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

OU Counseling Center providing services to students in need

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor 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...

Photo courtesy of Behavioral Health Equity Research Group.

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

Autumn Okuszka, Features Reporter 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, Campus Reporter 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...

The Well-Being Suite at the Rec Center.

The Green Bandana Project and coping with pandemic-related stress

Chloe Kukuk, Contributor April 13, 2022

In February 2020, Greg Jordan, director of University Recreation and Well-Being at Oakland University, noticed a post from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's social media. They were promoting something...

The Fur Angels visited the Oakland Center last week.

Pet therapy group visits campus, alleviates stress

Alexander Gustanski, Senior Reporter February 16, 2022

Last week, the Fur Angels charity visited the Oakland Center. Handlers brought their dogs to OU for students to engage in canine therapy. The Fur Angels visited campus to help students with their first...

Former Post editor Cayla Smith talks representation, mental health and working in journalism

Lauren Reid, Content Editor February 2, 2022

Dreaming and goal setting are instrumental in Oakland University alumna Cayla Smith’s post graduation mindset. The Post’s former campus editor, Smith currently works as a Multimedia Journalist for...

As we enter into a fifth semester during COVID-19, Golden Grizzlies offer their top tips for a successful semester.

Golden Grizzlies’ top ten tips for another COVID-19 semester

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor January 19, 2022

As we enter a fifth semester during the pandemic, I think we all are experiencing some sort of burnout — Zoom fatigue, stress, general lack of motivation, mental health challenges and the list goes on....

The counseling center works to support students amid rise in COVID-19 cases and a remote start to the semester.

Counseling Center supports students amid climbing COVID-19 cases

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor January 12, 2022

With classes starting online and COVID-19 cases on the rise, Oakland University’s Counseling Center (OUCC) is here to help all students get through these challenging times. The OUCC is offering free...

Professor Jo Reger.

Letter to the editor: I support the affordable materials initiative

Jo Reger, Contributor November 24, 2021

To the Oakland University Community,  I am writing to support the recent Trash the Textbook initiative and petition from OU’s Student Congress and to share my story of using a low-cost open access...

The average TikTok user in the U.S. spends an hour and eight minutes on the app a day. The app can be distracting for high school and college students.

Is TikTok shrinking students’ attention spans?

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor November 17, 2021

The average TikTok user in the U.S. spends an hour and eight minutes on the app a day, according to a recent study from Business of Apps. Michigan State University senior Kelsi Karpinski’s watch time...

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