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Letter to the editor: Mental health worth four sessions?

Letter to the editor: Mental health worth four sessions?

Alex Verzillo, Contributor December 13, 2023

Free counseling at OU has experienced a progressive decline throughout the years, bringing the number of free sessions provided to students down to only 4, after which one needs to pay $20 in order to...

Letter to the editor: Understaffed. Underfunded. Overdue.

Letter to the editor: Understaffed. Underfunded. Overdue.

Ian Allen, Contributor December 6, 2023

In the fall of 2021, I went through one of the lowest periods of my life. I had just gone through the breakup of an unhealthy relationship, I was fighting to take care of myself, and overall, I was struggling...

Letter to the editor: A change needs to come

Letter to the editor: A change needs to come

Marcus W. Johnson, Contributor December 6, 2023

The topic of mental health has become a conglomerate of a discussion topic. It becomes even more so when the younger generations pick up the talking stick to join in on the conversation. However, I would...

Letter to the editor: Can we Un-PAC Oakland University in time for 2024?

Letter to the editor: Can we Un-PAC Oakland University in time for 2024?

Mackenzie Smith, Contributor December 6, 2023

The 2024 elections, coming in less than a year, are set to be the most expensive electoral cycle in U.S history, with $10 billion (yes, with a B) being spent on TV ads alone. I’m not an economics major,...

Letter to the editor: Guns to Gardens

Letter to the editor: Guns to Gardens

Connie Harden, Contributor November 10, 2023

On November 18th the Oakland Police Department, jointly with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and other community organizations, will hold their third Oakland gun buyback event,...

Letter to the editor: Gaza: A Bird’s Eye View

Letter to the editor: Gaza: A Bird’s Eye View

Robert Anderson, Contributor November 10, 2023

Watching the horrifying scenes from Gaza over the past month—and listening to the public discourse that has grown up in response to it—has made me think of apeirogons, and Apeirogon. An “apeirogon”...

Letter to the editor: Meeting Students Basic Needs

Letter to the editor: Meeting Students Basic Needs

Isabella Levitt, Contributor October 18, 2023

The expectations for college students are becoming more and more unattainable by the day. The cost of education is rising, and students are taking on more student loans than ever. This often comes with...

Letter to the editor: What type of people do we want to be? Using Snyder’s invitation to OU and the protests that followed as insight

Letter to the editor: What type of people do we want to be? Using Snyder’s invitation to OU and the protests that followed as insight

Hannah Mathers, Contributor October 4, 2023

Processing the scene of anti-democratic ex-governor, Snyder, being applauded by a mostly white, male, suited up audience at Oakland University’s inaugural event of the Dennis Muchmore Public Policy Series...

Letter to the editor: Best kept secret

Letter to the editor: Best kept secret

Julie Ricks-Doneen, Contributor September 20, 2023

If I had a nickel for every time an OU faculty member, staff or student, or members from the surrounding community said, “The Lowry Center is the best kept secret at OU”, I would be rich! My response...

Letter to the editor: Civility and its Discontents

Letter to the editor: Civility and its Discontents

Robert Anderson, Contributor September 15, 2023

I add my voice to the chorus of those, like my colleagues Katie Hartsock, Alan Epstein, and members of CASE-OU, raising objections to the inclusion of former Governor Rick Snyder in the upcoming “Breaking...

Letter to the editor: Giving Civility a Bad Name

Letter to the editor: Giving Civility a Bad Name

Katie Hartsock, Contributor September 14, 2023

“The Importance of Civility and Improving Political Discourse” is a timely topic for the inaugural panel discussion of OU’s Center for Civic Engagement new Dennis Muchmore Public Policy Lecture Series....

Letter to the editor: Reflections on Civility and Justice

Letter to the editor: Reflections on Civility and Justice

Alan Epstein, Contributor September 14, 2023

The upcoming campus event scheduled for September 18, entitled: “Breaking the Barrier: The Importance of Civility and Improving Political Discourse,” has generated controversy over how “civility”...

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