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The last Mouthing Off

By Chris Peralta April 17, 2013

Great Odin’s raven! Another academic year is at its end. How did that happen? Wasn’t I justpreparing for the rapture, the end of the Mayan calendar, Valentine’s Day?Side note: if any of you bought...

I’ve scene it: And I’m not afraid to admit it

As the semester comes to an end, we decided to take a look back. We decided to dust off our old Facebook albums and see how far we have come since our high school days.To our horror, we found a huge misstep....

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By Katie Phelan April 16, 2013

By Tim Rath

Sports Editor

Photo credit: Bob Knoska/The Oakland Post

Sister, sister?

The twin tandem of sophomore midfielders Melissa and Meghan Hartwig each scored a goal as the Oakland University women's soccer team rolled over Western Illinois Friday by a score of 4-0.

Meghan Hartwig scored the game-winner at 53:41 in the second half off of a give-and-go in the box, courtesy of an assist from freshman midfielder Sarah Lynch. The goal marked Hartwig's second of the season.

Amy Trandell added onto the lead at 64:17 after a one-touch in the box, with the assist going to Jessica Boyle. The goal was Trandell's third of the season. Kristi Smith scored unassisted at 74:17 to push the lead to 3-0 and Melissa Hartwig finished off the onslaught at 85:08 with an assist from Carella DiMaggio.

Senior goalkeeper Kim Herbst blocked two shots in the game to earn her third shutout of the year.

The win pushes the Grizzlies' record to 5-8-2, 4-1 Summit League, while dropping Western Illinois to 5-7-2, 1-3 Summit League.

OU will next take the field Friday at 4 p.m. as they host South Dakota State, who are undefeated in Summit League competition (6-0) and stand 10-3-0 overall.

Tweet me from myself

By Nichole Seguin April 9, 2013

Two weeks ago, my life on the Internet came to a screeching halt.Twitter suspended my account.Gone were the days of retweets and direct messages. My thoughts, once perfectly trained to think in 140 characters...

The veloci-rapture: Dinosaur enthusiasts prep for the coming of ‘Jurassic Park 3D’

By Chris Peralta April 2, 2013

So here I am, sitting in the middle of the Oakland Center with my copy of  “The Ultimate Book of Dinosaurs” and I’m wondering why a Carcharodontosaurus is on the cover instead of a T-Rex. However,...


By Amelia Smith April 2, 2013

A star was born on August 1, 1981. And it was a day that I missed.  A Leo baby came into the First World as a semi-ingenious combination of two of our favorite things: music and television. If you guessed...

The top 10 reasons to not drink and text

By Dylan Dulberg April 2, 2013

You don’t need me to tell you that you shouldn’t drink and drive, but arguably just as important is the fact you should not drink and text either.Somehow, when we become inebriated, our phones become...

Who would you vote for? The top 10 written-in choices for OUSC elections

By Dylan Dulberg March 26, 2013

As you all know by now, last week was the OUSC elections. For President/Vice President, you had three options to choose from — the two pairs of candidates, and then the magical “write-in” option.You...

BRBejeweled — Caving in to online distractions

By Brian Figurski March 26, 2013

March seems to be a stressful time for students. The winter semester is winding down and a barrage of final exams and essays breathes down their necks. There are too many distractions going on for me to...

You can do it, Brucey — Overcoming the dangers of school parking

By Chris Peralta March 19, 2013

The dangerous parking lots of Oakland leave their mark… on my car’s doors.Throughout the nearly four years that I’ve been an Oakland student, I’ve learned a lot of things about the campus.Here...

‘Really’ guys? — the art of not-so intelligent comebacks

By Amelia Smith March 19, 2013

It sort of hit me when I was watching the MTV Movie Awards last year. I must confess: watching the pointless show is sort of a habit, as I’ve been a regular MTV-watcher since I was about 12 (and I’m...

NFL helmet rule

By Dylan Dulberg March 19, 2013

How many concussed multimedia editors does it take to … um … what am I doing here again?Oh, right. I’m writing to inform you all on the future of the NFL.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (and the second...

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