The Oakland Post

It’s not a parking problem; it’s a walking problem

By Katie Wolf

January 12, 2010

How close do students need to park to their on-campus destinations? 50 feet? 200 feet? These are the choices that Oakland students face every day upon arrival to Oakland University's constantly growing campus. Some have learn...

Storm leads to gridlock, blame

By Staff Editorial

January 12, 2010

You may be wondering what the hell happened on Monday in many of the campus parking lots.It was nothing short of a cluster-you-know-what. And nothing describes it better than the photos shown here and in the Mix section. Looking for a...

Letter to the editor: A response to the Micah Fialka-Feldman coverage

By Katie Wolf

January 12, 2010

I read with interest the story and editorial in The Oakland Post on Micah Fialka-Feldman. One question raised but not answered in these stories is why the OU administration would expend so much time, effort, and money to try ...

Case closed, student moves in

By Staff Editorial

January 5, 2010

What does it mean to be a student at Oakland University?As it is becoming evident in the case of Micah Fialka-Feldman — OU's own nationally-known poster boy for equality — it's a lot more technical than one would imagine.Fi...

Planning on letting go of planning in the new year

By Katie Wolf

January 5, 2010

There are a certain type of people who live life with a laissez-faire attitude. These are the kind of people who don't like (or need) to make plans. They're able to live on a day-to-day basis, without worrying what comes next....

Defining the opinion section, an important reminder

By Staff Editorial

December 29, 2009

A local editorial page editor once said it's a good idea to occasionally remind readers about the differences in the types of opinion pieces in a newspaper.This editor also said that even when the "OPINION" is atop the page in bol...

Letter from the editor: looking back and looking forward

By Colleen Miller

December 7, 2009

We crossed picket lines to put out our "Welcome Back" issue. We worked tirelessly every Monday and Tuesday night and into Wednesday mornings. We met every Thursday to talk about what we could do better.We went through this routine ...

Proud to drive a Toyota

By Colleen Miller

December 7, 2009

My first vehicle was a '95 Chevrolet Beretta. It was white, had a spoiler on the back, and was maybe one of the coolest cars I had ever seen — although I was 18 and it was my first car. I bought it from a small local used c...

New recommendations for cancer screening don’t make sense

By Katie Wolf

December 7, 2009

When it comes to my health, I would rather be safe than be sorry. So when I heard on NPR that a federally appointed group of doctors was recommending women not start regular mammograms until the age of 50, instead of what used...

Stitching together health care reform that works

By Staff Editorial

December 2, 2009

The poll taken for the special section in this issue found that 84 percent of Oakland University students have health care coverage and 74 percent of them have parents who pay for it.It's a pleasant surprise that students are...

White Ribbon Campaign affirms a student’s moral code

By Ryan Hegedus

November 17, 2009

Over the week of Nov. 16-20, various Oakland University organizations, including the Residence Halls and University Student Apartments, will be holding events to raise awareness for the White Ribbon Campaign, an organization ...

“Big bright” waste of energy

By Staff Editorial

November 17, 2009

Warning: bah humbug alert.Like it or not, the holiday season is in full swing with 24/7 Christmas music and piles of specialty catalogs coming through the mail (yay, Signals).It's also time for Rochester Michigan to top Clark Griswo...

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