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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...

Are we a country of racist, sexist, white supremacists?

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor November 15, 2016

The results are in, the votes have been tallied. Tears have been shed, protests have been launched. America, Donald J. Trump will be our next president. In the aftermath of the general election, the...

The state of millennials: A look at the way we are acting

Shelby Tankersley, Editor-In-Chief November 15, 2016

So, how about that election? In a nearly 50/50 popular vote, but a strong 290-232 Electoral College win, Donald Trump has become President-elect. He’ll become the 45th president of the U.S. on Jan....

Oakland County during the 2016 election

John Bozick, Web Editor November 15, 2016

  While a majority of the population's focus may be drawn to Donald Trump’s historic victory in the presidential election, some of the significant victories also came at the local and...

Academic left shelters students from diversity of thought

Alex Stevens, Political Contributor November 15, 2016

Last week, after the election of President-elect Donald Trump, Oakland University President George Hynd released a letter to students and faculty reminding us “that regardless of what is taking place...

Politics of the rural poor

Amy Swanson, Staff Reporter November 9, 2016

So many residents of the rural poor seem to vote against their best interests, according to Philip Lewin. Lewin, assistant professor of sociology at Florida Atlantic University, gave his lecture titled...

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