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…

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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…

Nov 28 2012 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Nov 18 2012 / No Comment / Read More »
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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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LGBT expo raises money in marriage challenge »

Lauren Jacobs sell tickets and T-shirts for Drag Queen Bingo. PHOTO/HALEY KOTWICKI

05:56 pm | BY HALEY KOTWICKI OU News Bureau Pride Source Media Group presented its fourth-annual Ultimate LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo…

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Food fashion catching on »

A shopper in Royal Oak sports a colorful doughnut tank.
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02:29 pm | BY NAOMI LAZARUS OU News Bureau From Brandy Melville to Forever 21, American Apparel to Charlotte Russe — a…

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Color, mud add zest to running »

Oakland University student Mike Ferdinande ends a race doused in colors. COURTESY/MIKE FERDINANDE

09:05 am | BY ANDREA LABUDIE OU News Bureau Themed runs have swept the nation these past few years by putting a…

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Binge-watchers gorge on popular shows »

To binge or not to binge. PHOTO/JOHN KAMICHITIS

07:10 am | BY JOHN KAMICHITIS OU NEWS BUREAU There’s a new way to binge: Netflix. Netflix has been around since 1997,…

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Pet peeves about profs »

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 for good reasons — sometimes not. In a random, unscientific survey taken through surveymonkey.com, about 75 Oakland University students from a variety of majors pointed out what frustrates them most about professors. The…

Apr 24 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
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Smoking numbers fall as e-cigarette popularity grows »

07:39 pm | BY JACK REYNOLDS OU News Bureau Traditional cigarette smoking has dropped dramatically during the past half century. But an alternative is on the rise: electronic cigarettes. Approximately 42 percent of adults smoked cigarettes in 1965, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percentage of adults who smoked cigarettes dropped to 19 percent in…

Apr 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Traditional cigarette smoking is on the wane in the U.S. PHOTO/JACK REYNOLDS

Smoking numbers fall as e-cigarette popularity grows »

07:39 pm | BY JACK REYNOLDS OU News Bureau Traditional cigarette smoking has dropped dramatically during the past half century. But an alternative is on the rise: electronic cigarettes. Approximately 42 percent of adults smoked cigarettes in 1965, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percentage of adults who smoked cigarettes dropped to 19 percent in…

Apr 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Traditional cigarette smoking is on the wane in the U.S. PHOTO/JACK REYNOLDS

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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Pet peeves about profs »

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 for good reasons — sometimes not. In a…

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 »

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…

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Rapper Drew32 in the spotlight »

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08:26 pm | BY JOSEPH ABRO OU News Bureau Drew32 is becoming a nationally known name. Andrew Parks — a Michigan rap artist who goes…

Mar 30 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
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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…

Mar 13 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »

Is there more than one you on Facebook? »

Multiple identities of the same person are taking over the internet these days. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION/SELAH FISCHER

08:19 pm | BY SELAH FISCHER OU News Bureau It’s not uncommon for Facebook users to stumble on a fake account using their name, pictures…

Mar 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Libraries are so much more than books »

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06:09 pm | BY JOHN KAMICHITIS OU News Bureau Just 10 years ago, books were the reason people went to the library. Now, not so…

Feb 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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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 »
These products, found at any grocery store, can substitute for shampoo and conditioner. PHOTO/AMBER GATES-JOHNSON

Clean hair the No ‘Poo way »

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 of using the brand shampoos and conditioners off…

Apr 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Zack Issa at the Agenda Tradeshow in Las Vegas with a baby BEAST model. COURTESY/ZACK ISSA

Designer’s clothing line all for kids »

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 of a clothing line, a baby BEAST. Created…

Apr 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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