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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 fully recognized him as the le...

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 Massachusetts (2002-2007)Previous Employment:Vice President of Bain and ...

News Briefs

By Megan Semeraz

August 29, 2011

A look at significant current news events from around the globe:1. IrelandPolice 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 StatesDamaging 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. LibyaAs 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. GuatemalaFormer 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 29, 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 The Census Bureau that analyzes edu...

Economy impacts student career choice

By Kevin Graham

August 29, 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 students. New phrases like...

Bill supports bigger degrees

By Megan Semeraz

July 18, 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 to offer bachelor degree pr...

Adderall use on the rise

By Sarah Hunton

May 9, 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 in patients diagnosed with Atten...

Oakland University students react to Osama bin Laden’s death

By Kay Nguyen

May 1, 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 was responsible for terro...

AP: Obama announces Osama bin Laden is dead

By Postie Editors

April 30, 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 a late night address, Obam...

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 Amr S., an OU alumni. "I...

Students watch, react to State of the Union

By Sarah Wojcik

January 26, 2011

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address was delivered to the American people Tuesday at 9 p.m. and many Oakland University students, professors and even alumni showed up to enjoy refreshments and watch the speech in the Fi...

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