The Oakland Post

Editor-in-Chief of The Oakland Post Jeff Thomas.

Letter from the editor: Two years of grief and COVID-19

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2022

This week marks the two-year anniversary of COVID-19 shutting down the United States and forever changing our lives. It also marks two years since I lost a dear friend of mine. I’m here with this letter...

As classes return in-person on Feb. 1, students and faculty reflect on how OU has managed the spread of COVID-19 thus far.

January case count, community comments on Feb. 1 in-person return

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 2, 2022

With classes returning to an in-person format, it’s important to see how well Oakland University did at controlling COVID-19 in comparison to other schools. On Dec. 22, 2021, OU students received an...

In an interview, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene compared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s mask mandates for House members to the Holocaust.

Masking is not murder, stop comparing it to the Holocaust

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor January 12, 2022

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, American society has borne witness to the strangest displays of human behavior in reaction to this virus. When government officials advised citizens to wear a mask and...

The counseling center works to support students amid rise in COVID-19 cases and a remote start to the semester.

Counseling Center supports students amid climbing COVID-19 cases

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor January 12, 2022

With classes starting online and COVID-19 cases on the rise, Oakland University’s Counseling Center (OUCC) is here to help all students get through these challenging times. The OUCC is offering free...

The beginning of the winter semester is remote with the plan to return to in-person learning on Jan. 31. Students and faculty share their thoughts on the return of online learning for the first few weeks.

OU community’s thoughts on returning fully online

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor January 12, 2022

In a move reminiscent of 2020, President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz announced the beginning of the winter semester will be remote. With the Omicron variant surging, it is difficult to predict if students and...

The winter semester is set to begin with all online instruction for the majority of OU students.

OU extends online instruction for start of the winter semester

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2022

In an OU Communication email from Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Britt Rios-Ellis and Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Glenn McIntosh sent...

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the college experience for many. What did OU students have to say about the experience?

OU students comment on COVID-19 college experience

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor December 8, 2021

Students at Oakland University, no matter their major or year, generally feel the same way about attending college during the pandemic: pretty bad. COVID-19 has proved a challenge to many universities,...

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNNS chief medical correspondent, pictured on the cover of his newest book, World War C

‘World War C’: A thorough examination of the COVID-19 pandemic

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2021

Before I begin this review, let me preface it by saying that I think of Dr. Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNN’s chief medical correspondent, as the medical and journalistic equivalent to a rock star....

End of COVID-19? Still seems like a far-fetched dream

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter September 8, 2021

“When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?” Most people probably have asked this question at least once during this pandemic. After a year and a half since the first case of COVID-19 in the U.S., the answer...

The pandemic isnt going away because were tired of it

The pandemic isn’t going away because we’re tired of it

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2021

With seven-day averages of over 3,000 new deaths and 150,000 new cases per day in the U.S., COVID-19 isn’t going away just because people are sick of dealing with it. The national death toll now towers...

Locked Down is a heist movie set during the COVID-19 pandemic.

’Locked Down‘ should have been locked away

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor January 27, 2021

COVID-19 themed movies are coming, and they are coming quick. “Locked Down,” an HBO Max original film, was so focused on stereotypical pandemic activities that it forgot to have a good plot. The...

The pandemic’s effect on classes and campus life

Cayla Smith, Campus Editor January 20, 2021

Professors and faculty weren’t the only ones scrambling to figure out a new way to navigate the virtual world. Student organizations also had to adjust to this new world, especially the student organizations...

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