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Posties reflect on their favorite holiday flicks

The Oakland Post December 13, 2023

December: It's the time to bake cookies, wrap gifts and sing Christmas carols. It's also the time to watch movies that feel a bit more special to watch during the holiday season. While new holiday movies...

Letter from the Editor: A trip down memory lane

Letter from the Editor: A trip down memory lane

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2023

As a self-proclaimed history nerd, I am continually fascinated by the past and how it has impacted our futures. When pondering the idea of a special edition of The Oakland Post, I thought of no greater...

The cover of the February 2, 1962 issue of The Oakland Observer, the former name of OUs student newspaper.

A history of The Oakland Post

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2023

Since its establishment in 1959, The Oakland Post has served as Oakland University’s primary source of student news. The Post has gone through many iterations but has always stayed consistent in its...

Letter from the Editor: It’s good to be back

Letter from the Editor: It’s good to be back

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief September 13, 2023

For me, nothing beats a Michigan autumn. Every other season just pales in comparison. What can beat crisp morning air, scenic colors on the trees, fall sports, Halloween, cider mills –– the answer...

Letter from the editor: A new chapter begins

Letter from the editor: A new chapter begins

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief July 19, 2023

Philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your...

A call for change: Student Activities Funding Board

A call for change: Student Activities Funding Board

Payton Bucki, Content Editor April 11, 2023

Denied: a devastating verdict several Oakland University student organizations have received upon applying for funding through the Student Activities Funding Board (SAFB) this past semester.  Funding...

Letter to the editor: Nuclear war is not imminent, we can do more

Letter to the editor: Nuclear war is not imminent, we can do more

Steffan Puwal, Contributor February 27, 2023

It has been one year since Vladimir Putin escalated his criminal war in Ukraine.  Maternity hospitals and schools have been deliberately targeted, missiles have come remarkably close to hitting nuclear...

Posties pick their fav rom-coms

Posties pick their fav rom-coms

The Oakland Post February 15, 2023

Here at the Oakland Post, we love a good romantic comedy. Present us with an eclectic cast living in the big city with lavish lifestyles and massive apartments you know they couldn’t afford working...

Washington D.C.  — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressing the crowds surrounding Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington.

Letter from the editor: To use ellipsis is to erase

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2023

I can remember the moment down to the last detail: the hot Georgia sun reflecting off of the sky-blue water, the sound of history bellowing through an otherwise deafening silence, and a ubiquitous presence. This...

Letter to the editor: Resource vs. Relationship

Letter to the editor: Resource vs. Relationship

Dean Masters, Contributor January 16, 2023

As I reflect on the year that has just ended, I find that three of the proudest moments in my time at OU happened in 2022. First: In April, the university put action behind the 2021 Native American...

Letter to the Editor: East Campus Development? Let’s Really Talk Sustainability

Letter to the Editor: East Campus Development? Let’s Really Talk Sustainability

James W. Perkinson, Contributor December 20, 2022

What to make of Oakland University’s now emerging drive to develop a boutique hotel and shopping mall on the northeast corner of campus?  I speak here as an educator—twelve years as adjunct faculty...

Letter to the editor: The trampling of Matilda Dodge Wilson’s grave

Letter to the editor: The trampling of Matilda Dodge Wilson’s grave

Ethan Lehman-Pace, Contributor November 21, 2022

Between 1926 and 1929, Meadow Brook Hall was built. For those who are not aware, Meadow Brook Hall is the former country estate of Matilda Dodge Wilson and her husband Alfred Wilson. It is the ninth largest...

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