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  • “Bah, Humbug” is far from Thomas Mahard’s attitude on “A Christmas Carol”

    “Bah, Humbug” is far from Thomas Mahard’s attitude on “A Christmas Carol”

    Emily Morris, Contributor

    December 5, 2017

    A sickeningly sweet smell drapes through the air: caramelized holiday nuts. The excitement is almost palpable through the hall as people of all ages enter.  This isn’t Santa’s workshop, despite its festive appearance; Oakland University's Meadow Brook Theatre been home to this production since 1...

    courtesy of Thomas Mahard

  • OUWB raises awareness on World AIDS Day

    OUWB raises awareness on World AIDS Day

    Katarina Kovac, Staff Reporter

    December 5, 2017

    On Dec. 1, millions of people across the globe united to fight against HIV/AIDS in observance of World AIDS Day. As people celebrate the success of HIV/AIDS awareness and medical advancements, many are unfortunately reminded of the thousands of young people that comprise the 39 percent of new HIV/AIDS...

    Speaker Michelle George delivers a presentation about HIV/AIDS and how many people are affected by it.

    Nicole Morsfield

  • Dancing for a cause

    Dancing for a cause

    Connor McNeely, Campus Editor

    December 5, 2017

    The Pointe Academy Dance Center in Rochester performs its annual recital at Varner Hall in June. The dance center also hosts a charity holiday event every winter. The Annual Burt Meisel Holiday Benefit was also hosted in Varner until two years ago, when Avondale High School in Auburn Hills offered...

    courtesy of Pointe Academy Dance Center

  • Oakland research stretches abroad

    Oakland research stretches abroad

    Laurel Kraus, Life Editor

    December 4, 2017

    An Oakland University team of three, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Randal Westrick, Ph.D.; Ph.D. student Marisa Brake and undergraduate student Alex Johnston, traveled to Heidelberg, Germany for the Mammalian Genetics and Genomics: From Molecular Mechanisms to Translational Applications...

    Melissa Brake and Alex Johnston traveled overseas to study biology in Germany.

    Elyse Gregory

  • Calling all business transfer students

    Calling all business transfer students

    Kade Messner, Staff Intern

    December 4, 2017

    Business Transfer Students (BTS) is a new student organization that helps transfer students at Oakland University make their transition to school easier. Although, the title of the organization is Business Transfer Students, non-transfer students that plan on majoring in business may also join to le...

Firearm found in Kresge Library causes scare

Shelby Tankersley, Editor-in-Chief
December 12, 2017

A student walked into Kresge Library on Nov. 19 to use the bathroom. The student has a Concealed Pistol License (CPL), so he walked in with his pistol strapped around his waist. He took his holster off to use the bathroom and, upon leaving, accidentally left the pistol behind. A student who works at Kresge found the firearm and called a superior to handle the situation. While the Oakland University...

And the name of the new building on campus is…

Ariel Themm, Staff Reporter
December 5, 2017

Hillcrest Hall might be the new name for the ninth residence hall on campus, but it may not be the name forever. That is, until someone is willing to donate a generous amount of money to the school, the name will remain Hillcrest. Angie Schmucker, the vice president of development and alumni relations, was able to share the policy and details of proceeding with naming gifts from the marketing and co...

Mens basketball takes on Eastern Michigan Eagles

Dakota Brecht, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017

On a windy Wednesday night at the Convocation Center at Eastern Michigan University, the Golden Grizzlies squared off against a the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Oakland was coming off three straight wins against solid opponents wi...

Game day from the perspective of the Grizz Gang

Dakota Brecht, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2017

    In the Horizon League there is one student section that reigns supreme over all other schools. The Grizz Gang at Oakland University is by far the loudest and best, student section in the Horizon League a...

Katie LaDuke, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2017

Oakland Athletics announced the inaugural Board of Advisors for the Golden Grizzlies Athletic Fund (GGAF) on Tuesday, Nov. 21,. Oakland alumni Gary Brancaleone and Anne Dieters-Williams were elected president and vice presid...

#WEARtheBEAR Podcast

Sadie Layher, Staff Intern

December 5, 2017

This fall, a new way of getting play-by-plays and information from Oakland University Athletics came to be. This comes in the form of a podcast called #WEARtheBEAR, named after the #WEARtheBEAR hashtag. The hashtag is meant t...

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Detroit artist gets ready for release of new EP

Kaley Barnhill, Contributor

December 5, 2017

On Nov. 16, Detroit-based indie-folk musician Shepard Tone released his first single “Sunset Lover.” Shepard Tone’s sound is described as being inspired by both The Beatles and The Head and the Heart. The music conveys a sense of nostalgia for simpler times, which is exactly the vibe singer-songwriter Brad Rude is going for. According to his press release, the song “has that certain bittersweet feeling I’d like to portray in ...

George Sanders profile

Jordan Jewell, Contributor

December 5, 2017

From queer social theory to sociology of gender, to even sociology of religion, George Sanders is a pretty social guy. Sanders was born and raised in Orlando, Fla., receiving his bachelor degree at the University of Florida. He then attended Vanderbilt University where he earned his Ph.D in sociology. He didn’t start off as a sociology student. When he was at Vanderbilt, he began pursuing a Ph.D in psychology. “I was actually ...

Lights brighten up local businesses in downtown Rochester

Trevor Tyle, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2017

What's better during Christmas, the snow or the lights? Monday, Nov. 20 marked the start of the holiday season in downtown Rochester, as residents and business owners alike gathered for the Big, Bright Light Show, an annual event that quite literally illuminates the whole town. This year an estimated 1.5 million lights were used, a number nearly matched by the millions of people who come to view the lights every year, according to the Rochester Gazette. It takes over a month to cover the local businesses in t...

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