The Oakland Post

Looking Back: Oakland Center Construction

Patrick Sullivan, Web Editor

June 6, 2018

It feels like the Oakland Center has been under construction for 30 years. While that is a slight exaggeration, it is starting to get hard to remember what the OC looked like before construction started in April 2017, or why...

Looking Back: The first graduating class

Cheyanne Kramer, Managing Editor

April 10, 2018

In April 1963, the first graduates of Oakland University received their diplomas. 148 students were part of this charter class. Not only was this class remarkable in their ability to make it through Oakland’s rigorous grading...

Looking Back: Cable TV comes to the residence halls

Patrick Sullivan, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018

Cable television is a service that residents living in Housing on campus are all entitled to today. Whether residents use their box to follow the news, keep up with March Madness, watch reruns of Rick and Morty at 3 a.m., or if it...

Looking Back: Computer registration

Cheyanne Kramer, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018

Today, we all have portable computers. Whether it be a laptop, tablet or phone, many of us have technology right at our fingertips. The hardest part of course registration is waking up on time to get in the classes that you want....

Looking Back: The Meadow Brook Ball

Cheyanne Kramer, Managing Editor

January 30, 2018

The rumor many of us have heard is that the very first Meadow Brook Ball was for the first class of graduates, where Matilda Dodge Wilson graciously gave all in attendance the cost of their class rings back. This, however,...

Looking Back: Wallace’s book store

Cheyanne Kramer, Managing Editor

January 23, 2018

In 2001, the basement of the Oakland Center had a different inhabitant: a bookstore known as Wallace’s. This bookstore used to be a franchise known by former Kentucky governor Wallace Wilkinson. However, in Feb. of 2001, he...

Looking Back: The Sex Issue(s)

Cheyanne Kramer, Managing Editor

November 14, 2017

College newspapers are meant to challenge what is expected from a news organization. But, most people don’t expect to be confronted with a cover story featuring a female student taking her top off. Well, that’s exactly w...

Looking Back: Dancing through OUSC financial woes

Cheyanne Kramer, Managing Editor

November 7, 2017

No one was allowed to have fun in 2005, it seems. No dancing on campus In 2005, Oakland University inplemented a dancing ban. Much like the famous flick “Footloose,” this prevented dances from happening on campus for the ...

Hauntings through History: Looking Back on Halloween

Cheyanne Kramer, Managing Editor

October 31, 2017

According to “Today I Found Out,” the concept of the modern-day practice of trick-or-treating began sometime in the 1920s and has been an American tradition ever since. Oakland University  is no stranger to this holiday....

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