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Is the media portraying sex in the right way?

By Web Master

November 19, 2008

STAFF EDITORIALSex. These three little letters cover a whole lot of ground.It seems as if no matter where you go in the world of media, sex follows you. It's prevalent in everything in media, from sideline reporters to suddenly-d...

College students’ money mistakes

By Web Master

November 18, 2008

By Karen LloydAssistant Dean of StudentsDaily, there are more reports about struggling economy. In the midst of this uncertainty sound financial management is more important than ever.  Following are money mistakes made by college ...

Something’s not right about extended Grizzlies’ road trip

By Web Master

November 12, 2008

STAFF EDITORIALWith temperatures dropping to their most frigid depths of the year and exam season approaching, it's about time that Oakland University students had something to look forward to.Normally, we would be in a "hoops f...

The telling effects of a poor Michigan economy

By Web Master

November 12, 2008

By Sean GarnerCampus EditorIt has been a long time since Iread anything that so moved and troubled me as the lead story on thefront page of Sunday's Oakland Press. The headline read, "Suicides onthe rise," and the story told power...

Fighting off the winter blues, part 2

By Web Master

November 11, 2008

By David Schwartz, Ph.D.Graham Counseling CenterGuest ColumnistLast week in this column the "winter blues" and Seasonal Affective Disorder were described. This week we are offering you some tips and suggestions for protecting your...

Chauncey Billups should have retired as Detroit’s ‘big shot’

By Web Master

November 5, 2008

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, we were introduced to a new leader. After many years of getting used to the way things were run, the change rocked us to our very core. Regardless of the outcome, it was a historic and memorable occasion.We ...

Noisy wheels get the grease in local government

By Web Master

November 5, 2008

By Colleen MillerCopy EditorThe election is over, but democracy can happen every day. There are dozens of people in everybody's pockets holding office ready to be complained to, nagged at, persuaded, or whatever your favorite ...

ElectionsBlog 2008!

By Web Master

November 4, 2008

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Letter to The Oakland Post:

By Web Master

October 27, 2008

I read your recent staff editorial on Chartwells. I attended OU from 1997-2002 and now work in the area. From time to time I stop back on campus just for fun — like I did today — and picked up an Oakland Post and have lunch. The price is definitely higher on campus than if I chose the Subway on Squirrel or University. The choice of only Pepsi products also wears real quick, but I think that's a side deal with Pepsi and not Chartwells anyway. The staff is painfully rude in some places on campus and I've left before thinking "thank God I'm not a student anymore." The reason I'm writing today is because I'm signed up for Mystery Shops through Mystery Guest Inc. I get requests to do visits to OU's campus but I turn them down because it's day-to-day for me if I'm able to spend an hour standing in line in the Pioneer Food Court, and Mystery Shopping requires some scheduling. I thought you might be interested to know that there are opportunities for students on campus to get actively involved in the direction of Chartwells through Mystery Shops. Just as an alumnus who visits here and there, it would be nice if you guys were able to make some progress with this organization — it would be better for everyone. Thanks again for the great editorial! —Anne Cron

One editor shares why he isn’t voting this year

By Web Master

October 27, 2008

By Jared PurcellYou/Local EditorThe upcoming election has heavily focused on getting young people registered to vote and I have felt plenty of pressure to do so. My parents tell me to register, as do my professors, my friends ...

Student Life Weekly

By Web Master

October 27, 2008

Aniesha K. MitchellRetention Coordinator, Academic SkillsIt's hard to believe more than half the semester has already passed. Many students have experienced and survived midterms and papers, but now what's next?  For students wh...

New ways of looking at the economic crisis

By Web Master

October 21, 2008

By Shea HowellProf. CommunicationGUEST COLUMNISTThe current economic crisis is an opportunity for all of us to do some hard thinking. It is an opportunity to not only talk about what got us into this mess but to talk about what w...

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