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Instant photography developing again

BY NICOLE MORSFIELD OU News Bureau It’s 2018, and vintage is in. The millennial generation listens to records and walks the streets wearing chokers and mom jeans. Also back in: instant photography. Instant cameras were initially popular in the 1960s and ’70s, Polaroid cameras the most well-known. An article in The Guardian said millennials are […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Floating your worries away

BY KATERINA MIHAILIDIS OU News Bureau Float therapy has been a way for Sara Dickens to “just let everything go.” “Your mind just kind of takes over and just kind of settles you down,” said the retired storeowner. Float therapy, also known as Reduced Environmental Stimulus Therapy, is a way to reach the meditative state […]

January 28th, 2018 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Zehnder’s winter sculptors battle thaw

BY KATIE VALLEY OU News Bureau Snow and ice sculptures struggled to stay standing when weekend temperatures reached the 50s at Frankenmuth’s 27th annual Snowfest. The event, which takes place late in January, features ice and snow carving competitions, pony rides, petting zoos and fireworks. The average January temperature in Frankenmuth is about 30 degrees, […]

January 28th, 2018 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Felony an extra hurdle for college graduates

BY JACKY RAY OU News Bureau Some college graduates have a hard time finding a job. It’s a bigger challenge when you’re felon. While people who have been convicted of a crime think that they are forever marked, it is possible to get back into school and apply for jobs. An article on helpforfelons.org lists […]

December 14th, 2017 | Posted in Michigan | Read More »

More than shopping at Great Lakes Crossing

BY ERIC SOKOL OU News Bureau Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills is leading the way for the reinvention of malls with more entertainment offerings. Legoland Discovery Center Michigan, Sea Life Michigan and Round 1 Bowling & Amusement provide year-round activities that other malls in Michigan do not have. The AMC Star Great Lakes […]

December 11th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Unconventional mediums inspire artists

BY MARY SIRING OU NEWS BUREAU Art has been a piece of expression since the evolution of mankind. While painting, drawing, and sculpture have been common mediums for centuries, more unconventional art forms are cropping up and finding a place among what was once considered “fine art.” Rather than sculpting anatomical figures or painting still […]

December 9th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Vote could alter net neutrality

BY CHRISTIAN MILLER OU News Bureau Net neutrality, also referred to as open internet, has been the focal point of contention since the inception of the internet. Simply put, net neutrality safeguards against unfair usage or regulations of internet service. It prevents internet service providers from slowing down Wi-Fi speeds to competition and ensures that […]

December 9th, 2017 | Posted in Michigan | Read More »

Finding love with just a few clicks

BY MARY SIRING OU News Bureau Online dating has lost much of its stigma. Many now believe that it is a good way to meet people. Today, 15 percent of U.S. adults report that they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps. Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well […]

December 7th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Words become art

BY MARY SIRING OU News Bureau Humans have been creating for millions of years. Handmade tools date back nearly 3.4 million years. Spain’s El Castilla Cave contains the oldest known cave paintings in Europe. In a world of technology, the craft of hand lettering has brought a renaissance of this primal practice. “I do not […]

December 7th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

As listeners change, so does radio

BY CHRISTIAN MILLER OU News Bureau Today’s airwaves aren’t necessarily airwaves anymore. U.S. radio stations earned $15 billion in 2016, with $810 million of it generated online. With satellite radio stations such as Sirius XM surpassing 32 million subscribers and countless podcasts available to consumers, the radio industry has had to adapt. Lisa Jesswein is […]

December 6th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »