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Gold Vibrations performed at the Great Lakes Region Quarterfinals ICCA.

Go gold with Gold Vibrations A Cappella

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter April 6, 2022

Gold Vibrations, an Oakland University A Cappella group, has a passion for performing, as well as an affinity for sparkly gold outfits.  Gold Vibrations is one of OU’s performance groups. Started...

Due to COVID-19, many piano lessons have shifted to a virtual format.

The challenges (and benefits) of virtual piano lessons during the pandemic

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor April 6, 2022

Rebecca Happel, applied instructor of music and piano lecturer of Oakland University, was conducting a piano lesson over Zoom. She counted while her student played, but the student was constantly a second...

Battle of the Bands is returning to The Habitat on March 10 after a two year hiatus.

Battle of the Bands is returning after two years

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter March 9, 2022

There are musicians all across Oakland University who want nothing more than for their band to be the one that makes it. Many students appear to be continuously collaborating with their peers to make music...

OU alum Nicole Micheles latest single Do It All (feat. Tykese) dropped Fri, Oct. 22

OU alum talks juggling life as singer-songwriter, graduate student

Tori Coker, Content Editor October 27, 2021

Oakland University alum and singer-songwriter Nicole Michele spends her time between two passion projects — her music, and her studies as a graduate student at the University of Michigan (U-M). Her latest...

The Heartstrings Project headlining WXOUs 2021 Fall Main Stage concert.

WXOU brings 2021 Fall Main Stage to the Habitat

Tori Coker, Content Editor September 22, 2021

On Thursday, Sept. 16, WXOU brought their Fall Main Stage concert to The Habitat stage in the Oakland Center. The concert has become a staple tradition for the station over time. As a result of COVID-19,...

Reporter Tori Coker.

Five essential tracks for your end-of-summer playlist

Tori Coker, Content Editor July 28, 2021

Summer’s officially winding to a close. We’re getting closer to fall semester everyday: closer to that final wave of wind through your hair on a road trip, closer to that final footprint in the sand,...

Songs that are randomly even better than “Castaways” by The Backyardigans

Lauren Reid, Content Editor May 26, 2021

If you’ve been on TikTok in the last month, there’s no way you haven’t heard the app’s most recent banger — “Castaways” by The Backyardigans. There’s just something about that song. I...

Composer David MacDonald explores untraditional music. He shared one piece focusing on the sounds of stalled video calls.

Composer creates musical solutions for technical problems

Jessica Orlando, Reporter March 27, 2021

With the recent passing of the anniversary COVID-19, musicians are reflecting on the problems they faced working with the inherently limiting technical abilities of Zoom.  On Thursday, Mar. 25, Composer...

Cover art for Iris (2020) cover by Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers.

After Trump’s loss, Phoebe Bridgers, Maggie Rogers drop ‘Iris’ cover as promised

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor November 16, 2020

As promised, Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers delivered a heartbreaking cover of “Iris,” originally by the Goo Goo Dolls, after Donald Trump lost the election on Friday, Nov. 13. On Nov. 3, Bridgers...

Drew’s Review: Top 10 remixes that are better than the originals

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist November 29, 2016

“Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)” – Kendrick Lamar “Hustlin’ (Remix)” – Rick Ross “Get By (Remix)” – Talib Kweli “I’m a Coke Boy (Remix)” – Chinx “Work...

Drew’s Review: What’s the deal with all the rap?

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist November 15, 2016

Nope, no top 10 list for you and all your friends to debate around the lunch table this week. Instead, I’ll explain why hip-hop music receives a disproportionate, though deserved, amount of coverage...

Cast members listen to director of The Scarlet Pimpernel Fred Love giving blocking notes.

“The Scarlet Pimpernel” opens MTD’s season

Faith Brody, Life Editor October 4, 2016

“This show is not your ordinary musical,” said Alex Benoit, a sophomore acting major. “Yes it has dancing, yes it has singing, yes it has acting, but it is very rare that you can find a show...

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