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Letter from the editor: Autumn Okuszka, signing off

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2024

I remember my first day of classes at Oakland University as if it were yesterday. I had just received my associate's degree in general studies at Macomb Community College and was ready to hit the ground...

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Letter from the editor: Thank you, Golden Grizzlies

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2024

I still remember the day in early February when The Oakland Post's Sports Editor, Brock Heilig, told me the 2023-24 Oakland University men's basketball team had a good chance of going far in their season. However,...

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Letter from the Editor: A love letter to Valentine’s Day

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief February 14, 2024

Despite being one of the most hated holidays by some and stereotyped as a "Hallmark holiday" by others, I always loved Valentine's Day growing up. As soon as Christmas ended and the New Year began,...

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Letter from the Editor: New year, new editor-in-chief

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2024

New Year’s resolutions — they are something many people set every year. In fact, according to a recent survey, 34% of U.S. adults said they would make one for 2024, with some of the most popular being...

Letter from the Editor: Farewell, Oakland Post

Letter from the Editor: Farewell, Oakland Post

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2023

I saw a quote this week that has really stuck with me. It was something along the lines of, “how lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” I can’t believe my time at The Oakland...

Letter from the Editor: A trip down memory lane

Letter from the Editor: A trip down memory lane

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2023

As a self-proclaimed history nerd, I am continually fascinated by the past and how it has impacted our futures. When pondering the idea of a special edition of The Oakland Post, I thought of no greater...

Letter from the Editor: It’s good to be back

Letter from the Editor: It’s good to be back

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief September 13, 2023

For me, nothing beats a Michigan autumn. Every other season just pales in comparison. What can beat crisp morning air, scenic colors on the trees, fall sports, Halloween, cider mills –– the answer...

Letter from the editor: A new chapter begins

Letter from the editor: A new chapter begins

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief July 19, 2023

Philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your...

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Letter from the editor: To use ellipsis is to erase

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2023

I can remember the moment down to the last detail: the hot Georgia sun reflecting off of the sky-blue water, the sound of history bellowing through an otherwise deafening silence, and a ubiquitous presence. This...

Letter from the editor: Vote

Letter from the editor: Vote

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2022

Welcome to Issue 10 of Vol. 48! Because of the final gubernatorial debate being hosted at Oakland University, The Post decided to make this issue a “special edition” delving into all things politics. Yes,...

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: Welcome back, Grizzlies!

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2022

To paraphrase journalist, writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron: Don’t you just love Michigan in the fall? It makes me want to go out and buy school supplies. Yes, I swapped Michigan for New York, but...

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: Words really do matter

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief July 20, 2022

As a student journalist and as someone aspiring to become a physician, I’ve come to the conclusion that words really do matter. For example, stop means “don’t go.” Tall means “not short.”...

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