The Oakland Post

Oakland University student employees are not paid enough

Ben Hume, Web Editor

September 9, 2019

The push for a $15 minimum wage is predicated on the data that shows corporate profits have steadily risen over the course of the last decade, while the federal minimum wage has remained unchanged since 2009. Here at Oakland University, we bene...

Barstool Sports and the conservative stance on labor

Ben Hume, Web Editor

September 4, 2019

Barstool Sports has long been the subject of controversy on its social media outlets for a number of reasons, but now CEO Dave Portnoy is in hot water for another reason—union busting. Portnoy tweeted about his negative views on ...

Letter to the editor: Oakland needs an Office of Sustainability

William McMullin, Custodian

September 4, 2019

Dear editor, I’m glad students are working to make Oakland University more sustainable. However, it is critical that OU opens an Office of Sustainability, just like Western Michigan University, Wayne State University, Universit...

Stop saying “it’s a mental health problem.”

Michael Pearce, Sports Editor

August 5, 2019

Yet another mass shooting has taken place in America, and yet again mental illness is to blame. Mental health can be a factor in mass shootings, but it’s being made the scapegoat for these unspeakable acts without any action...

Political Focus: Challenging the status quo is the definition of patriotism

Ben Hume, Web Editor

July 30, 2019

A tweet circulated from President Donald Trump’s account on July 14 smearing a group of new, progressive Democratic congresswomen. The tweet attacked the group of congresswomen, which included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D), Rashida ...

The power unions could have

Ben Hume, Web Editor

June 18, 2019

I had a revealing conversation with a relative of mine recently about how his work was going. I had recalled that he was a part of a union, and he was working as a duct insulator. Less than a month ago, he said he was preparing...

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