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Drew’s Review: Lil Wayne continues to reach new lows

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

March 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Believe it or not, Lil Wayne has been consistently releasing music for the better part of 20 years now. Wayne was a mere 17 years old when his first album, “Tha Block is Hot” went platinum, selling over 1 million records i...

OPINION: The overlooked reason Oakland can’t fire Greg Kampe

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

March 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Sports, Sports / Mens, Sports / Mens / Basketball

The Oakland University community had high hopes for the men’s basketball team in its 50th season. After capturing its first Horizon League regular season championship, it looked like this would be the year the Golden Grizzlies...

Drew’s Review: Unpacking Remy Ma vs. Nicki Minaj

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

March 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

For the first time in her nearly decade-long career, Remy Ma was a main topic of conversation for hip-hop fans outside New York City. On Saturday, Feb. 25, Remy Ma released a diss track attacking Nicki Minaj called “shETHER.” “shETHER”...

‘Get Out’: A witty, zany and timely horror masterpiece

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

March 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Man, I told you not to go in that house.” — Rod Williams (portrayed by Milton "Lil Rel" Howery) Jordan Peele spent three years of his life working on the well-known sketch comedy show "Key & Peele." When the show ...

Political Focus: Jeff Sessions’ recusal

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

March 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Attorney General Jeff Sessions made headlines last week as news surfaced that he had met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice during 2016. Sessions did not disclose these meetings to Congress during his hearing process. After...

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ — A guide to establishing a franchise

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

February 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Whoever comes, I’ll kill them. I’ll kill them all.” - John Wick (portrayed by Keanu Reeves) The 2014 film "John Wick" was not only a financial and critical success, but it struck a strong fan base. Writer Derek Ko...

Drew’s Review: Future goes solo in new album

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

February 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

For many artists, an eight-month hiatus from releasing music is a relatively short period of time. However, fans of Future are used to him satisfying their need for new music no less than three times a year. After giving h...

Of dogs and protest

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

February 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

America is protected by a mighty guardian. He has seen our country through times both thick and thin, warding off conniving crooks and brutish thugs alike. He is not the only of his kind — most nations possess such a champion to ...

The President’s Report: Feb. 15, 2017

Zack Thomas, Student Body President

February 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Hello, my fellow Oakland University students! Your university student congress and I have been hard at work for the betterment of the university since the last President's Report! I am so happy to report on some new initiatives we have taken...

Political Focus: Betsy DeVos

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

February 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Betsy DeVos. Her name has been all over the headlines and social media during the past three months. Most mentions of her name are followed by words of hate or concern for the country. DeVos’ nomination and confirmation as secretary...

Remembering black history: The chapter you and I write

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

February 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“There is not a black America and a white America . . . there's the United States of America.” - President Barack Obama Hailed by many as the one who could unite a fractured nation, President Barack Obama took office with an a...

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