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Wrongful incarcerations and restorative justice: Stories from former convicts

Adrian Jimenez Morales, Campus Reporter April 17, 2024

The Wrongly Incarcerated panel discussion, hosted by the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) at OU, brought five diverse speakers together to discuss the impact, testimonies and action plans to...

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Kingian nonviolence training — community building and violence de-escalation

Adrian Jimenez Morales, Campus Reporter March 13, 2024

A tribute to community building and the teaching of violence de-escalation took place at the Kingian nonviolence training on the night of March 7 in the Laidlaw room of Oakview Hall. Kim Reidgan, coordinator...

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Healthy snacks and prevention strategies at Heart Truths event

Adrian Jimenez Morales, Campus Reporter February 14, 2024

Oakland University's Movable Kitchen, blood pressure monitors and a multitude of pamphlets on HPV and stress management were some of the components of the "Heart Truths" event.  As part of African...

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2024 Keeper of the Dream Award recipient: Tayion Williams

Noah Francis, Features Editor January 31, 2024

Before he made it to Oakland University and found his passion for Film Studies and Production, Tayion Williams grew up on the east side of Detroit. During his time at Cass Technical High School, Williams...

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CMI hosts African American Celebration Month opening ceremony

Gracie Murray, Features Reporter January 24, 2024

An opening ceremony for African American Celebration Month (AACM) was held on Tuesday, Jan. 16, hosted by the OU Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI). During this ceremony, the CMI pays tribute...

Keeper of the Dream: Kyle Griggs

Keeper of the Dream: Kyle Griggs

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2023

Throughout his life, Oakland University junior Kyle Griggs has yearned to belong to a community where he could be himself. When he became a Keeper of the Dream Award (KOD) recipient, he recognized that...

Keeper of the Dream: Krystal Davis

Keeper of the Dream: Krystal Davis

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2023

Oakland University senior Krystal Davis understood the meaning of the word sacrifice from a young age. Both of her parents worked full-time jobs to provide as many opportunities as possible for Davis,...

Keeper of the Dream: Guadalupe Avalos

Keeper of the Dream: Guadalupe Avalos

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2023

As a first-generation college student, sophomore Guadalupe Avalos had to act independently when embarking on her college education. When she became a Keeper of the Dream Award (KOD) recipient, she showed...

2023 Keeper of the Dream recipient D’Zariah Hopkins.

Keeper of the Dream: D’Zariah Hopkins

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2023

After her first college class, Oakland University sophomore D’Zariah Hopkins felt out of place. As a first-generation student, she experienced imposter syndrome that made her feel like she didn’t belong. When...

African American Celebration Month commenced with an opening reception in the Oakland Center Habitat on Jan. 17.

African American Celebration Month in effect until Feb. 16

Payton Bucki, Content Editor January 25, 2023

From Jan. 16 through Feb. 16, Oakland University will be paying tribute to African American heritage and culture through a variety of festivities. Various service events, panel discussions and presentations...

Sarah Bodnar has joined the CMI staff as their newest CORE Coordinator.

Center for Multicultural Initiatives welcomes new CORE Coordinator

Tori Coker, Content Editor May 18, 2022

The Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI) is welcoming Oakland University alum Sarah Bodnar to their staff as the newest coordinator for their CORE (Collectively Oakland Retains Everyone) program. Bodnar...

The Gay Straight Alliances 17th annual Drag Show is set for March 31.

GSA presents 17th annual Drag Show on March 31

Grace Lovins, Senior Reporter March 16, 2022

OU’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) will be hosting their 17th annual Drag Show on March 31 in the Oakland Center Ballrooms. The show will feature performances from OU students and GSA members as well as...

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