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Written in the Stars: Meadow Brook Ball 2024

Written in the Stars: Meadow Brook Ball 2024

Payton Bucki, Content Editor March 20, 2024

On March 15, the Meadow Brook Ball Committee hosted its annual Meadow Brook Ball. This year’s ball was themed “Written Under the Stars” — organizers promised the event would be a starry night to...

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Oakland’s first lady, Matilda Dodge Wilson

Ana Gjorgjevski, Features Reporter November 15, 2023

Matilda Dodge Wilson was born in Walkerton, Canada, in 1883 and became one of the most influential women of 20th-century America. Wilson is best known for her contributions to the founding of Oakland University...

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Happy Birthday, Mrs. Wilson — Matilda Dodge Wilson’s birthday celebrations

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor November 15, 2023

In Oakland University’s first years, few traditions were more extravagant and involved than Matilda Dodge Wilson’s annual birthday parties hosted on campus on or around Oct. 19. Although Wilson...

Meadow Brook Hall hosts summer creative writing camps

Meadow Brook Hall hosts summer creative writing camps

Payton Bucki, Content Editor August 8, 2023

Meadow Brook Hall opens its estate to hundreds of students for a youth writing camp series each summer. Meadow Brook Writing Camps (MBWC), hosted by the Meadow Brook Writing Project, provide K-12 students...

Fun activities to enjoy around OU this summer

Fun activities to enjoy around OU this summer

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief July 19, 2023

Summer is a time that holds multiple meanings for people throughout life. As a child, it can mean a vacation from school. As an adult, summer can merely feel like a season between spring and fall.  It...

Meadow Brook Hall hosts Student Film Night

Meadow Brook Hall hosts Student Film Night

Payton Bucki, Content Editor November 2, 2022

Meadow Brook Hall hosted Oakland University's Student Film Night on Oct. 26, free to all students. Attendees viewed Stanley Kubrick’s classic movie, “The Shining,” and were given a flashlight tour...

Richard Wilson, son of Matilda Dodge Wilson, died in March 2022 at 93.

Richard Wilson dies at 93, reflecting on Dodge Wilson family

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor April 13, 2022

As first reported on Meadow Brook Hall’s website, Richard Wilson — son of Matilda Dodge Wilson and Alfred G. Wilson — died in February 2022. Richard was the last direct heir to Matilda and the last...

The annual Murder at Meadow Brook: A Murder Mystery Dinner will take place on March 22.

SPB to host Murder at Meadow Brook: A Murder Mystery Dinner

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor March 16, 2022

Get ready for a night of suspense, secrets and crime-solving at Murder at Meadow Brook: A Murder Mystery Dinner. Hosted by the Student Program Board (SPB), the event will take place on Tuesday, March 22...

Meadow Brook hall has an exciting February lineup.

February events at Meadow Brook Hall

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter February 9, 2022

February is going to be quite the month in terms of events at Meadow Brook Hall. With a romantic couples' dinner for Valentine’s Day, weekend-long events for history lovers and new themed tours, Meadow...

Downtown Rochesters Big, Bright Lights Show decorates the buildings on Main Street in roughly 1.5 million lights.

Ways to feel festive and stay safe this break

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor December 8, 2021

As Oakland University enters its second COVID-19 winter, students are once again looking for ways to enjoy their break while remaining safe. Luckily, even though winters in Michigan can be rough, there...

Meadow Brook Halls Winter Wonder Lights provide a great escape this holiday season.

Meadow Brook Hall’s Winter Wonder Lights are must-see

Lauren Reid, Content Editor December 8, 2021

December is among us and with that, the holiday season. After the year we’ve had, everyone could use some time to take their minds off the constant stressors of daily pandemic routine, and Winter Wonder...

Daniel Dodge met an untimely death after his honeymoon. What lead to his demise is still questioned by many.

Uncovering the truth behind Daniel Dodge’s death over 80 years ago

Sierra Okoniewski, Features Reporter April 14, 2021

It's been 82 years since the unexpected death of 21-year-old aristocrat Daniel Dodge, but much of the case continues to remain a mystery. The young man drowned during his Manitoulin Island honeymoon,...

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