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Positive space: Singer, actress Kennedy Vernengo

Positive space: Singer, actress Kennedy Vernengo

Autumn Okuszka, Features Reporter February 22, 2023

Oakland University senior and musical theatre major Kennedy Vernengo has had a love for the arts since she was a young child. She would travel to Chicago’s theater district to watch musicals, look up...

WXOU hosts first Open Mic Night

Bella Javier, Arts Editor February 8, 2023

Oakland University’s radio station, 88.3FM WXOU, hosted their very first open mic night on Feb. 2, wherein participants were free to recite poetry, sing or perform stand-up comedy sets. This is just...

Keeper of the Dream: Mena Hannakachl

Keeper of the Dream: Mena Hannakachl

Autumn Okuszka, Features Reporter February 1, 2023

When Oakland University junior Mena Hannakachl moved to the U.S., she recalls being misjudged as people assumed she was a naive, silent girl. Hannakachl receiving the Keeper of the Dream Award (KOD) solidifies...

Exclusive interview with President Pescovitz on enrollment, East Campus and more

Exclusive interview with President Pescovitz on enrollment, East Campus and more

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief November 22, 2022

The Oakland Post sat down with President Ora Pescovitz on Thursday, Nov. 17 for her first formal interview with The Post since the beginning of the fall semester. Pescovitz discussed her priorities for...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer  and Republican challenger Tudor Dixon shake hands before the  final gubernatorial debate at Oakland University.

Whitmer and Dixon clash in final gubernatorial debate at OU

Gabrielle Abdelmessih and Arianna Heyman October 26, 2022

Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Republican challenger Tudor Dixon clashed in their final debate before Election Day, covering a variety of topics important to Michigan voters. The candidates’...

Photo courtesy of Antonio Vettraino, taken by Luke Fontana

Suddenly Seymour: Meadow Brook intern, understudy takes on lead role for opening weekend

Bella Javier, Arts Editor October 12, 2022

In the midst of folding roast beef for a company meal, Antonio Vettraino — Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) intern and recent graduate from Oakland University’s musical theater program — received a call...

McWilliams received her associate’s degree in paralegal studies from OCC and is now working towards getting her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at OU. She plans on going to law school after graduating.

Becoming a Golden Grizzly: Emma McWilliams details her transfer to OU

Autumn Okuszka, Features Reporter September 28, 2022

The Fall 2022 semester marked a new beginning for junior Emma McWilliams’s educational journey. McWilliams is a transfer student from Oakland Community College (OCC), where nearly 50% of students who...

Navigating OU Art Gallery’s new exhibition, ‘Critical Voices’

Bella Javier, Arts Editor September 28, 2022

On Sept. 9, the Oakland University Art Gallery (OUAG) celebrated the opening of its newest exhibition, “Critical Voices: Selections from the Hall Collection.” Seeing as the only other time I'd ever...

A view of OUs campus.

OU community reflects on a new school year

Autumn Okuszka, Features Reporter September 14, 2022

School shopping, moving onto campus or even commuting from home - these are just some of the ways students are preparing for the new school year at Oakland University. Sept. 1, 2022 began the first...

Gabrielle Abdelmessih is the editor-in-chief of The Oakland Post for the 2022-2023 academic year. She is a senior majoring in biomedical sciences and minoring in journalism.

Letter from the editor: Welcome back, Grizzlies!

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2022

To paraphrase journalist, writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron: Don’t you just love Michigan in the fall? It makes me want to go out and buy school supplies. Yes, I swapped Michigan for New York, but...

The Bahoora sisters pose for a photo. Taylor Bahoora (left), Danielle Bahoora (center) and Madelyn Bahoora (right)

People of OU: alumna Taylor Bahoora balances small business, medical aspirations

Sierra Okoniewski, Features Reporter July 20, 2022

Oakland University biology alumna Taylor Bahoora is hard at work pursuing a career as a physician’s assistant. In her spare moments, however, she is dedicatedly connecting clients to their loved ones...

Justice Johnson and mural in 88.3 WXOU Live Station

Positive Space: Justice Johnson

Bella Javier, Arts Editor July 20, 2022

What do you want to be when you grow up? This issue’s Positive Space artist, Justice Johnson, said he grew up wanting to be a cartoonist for Cartoon Network. What started out as a fascination for cartoons...

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