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Oakland University suspended all face-to-face classes for the remainder of the semester in response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak across the country.

Oakland University suspends face-to-face classes for remainder of semester in response to coronavirus outbreak

Trevor Tyle, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2020

Campus administrators announced that Oakland University will suspend face-to-face classes, which was effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, and will continue through the end of the semester Wednesday,...

‘Joker’ is a crookedly compelling anthology film with a distorted take on mental illness

‘Joker’ is a crookedly compelling anthology film with a distorted take on mental illness

Trevor Tyle, Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2019

That purple suit, that emerald green hair, that menacing laugh — whether you’ve seen a single Batman film or not, you know exactly who I’m talking about. For nearly 80 years, the Joker has terrorized...

After being diagnosed with brain cancer in May 2018, Megan Ritz is now in remission and returning to campus to continue her education.

OU student battles cancer and college classes

Katelyn Hill, Staff Reporter September 18, 2019

The last thing a student might expect from their freshman year in college is a cancer diagnosis. This, however, was the unfortunate reality for Clinton Township native Megan Ritz. The Oakland University...

CETL Director Dr. Judith Ableser, right, works with Dr. Kathy Schaefer at a faculty meeting.

SET forums will allow students to share feedback on courses, teaching methods

Katie Valley, Content Editor September 18, 2019

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) will host its fall Students for Exemplary Teaching (SET) Forums on Oct. 3 and Nov. 20 for students to get a chance to express the positives and...

OU graduate Cesante Ward is looking for a new kidney donor after a failed transplant last December.

OU alum hopes for living kidney donor after failed transplant

Trevor Tyle, Editor-in-Chief September 18, 2019

Twenty-three-year-old Cesante Ward was eager to pursue a career with his new bachelor’s degree in human resource development when he graduated from Oakland University in August 2018.  But in the...

OU students donate to the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund in the Oakland Center on Thursday, Sept. 12.

OU raises over $19,000 for Bahamas hurricane relief

Dean Vaglia, Staff Reporter September 17, 2019

First came the storm. Then came the flood. On the night of  Tuesday, Sept. 3, Hurricane Dorian rocked into the Bahamas. Destruction followed in the Category 5 storm’s wake, leveling and flooding the...

Kevin Beers: the voice of the O’rena

Kevin Beers: the voice of the O’rena

Michael Pearce, Editor-In-Chief September 14, 2019

Kevin Beers has been the public address (PA) announcer for the Golden Grizzlies for 15 years. Throughout that time, he has become a staple of the O’rena, having multiple famous calls like “That’s...

Courtesy of Keppler Speakers

‘Queer Eye’ star Karamo Brown to visit campus in October

Trevor Tyle, Editor-in-Chief August 30, 2019

Reality television star and author Karamo Brown is set to speak at Oakland University on Wednesday, Oct. 9 as part of this year’s homecoming festivities. A three-time Emmy Award winner, Brown currently...

Chris D’Elia to perform stand-up routine on campus in October

Chris D’Elia to perform stand-up routine on campus in October

Jordan Jewell, Engagement Editor August 20, 2019

As the fall 2019 semester rapidly approaches, the annual homecoming festivities are being planned. This year’s two-day event will feature a comedy show from actor and stand-up comedian Chris D’Elia. On...

Offices across campus will receive labeled single-stream recycling bins to promote mindfulness of the environment.

OU expanding efforts to become a greener campus

Taylor Cole, Contributor August 6, 2019

Recycling is on the rise at Oakland University. For years we were taught “reduce, reuse, recycle” as a way to reduce our carbon footprint, but is simply tossing a plastic bottle in the recycling...

‘The Lion King’ — a visual and vocal accomplishment that dies in the shadow of its predecessor

‘The Lion King’ — a visual and vocal accomplishment that dies in the shadow of its predecessor

Trevor Tyle, Editor-in-Chief August 6, 2019

It was only a matter of time before “The Lion King” became the latest cash cow in Disney’s string of live-action adaptations of animated classics. I mean, it checks all the boxes. Beloved film? Check....

OU’s two nature preserves span about 110 acres of land. Preserving this land not only helps students researchers, but provides a natural habitat for wildlife.

The root of protecting Oakland’s nature

Emily Morris, Managing Editor August 6, 2019

Tangling greenery is slinking into modern high-rise buildings that are sturdy with stilts of steel. This is possibly familiar interpretation of “The Walking Dead,” “The Hunger Games” or most other...

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