In fact, it’s the best time to be at Oakland University because of how easy it is to get involved. Many people will tell you how the beginning of the school year is the easiest time to meet new people and get involved but if you ask me, I’d say right now is.
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Last week, a letter to the editor was submitted critiquing the Barack Obama administration, written in response to the previous week’s letter. Sadly, both pieces relied on anecdotal evidence and tired political rhetoric and falsehoods to make their point.
We find ourselves at a crossroads of the realities of costlier higher education and the students who desire to participate.
There has been quite a bit happening on campus as of late, and I’m wondering if I am the only one who noticed.
Oakland University has grown at an extraordinary rate in recent years. To better serve the expanded student body, Oakland University is considering a number of proposals that would directly affect students. OU Student Congress and the student liaisons to the Board of Trustees are looking for student opinions and views on some of these crucial campus development proposals.
Do you remember the election of 2008? Do you remember how we thought that Obama was this miracle man who would sweep the country off its feet and bring us together in a common bond of American fervor and unity? Do you remember? Yet, here we are. The economy is in the absolute tank. Twenty-four million of us are out of work.
Has campaigning gone too far? Constant phone calls, divisive television ads, rampant social media ‚ enough is enough
Despite growing use of online commercials and Facebook for campaigning, however, cable television remains the top choice for citizens following the campaign, gaining 24 percent of the vote, according to an article from the Pew Research Center Publications. But that doesn’t mean I can get away with watching a kitten video on Youtube without 30 seconds of political talk beforehand.
The right to bear bus: New shuttle buses, ill-equipped for off-campus travel, hinders handicap accessibility
I can do most anything I put my mind to. I just do it a little differently. If you give me a shot, chances are I will figure out some way to participate. Scratch that. Not just participate contribute in a meaningful way. Being someone who believes strongly in the spirit of inclusion, I was probably as excited as anyone when I found out that Student Congress was working with administration to bring two new wheelchair lift equipped Bear Bus vehicles to campus.
How can so many voters be undecided at this point? How can you out there be even considering voting for Romney when you don’t even know what he stands for? Romney has revealed that he is a person that plays loose with the truth. The now historic 47 percent video tape caught and exposed him [...]
Being involved in a student organization has given me a unique opportunity to gain experience in many different areas, including legislative affairs. One of the things that your Oakland University Student Congress has been doing to inform the students on important issues revolves around our Legislative Affairs section of our organization. Michelle Alwardt, who is [...]
According to the White House’s “1 is 2 Many” campaign against dating violence, one in five women will be a victim of sexual assault while they are in college.
In 2010, national student debt reached $1 trillion.
When the candidates decided they didn’t want to answer a question in its entirety, she asked them to be “more specific.” If a candidate tried to leave out facts, she corrected them and then gave them a chance to correct themselves. Raddatz truly represented many of us — Americans who simply want answers.
Being a part of the Oakland University Student Congress allows me to do something that I absolutely love doing: I get to be the voice for the students. There are other people who are a part of this organization who get to do the same thing, some of them being the executive board and some [...]
The school is supposed to be a non-partisan university. But in the last year, we have had the political national spotlight shine on us twice — once when we hosted the Republican Presidential Debate last November and on Monday, when GOP Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan came to campus for a rally.
Oakland University proudly boasts one of the lowest crime rates in Oakland County. That being said, it is still important to remember that crime does happen. The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States reminded us that it can happen anywhere. Research has shown that terrorists take time to plan their attacks before they [...]
Kyle Minton Senior, English Major Chartwells recently facilitated a survey asking students their opinion on whether or not the restaurant Chick-fil-A, and all its homophobic implications, should remain on campus. I thought the survey’s intentions were fair, but it was inconsiderate, rhetorical and poorly planned. It was considerate because it is clear Chartwells is [...]
Fay Hansen Associate Professor of Biological Sciences The Post’s Sept. 19 editorial: Why not give parking a “green”—as in sustainable—light? The Bear Bus and the now defunct bike program are/were good starts, but there are so many other creative options out there. 1.) Car pooling: What if OU employees decided to do more car-pooling [...]
According to a report by the Associated Press, about 1.5 million, or 56 percent, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 were jobless or underemployed last year — the highest it has been in the past 11 years.
Whether it’s a staff member in an office that you visit frequently, or it’s your academic advisor, or even one of your favorite professors — these people are here for the long run. So why not take advantage of that?