In the book “Cat’s Cradle,” Kurt Vonnegut creates a religion for the inhabitants of a faux Caribbean island. One of the tenants of the fictional faith is that we live life as a member of an organized team, called a “karass,” with the mission to work together to do God’s will. Tied with a purpose, you may be lucky enough to meet people in your “karass,” or you may not. I was lucky enough to learn from one of the wisest members of my “karass,” Dr. Richard Burke.
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Samantha Wolf and Robbie Williford won against James Sklar and Tommy Chen to become the student body president and vice president of the Oakland University Student Congress for the 2012-13 academic year. This victory does not come without some skepticism, however.
On March 28, I read a very interesting and concerning headline from National Public Radio. It read “State Senate set to vote on Michigan motorcycle helmet law.”
From Justin Bieber to Reggie Bush, celebrities far and wide have been fighting the injustice against Trayvon Martin by Tweeting and signing petitions. I wish I had the courage and money to fight like them.
One of the key issues debated at the conference was sexual and reproductive rights of women. Although abortion is a highly sensitive topic, it is one that was discussed heavily at the conference.
Four thousand college kids, millennials living in the age of apathy, dragged themselves across campus and piled into their school’s auditorium. No, not for a concert and no, not for a basketball game, but to sit and listen to a 76-year-old Texan congressman talk politics.
This letter is regarding the girl that commented on the athlete conduct at the Eating Awareness Event in the Banquet rooms of the Oakland Center.
This is a response to the letter to the editor about athlete conduct at an eating awareness event. While I respect the intentions of the letter to the editor, I felt hurt and offended as a student athlete.
Beyond being the largest event organized by Oakland University Student Congress for the current administration, the 2012 Oakland Symposium will be bringing in the big names to speak, including...
Having recently read the article titled “Religion Should be Separate from Government” by Chris Lauritsen, I could not help but notice that, whether intentionally or for lack of comprehension, a great deal of historical evidence was left out that 30 minutes and a simple Google search would have yielded.
Thanks again for covering National Eating Disorder Awareness week. I thought that the story looked good. I was disappointed in the general conduct of the Oakland University athletes, however. I had two girls sitting behind me, muttering about how much it sucked to be there.
It’s a very bad image of a university when cars are parking in the mud. The state is giving so much money for education and to Oakland University.
For many years, members of the Republican Party have been trying to bring the issue of religion to the forefront of American politics, and with Sen. Rick Santorum running for election, the issue has once again arose.
Last December, Oakland University was ranked by stateuniversity.com as the second safest four-year university in Michigan. The rating took into account assault, burglary, rape, arson and vehicle theft. However, there was an aspect of campus safety that wasn’t addressed — emergency medical situations.
With more than 50 percent of college students nationally taking an average of six years to graduate with an undergraduate degree, those students who graduate in four years can avoid additional tuition costs and get a jump-start on their professional career.
Last summer, while brainstorming the Oakland University Student Congress’ marketing approach, our membership decided that it wanted students to recognize OUSC as a dependable, available, and straightforward organization.
University e-mail address should be around forever, not just for a short amount of time
In protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Acts, many websites went black on Jan. 18.
Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest professional co-ed business fraternity founded in 1904 at New York University. Mu Nu chapter was established here at Oakland University in 1985.
It’s that time of year again. Or, that is, it is that kind of year again: election year. Enter cliché promises, flag-waving, red-herrings, bandwagons, the straw man, ad hominem, tu quoque and every other fallacy known to humankind. Expect new ones to arrive, too.