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Ben Hume
Ben Hume is the web editor for The Oakland Post. He is currently a junior at Oakland University double majoring in English and international relations. In his time at The Post, Ben has been a staff reporter for the life section and was recently promoted to web editor for the 2019-2020 school year.

Since joining The Post in 2018, Ben has filled the role of weekly political opinion columnist, and enjoys researching and writing about domestic and international politics. He hopes to use his experience here to prepare him for further academics in the sphere of international politics and English literature studies.

Contrary to popular belief, Ben does not enjoy long walks on the beach. He finds getting wet sand stuck to his feet when walking near the water to be irritating. He does, however, enjoy observing the beach from a distance and listening to its beautiful ambience.

Ben Hume, Web Editor

Sep 09, 2019
Oakland University student employees are not paid enough (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
Barstool Sports and the conservative stance on labor (Story)
Aug 28, 2019
Police Files: September 4, 2019 (Story)
Aug 06, 2019
Police Files: August 7, 2019 (Story)
Jul 30, 2019
Political Focus: Challenging the status quo is the definition of patriotism (Story)
Jun 26, 2019
Police Files: June 26, 2019 (Story)
Jun 18, 2019
The power unions could have (Story)
Jun 05, 2019
Police Files: June 5, 2019 (Story)
Jun 05, 2019
Political Focus: Abortion bans sweep multiple states, the most restrictive in American history (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
Police Files: Greatest Hits of 2018–2019 School Year (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
Political Focus: Have a great summer, here’s a tirade about Trump believing sounds cause cancer (Story)
Apr 03, 2019
Mixed service record: Honors College volunteering requirements both helpful and confusing (Story)
Apr 03, 2019
Police Files: April 3, 2019 (Story)
Apr 03, 2019
Political Focus: Trump claims witch hunt is over, but many are still not convinced (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
Police Files: March 27, 2019 (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
Political Focus: Trump forces colleges to protect people with dangerous opinions (Story)
Mar 20, 2019
Political Focus: college acceptance scandal shows critical flaws in higher education (Story)
Mar 20, 2019
Police Files: March 20, 2019 (Story)
Mar 13, 2019
Police Files: March 13, 2019 (Story)
Mar 13, 2019
Political Focus: Days after the Trump-Kim summit, signs of preparing a launch seen in North Korea (Story)
Mar 06, 2019
Political Focus: Betsy DeVos tries to kill public education… again (Story)
Mar 06, 2019
Police Files: March 6, 2019 (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
Political Focus: The danger to journalists and media personnel is almost completely the fault of the White House (Story)
Feb 23, 2019
Police Files: Feb. 27, 2019 (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Police Files: February 13, 2019 (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Political Focus: new popular battle royale ‘Apex: Legends’ releases with diverse roster that draws hate (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
How intramural sports at OU are adapting to lower participation (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
Police Files: February 6, 2019 (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
Political Focus: Do not overlook the importance of unions in resolving the government shutdown (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
Police Files: January 30, 2019 (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
Political Focus: Unpaid FBI agents agree to arrest Roger Stone (Story)
Jan 23, 2019
Political Focus: The strange anti-abortion stance and Ben Shapiro’s comments on baby Hitler (Story)
Jan 23, 2019
Police Files: January 23, 2019 (Story)
Jan 21, 2019
Campus experts explore the myths of living in a post-racial society (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
Police Files: January 16, 2019 (Story)
Jan 12, 2019
Political Focus: Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez targeted just a week after inauguration (Story)
Jan 09, 2019
Police Files: Jan. 9, 2019 (Story)
Jan 09, 2019
OU bioethics experts weigh in on Chinese gene editing incident (Story)
Jan 09, 2019
Political Focus: Walls do not work, and there is plenty of evidence to prove it (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Political Focus: Man-made climate change is real, and finally politicians are doing something about it (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Police Files: Dec. 5, 2018 (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Police Files: Nov. 28, 2018 (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Examining the rise in popular African-American cinema (Story)
Nov 26, 2018
Political Focus: Why do people fear a young, progressive woman of color in politics? (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Political Focus: What does the blue wave mean for American politics for the next two years? (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Police Files: November 13, 2018 (Story)
Nov 07, 2018
Police Files: November 7, 2018 (Story)
Nov 07, 2018
Political Focus: Racism and violence, the American standard (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Police Files: October 31, 2018 (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Political Focus: What it really means to be a nationalist (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
International student resources on campus in wake of increased border security (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
Police Files: October 24, 2018 (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
Political Focus: Legalization day — how our neighbors to the north made marijuana legal (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
What Proposal 2 means for you on this November’s ballot (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
POLITICAL FOCUS: United Nations commission warns climate will be unfixable by early as 2030 (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Police Files: Oct. 17, 2018 (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
Police Files: Oct. 10, 2018 (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
Opinion: Amazon workers win the fight for $15, but the war is not nearly over (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
Political Focus: Kavanaugh and Flake — a tale of no backbones (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
Police Files: October 3, 2018 (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Political Focus: Why is it so hard for us to believe women’s stories of sexual assault? (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Political Focus: Trump impeachment process nearly began late last year, according to interviews (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Police Files: September 26, 2018 (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
Political Focus: Independent investigation reports thousands of savable lives after hurricane Maria, despite Trump’s claims of slander (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
Political Focus: Shooting victim Botham Jean slandered after marijuana found in his apartment postmortem (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
Political Focus: Kavanaugh faces new resistance as hearings reach fourth day (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
Police Files: September 12, 2018 (Story)
Sep 05, 2018
Political Focus: Corruption probes find Cohen and Manafort in deep water (Story)
Sep 05, 2018
Political Focus: After 2016 election anger, DNC abandons superdelegates (Story)
Sep 05, 2018
Police Files: September 5, 2018 (Story)
Aug 01, 2018
Police Files August 1 (Story)
Aug 01, 2018
Political Focus: Michigan’s interesting Democratic gubernatorial primary (Story)
Aug 01, 2018
Political Focus: The Republican double standard – Why Anthony Kennedy’s replacement is making everyone so angry (Story)
Jun 26, 2018
Political Focus: How the U.S. lost any semblance of a moral compass in one fell swoop (Story)
Jun 26, 2018
Political Focus: Wilbur Ross — the pig hiding in Trump’s cabinet (Story)
Jun 26, 2018
Political Focus: Line 5 and big oil’s grasp on the Great Lakes (Story)
Jun 06, 2018
Standing for nothing: NFL makes rule preventing kneeling during anthem (Story)
Jun 06, 2018
Political Focus: Convincing ourselves we don’t have a gun problem (Story)
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