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Political Focus: North Korea launches failed missile test

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

North Korea launched an unsuccessful missile test on Sunday, April 16. According to the U.S. Military, the device blew up "almost immediately" following the launch. The test came just one day after North Koreans celebrate...

OPINION: A student’s experience traveling from Pakistan in wake of Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’

Samana Sheikh, Contributor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I continuously pinch myself, hoping to wake up from this nightmare. I’m standing in a line at the Chicago O’Hare Airport, silently observing security guards as they harshly organize two groups. One contains people who ha...

Trump’s hundred days draw near

John Bozick, social media editor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The first 100 days under President Donald Trump are nearly over, and the time to examine how successful his presidency has been thus far is here. Trump made multiple promises on the campaign trail, such as defeating ISIS within...

Letter to the editor: Faculty discontent over presidential search process, administrative practices

Ken Mitton, President, OUAAUP

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

To the incoming president: Most of us (your professors) don’t feel that the process of this week's open forums is a sincere attempt to get our input. This may offend some on the Board of Trustees, but our Board should recall...

Drew’s Review: Tee Grizzley’s moment is now

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

April 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Upon releasing the single “First Day Out” just days after being released from state prison, Tee Grizzley quickly became the most notable rapper in Detroit’s history whose primary angle centered on the streets. While other D...

OPINION: A Blitz . . . on vaccines

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

April 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Another bout of the stomach flu is sweeping through Michiganders, as a pair of new bills have been introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives. Two weeks ago, State Representative Tom Barrett (R-Potterville) and State Senat...

‘Planet Earth II’: Second season is must-watch television

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

April 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

BBC’s nature series “Planet Earth II” is a landmark in documentary filmmaking. Ten years in the making, it delivers in all aspects. “Planet Earth” is one of the best television series to date. David Attenborough...

Political Focus: Trump orders missile strike on Syria

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

April 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On Thursday, April 6, President Donald Trump ordered his first military action since becoming commander in chief. In the attack, 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched from U.S. Navy ships in the Mediterranean Sea and aimed...

Drew’s Review: Why Mike WiLL Made-It is the best producer in music

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

April 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

After pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on May 13, 2014, the mystique surrounding rapper Gucci Mane grew exponentially with every passing day until his release from federal prison on May 26, 2016....

‘The Shack’: A successful Christian film, despite cries of heresy

Shelby Tankersley, Campus Editor

April 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When I walked into the theater to see "The Shack," I did not expect to be impressed. Directed by Stuart Hazeldine, it's a film with Christian themes, and the genre is infamous for featuring poor acting, cheesy humor and predic...

Political Focus: Senate votes on SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

April 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With the passing of Antonin Scalia, one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most conservative-leaning justices, the fight over his replacement has been vicious. Using all necessary measures, Republicans successfully fought to delay t...

Dave Chappelle’s stand-up: How do we consume comedy in contemporary America?

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

April 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Media juggernaut Netflix has released two stand-up specials from Dave Chappelle, "The Age of Spin" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas." These specials mark his return to stand-up comedy and have strummed up controversy. The su...

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