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Float in the air on aerial silks »

05:40 pm | BY ASHLEY LUCKEE OU News Bureau Ringstar Studio in Ann Arbor offers such classes as yoga, capoeira, which is a Brazilian mixed martial art, and aerial silks. Diane Barbeau leased the building and…

Dec 7 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

As seasons change, so do farmers’ markets »

07:52 am | Vendors at farmers’ markets offer locally grown food that supports their region’s economy. One such vendor is Ziehm Greenhouse and Produce of Romeo, which has a stand in the Flint Farmers’ Market in downtown…

Dec 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Game developers follow their dreams »

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07:10 am | Dirt House Gaming from Davison, Michigan, is an independent game development group creating a dungeon crawler type video game tentatively named Paradorx – Redux. Dirt House expects to have a running demo by…

Dec 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Fuel-efficient drivers cry foul at parking spots (video) »

10:18 am | A new round of complaints is arising from the parking lots around Oakland University.  It appears special parking spots designated for fuel-efficient vehicles are filling up with gas-guzzling vehicles. And fuel-efficient drivers are crying…

Mar 16 2013 / No Comment / Read More »

More housing, more parking at Oakland University (video) »

09:45 pm | A new student housing structure planned for Oakland University’s campus is expected to help reshape the image of the university for many students. OU News Bureau Reporter Kiera Sterverson brings us the details…

Mar 7 2013 / No Comment / Read More »

Not-so-sweet tales of Valentine’s Day »

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02:41 pm | The spirit of Valentine’s Day is approaching. News Bureau reporters Barbara Kallasides and Mark McMillan captured the memories of several Oakland University students, many who hope to have a better Valentine’s Day this…

Jan 31 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
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With a pit bull comes responsibility »

Two-year-old Dozer and 6-month-old Mosey play in the leaves before the first snowfall. PHOTO/KENDRA GILL

07:38 pm | BY KENDRA GILL OU News Bureau For a long time, the pit bull was nicknamed “America’s dog,” but that…

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Avondale class involves students with community »

Students help prepare a chicken dinner for residents at the Grace Center of Hope. PHOTO/STEPHEN WASNUK

11:38 am | BY STEPHEN WASNUK OU News Bureau Leadership 101 at Avondale High School teaches students character and respect for others…

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Beware the ‘echo chamber’ for news »

A man was arrested for firing a rifle in a pizzeria that was the target of a fake election story. This is a photo of The Washington Post story on the incident. PHOTO/FAITH BRODY

09:45 am | BY FAITH BRODY OU News Bureau It’s no secret that the media have been in hot water this election…

Dec 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Apps swell ranks of citizen scientists »

With a click, an app lets citizen scientists send information on plants, bugs, mammals, birds, plants or clouds. PHOTO/ALYCIA SEMRAU

07:42 pm | BY ALYCIA SEMRAU OU News Bureau Thousands of nature lovers with phone apps are helping scientists map the ecosystem.…

Dec 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Director’s second movie shot in metro Detroit »

Before “Wronged,” Nick Holland directed another feature-length film and several short films. PHOTO/NICK MILLER

11:31 am | BY NICK MILLER OU News Bureau Filmmaking is a career often associated with Hollywood, but Oakland County’s own Nick…

Dec 6 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

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Pet moods shift in winter, some owners say »

08:05 am | BY JONATHAN JACKSON OU News Bureau Less daylight and colder temperatures can affect a person’s mood, and researchers are now questioning whether it’s the same for our pets. A study by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, a veterinary charity in the United Kingdom, found that 68 percent of pets are actually “grumpier” in the…

Dec 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Some pets get lethargic in the winter, their owners say. PHOTO/JONATHAN JACKSON

With a pit bull comes responsibility »

07:38 pm | BY KENDRA GILL OU News Bureau For a long time, the pit bull was nicknamed “America’s dog,” but that label was stripped in the 1980s when an increase in dogfighting erupted. The gentle giant inside was masked by its broad stature and muscular physique, which shifted America’s view on these animals. According to a 2016…

Dec 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Two-year-old Dozer and 6-month-old Mosey play in the leaves before the first snowfall. PHOTO/KENDRA GILL

With a pit bull comes responsibility »

07:38 pm | BY KENDRA GILL OU News Bureau For a long time, the pit bull was nicknamed “America’s dog,” but that label was stripped in the 1980s when an increase in dogfighting erupted. The gentle giant inside was masked by its broad stature and muscular physique, which shifted America’s view on these animals. According to a 2016…

Dec 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Two-year-old Dozer and 6-month-old Mosey play in the leaves before the first snowfall. PHOTO/KENDRA GILL

Interesting Class: Sensation and Perception »

07:31 pm | Oakland University has adapted to students’ needs, expanding intellectual horizons to offer nontraditional courses that stretch beyond core subjects and allow students to explore other areas of interest. OU News Bureau reporter Audrey Ryskamp caught up with Professor Dean Purcell to learn about a class called Sensation  & Perception (PSY 311). What department is the…

