At this year’s April 27 Spring Commencement, Oakland University is shaking things up. Instead of announcing names the traditional way, a photo of every graduate will be plastered on a giant screen with the student’s name and honors displayed. The student’s name will then be announced while they cross the stage. We lots of room for error.
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We urge Michigan to join the states raising their own minimum wage rather than waiting for the federal government to step in.
People of all ages changed their Facebook profile photos in either support or opposition of the same-sex marriage laws — this is where those equal signs we mentioned come in. Others took their stance through heated political debates, status updates or Tweets. While it is encouraging to see heated debate on such monumental issues, it’s one thing to talk the talk, but now’s the time to walk the walk.
We need to create a world where young children are aware of the dangers that may cross them. We do not advocate instilling fear in young minds, but sexual assault is serious and should be treated as such.
A group of Democratic Senators has a $1.8 billion idea — the Michigan 2020 plan. Under the plan, graduating high school students could have their entire college tuition paid for by the state by 2020. The Michigan 2020 plan, which was rejected in 2012, claims to be fully funded without raising taxes one cent for Michigan residents.
In just under a month, the student body will elect a new Oakland University Student Congress president and vice president. It’s time to get informed. This year, there are two tickets — Amera Fattah and Maria Arellano vs. Brandon Hanna and Jibran Ahmed. This year’s tickets have distinct differences. Let us explain.
Support for same-sex marriage is growing and this week, there’s a chance it will gain some momentum here in Michigan. Thursday, Judge Bernard Friedman of the U.S. District Court is expected to rule on some motions that could include a local gay adoption case. We hope he will make progressive decisions.
You all heard the joke. Some of you may have even laughed. At Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, host Seth McFarlane congratulated the actresses who had “given themselves the flu” to fit into their dresses. It was a cheap joke, and we’re not laughing. This kind of flippant attitude exemplifies the misperceptions that often surround eating disorders.
It may seem inconvenienet and maybe even expensive to get an STI test and purchase contraception. But consider how much STI treatments or child-raising will cost. Which would you rather pay?
While we encourage the support of young children in need, we think government funding needs to be made more steadily available to those who are not necessarily expanding the population, but working to better it.
Don’t misunderstand us. We are not proposing an all-out legalization. Obviously the same regulations that apply for other intoxicants should apply to marijuana use. Public buildings should remain smoke-free zones and driving under the influence should be a crime subject to stiff penalties.
During the speech Obama said, “We reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future.” Mr. President, we couldn’t agree more.
During winter break, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder passed a law prohibiting Michigan educational institutions and employers from asking students and employees (both current and prospective) to provide account information — including usernames and passwords — for social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Gov. Snyder’s bill may help hide private messages and posts, but won’t automatically cover the treasure trove of information that’s left to the public eye.
An assault rifle, manufactured solely to cause mass carnage, should not be on your Walmart shopping list.
Hopefully soon, the thick, heavy aroma of cigarette smoke that clouds entrances to campus buildings will clear. In place of it will be clean, fresh air unaffected by the toxins of tobacco passed on to students by the myriad smokers at Oakland University.
We’ve been told steps have been taken to make sure the mistake is not repeated, but that statement seems lacking, frankly. Don’t try to cover it up. Be transparent.
Over the next few weeks, we are going to implement quite a few changes in The Oakland Post. It may be unrealistic to come back from the convention and promise an entirely new publication, but we’re ambitious to improve as much as possible, as quickly as possible.
Maybe you’re like some of our staff. You’ve spent months getting ready for this year’s election — watching every debate, following both presidential candidates closely and learning everything there is to know about all six proposals. You’ve also been gathering information on your local leaders.
Yes the bump is obnoxious, but it’s meant to discourage drivers from taking a curve too fast.
We have a reputation as a commuter school — students come and go in their cars, grumble about parking and high tuition, but rarely protest to the powers that be.