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Gabrielle Abdelmessih is the editor-in-chief of The Oakland Post for the 2022-2023 academic year. She is a senior majoring in biomedical sciences and minoring in journalism.

Letter from the editor: Gen Z is done with just “thoughts and prayers”

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief June 15, 2022

Feb. 16, 2018 I was a junior in high school, taking an AP Biology quiz. At that moment, mitosis and meiosis were the only things on my mind. Suddenly, sirens started blaring. The fire alarms were going...

Gabrielle Abdelmessih is the editor-in-chief of The Oakland Post for the 2022-2023 academic year. She is a senior majoring in biomedical sciences and minoring in journalism.

Letter from the editor: We challenge you to challenge us

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2022

Welcome to the first issue of the summer! You might have noticed some changes to our website today. We’ve added two new sections — “Arts” and “Science & Technology” — to Vol. 48, and...

Editor-in-Chief of Volume 47 of The Oakland Post Jeff Thomas.

Letter from the editor: Good night Oakland Post, I’ll see you in my dreams

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2022

This week we publish the last issue of Volume 47 of The Oakland Post. It’s our last issue of the winter semester, the last issue that this wonderful group of students will get to publish together and...

The Oakland Posts Editor-in-Chief Jeff Thomas.

Letter from the editor: Happy holidays, thank you for an incredible semester

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2021

This Wednesday, we’ll release our final fall issue. As we come down the homestretch of what’s been a historic semester for the campus community and The Post, I’m dropping in with this letter to express...

The Oakland Posts Editor-in-Chief Jeff Thomas.

Letter from the editor: The significance of this week’s issue, thank you to our readers

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2021

I’m thrilled to announce that this week’s edition of The Oakland Post is going to be the first 20-page issue our organization has been able to put out since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic....

The Oakland Posts Editor-in-Chief — Jeff Thomas.

Letter from the editor: Dear campus community, The Post is with you

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2021

What a privilege it is to be back at OU for another year, what an honor it is to serve the campus community. I’ve been at this Editor-in-Chief (EIC) gig for a few months now, and with the start of the...

The Oakland Posts Editor-in-Chief — Jeff Thomas.

Letter from the editor: I love my professors, the way they’re being treated is a disgrace

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief August 31, 2021

Somehow I have arrived here in this moment as Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of The Oakland Post covering one the most significant stories in OU history — this year's faculty contract negotiations. It hasn’t...

The Oakland Posts Editor-in-Chief — Jeff Thomas.

Letter from the editor: Stepping out of the storm

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2021

I’ll start this off by saying how grateful I am to be here. It is of course a privilege to have a platform and to be heard. In a time when many of us find ourselves alone and feeling like we’re carrying...

Letter from the editor: an unforgettable ride

Letter from the editor: an unforgettable ride

Michael Pearce, Editor-In-Chief April 14, 2021

This year was hell, no way around it. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt as lonely, scared, sad and defeated as I have since we initially went into lockdown over one year ago. I know a lot of people around...

Letter from the editor: Not protestors, terrorists

Letter from the editor: Not protestors, terrorists

Michael Pearce, Editor-In-Chief January 13, 2021

It’s a shame how this year kicked off — with terrorists raiding a government building to attempt a coup because their supreme overlord can’t handle losing. After months of whining, spamming Twitter...

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