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Addressing child sex trafficking, pornography

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

November 29, 2016

In the time it takes you to read this, at least one U.S. child has been trafficked. It is estimated that, every year, more than 100,000 children are sold into the nightmare of prostitution and forced pornography. This is a stag...

Trump’s top cabinet picks

Ethan Fogle, Staff Intern

November 29, 2016

On election night, the results weren’t what most polls predicted. Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in key battleground states and even turned blue states red, according to the National Review. Soon after came panic from the an...

To protest or not to protest: Anti-Trump rallies

Simon Albaugh, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2016

Angered by the election of Donald Trump as president, people have marched across nearly every major U.S. city in protest. And, in my opinion, this isn’t the right cause. After one of the most turbulent elections in recent...

Are we a country of racist, sexist, white supremacists?

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

November 15, 2016

The results are in, the votes have been tallied. Tears have been shed, protests have been launched. America, Donald J. Trump will be our next president. In the aftermath of the general election, the talking heads, political pu...

Academic left shelters students from diversity of thought

Alex Stevens, Political Contributor

November 15, 2016

Last week, after the election of President-elect Donald Trump, Oakland University President George Hynd released a letter to students and faculty reminding us “that regardless of what is taking place in national politics, Oakland...

Letter to the editor: Presidential search committee

Barry S. Winkler, Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Sciences at Oakland University

November 1, 2016

Dear Editor: It was just about one year ago when I expressed in The Oakland Post and at a Board of Trustees meeting my strong disappointment about the appointment of a chief operating officer (COO) by the Board of Trustees....

Pro-activity is needed to see a better future

Isaac Martin, Political Columnist

November 1, 2016

Election Day is upon us. Less than 144 hours separate us from one of the most important days of the year. Yet, as I talk to many of my peers around campus, it seems that there is a sense of resignation regarding the election....

The battle for last: Clinton, Trump and the American people

Isaac Martin, Political Columnist

October 25, 2016

In 13 days, Americans will have a doozy of a choice at the polls. The presidential election of 2016 pits two caricatures against one another. Both candidates are historically unpopular and have historically horrible records. This column is not designed to rehash the trash being peddled by both sides, but rather t...

Cheyanne Kramer performs a monologue at the event.

Coming out on campus

October 18, 2016

Political Focus: K-12 education reform

Melissa Deatsch, Political Columnist

October 18, 2016

We’ve spent the past two weeks of Political Focus examining the candidates’ positions on higher education. However, we can’t move past the debate on education until we have also examined K-12 education reform. Both candidates...

Getting rights right

Isaac Martin, Political

October 18, 2016

Protests grow violent and lawsuits run rampant because something is skewed in our society. From the hallowed chambers of the Supreme Court to our very own campus in Suburbia U.S.A.,  a subtle shift has occurred. What is the sour...

Drew’s Review: Top 10 Kanye West songs

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

October 11, 2016

“Power" “Can’t Tell Me Nothin’" “Stronger" “Get ‘Em High" “Runaway" “Good Life" “We Major" “All Falls Down" “Blood on the Leaves" “Father Stretch My Hand, Pt. 1" Yea...

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