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'We have applications from students in 49 of the 50 states:' A conversation with Shane Lewis, Director of Admissions
Mallory Waligora, Political Editor • June 19, 2024

On Wednesday, June 12, The Oakland Post sat down with Director of Admissions Shane Lewis to conduct an in-depth interview about Oakland University’s...

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OU Alumni Association webinar focuses on the power of a personal story
Angelina Toma, Campus Reporter • April 24, 2024

OU’s Alumni Association hosted its webinar “Your Untapped Power: Using Your Story to Inspire Transformation” on April 16. The webinar focused...

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OU-AAUP hosts first bargaining kickoff ahead of contract negotiations
Adrian Jimenez Morales, Campus Editor • April 24, 2024

The Oakland University American Association of University Professors (OU-AAUP) held its first Bargaining Kickoff event to gather and celebrate...

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University Housing reintroduces Living Learning Communities
Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor • April 24, 2024

For the 2024-2025 academic year, Oakland University students can live in three new Living Learning Communities (LLC) located in Hillcrest Hall. The...

Farewell, Posties: Saying goodbye to The Oakland Posts 2024 graduates
Farewell, Posties: Saying goodbye to The Oakland Post's 2024 graduates
The Oakland Post April 24, 2024

All good things must come to an end. The eight staff members graduating from The Oakland Post this semester are experiencing the bittersweet...

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OU students detail their favorite campus events from Winter 2024
Noah Francis, Features Editor • April 24, 2024

The snow is gone, the grass is becoming green and the temperature is warming up again. This means two things: spring is finally upon us, and...

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Study habits from across Oakland University
Noah Francis, Features Editor • April 17, 2024

Studying can be a difficult time for students, especially during their preparation for final exams. With the stress levels high and the morale...

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The science behind the solar eclipse
Dayshawn Fields, Features Reporter • April 17, 2024

Last week’s solar eclipse may have fascinated the minds of many as they witnessed it, but the science behind it leaves the mind open for even...

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Flashback Cinema: “Alien” 
Mallory Waligora, Political Editor • May 29, 2024

Spoilers ahead: You have been warned. 1979 is calling, are you picking up? Ridley Scott is on the phone with a timeless, well-crafted yet...

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'Fallout:' The newest game to TV adaptation
Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter • April 24, 2024

Game to film and television adaptations aren’t anything new to streaming. “Uncharted,” “Assassin’s Creed” and “The Last of Us”...

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The rise of midwest princess Chappell Roan
Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter • April 24, 2024

If you’ve been on TikTok or any other social media site recently, chances are you’ve run into a video about pop star Chappell Roan or a video...

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Songs to add to your summer playlist
Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter • April 24, 2024

Summer drives call for rolling the windows down, letting the cool wind in and blasting bangers. As we get ready for summer break, here are a...

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The Comeback Kid: Trump’s Guide to Winning “Yuge”
Mallory Waligora, Political Editor • June 12, 2024

Former President Donald Trump is doing better than expected in the polls right now — even while fighting legal battles. There’s no doubt...

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Dear Mr. President: Here’s how you can win
Mallory Waligora, Political Editor • June 12, 2024

For some, another four years of President Joe Biden in the oval office is heaven. For others, it’s a nightmare. No matter one’s opinion,...

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RFK's enduring fight: An updated look at his persistent campaign
Mallory Waligora, Political Editor • May 22, 2024

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is still in the presidential race, so let’s take a look at his lasting campaign that has withstood turmoil from both...

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House passes antisemitism bill
Mallory Waligora, Political Editor • May 8, 2024

On May 1, the United States House of Representatives passed a new bill, causing the entire country to question its stance on free speech vs....

Behind the Wheel: Inside Grizzlies Racing’s preparation for the Oakland University Grand Prix
Behind the Wheel: Inside Grizzlies Racing’s preparation for the Oakland University Grand Prix
Kurt Szymanski, Sports Editor • June 19, 2024

Coming off their impressive 14th-place finish at the Formula SAE competition at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI, Grizzlies Racing...

Oakland baseball triumph against CMU in final home game of the regular season
Oakland baseball triumph against CMU in final home game of the regular season
Kurt Szymanski, Sports Editor • May 15, 2024

On Tuesday, May 14, the Oakland Golden Grizzlies baseball team defeated the Central Michigan University (CMU) Chippewas in their final home game...

Oakland University Athletics holds 10th annual Black and Gold Awards celebration
Oakland University Athletics holds 10th annual Black and Gold Awards celebration
Evan Blanchard, Sports Reporter • April 24, 2024

On April 15, the amazing athletes of Oakland University gathered in the OU Credit Union O’rena to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and...

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Golden Grizzlies bolster roster with three signings for upcoming season
Kurt Szymanski, Sports Editor • April 24, 2024

On Thursday, April 18, Jaylen Jones, Jayson Woodrich and Deng Majak officially signed on to join the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies men’s...

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The Comeback Kid: Trump’s Guide to Winning “Yuge”
Mallory Waligora, Political Editor • June 12, 2024

Former President Donald Trump is doing better than expected in the polls right now — even while fighting legal battles. There’s no doubt...

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Dear Mr. President: Here’s how you can win
Mallory Waligora, Political Editor • June 12, 2024

For some, another four years of President Joe Biden in the oval office is heaven. For others, it’s a nightmare. No matter one’s opinion,...

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Flashback Cinema: “Alien” 
Mallory Waligora, Political Editor • May 29, 2024

Spoilers ahead: You have been warned. 1979 is calling, are you picking up? Ridley Scott is on the phone with a timeless, well-crafted yet...

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Girl in Red is 'Doing It Again Baby!' with new studio album
Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter • April 17, 2024

Marie Ulven Ringheim, best known as Girl in Red, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter that is best known for her releases “we fell in love in october”...

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Letter to the editor: A Farewell Letter: Sharing My Story and Finding Love for OU
Mena Hannakachl, Contributor • April 24, 2024

At 18, I arrived at Oakland University (OU) as a freshman in the Fall of 2020–amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. As a nontraditional student, being...

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Letter to the editor: What Beaver?
Andrea Knutson, Contributor • February 21, 2024

Recently the Oakland University community was informed that a beaver had moved into the campus’s biological preserve and made itself at home....

Letter to the editor: Mental health worth four sessions?
Letter to the editor: Mental health worth four sessions?
Alex Verzillo, Contributor • December 13, 2023

Free counseling at OU has experienced a progressive decline throughout the years, bringing the number of free sessions provided to students down...

Letter to the editor: Understaffed. Underfunded. Overdue.
Letter to the editor: Understaffed. Underfunded. Overdue.
Ian Allen, Contributor • December 6, 2023

In the fall of 2021, I went through one of the lowest periods of my life. I had just gone through the breakup of an unhealthy relationship, I...

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