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Weather forecasts the end of times

By Brian Figurski

March 27, 2012

Oakland University is electric. Students scuttling across campus in sandals and shorts, Frisbees flying across rolling green lawns, hammock-seated scholars swaying in the breeze, unicyclists speeding over the Beer Lake bridge.The campus...

The Internet is no place to air your dirty laundry

By Brian Figurski

March 22, 2012

I remember a time when you actually had to interact with someone in person to resolve an issue. For me, this usually ended in a bloody nose and running home to my mother.Now every intimate debacle is posted on the web for th...

Use caution when posting online

By Dylan Dulberg

March 21, 2012

Dear Facebook user,Facebook is a lot of things. Facebook is a virtual meeting place. Facebook is something to do during a quick study break. Facebook is, depressingly enough, a way for people to hear major news. But, Facebook is n...

Forget the Bike Shares, let’s get ferries

By Kevin Graham

March 21, 2012

Oakland University's Bike Share Bikes have seen a 60 percent loss rate. They say don't criticize unless you can offer a solution, so I was hoping to use this week's Mouthing Off column to suggest some transportation alternatives...

Stop with Kony

By Justin Colman

March 15, 2012

A few weeks ago, I was pulling out my hair, nauseated by the trend that was known as “Linsanity.” Jeremy Lin was mentioned on nearly every TV station, not just ESPN. But when Linsanity was dying down, I thought to myself, ...

Victim of an Irish Holi-daze

By Brian Figurski

March 14, 2012

I’m not exactly sure when I became a grumpy old man — the kind waving a jagged stick and shouting at those damned kids for hanging out in front of the strip mall stirring up a ruckus, but the (d)evolution has occurred.As a c...

Where are all of the bright pink bicycles?

By Brian Figurski

March 6, 2012

I remember when I got my first bicycle. Jet black Mongoose, 18 gears, sweet neon lighting bolts attached to my spokes. When I felt like making a racket, I even stuck a holographic Charizard Pokémon card near my back tire. I ...

Sounds like the 15 minutes of fame are running out

By Brian Figurski

February 29, 2012

“I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo, what the hell am I doing here, I don’t belong here,” Radiohead – CreepI could probably stop writing at this point and be perfectly content with getting my point across (thanks, epigraph!)Other...

A moat? Why is Oakland University building a moat?

By Brian Figurski

February 15, 2012

There are a lot of things on campus that need to be tended to with funding — parking lot problems, new building, finding a funny Mouthing Off writer, digging a moat, so on and so forth.Wait, what? A moat? What’s the importanc...

Your ticket for a kind of brighter-ish future

By Brian Figurski

February 7, 2012

There has been quite a roar about the Oakland University Student Congress.After forgetting to dangle the deadline for submitting candidacy, the circumstance has been labeled everything from ‘sloppy’ to ‘fishy,’ which I believe ...

Know your sport: The Super Bowl for dummies

By Brian Figurski

January 31, 2012

It’s that time of year again – sitting around with loved ones, stuffing your palette with regrettable choices and screaming obscenities and commanding death to others.Nope, not Christmas part zwei. It’s Super Bowl season!La...

VIDEO: Braving the Detroit auto show

By Brian Figurski

January 24, 2012

The North American International Auto Show has been a cornerstone of Detroit’s automotive influence for years. Showcasing the best in German and Japanese engineering, the annual show has been a staple of January life of Detroiters f...

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