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…

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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…

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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…

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Social media changing the music industry (audio) »

07:56 pm | Whether sending music across the world or just sharing it with friends, social media provides aspiring artists a way to connect. New technology allows for everyone to record music in the comfort of their own home. This…

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For the love of bacon (video) »

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10:43 pm | BY CATHERINE TWIGG OU News Bureau Comedian Jim Gaffigan describes bacon as “the most beautiful thing in the world,” and bacon bits as “the fairy dust of the food community.” “The only bad…

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Massage therapy increasing in popularity, one muscle at a time »

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11:05 am | BY ALLISON WESTGATE OU News Bureau As her one-hour therapeutic massage ended, Laura Maurer of Rochester Hills gave a…

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Oh, the fun we have with our hobbies »

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01:39 pm | BY TORRI MATHES OU News Bureau Hobbies relieve stress, keep people focused and help them pass the time. Common…

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Finding the perfect dress for prom »

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11:54 am | BY TORRI MATHES OU News Bureau After a long, bitter winter, spring has arrived. Before the school year ends,…

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Shelters seek homes for pets »

Visitors can play with animals at the Animal Welfare Society in Madison Heights. PHOTO/SELAH FISCHER

02:06 pm | BY SELAH FISCHER OU News Bureau Too many pets and not enough homes for them puts millions of animals…

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Smoking numbers fall as e-cigarette popularity grows »

Traditional cigarette smoking is on the wane in the U.S. PHOTO/JACK REYNOLDS

07:39 pm | BY JACK REYNOLDS OU News Bureau Traditional cigarette smoking has dropped dramatically during the past half century. But an…

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

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 (The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Rick French hasn’tforgotten his roots at Oakland University. “It’s where I established friendships, made connections and even met my wife,” French said. As a student, French…

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

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

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 (The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Rick French hasn’tforgotten his roots at Oakland University. “It’s where I established friendships, made connections and even met my wife,” French said. As a student, French…

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

Massage therapy increasing in popularity, one muscle at a time »

11:05 am | BY ALLISON WESTGATE OU News Bureau As her one-hour therapeutic massage ended, Laura Maurer of Rochester Hills gave a deep sigh of relaxation and contentment. “I feel like I am floating on the clouds,” Maurer said. Nearly 4,000 years old, massage therapy is one of the world’s oldest healing methods. However, it is only recently…

Sep 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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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…

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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…

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Learning a foreign allows you to communicate in ways you never thought possible.

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

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

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 (The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Rick…

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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…

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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 »

01:36 pm | BY SHANNON CLEVELAND OU News Bureau South Dakota State University clinched The Summit League 2012-’13 Food Fight by raising more than 22,500…

Apr 2 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
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Clean hair the No ‘Poo way »

These products, found at any grocery store, can substitute for shampoo and conditioner. PHOTO/AMBER GATES-JOHNSON

08:44 am | BY AMBER GATES-JOHNSON OU News Bureau Health-conscious consumers are ditching traditional shampoos and conditioners as they adopt the No ’Poo movement. Instead…

Apr 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Designer’s clothing line all for kids »

Zack Issa at the Agenda Tradeshow in Las Vegas with a baby BEAST model. COURTESY/ZACK ISSA

02:41 pm | BY ARDITA IVEZAJ OU News Bureau A local designer is making his mark on the new micro-fashion scene by unleashing a beast…

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Hair: the long and short of it »

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01:27 pm | BY ANDREA LABUDIE OU News Bureau The length of a woman’s hair is a simple alteration, but it can create a radical…

Apr 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Hunting for gems at a used-book sale »

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12:20 pm |           BY JOHN KAMICHITIS OU News Bureau About 1,500 people attended one of the biggest used-book sales in…

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We photograph our food — but why? »

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05:26 pm | BY SELAH FISCHER OU News Bureau If you photograph a meal before eating it, you’re not alone. Many have developed the peculiar…

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Macomb students get early start on college »

Hundreds of Macomb County high school students are in a program to earn college credit. PHOTO/AMBER GATES-JOHNSON

08:47 am | BY AMBER GATES-JOHNSON OU News Bureau Students in Macomb County are forging ahead of their county peers as they take part in…

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Teachers adapt to digital era through texting »

Millions of teachers and students have adapted texting into the classroom. PHOTO/NAOMI LAZARUS

05:12 pm | BY NAOMI LAZARUS OU News Bureau Text messaging traditionally has been reserved for communication between friends and family. Now, the ability to…

Apr 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Weak link in microchipping pets: Humans »

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12:51 pm |   AMBER GATES-JOHNSON OU News Bureau Lost pets aren’t returned home because their owners can’t seem to take advantage of their informational…

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Hundreds brave cold to help with heat »

Runners kick off the 24th annual Walk For Warmth event. PHOTO/JOHN KAMICHITIS

10:24 am | BY JOHN KAMICHITIS OU News Bureau Charity walks are one way to help others and get your exercise in for the day.…

Mar 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Observers on both land and water enjoy the 2014 Boating and Outdoor Festival at Metro Beach. PHOTO/JON PFAFF

Boating festival draws thousands »

06:29 pm | BY JON PFAFF OU News Bureau For the past five years along the shores of Lake St. Clair, the Boating and Outdoor Festival has attracted thousands of nautical enthusiasts. Put…

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The World Cup is increasing soccer's popularity in the U.S. PHOTO/JACK REYNOLDS

Soccer fever builds for World Cup »

06:31 pm | BY JACK REYNOLDS OU News Bureau The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is only a few months away, which has increased the popularity of soccer to its peak in…

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Phobia causes many to shun dentists »

09:32 am | BY AMBER GATES-JOHNSON OU News Bureau A fear of the dentist can stem from much more than a painful visit. Abigail Boll of Clinton Township, for example, says her now…

Apr 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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