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Love with no borders: How Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world

Leticia Cezário Santos, Marketing Director February 8, 2023

We're less than a week from the most loving day of the year. Valentine's Day marks the day of red heart balloons, pink heart patterns, teddy bears, chocolate and flowers. But does the world love the same...

Design by Leticia Santos

Thanksgiving: America’s origin and a tour around the world

Leticia Cezário Santos, Marketing Director November 23, 2022

Thanksgiving is here! Yes, I know. Already! Besides eating pumpkin pie, you might want to use the next few days to learn more about this important national holiday. According to, Thanksgiving...

Venezuela and the support for a Democracy

Timothy Kandow, Contributor February 13, 2019

Politician and Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the legitimate president of Venezuela on Jan. 23, 2019. That same day, President Donald Trump declared he and his administration...

Primary elections voter’s guide

By Chris Lauritsen February 27, 2012

Mitt RomneyAge: 65Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, Mich.Spouse: Ann RomneyPrevious Political Positions held:CEO of the Salt Lake City Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics (1992-2002)Governor of...

News Briefs

By Megan Semeraz August 30, 2011

A look at significant current news events from around the globe:

1. Ireland

Police in Northern Ireland say that an IRA (Irish Republican Army) dissident threw a homemade grenade at police officers, with children in the proximity. Police were braced for attacks made by IRA splinter groups because of recent elections who want show opposition to Northern Ireland's Catholic-Protestant government and peacemaking efforts.

Police were lured into the attack in Londonderry, Ireland's second largest city, when a bomb was reported in the area. No arrests have been made and police have asked the public to help find the attacker.

2. United States

Damaging floodwaters have ripped past Memphis, Tenn. and into the Delta region. The flood has damaged hundreds of homes, crops and businesses including 19 casinos that are important to Mississippi's economy. Forecasters say that the river will likely reach past the record high set in 1927. The flood's devastation will cost the government an estimated $12 million in taxes per month.

3. Libya

As many as 600 migrant workers have been reported dead by the U.N. on Friday when a migrant ship broke apart. According to the U.N. refugee agency, there were some survivors, but many of them did not know how to swim, or were trapped beneath deck. The U.N. has blamed Moammar Gadhafi's government for the rise in deadly smuggling incidents – at least 800 more people have been lost at sea in three additional boating incidents.

4. Guatemala

Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo has been acquitted on charges that he stole $15 million from the country's Defense Department. According to AP reports, a panel of judges voted 2-1 to absolve Portillo and his former ministers of finance and defense. Portillo remains in prison by request of the United States on charges of embezzling 1.5 million in foreign donations. Attorney General Claudia Paz said she would appeal the ruling.

OU gender gap broadens

By Sarah Hunton August 30, 2011

Observing the student body at Oakland University may leave you asking yourself one question: Where are all the men?According to "Educational Attainment in the United States: 2010," a report released by...

Economy impacts student career choice

By Kevin Graham August 30, 2011

Selecting a major in college can sometimes be a difficult task for students.The state of the economy has combined with an ever-faster flow of information to make the future seem confusing and unclear for...

Bill supports bigger degrees

By Megan Semeraz July 19, 2011

Two-year colleges may soon be able to offer a handful of bachelor's degrees including nursing if House Bill 4496 is adopted.According to AP reports, a proposed bill would allow 2-year community colleges...

Adderall use on the rise

By Sarah Hunton May 10, 2011

College students across the nation are finding new tools to help them focus on their studies — including the prescription drug Adderall.Adderall is a prescription medication used to increase brain stimulation...

Oakland University students react to Osama bin Laden’s death

By Kay Nguyen May 2, 2011

President Barack Obama announced Sunday night that Osama bin Laden was killed in a United States-led operation in Pakistan.The most wanted man in America, bin Laden was the leader of Al Qaeda. The group...

AP: Obama announces Osama bin Laden is dead

By Postie Editors May 1, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States has conducted an operation that's killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks.Speaking from the White House in...

Violent protests and uprising grip Egypt

By Postie Editors February 10, 2011

Conflict in Egypt has been festering for decades, and on Jan. 25, it escalated to violent protests."I'm glad my country is able to demonstrate a demanding change that was needed for over 30 years," said...

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