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Breaking down Michigan’s ‘hands-free’ distracted driving legislation

Breaking down Michigan’s ‘hands-free’ distracted driving legislation

Payton Bucki, Features Editor July 19, 2023

On June 7, 2023, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed three bills aimed at reducing distracted driving to make Michigan roadways safer. One of the bills, known as the “hands-free law,” went into...

OU hosts fourth annual Michigan Climate Summit

OU hosts fourth annual Michigan Climate Summit

Payton Bucki and Chloe Kukuk June 26, 2023

On June 2, 2023, Oakland University welcomed local climate leaders, state legislators, youth groups, and members of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration for the fourth annual Michigan Climate Summit,...

Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks at OU commencement

Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks at OU commencement

Payton Bucki, Features Editor May 7, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer served as the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony for Oakland University graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences on April 28. In Whitmer’s address, she emphasized...

Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks at the Michigan Democratic election night party. Photo courtesy of Jacob Hamilton via MLive

2022 midterm election results: Whitmer re-elected, Proposal 3 passes and Democrats flip Michigan legislature

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2022

The results are in from the 2022 midterm elections. Called by some the most important midterm election in a generation, Michigan voters showed up to the polls in large numbers to cast their votes.  In...

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Students share opinions on 2022 midterm election

Autumn Okuszka, Content Editor October 26, 2022

With Election Day rapidly approaching, Michigan voters have a lot of thoughts on who and what they’re going to vote for. Whether it be the gubernatorial election or the three proposals on the ballot,...

Photo of the Michigan State Capitol

OU alumni share stories of working with state government

Payton Bucki, Features Editor October 26, 2022

Oakland University alumni working for the Michigan state government visited OU to share their personal experiences in politics and current job responsibilities during a panel and Q&A on Oct. 18 in...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer  and Republican challenger Tudor Dixon shake hands before the  final gubernatorial debate at Oakland University.

Whitmer and Dixon clash in final gubernatorial debate at OU

Gabrielle Abdelmessih and Arianna Heyman October 26, 2022

Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Republican challenger Tudor Dixon clashed in their final debate before Election Day, covering a variety of topics important to Michigan voters. The candidates’...

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill that ended the 6% sales tax on menstrual products on Nov. 4, 2021.

End taxation on menstruation

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief March 23, 2022

On Nov. 4 2021, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed HB 5267 — a bill which ended the 6% sales tax on menstrual products in the state. It is estimated that removing the tax on essential menstrual...

Enbridge reported a break of their oil pipeline near the city of Marshall in Calhoun County, Michigan on July 26, 2010.

Line 5, a threat below the surface

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2022

Any Michigander knows the greatest asset to the state is the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes generate more than 1.3 million jobs and $82 billion in annual wages. The draw to the Great Lakes also accounts...

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