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Regis Philbin (pictured here) hosted Who Wants to be a Millionaire? circa 2000.

Looking Back: OU student goes on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor October 6, 2021

College is a time to meet new people, learn new things and go broke in the process. Every college student wishes they could skip the whole thing and become a millionaire. On Aug. 27, 2000, Greg Hummel,...

The current logo for Oakland University, the Golden Grizzly.

Looking Back: Oakland University’s glow up

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor September 22, 2021

To be independent is something everyone strives for in life. It’s what an after break up glow up is all about. When Oakland University decided to break up with Michigan state and started undergoing the...

The World Trade Center towers burn after being hit by two planes on September 11, 2001.

Looking Back: Post covers 9/11, paper tigers no more

Tanner Trafelet, Senior Reporter September 15, 2021

On May 28, 1998, Osama Bin Laden conducted an interview with the ABC’s John Miller and his interpreter. In this interview Bin Laden asserted that the United States (U.S.) was a “paper tiger” due...

The cover of the February 2, 1962 cover of The Oakland Observer, the former name of OUs student newspaper.

Looking back: February 1962 communism was OU’s hot-button issue

Tanner Trafelet, Senior Reporter September 1, 2021

It is Feb. 3, 1962 in Rochester, Michigan. United States (U.S.) president John F. Kennedy has issued an executive order announcing a trade embargo on Cuba — a result of deteriorating relations stemming...

Looking Back: Anti-bullying club starts up in 2011

Autumn Page, Marketing Director August 25, 2020

In 2011, a club called Students Against Bullying (SAB) emerged on Oakland University’s campus to bring attention to bullying at all educational levels and, eventually, abolish it.  Tara Michener,...

Looking Back: Kresge Library opens 24/7 in 2011

Autumn Page, Marketing Director August 10, 2020

In 2011, Kresge Library extended its hours of operation to 24 hours a day and seven days a week. This is the second time their hours have changed within a two-year period.  Previously, Kresge was open...

People gather on campus to support Planned Parenthood on campus in July 2011. The focus ranged from reproductive to general health care.

Looking Back: 2011 Planned Parenthood causes controversy, protests on campus

Autumn Page, Marketing Director July 29, 2020

In July 2011, Planned Parenthood — a healthcare organization with over 100 years of experience — tried to open a location in Auburn Hills. This caused mixed feelings and controversy between pro-life...

Junior guard Mike Helms finished the season third nationally in scoring average, with 26.9 points per game.

Looking back: 2003 men’s basketball player named AP All-American

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor April 8, 2020

The men’s basketball team had its first Associated Press All-American player recognized in April 2003.  Junior Mike Helms was selected by the AP as an honorable mention All-American after ending...

Looking Back: Men’s basketball attends it’s first-ever March Madness in 2005

Autumn Page, Marketing Director March 25, 2020

In 2005, the Oakland University men’s basketball team defeated the Alabama A&M Bulldogs 79-69 in their first ever appearance in the National College Athlete Association (NCAA) opening round game...

Sporting his OU apparel, MIS senior Alex Stockyj has Roker autograph his sweatshirt at the reception following his lecture at Meadow Brook Theatre.

Looking Back: Local weatherman Al Roker inspired students during 2000 visit

Autumn Page, Marketing Director March 18, 2020

Al Roker, weatherman of NBC’s "Today" show, visited Oakland University in 2000 and brought some sunshine to campus.  Roker was in Meadow Brook Theatre lecturing about the importance of family and...

Students line up to receive flu vaccines at the Graham Health Center’s Fluapalooza event. The first 50 vaccines were free.

Looking Back: 2005 H5N1, 2014 Ebola caused panic comparable to 2020’s COVID-19

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor March 12, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world today, Oakland University has faced different epidemics threatening the health and wellbeing of students and faculty with the annual flu, the H5N1...

Looking Back: 1995 Women’s History Month celebrated literature, film

Autumn Page, Marketing Director March 4, 2020

In 1995, the monthlong celebration of Women’s History Month started off at Oakland University by welcoming Patricia Hill Collins, author of “Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the...

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