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The Schiaparelli collection was entitled “Inferno” — directly inspired by the first part of 14th century Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s epic poem collection “Divine Comedy.”

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: A breakdown

Olivia Chiappelli, Arts Reporter February 1, 2023

Monday, Jan. 23 to Thursday, Jan. 26 marked one of my most highly anticipated weeks of the fashion calendar: Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Unlike other fashion seasons, Haute Couture Week showcases...

What Broadways first Asian-American Elphaba says about diversity in theater

What Broadway’s first Asian-American Elphaba says about diversity in theater

Bella Javier, Arts Editor February 1, 2023

“Wicked” is a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz” that highlights the life of Elphaba — a green-skinned girl with undeniable talent. The show follows Elphaba through her adolescence as an underdog,...

HarperCollins union strike: What we know 

HarperCollins union strike: What we know 

D’Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter February 1, 2023

January has not been the greatest month for the book industry so far. HarperCollins Publishing (HC) employees have been on strike for more than 50 days now, starting in November. HC is considered one...

2023 Oscar nominations: My predictions

2023 Oscar nominations: My predictions

Autumn Okuszka, Features Reporter February 1, 2023

On Jan. 24, 2023, the nominations for the 95th Academy Awards were revealed. Like every awards season, the announcement brought on a slew of excitement for nominees and controversy due to omissions. The...

Dog Gone: More than the expected dog cliché

‘Dog Gone:’ More than the expected dog cliché

Leticia Cezário Santos, Marketing Director January 25, 2023

On Jan. 13, Netflix launched "Dog Gone," which has stayed within the platform's top 10 trending programs ever since. Furry protagonist Gonker's story is different from the ones you are used to — it has...

Social media and mental health

Social media and mental health

D’Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter January 11, 2023

According to a study from Regis College, “Nearly 70% of U.S. adults have at least one social media account, and the average American internet user has seven.”  I think we can all agree that social...

Letter to the Editor: East Campus Development? Let’s Really Talk Sustainability

Letter to the Editor: East Campus Development? Let’s Really Talk Sustainability

James W. Perkinson, Contributor December 20, 2022

What to make of Oakland University’s now emerging drive to develop a boutique hotel and shopping mall on the northeast corner of campus?  I speak here as an educator—twelve years as adjunct faculty...

ABAI finally condemns Judge Rotenberg Center 

D’Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter December 7, 2022

Death. Shock therapy. Starvation. Abuse of autistic children. All of these horrific factors take place at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts. Currently the only location in the United...

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Elton John bids U.S. ‘farewell’ with star-studded Dodger Stadium concert

Autumn Okuszka, Features Reporter December 7, 2022

On a hot and humid day in mid-July, I sat with a crowd of 40,000 people at Comerica Park for my first time seeing Sir Elton John, the “Rocket Man,” in concert. I sang along to “Crocodile Rock”...

A few interesting STEM careers

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor December 7, 2022

STEM encompasses of course science, technology, engineering and mathematics — very broad categories. However, most students are unaware of the full extent of job opportunities available with a degree...

The corner of campus bordering Walton and Adams.

Opinion: Rumored East Campus Development plans defy university values

Tori Coker, Content Editor December 7, 2022

Oakland University’s value statement claims the university highly values the ethical treatment of both people and the environment. OU is currently soliciting proposals for the potential development...

Looking back at Alessandro Michele’s time at Gucci

Looking back at Alessandro Michele’s time at Gucci

Olivia Chiappelli, Arts Reporter December 7, 2022

After seven years as creative director of the House, it was announced Nov. 23 that Alessandro Michele will be leaving Gucci. What started out as whisperings of his potential departure on Twitter was quickly...

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