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Dr. Anthony Fauci at a Dec. 1 press conference at the White House discussing the omicron variant.

Omicron emerges as potential new public health threat

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter December 6, 2021

It doesn’t seem long since the delta variant of COVID-19 hit many people worldwide. Now, we have another variant named “omicron” – which may be far more threatening than the delta variant. Omicron,...

Campus Editor and Columnist, Gabrielle Abdelmessih.

‘A Grizzly’s Guide to a Healthier Y(OU)’: What is seasonal affective disorder?

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2021

With the clock “falling back” one hour and chillier weather coupled by a lack of sunlight rolling in, it can be easy to feel the winter blues. While it is normal to feel a little down as a result of...

Campus Editor and Columnist, Gabrielle Abdelmessih.

‘A Grizzly’s Guide to a Healthier Y(OU)’: Do you need a flu shot?

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2021

I know we discussed COVID-19 vaccines last week, but there should be another vaccine on your medical to-do list for the fall: the flu shot. Why? While it is recommended that everyone (six months...

Campus Editor and Columnist, Gabrielle Abdelmessih.

‘A Grizzly’s Guide to a Healthier Y(OU)’: COVID-19 vaccine boosters

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized COVID-19 booster shots made by Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson and Johnson. Who gets a booster, when they get it and which vaccine they get varies,...

End of COVID-19? Still seems like a far-fetched dream

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter September 8, 2021

“When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?” Most people probably have asked this question at least once during this pandemic. After a year and a half since the first case of COVID-19 in the U.S., the answer...

The OUWB School of Medicine in the heart of campus, Elliott Tower overlooking everything in the background.

Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health Merger: For Michigan, by Michigan

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief July 28, 2021

Two of the largest health systems in Michigan, Southfield-based Beaumont Health and Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health, recently announced they have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to explore merging...

OU features presentation on local governments and environmental cleanup

Jessica Orlando, Reporter April 7, 2021

Collaboration between local governments and federal agencies is crucial when it comes to dealing with disaster relief and environmental catastrophes. Oakland University’s MPA program hosted a webinar...

COVID-19 cases on the rise in Michigan

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2021

Over the last two weeks, Michigan has seen a 12% increase in new COVID-19 cases. The increase has coincided with the Feb. 1 lift of dine-in bans on restaurants and the reopening of in-person learning and...

Counter protester Scott Koskinen, 55, of Detroit, carries a sign that said, “Earth to losers: Go home.” Photo by Rachel Basela.

Detroit erupts into protests, celebrations following election results

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor November 11, 2020

President-Elect Joe Biden won the state of Michigan Wednesday afternoon on Nov. 4, garnering a mixed reaction. The following days, supporters of President Donald Trump contested the vote count as those...

On Saturday, Nov. 7, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were named the newest president and vice president of the U.S.

Joe Biden projected to be 46th U.S. president

Michael Pearce, Editor-In-Chief November 7, 2020

It took longer than usual, but after counting all mail-in and early ballots, Joe Biden was declared the 46th President of the U.S. by the Associated Press. Biden’s victory came on the strength of...

WXOU is looking to leave the FM days behind

WXOU aims to transition to only digital radio

Dean Vaglia, Staff Reporter August 10, 2020

WXOU is Oakland University’s student-run FM radio station, but that could change very soon. The Oakland Center-based radio station is considering terminating their FM broadcast operations in favor of...

Offensive videos circle around campus, results in fired employee

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor July 29, 2020

Videos of Oakland University affiliates displaying offensive behavior have come to light via social media in recent weeks, leading the university to respond in various ways.  Garnering the most attention...

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