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Letter from the Editor: New year, new editor-in-chief

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2024

New Year’s resolutions — they are something many people set every year. In fact, according to a recent survey, 34% of U.S. adults said they would make one for 2024, with some of the most popular being...

Year in review: A recollection from President Pescovitz

Year in review: A recollection from President Pescovitz

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

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, The Oakland Post sat down with President Ora Pescovitz to conduct her second annual “year in review” interview. Pescovitz discussed the positive and negative aspects of the academic...

Letter from the Editor: Farewell, Oakland Post

Letter from the Editor: Farewell, Oakland Post

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

I saw a quote this week that has really stuck with me. It was something along the lines of, “how lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” I can’t believe my time at The Oakland...

OU alum Lauren Roll on her return to campus

OU alum Lauren Roll on her return to campus

Ana Gjorgjevski, Features Reporter December 6, 2023

From a young age, Lauren Roll knew she possessed strong resilience. Throughout her life, she has persevered through countless personal battles and never once let it affect her truly selfless spirit. Roll...

Student Rec Center Paves Way for OU’s Future

Student Rec Center Paves Way for OU’s Future

Jeannee Kirkaldy November 15, 2023

A funny thing happened on OU's campus. And, it happened over night. On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Student Rec Center officially opened its doors to the community. By Wednesday, the atmosphere on campus had...

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Notable OU alumni: Barbara Dale, Randall VanWagoner and Joe Davidson

Ana Gjorgjevski, Features Reporter November 15, 2023

Oakland University is proud to have educated a remarkable group of alumni whose achievements span many fields. The successes of the following OU alumni serve as a testament not only to their talent and...

Naveyah Damon: A star’s ascent on the court and beyond

Naveyah Damon: A star’s ascent on the court and beyond

Summer Weathers, Sports Reporter October 4, 2023

Stepping on the court this year for the women’s basketball team with the promise of greatness is freshman sensation Naveyah ‘Naz’ Damon. A dynamic and driven athlete, Damon traces her basketball...

After meeting at OU, Amanda Greene surprised her husband Seth Greene with an appearance from Grizz at their May 19 wedding. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Collins Photography

A very golden wedding — Grizz visits OU couple at wedding reception

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor September 13, 2023

When Amanda Greene was planning her May 19 wedding, she knew who to invite as the perfect surprise for her now-husband, Sean Greene — the mascot of the university where they met. The pair’s reception...

Introducing Arianna Heyman, The Oakland Posts new editor-in-chief

Introducing Arianna Heyman, The Oakland Post’s new editor-in-chief

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2023

With a deep admiration for the Oakland University community and a commitment to continuing a legacy of excellence, Arianna Heyman is next to take on the role of editor-in-chief of The Oakland Post.  Heyman’s...

People of OU: Accomplished multicultural storyteller, educator Della Cassia

People of OU: Accomplished multicultural storyteller, educator Della Cassia

Tori Coker, Content Editor April 5, 2023

From Meadow Brook Road to Sesame Street, from the newsroom to the classroom, Della Cassia’s passion for storytelling and advocacy for multicultural perspectives has driven her through a storied career...

Positive space: Singer, actress Kennedy Vernengo

Positive space: Singer, actress Kennedy Vernengo

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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