Oakland University's independent student newspaper.

The Oakland Post

Political Focus: Trump orders missile strike on Syria

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

April 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On Thursday, April 6, President Donald Trump ordered his first military action since becoming commander in chief. In the attack, 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched from U.S. Navy ships in the Mediterranean Sea and aimed...

Drew’s Review: Why Mike WiLL Made-It is the best producer in music

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

April 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

After pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on May 13, 2014, the mystique surrounding rapper Gucci Mane grew exponentially with every passing day until his release from federal prison on May 26, 2016....

‘The Shack’: A successful Christian film, despite cries of heresy

Shelby Tankersley, Campus Editor

April 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When I walked into the theater to see "The Shack," I did not expect to be impressed. Directed by Stuart Hazeldine, it's a film with Christian themes, and the genre is infamous for featuring poor acting, cheesy humor and predic...

Political Focus: Senate votes on SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

April 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With the passing of Antonin Scalia, one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most conservative-leaning justices, the fight over his replacement has been vicious. Using all necessary measures, Republicans successfully fought to delay t...

Dave Chappelle’s stand-up: How do we consume comedy in contemporary America?

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

April 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Media juggernaut Netflix has released two stand-up specials from Dave Chappelle, "The Age of Spin" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas." These specials mark his return to stand-up comedy and have strummed up controversy. The su...

Political Focus: The Keystone XL pipeline

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

April 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

President Donald Trump announced Friday that the project for TransCanada to complete the Keystone XL pipeline has been approved. The approval comes in direct opposition to efforts made by the Obama administration to block the c...

Letter to the editor: Comments on forgotten Cadillac Tax

Michael Kepes

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Opinion / Letters To Editor

Hello: My comment is in reference to a story in the March 15 edition of The Post in the Perspectives section. The piece was titled "Political Focus: Congressional Republicans introduce Obamacare replacement bill" by Melissa Deatsch. I was just wondering why throughout th...

OPINION: Hello, I’m climate change! Formerly known as ‘global warming,’ formerly known as ‘global cooling’

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

What government agency makes decisions so weighty they may cost the U.S. economy over $2.5 trillion and over 300,000 jobs over the next 15 years? What federal bureaucracy holds the power to potentially pull the plug on tho...

Drew’s Review: Drake’s ‘More Life’

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

After debuting on "OVO Sound Radio," Drake’s Apple Music Beats 1 Radio show, the October Firm released the playlist “More Life” — whatever that means. Since Billboard now accounts for streams, albums, mixtapes, and,...

‘The Belko Experiment’: A little style, no substance

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The contemporary workplace is the backdrop for many narratives, but none quite like “The Belko Experiment.” Directed by Greg McLean, this film forces coworkers to battle one another in a blood bath. The film’s premise shou...

‘Prison Break’ reboot coming April 4

Laurel Kraus, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Spoiler alert: This review contains plot spoilers.  How many times can the same plot be reused and still manage to hold the audience’s attention? Apparently, five times and counting. After having a rather momentou...

Drew’s Review: The most important elements in a hit rap song

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

March 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

This guide can also double as a public service announcement to those rap fans who make sure to distinguish "real" versus "fake" hip-hop, which not-so-coincidentally happens to fall along the same lines as their personal prefere...

Oakland University's independent student newspaper.