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Whitmer at the Motor City Casino in the early hours of Nov. 9.

Whitmer wins reelection – What lies ahead in the next four years?

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter November 16, 2022

Following her victory in the recent election against Republican challenger Tudor Dixon, Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered a celebration speech at the Motor City Casino in Detroit on Nov. 9. Whitmer:...

Photo of the Michigan State Capitol

OU alumni share stories of working with state government

Payton Bucki, Campus Reporter October 26, 2022

Oakland University alumni working for the Michigan state government visited OU to share their personal experiences in politics and current job responsibilities during a panel and Q&A on Oct. 18 in...

Where Whitmer and Dixon stand on climate change

Where Whitmer and Dixon stand on climate change

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter October 26, 2022

The earth is warming much more quickly than scientists had predicted, according to a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published last year. This could lead to permafrost...

Looking Back: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed discusses the intersection between healthcare policy and politics

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2022

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Nov. 15, 2021. This past week, I had the honor of interviewing Dr. Abdul El-Sayed — physician, epidemiologist, author and former Michigan...

Horror icons I think would be fit as politicians

Horror icons I think would be fit as politicians

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor October 26, 2022

Halloween is just around the corner, and everything is getting more and more spooky: the weather, the movies, the costumes, the thought of Tudor Dixon becoming our governor — just downright terrifying!...

A conversation with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed about the intersection between healthcare policy and politics

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2021

This past week, I had the honor of interviewing Dr. Abdul El-Sayed — physician, epidemiologist, author and former Michigan gubernatorial candidate about how healthcare policy and politics intersect,...

Jovenel Moise, president of Haiti, who was assassinated earlier this month. His murderers are unknown at this time.

Moise’s assassination adds to Haitian instability

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor July 28, 2021

As reported by the Associated Press, former Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in his private residence on July 7, 2021. This killing is a brutal reminder of the political instability that...

Republican party, are you good?

Autumn Page, Marketing Director March 3, 2021

Autumn was simply browsing the news one morning when she noticed her news feed was extra depressing and chaotic. Republican party members bombarded her news feed, and she thought to herself, “are they...

Looking Back: Arson in the 70s

Looking Back: Arson in the 70s

Patrick Sullivan, Web Editor November 7, 2018

There were 175 residents evacuated from Van Wagoner House on Feb. 20, 1979 for the second time in a week after a shower curtain was set on fire on the building’s sixth floor. This was the second fire...

Political Focus: Immigrants’ concerns with the Trump presidency

Melissa Deatsch, Political Columnist November 29, 2016

Immigration reform was at the forefront of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.  We heard many radical ideas come from Trump, and now we wait to see which of those will actually be implemented. The...

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...

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...

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