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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Teen: Cancer ‘changed me for the better’ »

08:26 pm | BY SARAH BLANCHETTE OU News Bureau As a high school sophomore, Dallas Fuller had more worries than the average…

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Twins enjoy life on the road as truckers »

Identical twins Don and Dave Wolf have driven big rigs for a quarter of a century. PHOTO/MATTHEW E. SEMRAU

09:26 pm | BY MATTHEW E. SEMRAU OU News Bureau Few can measure distance driven in trips to the moon, but for…

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Brother’s bone marrow a life saver »

Craig Bowman is an avid bicyclist. COURTESY/BOWMAN FAMILY

09:12 pm | BY SARAH BLANCHETTE OU News Bureau A 17-year battle with his own body could not stop “Iron Man” Craig…

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Dickens lives on in Holly festival »

Take a walk down Battle Alley and you’ll likely come across street performers. PHOTO/MATTHEW E. SEMRAU

12:42 pm | BY MATTHEW E. SEMRAU OU News Bureau The Holly Dickens Festival transforms downtown Holly, Michigan, into Victorian-era England. The village’s…

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Musicians go digital in search of success »

SoundCloud gives users the ability to listen and comment on an artist’s music PHOTO/JOHN OLDANI

03:21 pm | BY JOHN OLDANI OU News Bureau To gain fame in the music industry, artists must find ways to promote…

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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…

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

Twins enjoy life on the road as truckers »

09:26 pm | BY MATTHEW E. SEMRAU OU News Bureau Few can measure distance driven in trips to the moon, but for these identical twins, that’s their life. Don and Dave Wolf of Fenton, Michigan, are 25-year veterans of the trucking industry. They’ve driven over 4 million miles. That’s eight trips to the moon and back. The twins…

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Identical twins Don and Dave Wolf have driven big rigs for a quarter of a century. PHOTO/MATTHEW E. SEMRAU

Teen: Cancer ‘changed me for the better’ »

08:26 pm | BY SARAH BLANCHETTE OU News Bureau As a high school sophomore, Dallas Fuller had more worries than the average teenage girl. She was not thinking about what to wear on spirit day and she was not trying to convince her mom to let her stay at the mall an hour longer with her friends. She…

Dec 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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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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…

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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 »
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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…

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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…

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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 »
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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…

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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…

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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…

Sep 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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