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Washington D.C.  — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressing the crowds surrounding Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington.

Letter from the editor: To use ellipsis is to erase

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2023

I can remember the moment down to the last detail: the hot Georgia sun reflecting off of the sky-blue water, the sound of history bellowing through an otherwise deafening silence, and a ubiquitous presence. This...

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.

Letter from the editor: A kick-start to 2023

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2023

Welcome to the first issue of 2023! To kick-start 2023, The Post decided to make this issue a “special edition,” delving into all things health and wellness. The purpose of this issue is to be...

Letter from the editor: Vote

Letter from the editor: Vote

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2022

Welcome to Issue 10 of Vol. 48! Because of the final gubernatorial debate being hosted at Oakland University, The Post decided to make this issue a “special edition” delving into all things politics. Yes,...

Letter from the editor: How we moderate comments

Letter from the editor: How we moderate comments

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2022

Here at The Oakland Post, we recognize the importance of sharing different viewpoints and serving as a platform for campus discussion. However, we ask that you post in accordance with our newly adopted...

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.

Letter from the editor: Welcome back, Grizzlies!

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2022

To paraphrase journalist, writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron: Don’t you just love Michigan in the fall? It makes me want to go out and buy school supplies. Yes, I swapped Michigan for New York, but...

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.

Letter from the editor: Words really do matter

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief July 20, 2022

As a student journalist and as someone aspiring to become a physician, I’ve come to the conclusion that words really do matter. For example, stop means “don’t go.” Tall means “not short.”...

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.

Letter from the editor: Gen Z is done with just “thoughts and prayers”

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief June 15, 2022

Feb. 16, 2018 I was a junior in high school, taking an AP Biology quiz. At that moment, mitosis and meiosis were the only things on my mind. Suddenly, sirens started blaring. The fire alarms were going...

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.

Letter from the editor: We challenge you to challenge us

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2022

Welcome to the first issue of the summer! You might have noticed some changes to our website today. We’ve added two new sections — “Arts” and “Science & Technology” — to Vol. 48, and...

Editor-in-Chief of Volume 47 of The Oakland Post Jeff Thomas.

Letter from the editor: Good night Oakland Post, I’ll see you in my dreams

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2022

This week we publish the last issue of Volume 47 of The Oakland Post. It’s our last issue of the winter semester, the last issue that this wonderful group of students will get to publish together and...

Editor-in-Chief of The Oakland Post Jeff Thomas.

Letter from the editor: Two years of grief and COVID-19

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2022

This week marks the two-year anniversary of COVID-19 shutting down the United States and forever changing our lives. It also marks two years since I lost a dear friend of mine. I’m here with this letter...

The Wilson Hall expansion and renovation has been underway for several months now. The $21.5 million project features new luxury accommodations for President Pescovitz and her cabinet.

Letter from the editor: Administrators won’t talk to us about campus construction projects

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2021

For six weeks now, The Post has been trying to research and report stories about ongoing campus construction projects. To this point, not a single administrator has followed through with our requests for...

The Oakland Posts Editor-in-Chief Jeff Thomas.

Letter from the editor: The significance of this week’s issue, thank you to our readers

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2021

I’m thrilled to announce that this week’s edition of The Oakland Post is going to be the first 20-page issue our organization has been able to put out since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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