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Elizabeth Gorecki November 15, 2023

Feb.1 Super Bowl halftime show provokes FCC regulations Janet Jackson bares her breast after a 'wardrobe malfunction' on live television during the Super Bowl halftime show. Public outrage causes...

Breaking down Michigan’s ‘hands-free’ distracted driving legislation

Breaking down Michigan’s ‘hands-free’ distracted driving legislation

Payton Bucki, Content Editor July 19, 2023

On June 7, 2023, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed three bills aimed at reducing distracted driving to make Michigan roadways safer. One of the bills, known as the “hands-free law,” went into...

President Biden delivers remarks on the Supreme Courts decision to block his student debt relief plan.

SCOTUS rules against Biden’s student debt relief plan

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2023

In a 6-3 vote on Friday, June 30, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s student debt relief plan that would’ve eliminated debt for millions of U.S. citizens.  President Joe Biden...

OU hosts fourth annual Michigan Climate Summit

OU hosts fourth annual Michigan Climate Summit

Payton Bucki and Chloe Kukuk June 26, 2023

On June 2, 2023, Oakland University welcomed local climate leaders, state legislators, youth groups, and members of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration for the fourth annual Michigan Climate Summit,...

Photo courtesy of Governor Gretchen Whitner via Facebook.

Governor Whitmer signs red flag gun bill into law

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2023

On May 22, 2023, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation to implement a red flag law to keep firearms away from those with the potential to harm themselves or others.  Expected to go into effect...

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TikTok CEO testifies in Congress as national ban looms

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2023

On Thursday, March 23, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew appeared in front of Congress to give testimony on issues of security surrounding the platform. The app, which boasts 150 million American users, has been...

Photo courtesy of Jacquelyn Martin via The Associated Press

Takeaways from the 2023 State of the Union address

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2023

On Feb. 7, 2023, President Joe Biden delivered his second State of the Union Address to congress. During the 70-minute speech, Biden outlined his administration’s achievements and his hopes for the future....

Alberto Ferreira -- Bicicleta de Pelé, Maracanã, 1965

Pelé: A month without the soccer legend

Leticia Cezário Santos, Marketing Director January 18, 2023

For soccer lovers, the last few months have been filled with emotions. First, the FIFA World Cup — which was possibly the last championship for Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi — and most recently,...

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy receives gavel. Photo courtesy of Win McNamee via Getty Images

Republicans officially take control of the U.S. House of Representatives

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2023

After numerous failed attempts at confirming a Republican Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was sworn in as Speaker of the House on Jan. 7. 2023 — and the 118th congress commenced.  The...

Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks at the Michigan Democratic election night party. Photo courtesy of Jacob Hamilton via MLive

2022 midterm election results: Whitmer re-elected, Proposal 3 passes and Democrats flip Michigan legislature

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2022

The results are in from the 2022 midterm elections. Called by some the most important midterm election in a generation, Michigan voters showed up to the polls in large numbers to cast their votes.  In...

President Biden at the 2022 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

2022 Detroit Auto Show: Biden’s visit, absent companies and one giant inflatable duck

Leticia Cezário Santos, Marketing Director September 21, 2022

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is back in Detroit after almost three years. The annual exhibition brings to the public and industry experts new models, market tendencies, new technology...

Photo of The Queen courtesy of Royal Collection Trust

Queen Elizabeth II, England’s longest reigning monarch, passes away

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2022

On Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II, aged 96, passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Queen Elizabeth II was England’s longest reigning monarch who presided over her country for 70 years. After...

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