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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Bringing art back to the ’Yak »

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02:41 pm | BY ANTHONY SPAK OU News Bureau Canvas Pontiac will color the local businesses of downtown Pontiac again for a…

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‘Mannies’ break into the baby-sitting game »

“Mr. Mike” works with 4- and 5-year-olds at Lowry Center for Early Childhood Education. PHOTO/PAIGE BROCKWAY

10:59 pm | BY PAIGE BROCKWAY OU News Bureau Baby-sitting isn’t just for girls. Jeremy Wendell, 24, of Hazel Park has been…

Feb 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

The curious work ethic of a Ferndale rock ‘n’ writer »

Behind Josh Malerman is the Toronto subway ad for "Bird Box." PHOTO/SAM SCHLENNER

09:39 pm | BY SAM SCHLENNER OU News Bureau Josh Malerman is a bit of a duality. The Ferndale resident has two…

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Past meets present in Cuba, America »

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02:31 pm | BY ASHLEY MOHLER OU News Bureau Cuba is one of the few remaining communist governments in the world. Although…

Feb 13 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Rochester Hills nonprofit builds homes for angels »

-	Grace and Lace Founder Melissa Hinnant gets ready to cut the ribbon for orphans of Udayigiri, India, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new home. COURTESY/JONATHAN COUSSENS

08:17 pm | BY FLORA IVEZAJ OU News Bureau Foundations for new homes are giving some of the 25 million orphans in…

Feb 9 2015 / 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

Bringing art back to the ’Yak »

02:41 pm | BY ANTHONY SPAK OU News Bureau Canvas Pontiac will color the local businesses of downtown Pontiac again for a third straight year. “We’re looking forward to creating a new buzz downtown,” said Michael Boettcher, downtown manager of Pontiac’s Downtown Business Association. Artists submit photos, T-shirt designs and poster designs for evaluation by a panel of…

Feb 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
Spak art fairies

Bringing art back to the ’Yak »

02:41 pm | BY ANTHONY SPAK OU News Bureau Canvas Pontiac will color the local businesses of downtown Pontiac again for a third straight year. “We’re looking forward to creating a new buzz downtown,” said Michael Boettcher, downtown manager of Pontiac’s Downtown Business Association. Artists submit photos, T-shirt designs and poster designs for evaluation by a panel of…

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

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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…

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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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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 »

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…

Apr 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Apr 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Apr 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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…

Apr 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Trendy ways to pamper pets »

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 owners spend on their four-legged children. In 2013,…

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Boosters critical to marching bands »

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 often exceeds a district’s budget. Anchor Bay and…

Dec 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Deadline nears for help from deluge »

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 in August. More than 4½ inches of rain…

Nov 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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