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The Bahoora sisters pose for a photo. Taylor Bahoora (left), Danielle Bahoora (center) and Madelyn Bahoora (right)

People of OU: alumna Taylor Bahoora balances small business, medical aspirations

Sierra Okoniewski, Features Reporter July 20, 2022

Oakland University biology alumna Taylor Bahoora is hard at work pursuing a career as a physician’s assistant. In her spare moments, however, she is dedicatedly connecting clients to their loved ones...

ASB offers students the opportunity to volunteer for service projects across the country.

Take a trip with Alternative Spring Break

Payton Bucki, Campus Reporter July 20, 2022

Alternative Spring Breaks (ASB) is a student-led organization that gives Oakland University students the opportunity to volunteer for service projects across the country. Each spring, participants travel...

Take a peek into various career paths with the Post’s column Industry Insider.

Industry Insider: Dr. Rawashdeh points to future of embedded systems

Sierra Okoniewski, Features Reporter June 15, 2022

Accelerating technology is pushing the field of computer engineering to become more integrative than ever – and embedded systems are a linchpin to the trade’s initiative of “smart” success. Dr....

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OU alumnus and Washington Post photojournalist details coverage in Ukraine

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor June 15, 2022

After graduating from Oakland University, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Salwan Georges has been busy reporting on numerous topical and internationally significant events. Most recently, Georges...

OUs integrative studies major offers students a customizable plan of study.

A deeper look at OU’s integrative studies major

Sierra Okoniewski, Features Reporter May 18, 2022

Oakland University’s bachelor of integrative studies (BIS) program is propelling students to live with a vision. The major allows students to build their degree from scratch while fortifying their knowledge...

The GSC has welcomed Blake Bonkowski as their new coordinator.

Introducing new Gender and Sexuality Center coordinator Blake Bonkowski

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor May 18, 2022

The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is under new leadership. Blake Bonkowski has joined the team as the new coordinator and is excited to enact change on campus by supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+...

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Twin Peaks opens near OU, campus opinions differ

Sierra Okoniewski, Features Reporter May 18, 2022

It’s too soon to tell if the newly opened sports bar near Oakland University will prove to be a slippery slope. Twin Peaks offers its diners top-notch food and “scenic views” — but the restaurant...

Gabrielle Abdelmessih is the editor-in-chief of The Oakland Post for the 2022-2023 academic year. She is a senior majoring in biomedical sciences and minoring in journalism.

Meet Gabrielle Abdelmessih, The Post’s new editor-in-chief

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor May 5, 2022

With a wide breadth of experience and an aspiration to serve her community, Gabrielle Abdelmessih is gearing up to lead the Oakland Post team as editor-in-chief for the 2022-2023 academic year. Abdelmessih...

Ryan Mathews and his wife, Amanda.

People of OU: English teacher and Detroit Lions blogger Ryan Mathews

Matthew Scheidel, Sports Editor April 13, 2022

Most people are happy to be successful at one job, but Ryan Mathews is lucky enough to be successful at two. Many know Mathews as the senior editor for Pride of Detroit, a Detroit Lions blog for SB...

French language and literature and creative writing double major, Malaena Caldwell.

People of OU: Organizational powerhouse Malaena Caldwell

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor April 13, 2022

When Malaena Caldwell’s study abroad trip was cut short due to COVID-19, she never expected that setback to help her find a new passion.  Caldwell is a senior at Oakland University preparing for...

Sidney Rayba speaks about her time on the OU softball team, her auditions for The Voice and her focus on mental health.

People of OU: Former OU softball player and mental health advocate Sidney Rayba

Payton Bucki, Campus Reporter April 13, 2022

As the semester draws to a close, Oakland University senior Sidney Rayba encourages students to follow their passions and take care of their mental health. As a former college softball player and talented...

The Well-Being Suite at the Rec Center.

The Green Bandana Project and coping with pandemic-related stress

Chloe Kukuk, Contributor April 13, 2022

In February 2020, Greg Jordan, director of University Recreation and Well-Being at Oakland University, noticed a post from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's social media. They were promoting something...

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