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A friendship to last — the U.K. and U.S.

Mallory Waligora, Political Editor February 14, 2024

The U.K. and the U.S. have a reputation for having a strong, friendly relationship that spans a long time of world politics. Although harsh at first when the U.S. claimed independence, diplomatic relations...

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TikTok CEO testifies in Congress as national ban looms

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2023

On Thursday, March 23, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew appeared in front of Congress to give testimony on issues of security surrounding the platform. The app, which boasts 150 million American users, has been...

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Takeaways from the 2023 State of the Union address

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

On Feb. 7, 2023, President Joe Biden delivered his second State of the Union Address to congress. During the 70-minute speech, Biden outlined his administration’s achievements and his hopes for the future....

Walter Wolfsberger (left) and Professor Taras Oleksyk (right).

Letter to the editor: Propaganda war: Debunking misinformation claims about Russia’s war in Ukraine

Walter Wolfsberger and Taras Oleksyk March 21, 2022

*This letter was prepared based on the most common questions received during Support Ukraine Table at Oakland Center last week. We know that information is the ultimate power.  In our times, this has...

Shchubelka and her six-month-old baby on the bus to Prague

OU graduate student safe after fleeing from Ukraine

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2022

When Oakland University graduate student Khrystyna Shchubelka traveled to Ukraine on Jan. 5 with her husband and child, she never could have imagined that she would be forced to flee the country so soon...

Letter to the editor: Ukrainians will resist. What should I do?

Taras Oleksyk, Contributor March 2, 2022

I hope you are watching. There is a tragedy unveiling in the middle of Europe. A dictator that poisons and imprisons its own people is now moving his armies to strangle a fledgling democracy that believes...

Russian troops began pushing into Ukraine this week.

President Pescovitz, campus community respond to Russian assault on Ukraine

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2022

Russia shocked the global stage this week with its military invasion in Ukraine. The campus community has responded to this humanitarian crises, offering words of support and perspective to students and...

Letter to the editor: A native Ukrainian’s perspective on the actions of Russia’s authoritarian regime

Taras Oleksyk, Contributor February 24, 2022

In recent days we have witnessed a turning point in history. An authoritarian regime in Russia has taken aggressive steps that threaten sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, a rising democracy....

Taliban fighters raise their flag at the Ghazni provincial governors house. They took control of the Afghan presidential palace two weeks before the U.S. finished withdrawing its troops.

A loss of focus: United States’ missteps in Afghanistan

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor August 23, 2021

The United States’ (U.S.) focus on the security needs of Afghanistan’s national level government and lack of military support for the more influential, decentralized local Afghan governmental structure...

The United States needs to stop enabling Cuba’s communist dictatorship

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor July 28, 2021

The Cuban Constitution ratified in 2019 states that Cubans have a right to free speech and expression, as long as it ‘is in accordance with the humanist principles upon which the State’s cultural policy...

Jovenel Moise, president of Haiti, who was assassinated earlier this month. His murderers are unknown at this time.

Moise’s assassination adds to Haitian instability

Tanner Trafelet, Contributor July 28, 2021

As reported by the Associated Press, former Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in his private residence on July 7, 2021. This killing is a brutal reminder of the political instability that...

Kaleigh Wright looking out over the city of Viñales, Cuba. Her experience on the island informs her voice on relations between U.S. and Cuba.

What I saw firsthand in Cuba, why the U.S. must help

Kaleigh Wright, Contributor July 16, 2021

I was 19-years-old when I flew to Cuba. It was 2015, President Obama was inching towards reopened relations, my friend and I were young journalists looking to interview and film the lives of Cubans across...

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