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Keeper of the Dream: Kyle Griggs

Keeper of the Dream: Kyle Griggs

Autumn Okuszka, Content Editor 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, Content Editor 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, Content Editor 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, Content Editor 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, Features 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...

Circle of Brotherhood, Circle of Sisterhood offer impactful experience for students

Joseph Popis, Sports Reporter February 16, 2022

The Circle of Brotherhood and Circle of Sisterhood are two groups on campus offering a welcoming atmosphere for students. These groups provide students the opportunity to build relationships with fellow...

The 30th Annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration with keynote speaker Anthony Anderson kicked off African American Celebration Month.

CMI hosts African American Celebration Month events

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 3, 2022

In observance of African American Celebration Month (AACM), the Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI) has teamed up with other organizations at Oakland University to host events from Jan. 17 to Feb....

OU alum Nicole Micheles latest single Do It All (feat. Tykese) dropped Fri, Oct. 22

OU alum talks juggling life as singer-songwriter, graduate student

Tori Coker, Content Editor October 27, 2021

Oakland University alum and singer-songwriter Nicole Michele spends her time between two passion projects — her music, and her studies as a graduate student at the University of Michigan (U-M). Her latest...

Students gathered in the Habitat on Friday, Oct. 8, to watch In the Heights. The film screening was part of OUs Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with ‘In the Heights’

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor October 13, 2021

The Oakland University Office for Student Involvement (OSI) and Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI) co-sponsored a screening of the film “In the Heights” on Friday, Oct. 8, in the Oakland Center’s...

The scholarship recognizes OU students who have contributed to interracial understanding and goodwill.

Keeper of the Dream Award to receive applications for 30th year

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter September 29, 2021

Oakland University’s annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards is now accepting applications. Established in January of 1993, this year’s Keeper of the Dream Award will mark its 30th anniversary. The...

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