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Mallory Waligora, Political Editor February 7, 2024

On Jan. 31, the tech giants of the world were humbled. Mark Zuckerberg, best known for creating Facebook, attended a hearing in the Senate to address concerns over the linkage of mental health issues...

Detroit-based social media startup recreating human experience online

Detroit-based social media startup ‘recreating human experience’ online

Tori Coker, Content Editor April 29, 2023

Detroit-based, husband and wife entrepreneurs Ziarekenya and Kathryn Smith are looking to infuse some transparency into the world of social media with their startup platform Inpathy. At its core, Inpathy...

‘It’s Time to BeReal — The app offering unfiltered look at campus life

‘It’s Time to BeReal’ — The app offering unfiltered look at campus life

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief November 23, 2022

Students can BeReal here or there, students can BeReal anywhere — including Oakland University. BeReal is a social media app that asks its users to share a glimpse into their daily lives through the...

Dr. Steve Wilson is an assistant professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Dr. Steve Wilson’s research in developing AI methods to promote better communication

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter October 12, 2022

Dr. Steve Wilson is an assistant professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Wilson also operates a laboratory focusing on that can apply to not only engineering...

Lazarski strolls through downtown Detroit last fall.

People of OU: OU alumna, content creator and influencer, Kate Lazarski

Grace Lovins, Senior Reporter January 12, 2022

For some people, social media is just a form of entertainment. For others, it is a way to explore their interests. But for Kate Lazarski, social media is a way to share her passion for showcasing some...

Students surveyed primarily said they get their news online — oftentimes via social media.

Student survey: Where do you get your news?

Lauren Reid, Content Editor November 3, 2021

In a media climate coated in misinformation and public distrust, it's hard to find the facts. I walked around the Oakland Center (OC) on Monday, Nov. 1 asking students where they get their news. Erika...

Media coverage of sexual assault in the face of the Stanford rape case

Cheyanne Kramer, web editor June 13, 2016

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. More than 90% of sexual assault victims do not report the crime to...

A Bottomless Toy Chest for children in need

By Rachel Williams, staff reporter November 27, 2015

When Micky Guisewite’s son was diagnosed with leukemia, her world fell apart. Beyond the incredible emotional expense, she noticed that the medical expenses left her and other parents without the resources...

With social media saturating the workplace, students can use their favorite platforms to network and promote themselves for future jobs.

Utilizing the professional side of social media

By Alexus Bomar October 11, 2015

Social media has become so commonplace that OU’s Communications and Marketing department uses it to inform the OU community of the many things happening on and around campus.Within OU’s Communications...

OUPD cracks down on social media

Grace Turner March 23, 2015

The Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) is cracking down on its social media guidelines after posting and removing a potentially offensive post from its Twitter account. The post warned...

Shiver me Tinders: A dating app that guarantees a broken heart

Shiver me Tinders: A dating app that guarantees a broken heart

By Chris Peralta November 4, 2013

Dating apps are meant for our generation. Each one tends to our need for a connection through the glass wall that is our smart phone. Like the rest of social media, it’s creepy if you take some time...

Ponder before your post – How social media can come back to haunt you

Brian Johnston November 3, 2013

Last week, the White House fired an aide who was accused of “trolling” Washington officials.Jofi Joseph, who used the alias @natsecwonk, used his Twitter account to lash out at politicians and staffers...

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