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‘The Space Between Us’: The first romance of 2017

Katerina Mihailidis, Intern Reporter

February 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, if a couple is searching for a romantic — or rather, erotic — film to watch, the pair could settle for "Fifty Shades Darker." If one is searching for a softer-toned, less inappropriate, more cut...

Open letter regarding Pontiac schools

Oakland University School of Education and Human Services

February 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Dear State School Reform/Redesign Office Team, Oakland University’s School of Education and Human Services has been fortunate to be engaged in partnership with the School District of the City of Pontiac for the last 2.5 yea...

Drew’s Review: The Grammys roundup

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

February 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

To those in the know, the Grammy Awards are widely considered the worst of the large-scale award shows. The Emmys, Golden Globes and Oscars all do a better job awarding excellence in their respective art forms, while the Grammy Awa...

‘Split’: A grab bag of different genres

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

February 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“An individual with different personalities can change their body chemistry with their thoughts.”  – Dr. Karen Fletcher (portrayed by Betty Buckley) After great success in the late '90s and early 2000s, director M. Ni...

Remembering black history: The first Barack Obama

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

February 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Feb. 25 marks the 147th anniversary of a historic event in U.S. history: the swearing in of the first African-American U.S. senator, Rev. Hiram R. Revels. Over 100 years before the first black president, the inauguration of the first b...

Political Focus: Trump’s executive order on immigration

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

February 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On his seventh day in office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that has spurred uproar across the country. The executive order prevents citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. for the next 90 days and prevents all Syrian r...

Letter to the Editor: A Muslim American student’s perspective on the immigration ban

Medina Taylor, Distribution Director

February 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Opinion / Letters To Editor

Dear America, A couple days after Jan. 27, my inboxes overflowed with friends and family apologizing and giving me words of support. I was confused and curious as to why exactly everyone was upset on social media. I was sh...

‘Arrival’: A science fiction film based in human emotion

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

February 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

"If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?" – Dr. Louise Banks (portrayed by Amy Adams) In 1998, Ted Chiang penned the science-fiction short story “Story Of Your Life.” Eighteen years later, t...

Drew’s Review: More socially conscious artists in 2017?

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

February 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The first week of February unofficially marked the first point in 2017 when the amount of newly released music has outpaced the consumption habits of music fans. Sampha released his debut album, “Process;” lead vocalist fr...

The birth of the Islamic State – ‘Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS’

Simon Albaugh, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The history of the most notorious international terrorist organization is proof of the devastation that can result from minor but consistent mistakes. Joby Warrick’s “Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS,” released Sept. 29, 201...

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