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A brief overview of historical gay rights milestones

A brief overview of historical gay rights milestones

Kaylah Snell, Political Reporter February 14, 2024

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court heard the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. Obergefell overturned the ban on same-sex marriages as standardized in a 2004 constitutional amendment. The case...

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Border politics: Texas introduces razor wire to the U.S.-Mexico border

Noah Thomason, Political Reporter February 7, 2024

In another string of measures taken by the Texas state government to stop undocumented immigration, Texas law enforcement officials have begun placing razor wire across the southern border. The land in...

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An overview of the history of abortion in the U.S.

Noah Thomason, Political Reporter November 15, 2023

On Nov. 7, Ohio voted to guarantee the right to an abortion in its constitution. Ohio’s fight for abortion rights is one case of a fight on this issue since the historic decision of Roe v. Wade was overturned...

President Biden delivers remarks on the Supreme Courts decision to block his student debt relief plan.

SCOTUS rules against Biden’s student debt relief plan

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2023

In a 6-3 vote on Friday, June 30, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s student debt relief plan that would’ve eliminated debt for millions of U.S. citizens.  President Joe Biden...

Students share opinions on Roe v. Wade being overturned

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor July 20, 2022

June 24, 2022 marks the day where Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision, thus ending almost 50 years of the constitutional right to abortion. This now puts the decision of abortion...

What is happening to the so called “Land of the Free”

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor July 20, 2022

Back in May I wrote about my opinions on, at the time, the idea of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Now a little over two months later, the Supreme Court has indeed overturned it and with every...

Ahead of the primary election on August 7, representatives Stevens (left) and Levin (right) took to OUs campus for a debate.

OU hosts Andy Levin, Haley Stevens for primary debate

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2022

On Tuesday, May 24, Oakland University hosted a primary debate between Andy Levin and Haley Stevens, the incumbent democratic representatives for the 10th and 11th Districts, respectively. The race...

Thoughts on Roe v. Wade in danger of being overturned

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor May 18, 2022

On May 2, 2022, a draft of the Supreme Court’s vote to strike down Roe v. Wade was leaked to the world by Politico. In the following days, many politicians — including President Joe Biden — spoke...

Congressional hearings began on March 21 to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ketanji Brown Jackson to be confirmed to the Supreme Court

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2022

On Monday, March 21 congressional hearings began to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.  President Biden appointed Jackson after Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement from...

Both pro-abortion and anti-abortion protestors gathered outside the Supreme Court on Dec. 1. while justices listened to oral arguments on Mississippis 15-week abortion ban.

Roe v. Wade in doubt after Supreme Court oral arguments

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2021

You do not need to pick up a history book to know that women have been treated as second class citizens in the United States since its founding. Constantly undervalued and underappreciated, women in America...

CVS dropped the Supreme Court case CVS v. Doe that was to be heard on Dec. 7. The case being dropped is a victory for disability rights.

CVS drops Supreme Court case, victory for disability rights

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter November 24, 2021

The case of CVS v. Doe was set to be heard on Dec. 7 by the Supreme Court of the United States. This case could have set back decades of progress for disability rights – specifically Section 504 of the...

Amy Coney Barrett may become the next addition to the Supreme Court. The process to introduce her has been sped up more than past years.

Amy Barrett’s fast track seat on the Supreme Court

Autumn Page, Marketing Director October 26, 2020

With everything happening in the world, the Supreme Court is quickly moving to put Amy Coney Barrett in power.  After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), a Supreme Court justice who advocated women's...

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