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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, Contributor 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, Contributor 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...

Shuana Hazime found her car in Bear Lake after class on Wednesday April, 2. Her vehicle is only the most recent that has taken the plunge though.

Uncovering the lost cars of Bear Lake

Emily Morris, Managing Editor April 14, 2021

The rumors are true. There have been several fateful voyages into Bear Lake since its creation in 1968, and these are their stories.  The origins of ‘Beer’ Lake The murky waters were originally...

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Board of Trustees appoints new Chair, changes members

By Kaylee Kean August 12, 2014

The Oakland University Board of Trustees appointed a new Chair and Vice Chair at its last formal session of the summer on Tuesday, August 12.Trustee Mark Schlussel, who has been on the Board since August...

Construction on campus

By Jon Davis May 14, 2013

As the summer semesters move on, so does construction at Oakland University. Five major construction projects look to completely change the landscape of OU's 1,143 acre campus, including a new bell...

Teacher’s Pet Program teams up teens and shelter dogs

By Stephanie Sokol April 16, 2013

The Teacher’s Pet Program, created by Amy Johnson, utilizes animal therapy through allowing at-risk teens to train shelter dogs for a period of five weeks twice a week.Teacher’s Pet currently works...

Local Briefs 4-10

By Stephanie Sokol April 9, 2013

Hometown Hustle registration open for 5K and Fun RunRegistration is now open for the eighth annual Hometown Hustle. The 5K race and Fun Run/Walk takes place May 11. The route sends runners through Rochester...

North American International Auto Show kicks off in Metro Detroit

By Allen Jordan January 17, 2013

The 2013 North American International Auto Show will be rolling through downtown Detroit this weekend, showcasing its annual event with the world watching.The 2013 Cadillac ATS and 2013 Dodge Ram 1500...

Creeping in the New Year

By Brian Figurski January 6, 2013

I didn’t really set any resolutions this year. I have a habit of breaking things, so I made the conscious effort to not set myself up for defeat. However, my seasonal affective disorder therapist says...

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