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OUCC provides mental health support groups for the winter semester

OUCC provides mental health support groups for the winter semester

Noah Francis, Features Reporter January 17, 2024

Amidst the current staff shortage at the Oakland University Counseling Center, the need for quality, timely student support grows each day. To mitigate service wait times, the OUCC has created several...

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 from the Editor: The state of the counseling center is disgraceful

Letter from the Editor: The state of the counseling center is disgraceful

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2023

As Editor in Chief, I am made privy to the comments and concerns of faculty and students alike regarding this institution. Throughout the fall semester, one issue has been brought to my attention over...

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...

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The reality of student life: School, work and life balance

Ana Gjorgjevski, Features Reporter November 1, 2023

The reality of being a student is that the role requires a great deal of sacrifices. No matter the major or class standing, there is a demand for excellence from all areas of study. Oakland University...

Detroit-based social media startup recreating human experience online

Detroit-based social media startup ‘recreating human experience’ online

Tori Coker, Content Editor April 29, 2023

Detroit-based, husband and wife entrepreneurs Ziarekenya and Kathryn Smith are looking to infuse some transparency into the world of social media with their startup platform Inpathy. At its core, Inpathy...

The OU Counseling Center (OUCC) is offering group therapy sessions to OU students.

OU Counseling Center providing services to students in need

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2023

According to a study done by the American College Health Association, nearly three quarters of students reported struggling with moderate or severe psychological distress.  Dr. David Schwartz, director...

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The triple threat: How students maintain their classes, grades and health

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2023

Eat, sleep, repeat. Or more familiarly to students across the nation — eat, study, sleep, repeat. It’s a cycle that preoccupies so many students that they often neglect themselves and their physical...

Selena Gomez bares soul in ‘My Mind & Me’

Tori Coker, Content Editor November 9, 2022

Selena Gomez’s documentary “My Mind & Me” premiered on Apple TV+ on Nov. 2, 2022. At its core, the film explores the artist’s struggles with mental and physical health and how these struggles...

Archetypes: #dontbelievethetype

Archetypes: #dontbelievethetype

Leticia Cezário Santos, Marketing Director October 12, 2022

Archetype within psychology, according to the dictionary, refers to an inherited idea or mode of thought that is present in the unconscious of the individual. This word was also the chosen title for Meghan...

Sidney Rayba speaks about her time on the OU softball team, her auditions for The Voice and her focus on mental health.

People of OU: Former OU softball player and mental health advocate Sidney Rayba

Payton Bucki, Content Editor April 13, 2022

As the semester draws to a close, Oakland University senior Sidney Rayba encourages students to follow their passions and take care of their mental health. As a former college softball player and talented...

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