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Trump will struggle to implement policy goals

Alex Stevens, Political Columnist

November 9

Filed under Opinion

The most distinguishing feature of the 2016 election was how much people disliked the two major party candidates running for president. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have carried with them historically high unfavorable...

Drew’s Review: Top 10 rappers 25 and under

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

November 9

Filed under Opinion

Vince Staples, 23 Chance the Rapper, 23 Earl Sweatshirt, 22 Mac Miller, 24 Travis Scott, 24 Young Thug, 25 Isaiah Rashad, 25 21 Savage, 24 Joey Bada$$, 21 Kodak Black, 19 It seems like the future o...

Letter to the Editor: Why America is still the greatest country in the world

Rabih Khoudari, Senior, actuarial science major

November 3

Filed under Opinion, Opinion / Letters To Editor

Both sides of the political aisle will have you believe today that the United States of America is either not that great or needs to be altered to be like the rest of the world. However, we shouldn't want to be like the rest of...

Letter to the editor: Presidential search committee

Barry S. Winkler, Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Sciences at Oakland University

November 1

Filed under Opinion, Opinion / Letters To Editor

Dear Editor: It was just about one year ago when I expressed in The Oakland Post and at a Board of Trustees meeting my strong disappointment about the appointment of a chief operating officer (COO) by the Board of Trustees....

Pro-activity is needed to see a better future

Isaac Martin, Political Columnist

November 1

Filed under Opinion

Election Day is upon us. Less than 144 hours separate us from one of the most important days of the year. Yet, as I talk to many of my peers around campus, it seems that there is a sense of resignation regarding the election....

The President’s Report: Nov. 2, 2016

Zack Thomas, Student Body President

November 1

Filed under Opinion

Hello, my fellow OU students! I hope you all had a Happy Halloween on Monday! Before and during the holiday, your University Student Congress (OUSC) and I were hard at work on several initiatives. I sent a letter to Chairman DeVore of the Board of...

Political Focus: The state of the Supreme Court

Melissa Deatsch, Political Columnist

November 1

Filed under Opinion

In light of Justice Clarence Thomas’ remarks at the Heritage Foundation last week, Political Focus will take a look at the effect this election will have on the U.S. Supreme Court. Thomas stated that Washington is “bro...

The battle for last: Clinton, Trump and the American people

Isaac Martin, Political Columnist

October 25

Filed under Opinion

In 13 days, Americans will have a doozy of a choice at the polls. The presidential election of 2016 pits two caricatures against one another. Both candidates are historically unpopular and have historically horrible records. This column is not designed to rehash the trash being peddled by both sides, but rather t...

Political Focus: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Melissa Deatsch, Political Columnist

October 25

Filed under Opinion

Last Wednesday marked the end of the debates for the 2016 election season. Looking back on the issues repeatedly discussed throughout the primaries and presidential debates, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal has repeatedly com...

Drew’s Review: Top 10 debut hip-hop albums

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

October 25

Filed under Opinion

“Ready to Die,” The Notorious B.I.G. “Illmatic,” Nas “The Chronic,” Dr. Dre “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik,” OutKast “College Dropout,” Kanye West “Doggystyle,” Snoop Dogg “Get Rich or ...

Drew’s Review: Top 10 rapper performances in movies

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

October 18

Filed under Opinion

Ice Cube in “Friday” (1995) Method Man in “How High” (2001) Ice T in “New Jack City" (1991) Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness" (2006) Ice Cube in “Boyz n the Hood" (1991) Redman in “How High...

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