Mar 31 2011 / No Comment / Read More »

Learning foreign language a way to connect with others »

11:05 pm | BY STEVIE THIEDA OU News Bureau People are connected more than ever because of advancements in technology, social networking, the Internet and travel. While communication with people around the world is easier, there is an important area that still needs improvement —learning a foreign language. More than 90 percent of children in Europe begin learning…

Apr 7 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
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Some pets get lethargic in the winter, their owners say. PHOTO/JONATHAN JACKSON

Pet moods shift in winter, some owners say »

08:05 am | BY JONATHAN JACKSON OU News Bureau Less daylight and colder temperatures can affect a person’s mood, and researchers are now questioning whether it’s the same for our pets. A study…

Dec 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

PR master: Wherever you go, don’t forget to give back »

Rick French speaks to students at Oakland University. COURTESY/SALWAN GEORGES, The Oakland Post

09:31 pm | BY JONATHAN JACKSON OU News Bureau Whether he’s running a public relations firm, producing a Hollywood film or supporting his favorite museum…

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Pet peeves about profs »

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03:37 pm | BY JOSEPH ABRO OU News Bureau It’s not unusual for students to have that one professor they will never forget. Sometimes it’s…

Apr 24 2013 / No Comment / Read More »

Student-athletes pick up skills for the working world »

10:13 pm | BY SHANNON CLEVELAND OU News Bureau Coaches stress to their student-athletes that the student comes first, then the athlete. But many collegiate…

Apr 17 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
Viral video boosts Summit League Food Fight » Rapper Drew32 in the spotlight »

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In Armada, the dead come alive »

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11:14 am | BY COLLEEN KOWALEWSKI OU News Bureau One day each year on the streets of Armada, the living dead take over the town…

Oct 9 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Taking Rover on the road »

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08:02 pm | BY FAITH BRODY OU News Bureau Taking your furry friend on vacation can be a joy — and a hassle. Vacationing with…

Sep 30 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

In Utica, it’s ‘Play Ball!’ »

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03:43 pm | BY STEPHEN WASNUK OU News Bureau Four hundred zombies were seen roaming in Utica at Jimmy John’s Field. Don’t worry, they weren’t…

Sep 28 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

The declining popularity of golf »

Players putt on the No. 9 green  at Timberwood Golf Course. PHOTO/ MICHAEL KEENAN

01:50 pm | BY MICHAEL KEENAN OU News Bureau Golf has existed in the United States since the 1890s and has been a big part…

Apr 15 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Hit the road — and let the games begin »

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08:31 am | BY TAYLOR GOODFELLOW OU News Bureau Road trips are increasing in popularity. Eighty-three percent of adults in the U.S. take summer road…

Apr 12 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Hard work behind success of small businesses »

Michigan has more than 850,000 small businesses. PHOTO/ MICHAEL KEENAN

09:06 pm | BY MICHAEL KEENAN OU News Bureau Starting and maintaining a small business isn’t for everybody, but it can pay big financial dividends…

Apr 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Dogs and cats aren’t the only pets »

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10:28 am | ALEXIS APEL OU News Bureau Dogs aren’t the only pets that can be man’s best friend. Pets and Things Reptile Emporium is…

Apr 10 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

As Americans age, senior living homes open doors »

Rose residents enjoy lunch in the restaurant. PHOTO/MICHAEL KEENAN

09:13 am | Rose residents enjoy lunch in the restaurant. PHOTO/MICHAEL KEENAN BY MICHAEL KEENAN OU News Bureau About 10,000 people turn 65 in the…

Apr 7 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

A week before Chicago clashes, Trump supporters, protesters sparred in Warren »

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04:45 pm | The patriotism of Trump’s supporters was clear at the rally on Macomb Community College’s Warren campus on March 4. Many veterans were…

Mar 12 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
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Lakeside Mall became more crowded as the night went on, but shoppers who arrived early enjoyed relatively light crowds and shorter lines in the many small stores that were open all night. PHOTO/COLLEEN KOWALEWSKI

Black Friday shoppers find camaraderie »

09:54 am | BY COLLEEN KOWALEWSKI OU News Bureau Black Friday. The phrase conjures images of near-riots over televisions at Best Buy and fistfights over toys at Wal-Mart. But there is another side…

Dec 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Student artwork is up for sale at the craft show. PHOTO/FAITH BRODY

Teaching real-world skills at Macomb Academy »

04:05 pm | BY FAITH BRODY OU News Bureau Macomb Academy is a place where opportunity abounds. The charter school serves 18 to 26 year olds in Wayne, Macomb, Oakland and St. Clair…

Nov 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
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E-commerce going through the roof »

08:47 pm |   BY STEPHEN WASNUK OU News Bureau Long checkout lines and carts blocking the aisles can be avoided with online shopping. Technological advances in the 21st century have made this…

Nov 18 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

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