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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...

OU journalism alumna and former Post editor, Cayla Smith, talks overcoming obstacles and minority representation.

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...

Campus Editor and Columnist, Gabrielle Abdelmessih.

‘A Grizzly’s Guide to a Healthier Y(OU)’: What is seasonal affective disorder?

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2021

With the clock “falling back” one hour and chillier weather coupled by a lack of sunlight rolling in, it can be easy to feel the winter blues. While it is normal to feel a little down as a result of...

Campus Editor and Columnist, Gabrielle Abdelmessih.

A Grizzly’s Guide to a Healthier YOU: COVID-19 and Mental Health

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2021

For almost two years, COVID-19 has had significant effects on mental health. The lack of social interaction, increase in economic hardship, fear of becoming sick and the fact that millions of people have...

Ben Platt and Kaitlyn Dever star in the movie adaptation of Broadways Dear Evan Hansen.

‘Dear Evan Hansen’: is it really that bad? I didn’t think so

Lauren Reid, Content Editor September 29, 2021

If you’ve been on the internet lately, you’ve probably heard it: Ben Platt, a 28-year-old, is playing 17-year-old Evan Hansen? “Riverdale” much? I’ve heard it too, and after watching the...

U.S. star Simone Biles pulled out of the individual all-around final at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Photo via NPR and taken by Gregory Bull/AP.

Humanize the athlete

Brittany Kearfott, Sports Reporter September 29, 2021

We live in a society that puts more money in athletic programs for public schools than academics. While doing that, we push athletes past their limits of capability — juggling school, homework, practice,...

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