It is an incredibly rare occurrence for a movie based on a book to even be able to hold a candle to the original novel. The norm for these kinds of movies, or as I call it, the “book-to-film adaptation rule” is a generally negative reaction, an onslaught of comments like, “The book was better,” [...]
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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.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Oakland student volunteers play crucial role in success of Region 6 Science Olympiad
The Office of Pre-College Programs and the Department of Chemistry served as liaisons between Oakland University and the Science Olympiad. However, the success of the event would not have been possible without the dedicated assistance of a group of 30 Oakland University students who volunteered their time.
This isn’t goodbye, but this is the end of an amazing chapter, one that so many amazing people have helped us write. thanks again for a great year. I love you all.
The FDA defines GMO as a change in plant genotype, with modification having “a broad context that means the alteration in the composition of food that results from adding, deleting, or changing hereditary traits, irrespective of the method,” and states that “most, if not all, cultivated food crops have been genetically modified.”
What do you think? Should guns for everyone be allowed or denied?
We’ve all seen them around. They’ve even invaded our campus. People with a pitiful look in their eye pushing clipboards at passers-by asking them to support the cause and protect native wolves. Yes wolves, the evildoers in our children’s books, the bad guys, the deceivers. They get a bad rep dating all the way back to the Middle Ages when werewolves were used to explain the horrific immorality of serial killers. But wolves should not be hunted as a sport.
Every year, as you may already know, there is an election that determines who will become the next Student Body President, Vice President and all of the Legislators that help make your voice heard. For president and VP, the process begins with a duo that decide that they want to make Oakland University a better place through commitment to the student body, leadership to the community and dedication to the university as a whole.
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.
As a senior, I can’t help but to reflect on my time spent here at Oakland University for the past four years —remembering the good times and the bad. It occurred to me that at the end of all of this — in exchange for my time, money, stress and more money — I get a piece of paper saying I’m educated. But really, the diploma is only half of what Oakland has taught me.
While it’s all fine and dandy that the Student Congress works with the other student organizations, a student government must truly represent the entire campus, with varying opinions and people who are involved or choose to not participate.
In the past, I’ve written about getting involved, I’ve written about why it’s important to be a visionary, I’ve written about representing the students and I’ve written about student organizations that are making a difference. For this week’s column, I’d like to write about what it means to lead with authenticity — what it means to be a part of an organization where authenticity is important to being successful.
EDITORIAL: Graduating with honors, not family — Spring Commencement ticket changes create challenges for graduating students
April 27 will be a significant day for many Golden Grizzlies, including myself. After four long years, those of us in the Spring 2013 graduating class will finally stride across the stage of the O’rena, shake President Gary Russi’s hand and complete our final task as undergraduate students — participating in commencement. Unfortunately, many of our family members won’t be able to be there for support. Due to a change in venue this year, graduates of the university will recieve fewer tickets for Spring Commencement.
The initiatives proposed to the Board of Trustees at the Feb. 12 meeting include some of the most discussed and desired initiatives by the students. We support Oakland University’s investment in these areas.
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?
If someone is willing to violate the most sacred law of “Do Not Kill,” why would they even care about a “silly” regulatory law? The only people who will respect gun control laws are the people who wouldn’t commit crimes in the first place — law abiding citizens. More people are killed with hammers ever year than so-called assault-rifles (according to FBI crime statistics). Where are the demands for stricter hammer controls?
The mission statement of SPB states they strive to enhance student life by providing high quality, diverse programs, activities and events for the OU community. They achieve this by planning events that range from smaller and shorter ideas, such as the Hump Day series, which they plan to help you get through your week, to spring concerts that they’ve had for the past few years and plan to have again this semester.
In my previous articles this school year, I’ve highlighted different aspects of how to do that, including people that you can (and should) talk to, places you can (and should) go and see, and organizations that you can (and should) talk to. But today, I’m going to tell you why you should run for Student Body President, Vice President, or become a legislator.
I have been a competitive shooter since the age of 14. During those years, I have competed at the National Pistol Championships six times and won national titles twice. When I am shooting, I am safe, careful and responsible for my actions. There are millions of others who are the same — hunters, shooters and competitors. None of these people (“the shooting community”) have, to my knowledge, ever condoned, planned or carried out a mass murder.