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Biden says ‘the pandemic is over’ — What do OU students believe?

Autumn Okuszka, Features Reporter October 5, 2022

On Sept. 14, President Joe Biden visited the Detroit Auto Show with 60 Minutes and was interviewed on a wide range of topics — from rising gas prices to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Huntington Place...

In an interview, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene compared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s mask mandates for House members to the Holocaust.

Masking is not murder, stop comparing it to the Holocaust

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor January 12, 2022

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, American society has borne witness to the strangest displays of human behavior in reaction to this virus. When government officials advised citizens to wear a mask and...

Campus Editor and Columnist, Gabrielle Abdelmessih.

A Grizzly’s Guide to a Healthier YOU: COVID-19 and Mental Health

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2021

For almost two years, COVID-19 has had significant effects on mental health. The lack of social interaction, increase in economic hardship, fear of becoming sick and the fact that millions of people have...

Flu season is expected to make a comeback with more threatening risks

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter September 15, 2021

As flu season is approaching and as COVID-19 is on the surge, health professionals warn of even more severe impacts of what some are calling a “twindemic” to hit this year. People have faced different...

OU offers test-optional admission for incoming freshmen due to COVID-19

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor April 24, 2020

Due to the cancellations of standardized testing in the wake of COVID-19, Oakland University has offered test-optional admission for incoming first-year students for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school...

Facts matter, stop lying about the coronavirus

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor April 17, 2020

People cannot stop talking about COVID-19, but as the quarantined days drag on, the line between fact and fiction has become murky. I already wrote a piece talking about the dangers of spreading misinformation...

International students face unique position during COVID-19

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor April 1, 2020

International students attending Oakland University have not been sent home during the campus closures and forced move-outs of most on-campus students. Separate policies have been tailored specifically...

Penn State switched to pass/fail grading due to COVID-19, Oakland should too

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor March 18, 2020

Penn State University’s senate passed a resolution stating all spring 2020 classes will be graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory scale rather than 4.0 due to the switch to online learning, and it’s...

Campus resources update operation statuses

Katie Valley, Content Editor March 18, 2020

Changing developments to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation have forced Oakland University to take measures to ensure campus safety. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday, March 16 that sit-in restaurants,...

Letter from the editor: Moving forward in trying times

Letter from the editor: Moving forward in trying times

Trevor Tyle, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2020

Dear readers, With the growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe and recent suspension of in-person classes for the remainder of the semester, we all understandably have a lot of questions...

What spreads faster than COVID-19? Fear.

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor March 18, 2020

In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic essentially shutting the world down, it’s no surprise many have turned to social media to cope with the changing societal landscape, but Twitter, Facebook,...

University Housing is allowing student residents to continue living on campus, as well as offering contract releases for those who wish to move out.

Residence halls implement new policies and offer contract releases

Lauren Reid, Content Editor March 18, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, university housing is making changes for students continuing to live on campus. For those who have moved out or plan to, contract releases are available.  “This...

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