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OU offers sign up for emergency texting

By Web Master

September 3, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Sam LucidoOUPDCheif of PoliceOakland University has always been a very safe campus community. Crime statistics and other relevant data continually support the fact that our campus is one of the safest geographical locations i...

OU alum put off by Kid Rock’s ‘All Summer Long’

By Web Master

September 3, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Kenneth HrehaGuest ColumnistAfter listening to Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick dish out the racism card in addressing the motives of Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, I thought he was a bit off his rocker.Then again, I also though...

Tuition increase makes sense, but students deserved some input

By Web Master

July 15, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIAL*Updated August 30, 2008It seems that for Oakland University students there are a few guarantees in life: death, taxes and the ever-increasing tuition rates for higher education.OU's board of trustees voted on June 2...

The ins and outs of OU’s rising tuition

By Web Master

July 15, 2008

Filed under Opinion

By DAN EVOLAStudent body Vice PresidentGUEST COLUMNI was recently invited to a meeting regarding this year's increase in tuition with some prominent members of the administration. Students may not pay attention to most of the wo...

Student Congress wants your ideas

By Web Master

June 11, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Guest Columnist STEVE CLARKStudent Body PresidentI like to spend money; whether it's on clothes, food, an iPod or at the bar. I think other people like to spend money too. I am inviting everyone that is involved with Oakland Univ...

Feed the people not our vehicles

By Web Master

June 11, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIALRepeat after me: Flora is food, not fuel.The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on May 14 that will require 35 billion gallons of biofuel per year to be made in the U.S. by 2022. This will nearly quadrup...

Gas tax holiday no picnic for consumers

By Web Master

May 14, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Summer draws nigh and gas prices are at a record high.Sigh.To ease our pain at the pumps, political opponents John McCain and Hillary Clinton have a plan. They are proposing a bill that would decrease the sky's-the-limit gas ...

Public ban on smoking leaves many out in the cold

By Web Master

May 14, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Nick  DegelManaging Editor For the last six months or so, I have been struggling to quit smoking cold turkey. It would be a logical assumption to say that someone in my position would be for the likely ban of smoking in bar...

No more non-manditory fees, but there’s a catch

By Web Master

May 14, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Guest Columnist Steve ClarkStudent Body President At 8:30 in the morning I sat in the student affairs office wide eyed and full of coffee for a meeting on non-mandatory student fees. I was quite interested in the prospect of e...

Multiple threats close campus

By Web Master

April 16, 2008

Filed under Opinion

By JESSE DUNSMORESenior ReporterEmpty.It's the simplest way to describe Oakland University on Monday, April 14, the day all classes were canceled, and the main campus was closed.Normally filled to capacity, the lot in front of...

Oakland University is not a fantasy land

By Web Master

April 16, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIAL"Nothing will happen — I mean, it's Oakland University."As the 2008 school year reaches its conclusion, many seniors are ready to move beyond the college campus and into the "real" world.The threats of the past w...

A new sexual education program in U.S. is a must

By Web Master

April 9, 2008

Filed under Opinion

STAFF EDITORIALThink back to your days as an impressionable middle, or high school teenager. We can all relate, on some level or another, to the angst and frustration of that age, as our bodies were progressively developing i...

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