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OPTIONS a success but needs to take next step

By Web Master

October 1, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIALFew would deny that Oakland University does an admirable job in offering opportunities to its diverse student body.Some students are here to secure training for promotions at current jobs while others are studying to get a ...

Student Affaris Weekly Hot Topic

By Web Master

October 1, 2008

Filed under Opinion

By Karen Clemmons-LlyodAssistant Dean of StudentsWith the influx of new technologies available to Oakland University students file sharing can be a common practice. But is it legal? In short, sharing copyright-protected data wit...

Beauty pageant hopes to ‘bring classy back’ in the OC

By Web Master

October 1, 2008

Filed under Opinion

By Scarlette M. WhyteGuest ColumnRemember when being a pageant queen actually meant something? Miss America was the woman that every little girl of all ages and ethnicities dreamed to be. She was elegant, graceful, stylish an...

Biden/Palin Debate Live-Blog

By Web Master

October 1, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Shelve "Scrubs." Erase "Earl." If only for pure entertainment purposes, the clash between Democratic candidate Joe Biden and Republican candidate Sarah Palin should make Must See TV look like "The Joy of Painting." Of course,...

DebatesBlog 2008!

By Web Master

September 26, 2008

Filed under Opinion

We'll be honest: after GOP candidate John McCain's recent "dog ate my debate" show (thanks TPM) we're not 100% sure that his first scheduled debate with Barack Obama will proceed as planned, tonight at 9p.m. However, we here in Th...

Four on four

By Web Master

September 24, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Which issue in this year's presidential election is the most important to you?Chris Dunham, FreshmanUndecided"Economic change. It's kind of a broad issue."Lisa Egle, SeniorElementary Education Major"Universal health care is a big one. It's probab...

You have no excuses, vote in this election

By Web Master

September 24, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIALIt is likely that by now your planners, PDAs, and calendars are all chock-full of important dates. Fortunately, we're here to tell you that there is only one date that matters.On Nov. 4, 2008, the United States of ...

Do pundits really know what’s best?

By Web Master

September 17, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIALWhat kind of person are you? Where do your ideologies lie?Are you a Scarborough person? Maybe you're an Olbermann person or, on the other side of the coin, an O'Reilly person. People ask you what you think about polit...

Are the lives of socialites really that interesting?

By Web Master

September 17, 2008

Filed under Opinion

By Nick DegelManaging EditorAre we really that fascinated with the lives of the young, rich and famous?Hollywood seems to think so. That can be the only explanation for their inundating TV with the lives of young, rich socialites...

New Wilson security may send the wrong message

By Web Master

September 10, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIALFor over half a century, students and faculty have taken advantage of the open nature of Oakland University. We're accustomed to walking down the hallways of any building and visiting professors in their offices...

Google releases beta version of new web browser

By Web Master

September 10, 2008

Filed under Opinion

By Erik AndersonGUEST COLUMNISTHello there! This column will be used to tell you, the Oakland University community, about all of the latest and greatest happenings in the world of technology. We'll also discuss your technolog...

Media lost its focus

By Web Master

September 3, 2008

Filed under Opinion

According to the Columbia Journalism Review, approximately 15,000 journalists showed up in Denver for the Democratic National Convention. But if you have been watching the news for the past 18 months, you might think that there...

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