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At Secret Cinema, the movie is a surprise

BY XAVIER HERSHOVITZ OU News Bureau Ticket in one hand popcorn in the other, you’re seated in the perfect seat ready for the movie to start. But there’s one thing: You have no clue what movie is about to play. This is what moviegoers experience the first and third Thursday of every month at 7:30 […]

November 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Message to all: Go easy on the stress

BY ALLISON WHITEHEAD OU News Bureau While everyone deals with stress, too much of it can affect the body. “Seventy-seven percent of people experience physical stress symptoms and 73 percent psychological symptoms,” said Kimberly Batko, a lifestyle coach and group instructor at the Downriver Family YMCA in Southgate. She added that stress can lead to […]

November 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Professors: Political divide wide a year later

BY XAVIER HERSHOVITZ OU News Bureau It has been a year since the election of Donald Trump. So much has happened in that year, but so little has changed. Recent Pew Research shows the partisan divide continues to grow, showing a nation still as greatly divided today as it was on Election Day 2016. Professor […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

New Radio Media launching shows

BY ALYSSA STEELE OU News Bureau New Radio Media is a streaming website where you can listen to shows live — and watch them on video. The owners have created channels on their website, and within those channels are shows. The website has five channels right now — business, lifestyle, community, Geektainment, and arts and […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Oral history creates pathways to the past

BY MARY SIRING OU News Bureau Stories are an inherent part of our societies and culture, seen in our values and even inspiring movies, books and music. There is a science behind the act of recording — whether in print or other media — the lives of those who came before us. “Oral history is […]

November 7th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C.,Oakland County | Read More »

Harvey volunteer: ‘It smelled horrible’

BY XAVIER HERSHOVITZ OU News Bureau Three days of helping victims of Hurricane Harvey has left two Michigan men with memories that won’t soon fade. David Burnett Jr. and Orlando Herrera, both of Pontiac, traveled to Sugarland, a small town about 30 minutes west of Houston, to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Burnett received […]

November 6th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »

Female hunters head to the outdoors

BY MICHAELA SCARSELLA OU News Bureau While hunting has long been a male-dominated sport, recent years have shown a trend heading in the other direction. Eleven percent of American hunters were women in the 2011 U.S. Census, a 25 percent increase since the prior census in 2006. Michigan, which had over 630,000 deer hunting licenses […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

In search of the paranormal

BY ALLISON WHITEHEAD OU News Bureau Paranormal sightings are rare. For Robin Lemkie, such experiences have happened since she was 6. Lemkie is the founder of the Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan, a group she formed in 1994 after realizing others could see the same things. There are four members who keep in touch by […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Zeroing in at the range

BY ALYSSA STEELE OU News Bureau Shooting at a range can be a fun, recreational sport. Findings show that shooting can help people physically and mentally.  While shooting is an athletic activity, it is psychological, as well. When someone begins, it is 60-70 percent physical and when they get really good it become 95 percent […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Macomb C. | Read More »

It’s sit and fit at Clawson Shoes

BY CHRISTIAN MILLER OU News Bureau It’s common to enter Clawson Shoes on Tuesday through Saturday and see owner Cathy Young working with customers to find the best shoes for their individual needs. While big box stores are concerned with convenience, Young is all about service. “We pride ourselves on being a sit-and-fit store because […]

October 26th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County | Read More »