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 »

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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Kids with smart phones: How young is too young? »

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10:45 am | BY PAIGE BROCKWAY OU News Bureau Five-year-old Ivan Piros tackles both kindergarten and technology. The Adrian student has been…

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Behind the scenes at Erebus Haunted Attraction »

Uncle Jimmy has a special greeting. PHOTO/SAM SCHLENNER

07:01 am | SAM SCHLENNER OU News Bureau When Halloween is over, the work doesn’t stop for Erebus Haunted Attraction in downtown…

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Record Store Day overflows local shops »

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09:14 pm | BY ANTHONY SPAK and SAM SCHLENNER OU News Bureau The eighth annual Record Store Day forced lines out the…

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Gordon Food Service show encourages healthier school options »

Gordon Food Service displays fresh fruits and vegetables. PHOTO/ALLISON TEBAY

02:12 pm | BY ALLISON TEBAY OU News Bureau Finding foods that elementary school students like to eat, are healthy and follow…

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Conspiracy theories, fact or fiction? »

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01:53 pm | BY FLORA IVEZAJ OU News Bureau Kurt Cobain was murdered. Jesus was married. Area 51 holds aliens. Sometimes, you…

Apr 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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Multi-age class blends three grades in Berkley »

07:17 pm | BY GRACE TURNER OU News Bureau A multi-age classroom at Anderson Middle School fosters teamwork for about 48 students per year in the Berkley School District. Concepts Consolidated, a program started by the husband-and-wife teaching team of Laura Scribner and Robert Snyder-Pitts, is a class of students from sixth, seventh, and eighth grade that focuses…

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Kids with smart phones: How young is too young? »

10:45 am | BY PAIGE BROCKWAY OU News Bureau Five-year-old Ivan Piros tackles both kindergarten and technology. The Adrian student has been using Apple products since he was 2 and received his first iPhone at the ripe old age of 5. Ivan uses his iPhone 6 to text, make phone calls, FaceTime, play games, listen to music and…

Apr 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Kids with smart phones: How young is too young? »

10:45 am | BY PAIGE BROCKWAY OU News Bureau Five-year-old Ivan Piros tackles both kindergarten and technology. The Adrian student has been using Apple products since he was 2 and received his first iPhone at the ripe old age of 5. Ivan uses his iPhone 6 to text, make phone calls, FaceTime, play games, listen to music and…

Apr 26 2015 / 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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Multi-age class blends three grades in Berkley »

07:17 pm | BY GRACE TURNER OU News Bureau A multi-age classroom at Anderson Middle School fosters teamwork for about 48 students per year in the Berkley School District. Concepts Consolidated, a program…

Apr 12 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Pet moods shift in winter, some owners say »

Some pets get lethargic in the winter, their owners say. PHOTO/JONATHAN JACKSON

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…

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…

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Gordon Food Service show encourages healthier school options »

Gordon Food Service displays fresh fruits and vegetables. PHOTO/ALLISON TEBAY

02:12 pm | BY ALLISON TEBAY OU News Bureau Finding foods that elementary school students like to eat, are healthy and follow regulations can be…

Apr 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Greenhouse wakes up after winter »

Flowers soon will spill over the sides of these pots at Beyond the Seed Greenhouse and Gardens. PHOTO/PAIGE BROCKWAY

02:01 pm | PAIGE BROCKWAY OU News Bureau Spring is in the air, and so are the hanging flower baskets at Beyond the Seed Greenhouse…

Apr 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Spring fashion blooms at high school fundraiser »

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01:38 pm | BY ALLISON TEBAY OU News Bureau As the night begins, students pose for pictures with their friends, the dance crew stretches, and…

Apr 13 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Trendy ways to pamper pets »

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11:15 am | BY ALLISON TEBAY OU News Bureau From blueberry facials to birthday cakes, no expense is spared when it comes to what pet…

Jan 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Boosters critical to marching bands »

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12:28 pm | BY SARAH BLANCHETTE OU News Bureau Besides dedicated directors, students and parents, a successful marching band needs a solid funding base that…

Dec 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Deadline nears for help from deluge »

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11:40 am | BY JONATHAN JACKSON OU News Bureau Metro Detroiters have until Dec. 14 to register for financial assistance from massive flooding that hit…

Nov 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Boating festival draws thousands »

Observers on both land and water enjoy the 2014 Boating and Outdoor Festival at Metro Beach. PHOTO/JON PFAFF

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…

Sep 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Soccer fever builds for World Cup »

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

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…

Apr 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Phobia causes many to shun dentists »

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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…

Apr 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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School’s mainstreaming expands over the decades »

11:24 am | BY CIERRA ANDERSON-CRAIG OU News Bureau Twenty-eight years ago, then-teacher Kathy Krause introduced mainstreaming to St. Peter Lutheran School. Since then, Krause, now interim principal, has watched students with disabilities…

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Iditarod dogs get a training break in the off-season »

02:42 pm | BY ALLISON TEBAY OU News Bureau The snow starts to melt and the few weeks of hype dies down, but the jobs are still not over for the dogs that…

Apr 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Sexualization of women in media called dangerous »

02:29 pm | BY FLORA IVEZAJ OU News Bureau You might have seen it during the 2015 Super Bowl: A woman walking naked through a farmer’s market, as conveniently placed objects and fruits avoid…

Apr 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

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