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Perspective: Annie Meinberg, next year’s Student Body President

Contributed by Annie Meinberg April 15, 2014

As the Winter 2014 semester comes to an end, and you all begin your summer journeys, I would like to leave you with a reflection on the past semester and past couple weeks as newly-elected Student Body...

Editorial: Don’t give OU the cold shoulder over its snow day decisions

By Jon Davis January 8, 2014

Oakland University just can’t win.If they keep classes going, people complain. If they cancel classes, people still complain. They’re in a fight they just can’t win, and the student body won’t...

Stump the librarian: Elephant in the room

By Mystery Librarian November 12, 2013

Dearest readers,This week a faculty member writes in:Assuming faculty can play along, where in the world is the source text for Disney’s Dumbo? Helen Aberson was the author. Harold Pearl may have been...

Stump the librarian: WHY DOES THIS SOUND LIKE I’M YELLING?

By Mystery Librarian November 5, 2013

There is the old saying “the squeaky wheel gets the oil,” so this week I bring you this query: WHY DOES THIS SOUND LIKE I’M YELLING?Ahem.  It sounds like you are yelling, dear, because according...

Internships− don’t give away your labor

By Editors October 22, 2013

Many companies in the Oakland-Macomb area take on interns and help them hone their skills while paying them a modest stipend for their efforts.Internships can be a great way to get references, hands-on...

The cost of online education

By Editors September 24, 2013

Georgia Tech is now offering a Master of Computer Science degree, available as a series of “Massive Open Online Classes,” for a total of $6,600, according to an article on Slate.com.A traditional master’s...

Standing out, fitting in at Oakland University

Standing out, fitting in at Oakland University

Contributed by Jibran Ahmed August 28, 2013

Would you rather be a big fish in a little pond or a small fish in a big pond? It’s a question that one can’t really answer unless they have experienced both. My high school was the latter. A massive...

Philosophy on the smoking policy

By guest writer Fritz McDonald August 23, 2013

The new non-smoking policy is reasonable. Smoking harms smokers and non-smokers alike. Innocent bystanders who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at higher risk of cancer and other diseases. Oakland University...

Updated smoking policy is a pain in the ashtray

August 6, 2013

Oakland University’s updated Non-Smoking Policy 475, updated November 2012, will officially be underway as of the Fall 2013 semester.Smoking, which OU defines as “the burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette,...

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