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Thank you for bullying: what we go through as kids gives us perspective for today

By Brian Figurski

March 12, 2013

There have been a lot of people coming out of the woodwork to protest against bullying lately, and it’s really making me want to pummel someone into oblivion.Most recently, actress Jennifer Lawrence has come out, stating she ...

Netflix Addiction: When 1 more episode turns into 7

By Chris Peralta

March 12, 2013

Hello, my name’s Chris, and I have a Netflix problem. Ever since the subscription started before Christmas, I’ve been hooked.Kind of like how Jesse Pinkman was hooked on that one girl whose death resulted in a chaotic chain re...

Fuel-efficient, sense-deficient: Who are the special parking spots really for?

By Brian Johnston

March 9, 2013

When the Human Health Building opened on campus, like many of you I was baffled. When I went to park near the building, I was confronted with a sign that read, “FUEL –EFFICIENT VEHICLE PARKING ONLY.”What does this mean?I...

A not so deep-seated issue — A growing school suffering with the wrong fit

By Brian Johnston

February 26, 2013

Oakland University has recently received a donation worth millions of dollars to build a new clock tower. While that may be useful to those in a hurry to go back to 1985 in their DeLorean, I can’t help but wonder if this is the...

Mastering the McHack

By Dylan Dulberg

February 19, 2013

McDonald’s is one of the world’s largest fast-food chains. They also happen to serve some of the largest people in the world, but that may be just coincidence. Burger King is essentially the same thing, but they sell frozen ...

Sugar parents are sweet

By Brian Figurski

February 13, 2013

I have good news and bad news for you, Oakland University.Good news: Four Michigan universities have made it within the top 30 growing campuses for www.SeekingArrangement.com, a website setting up young, money-hungry college studen...

Dating on Valentine’s Day: A study guide

By Chris Peralta

February 13, 2013

To my fellow Valentine’s Day-daters out there, it is a well known fact that the stress of a date can be similar to that of an exam. So here is the study guide:If you’re on a date, that’s awesome. Someone else has decided...

Private parts in public areas: when over-sharing becomes entertaining

By Brian Johnston

February 9, 2013

Despite my glamorous position as chief copy editor of The Oakland Post, I’m pretty much like the rest of you. I wake up every morning, put on relatively clean-ish clothes and try very hard to keep my eyes open during classe...

Leaving a good tip — get out of the food industry

By Brian Figurski

February 5, 2013

Last week, a woman from St. Louis, Mo. was fired from an Applebee’s after posting a snapshot on Reddit of a guest’s unique message scrawled onto a credit card receipt.The note, left by a pastor, read, “I give God 10 percent, wh...

Speaking in tongues: ‘Lorem ipsum dolor sit atmet consectgure adip — scigine porelae loere?’

By Postie Editors

January 29, 2013

Dearest Reader,We owe you an explanation, preferably in English. We had a bit of a snafu last week. If you’ve seen our Jan. 25 issue, you will have noticed some ‘creative writing’ on the front page. It was littered with...

The top 10 things you should bet on in Super Bowl XLVII

By Dylan Dulberg

January 29, 2013

I am more excited for this Sunday than almost anything in my life. One of my colleagues, Miss Katie Williams, chipped in and said, “You mean the Puppy Bowl, right?”And I responded, of course, “Duh.” But, I am also incre...

We can all learn a lesson from Manti Te’o — or at least try to

By Brian Figurski

January 23, 2013

Manti Te’o, a remarkable college football star at Notre Dame, and his complex imagination have recently been under fire. The thing is that I don’t see the big problem with this. In fact, this burst of creativity is the ki...

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