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Spring commencement ceremonies will take place at the Orena on Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30.

University plans for in-person spring commencement ceremonies

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor March 9, 2022

Spring 2022 commencement ceremonies will be held in-person at the O’rena on Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30.  Winter 2021 commencement ceremonies took place in-person as well — the...

The Harlem Globetrotters came to the Orena for two performances on Saturday, Jan. 22.

World-renowned Harlem Globetrotters perform at O’rena

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor January 26, 2022

The Harlem Globetrotters came to Oakland University for two performances on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. as part of the Spread Game Tour. With a nearly full O’rena for both shows, the Globetrotters...

The womens basketball team in a huddle against IUPUI on Dec. 4.

Offensive woes sink women’s basketball against IUPUI

Christian Tate, Sports Reporter December 8, 2021

The Golden Grizzlies had a horrible shooting performance against the IUPUI Jaguars, costing them the game 74-49 and forcing them to drop to 2-2 in conference play on Saturday (12/4) at the O’Rena. The...

Oakland Universitys Orena is going to be hosting an in person graduating ceremony for the end of the winter semester.

O’rena to host first in-person graduation ceremony of COVID-19 era

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor December 8, 2021

Students look forward to the emotionally bittersweet graduation ceremony that marks the end of their time at OU. For their part, the university always seems ecstatic and prepared in hosting the ceremony...

The Golden Grizzly logo on the side of the GrizzDome.

It’s time for OU to expand their athletic facilities

Brittany Kearfott, Sports Reporter October 6, 2021

Men and women’s soccer, basketball, women’s volleyball and men’s baseball are all Division I sports at Oakland University. This means we compete in the same division as schools like University of...

New wall graphics were installed in the Oakland Athletics Orena hallways.

New walls for a new era: O’rena renovations

Carter Jacobs, Intern September 6, 2016

The entranceway to the O’rena experienced some renovations this summer. The hallway now features flat-screen televisions and graphics of past athletes on the walls, plus newspaper headlines and...

Does the O’rena deploy enough security?

Ally Racey March 26, 2016

With attendance exceeding 3,500 at six home men’s basketball games this season, is security at the O’rena a concern?Andy Adrianse, director of facilities for Oakland University Athletics, wrote in...

Oaklands DJ for mens and womens basketball Earl McKinney pumps up the Grizz Gang.

Beats and basketball: DJ Earl sets the tone

Bohdanna Cherstylo March 11, 2016

In the O’rena, there is an undeniable atmosphere of excitement: the subtle talks of anticipation, the dribbling of basketballs during the warmups, the amplified bass of the music.Whether you realize...

Women’s basketball wins a pair after losing three straight

Ally Racey February 15, 2016

Feb. 13—vs. University of Chicago at IllinoisThe Golden Grizzlies (14-10, 6-7) defeated University of Illinois at Chicago (12-12, 3-10) in a 78-73 home match Feb. 13. The game was the annual Pink Game...

Fleetwood Fleming, ticket coordinator at Oakland University Athletics works on ticket sales behind the ticket window at the Orena. 

Gearing up for the future of Golden Grizzly Athletics

Hannah Gorosh February 14, 2016

Jeff Konya became Oakland’s athletic director in 2014 and has made strides with the school’s event attendance.“It’s a team effort, it’s a collaborative effort,” Konya said. “The reception...

Hundreds of kids filled the Orena on Nov.13 to cheer on the womens basketball team on Education Day. 

The rise of women’s basketball: attendance, advertisement and psychological impact

KeyVonna Taylor February 8, 2016

Oakland women’s basketball total attendance rose by nearly a thousand people, or 12 percent, between the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.The success appears to be continuing this year. The Golden Grizzlies...

Renewing the faith with a six-game win streak

Kristen Davis February 7, 2016

Things just looked bad.After Oakland lost to Northern Kentucky at home on Jan. 19, it looked like the preseason hype was just talk — like this team was not what head coach Greg Kampe made it out to be...

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