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Feed the people not our vehicles

By Web Master

June 11, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIALRepeat after me: Flora is food, not fuel.The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on May 14 that will require 35 billion gallons of biofuel per year to be made in the U.S. by 2022. This will nearly quadrup...

Gas tax holiday no picnic for consumers

By Web Master

May 14, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Summer draws nigh and gas prices are at a record high.Sigh.To ease our pain at the pumps, political opponents John McCain and Hillary Clinton have a plan. They are proposing a bill that would decrease the sky's-the-limit gas ...

Public ban on smoking leaves many out in the cold

By Web Master

May 14, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Nick  DegelManaging Editor For the last six months or so, I have been struggling to quit smoking cold turkey. It would be a logical assumption to say that someone in my position would be for the likely ban of smoking in bar...

No more non-manditory fees, but there’s a catch

By Web Master

May 14, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Guest Columnist Steve ClarkStudent Body President At 8:30 in the morning I sat in the student affairs office wide eyed and full of coffee for a meeting on non-mandatory student fees. I was quite interested in the prospect of e...

Multiple threats close campus

By Web Master

April 16, 2008

Filed under Opinion

By JESSE DUNSMORESenior ReporterEmpty.It's the simplest way to describe Oakland University on Monday, April 14, the day all classes were canceled, and the main campus was closed.Normally filled to capacity, the lot in front of...

Oakland University is not a fantasy land

By Web Master

April 16, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIAL"Nothing will happen — I mean, it's Oakland University."As the 2008 school year reaches its conclusion, many seniors are ready to move beyond the college campus and into the "real" world.The threats of the past w...

A new sexual education program in U.S. is a must

By Web Master

April 9, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIALThink back to your days as an impressionable middle, or high school teenager. We can all relate, on some level or another, to the angst and frustration of that age, as our bodies were progressively developing i...

Why aren’t women stepping up to OU’s presidential podium

By Web Master

April 2, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIALRob Meyer. Michael McGuinness. Jonathan Parks. Brian Tomina. Derek Dickow. Nick Mitchell.What is it that makes these names sound similar?It's the same element that makes this year's Oakland University presidential ...

Kwame, take a tip from Spitzer: cut and run!

By Web Master

March 26, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIALPolitics is historically the venue for the unattractive to become famous. It is intriguing that such an unsexy profession is consistently invigorated by sensationalized acts of infidelity.From Eliot Spitzer's cute call...

Bleeding economy needs tourniquet, not bandage

By Web Master

March 20, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIALDear Taxpayer,We at the government have decided to use you as part of the project to help stimulate the economy. As you know, the nation is in trouble, and we would like to provide you with some extra money to fix ou...

Democracy for sale

By Web Master

March 20, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIALSo the presidential game is still on.This week, we had the primary on the bayou, in Mississippi, and before that, in Cheney's country, Wyoming.Still, the democratic race to the nomination is close â€" there i...

Who you gonna call Hillary?

By Web Master

March 12, 2008

Filed under Opinion

By TODD BUTKOVICHGuest Columnist It's 3 a.m. in the White House, sometime in early 2009. The phone rings, and on the other end is news of the start of some world crisis. North Korea or Iran announcing the launch of nuclear missiles. Prime ...

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