The Oakland Post


Ashley Averill is a design editor and contributor for The Oakland Post. She works with a team of copy editors and graphic designers to create the graphics for articles and design the layout of pages. She first developed a love for journalism when she worked as a photo editor and photographer for the Seaholm Piper and Highlander back in high school.




A senior at Oakland University, Ashley joined The Post in Summer 2019 as a copy editor and soon began creating graphics and writing stories.  She is proudest of her cover design of the September 11, 2019 issue of The Post.

She has a photography business she started in high school and creates marketing material for local businesses — such as business cards, brochures and product labels — in her spare time.

Ashley is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in communication and minoring in Advertising within the school of journalism. After graduation in Spring 2020, she hopes to begin a career in advertising or design.



Ashley Averill

Feb 05, 2020
Winners of Super Bowl LIV: Commercials (Story)
Nov 16, 2019
Surviving Thanksgiving (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
The costumes you meet at a Halloween party (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
Airing my grievances (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Netflix’s new series is ‘unbelievable’ in the best way (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Satire: New Netflix original ‘Short King’ (Media)
Sep 25, 2019
Satire: Area 51 through the eyes of an undercover Kyle (Media)
Sep 15, 2019
Satire: An open letter from a proud gun owner (Media)
Sep 11, 2019
The Jonas Brothers are burnin’ up…AGAIN! (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
Vaping: the beginning of the end starts in Michigan (Media)
Sep 10, 2019
Looking Back: 9/11, nearly two decades later (Story)
Aug 21, 2019
Meet The Oakland Post’s newest editor-in-chief (Story)
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Ashley Averill