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Letter to the editor: Mental health worth four sessions?

Letter to the editor: Mental health worth four sessions?

Alex Verzillo, Contributor December 13, 2023

Free counseling at OU has experienced a progressive decline throughout the years, bringing the number of free sessions provided to students down to only 4, after which one needs to pay $20 in order to...

Letter from the Editor: The state of the counseling center is disgraceful

Letter from the Editor: The state of the counseling center is disgraceful

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2023

As Editor in Chief, I am made privy to the comments and concerns of faculty and students alike regarding this institution. Throughout the fall semester, one issue has been brought to my attention over...

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Red Douglas’s doctoral research on university student bereavement policies

Payton Bucki, Content Editor December 6, 2023

After suffering the tragic loss of his father in the senior year of his undergraduate studies at Oakland University, Red Douglas decided to become a ‘meaning-maker.' Douglas made it his mission to mitigate...

Letter to the editor: Understaffed. Underfunded. Overdue.

Letter to the editor: Understaffed. Underfunded. Overdue.

Ian Allen, Contributor December 6, 2023

In the fall of 2021, I went through one of the lowest periods of my life. I had just gone through the breakup of an unhealthy relationship, I was fighting to take care of myself, and overall, I was struggling...

Letter to the editor: A change needs to come

Letter to the editor: A change needs to come

Marcus W. Johnson, Contributor December 6, 2023

The topic of mental health has become a conglomerate of a discussion topic. It becomes even more so when the younger generations pick up the talking stick to join in on the conversation. However, I would...

OU Counseling Center struggles amidst underfunding and understaffing issues

OU Counseling Center struggles amidst underfunding and understaffing issues

Noah Francis, Features Editor December 6, 2023

With the pressures of college classes and seasonal depression rising towards its peaks during the winter season, mental health resources such as the Oakland University Counseling Center (OUCC) are important...

OU Counseling Center aims to address staffing shortage with new proposal

OU Counseling Center aims to address staffing shortage with new proposal

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor October 4, 2023

Following a recent suicide attempt by a student, the Oakland University Counseling Center (OUCC) is now seeking funding to address a long-standing staffing shortage during a semester with high demand for...

OU Counseling Center introduces Grizz Recovery Program

OU Counseling Center introduces Grizz Recovery Program

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2023

College can be a challenging experience for any student. For those in recovery from addiction, it can be challenging in a way not many would understand. According to a recent study by the National Institute...

The OU Counseling Center (OUCC) is offering group therapy sessions to OU students.

OU Counseling Center providing services to students in need

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2023

According to a study done by the American College Health Association, nearly three quarters of students reported struggling with moderate or severe psychological distress.  Dr. David Schwartz, director...

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...

Students more vulnerable to sexual assault in red zone period

Students more vulnerable to sexual assault in ‘red zone’ period

Faith Brody, Life Editor September 19, 2016

The period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving can mean a lot of things: football, leaves changing, spooky movies, and Halloween. But for college students, this “red zone” is dangerous. The...

At the Body Monologues event, a display showed what students at OU love about their bodies. 

Oakland students share stories on struggles with body image

Melissa Deatsch March 7, 2016

At the Body Monologues event, a display showed what students at OU love about their bodies. 

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