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50 Cent’s The Final Lap Tour ignites Detroit

50 Cent’s ‘The Final Lap Tour’ ignites Detroit

Summer Weathers, Sports Reporter September 27, 2023

Detroit — known as the city with deep musical roots — witnessed a historic night on Sunday, Sept. 17, as rapper 50 Cent graced the stage at the Pine Knob Music Theatre as a part of his “Final Lap...

‘The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We:’ Beauty in the bad times

‘The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We:’ Beauty in the bad times

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter September 20, 2023

Mitski’s musical journey has always been an odd one to me. She started with smooth singer-songwriter balladry, then transitioned to noisy slacker-rock, then to chaotic new wave.  All of this bouncing...

Students enjoy music provided by WXOU at OUSC Eats & Beats.

How WXOU is shaping OU’s music culture

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter September 13, 2023

On Tuesday, Sept. 5 — a hot and humid night — heat lightning rolled into Oakland University’s athletic fields. Darkness overshadowed much of parking lot P11 and the bonfire pit. The weather looked...

New Director of School of Music, Theatre and Dance: Dr. Elisabeth Hoegberg

New Director of School of Music, Theatre and Dance: Dr. Elisabeth Hoegberg

Payton Bucki, Features Editor September 13, 2023

Dr. Elisabeth Hoegberg was filled with nervous excitement when she first saw the position of Director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) was open at Oakland University. Although the teaching...

The ‘song of the summer: What is it? What has it been? What will it be?

The ‘song of the summer:’ What is it? What has it been? What will it be?

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter July 19, 2023

We have all heard on the radio: “This is the song of the summer!” But what does that actually mean? What qualifies something as a summer song? What could be the next song of the summer? Often amassing...

Battle of the Bands features four OU bands

Battle of the Bands features four OU bands

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor March 29, 2023

The Habitat was filled with music, fans and good vibes on March 22 when the Student Program Board (SPB) hosted their annual Battle of the Bands. Four bands performed in front of the students, with music...

Harry Styles at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2021.

My predicted winners for the 2023 Grammys

Olivia Chiappelli, Arts Editor November 23, 2022

The 65th Annual Grammy Awards will take place Feb. 5, 2023. The nominations for the ceremony were just announced this past week, which means it is prediction time. For the sake of your attention spans...

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,...

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