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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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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At Project H.O.P.E., it’s vaccinations, compassion for pets »

Project H.O.P.E sells more than 500 vaccines per month. PHOTO/HALEY KOTWICKI

05:54 pm | BY HALEY KOTWICKI OU News Bureau With the recent shock of dog corpses found under the melting snow in…

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GO effect delivers a charitable message »

Inspirational messages are common at the GO office. PHOTO/TORRI MATHES

11:24 am | BY TORRI MATHES OU News Bureau GO effect, a nonprofit organization, aims to teach leadership and free students from…

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Adderall ‘not just a simple, easy drug’ »

Millions of prescriptions are written annually for Adderall, a drug that increases concentration. PHOTO/SELAH FISCHER

10:53 am | BY SELAH FISHER OU News Bureau As the demand for Adderall grows, patients find the medication out of stock…

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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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Heidelberg fires devastate, inspire »

09:15 am | BY ARDITA IVEZAJ OU News Bureau Detroit’s Heidelberg Project has hope that it will rise from the ashes from mysterious arsons that have claimed its works of art in the past year. On Detroit’s East Side, in a midst of painted clocks and polka dots, resides the Heidelberg Project. It is an outdoor art park…

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The Polka Dot House stands tall as one of the few remaining in the Heidelberg Project. PHOTO/ARDITA IVEZAJ

Color, mud add zest to running »

09:05 am | BY ANDREA LABUDIE OU News Bureau Themed runs have swept the nation these past few years by putting a non-traditional spin on the everyday race. The Color Run, also known as The Happiest 5k on the Planet, seems to be the trendsetter. Created in January 2012, it became the single largest event series in the…

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

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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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It’s flowers, candies at Valentine’s Day »

Red roses are a favorite on Valentine's Day. PHOTO/SELAH FISCHER

04:12 pm | BY SELAH FISCHER OU News Bureau Months before Feb. 14, stores are decked with Valentine’s Day items and the TV is flooded…

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Message from moms with blogs: Stay safe »

10:05 am | AMBER GATES-JOHNSON OU News Bureau Moms don’t just cook, clean and care for the kids anymore. The latest addition to the maternal…

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With creativity, sundry items become wearable »

Angela Black creates bracelets by dressing up simple can tabs with beads, ribbon and string. PHOTO/SELAH FISHER

10:00 pm | BY SELAH FISCHER OU News Bureau What once were useless items lying around the house now are fashion statements from those with…

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Nursery customers on the lookout for lower-cost plants »

A greenhouse full of Proven Winners Hydrangea Limelights awaits customers at Weigand's Nursery in Macomb County. PHOTO/DAVID ODZIANA

08:11 pm | BY DAVID ODZIANA OU News Bureau Due to the struggling economy, the plant industry is seeking cheaper substitutes to cut costs. Proven…

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Tiny city of Memphis does a turnaround on gasoline stations »

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07:12 pm | BY DAVID ODZIANA OU News Bureau Life without a gas station is one downfall of living in a small town. That will…

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Focus turns to concussions in sports »

08:08 am | BY DAVID ODZIANA OU News Bureau Getting your bell rung in sports once was seen as harmless. That view has changed. An…

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

Macomb students get early start on college »

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 the growing Early College of Macomb program. The…

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

Teachers adapt to digital era through texting »

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 quickly send a message has transcended into the…

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Weak link in microchipping pets: Humans »

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 microchips. Microchipping is a veterinary-endorsed process by which…

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