candidates Amera Fattah and Maria Arellano.
A group of Democratic Senators has a $1.8 billion idea — the Michigan 2020 plan. Under the plan, graduating high school students could have their entire college tuition paid for by the state by 2020. The Michigan 2020 plan, which was rejected in 2012, claims to be fully funded without raising taxes one cent for Michigan residents.
What do you think? Should guns for everyone be allowed or denied?
In just under a month, the student body will elect a new Oakland University Student Congress president and vice president. It’s time to get informed. This year, there are two tickets — Amera Fattah and Maria Arellano vs. Brandon Hanna and Jibran Ahmed. This year’s tickets have distinct differences. Let us explain.
Sioux Falls, S.D. — The Oakland University men’s basketball team fell to the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Mastodons 91-72 during the first round of the Summit League Tournament. Junior Travis Bader was Oakland’s leading scorer with 18 points, but once again the guarding of IPFW’s Frank Gaines did not allow Bader to knock down a [...]
Women’s basketball drops opening round game of the Summit League Tournament to South Dakota State 67-53
The loss officially ends the season for the Golden Grizzly ladies, after a hot start to the season with wins over George Mason, America, Canisius, and then on the road at Niagara, they could not keep the momentum into Summit League play.
Support for same-sex marriage is growing and this week, there’s a chance it will gain some momentum here in Michigan. Thursday, Judge Bernard Friedman of the U.S. District Court is expected to rule on some motions that could include a local gay adoption case. We hope he will make progressive decisions.
As a senior, I can’t help but to reflect on my time spent here at Oakland University for the past four years —remembering the good times and the bad. It occurred to me that at the end of all of this — in exchange for my time, money, stress and more money — I get a piece of paper saying I’m educated. But really, the diploma is only half of what Oakland has taught me.
You all heard the joke. Some of you may have even laughed. At Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, host Seth McFarlane congratulated the actresses who had “given themselves the flu” to fit into their dresses. It was a cheap joke, and we’re not laughing. This kind of flippant attitude exemplifies the misperceptions that often surround eating disorders.
It may seem inconvenienet and maybe even expensive to get an STI test and purchase contraception. But consider how much STI treatments or child-raising will cost. Which would you rather pay?
If someone is willing to violate the most sacred law of “Do Not Kill,” why would they even care about a “silly” regulatory law? The only people who will respect gun control laws are the people who wouldn’t commit crimes in the first place — law abiding citizens. More people are killed with hammers ever year than so-called assault-rifles (according to FBI crime statistics). Where are the demands for stricter hammer controls?