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Pope wrongly condemns condoms, saying they would make HIV/AIDS matter worse in Africa

March 24, 2009

By Katie WolfGuest ColumnistOn March 17 my day started out like any other day. It was a Tuesday, so that meant I had to go to my Radio-TV Newswriting class. Every Tuesday we have a news quiz. One of the questions on the quiz w...

Do we only vote when we’re bought?

By Staff Editorial

March 24, 2009

It seems strange to think that the biggest change we've seen in politics since last November has been in voter enthusiasm.Barack Obama won the U.S. presidential election after the highest voter turnout since 1968. This came s...

No rest for the college student

By Staff Editorial

March 17, 2009

Enter Grizz number and PIN. Look up classes to add. Plan the next nine months of your life. Breathe. Start paying for it.Registration for fall and spring/summer classes by class standing started Monday. Picking out your classes an...

Use your voice, make a choice

March 16, 2009

By Jordan TwardyNext week, the students of Oakland University (that means you!) will elect a new student government.You might be thinking, "Who cares? What difference does it make who gets elected?" As your current student body v...

A message about your bottled water

By Staff Editorial

March 10, 2009

Bottled water is so last year.Unless it's a 5-gallon jug that you refill at mom's because the water at your place smells like rotten eggs, there's no reason for bottled water. There's this thing they invented recently that routes...

Customer dissatisfaction

By Colleen Miller

March 10, 2009

I've figured out why it's so hard for so many hard-working people to get a job. It's because there are so many incompetent business models that are making that impossible.The car rental and credit card industries are prime examp...

Letter to the students

By Katie Jacob

March 10, 2009

What makes you different from the student sitting next to you in class? When it comes to jobs searches, it's imperative that you're able to convey your strengths and weaknesses to an interviewer effectively.You may think you'r...

Students bomb in threatening situation, the system shines

By Web Master

March 4, 2009

By now, it is hoped that you've all been informed of the bomb threat directed against O'Dowd Hall and the Oakland Center Tuesday, March 3. Classes were canceled, the buildings were closed and bomb-sniffing dogs were brought i...

The etiquette of quitting a job

By Web Master

March 4, 2009

By Colleen J. MillerManaging EditorIt may seem odd to you to be reading a column about quitting a job while everyone else is preparing you to find one.But I think that the getting-the-job part has been covered by Yahoo! news'...

Campus parking lots 101

By Web Master

March 4, 2009

By AMANDA MEADEScene/Mix EditorDrivers on the road today run stop signs, disregard stoplights and cut off other drivers more than ever, and it's getting to be a real problem.According to michigantrafficcrashfacts.org, 324,174 cr...

Journalism 2.0 = @ your service

By Web Master

February 18, 2009

Newspapers are a dying, yet cherished icon of our past, like carburetors and landlines. They're possibly the most failsafe way to get news, but are becoming obsolete in a push by mainstream media to find faster, cheaper and easie...

Hey TV producers, there’s no one way to be gay

By Web Master

February 18, 2009

Is it OK to invite gay men to baby showers? According to ABC's "Brothers and Sisters," the answer is yes. For clarification, here is a rundown of the characters: Nora Walker is the mother. Tommy, Sarah, Kitty, Kevin and Justin are t...

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