BREAKING NEWS: Massive Fire Near Campus

    By: Dakota Brecht BREAKING NEWS- A massive fire has erupted at US Farathane facility near I-75 in Auburn Hills MI. The fire started earlier this morning and has quickly engulfed the main storage area outside of the factory.     LIVE FEED HERE- https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/live-video-large-fire-burns-in-auburn-hills     The fire has been contained to the outside storage area …

WXOU’s Top 50 Albums of 2018

Curated by WXOU music director Nick Marinelli, with special thanks to station DJ Roosevelt Belton, WXOU events coordinator Wade Panizzoli, and all of WXOU’s DJ’s who had a part in creating this list. Here at WXOU, we aim to provide Oakland University students all encompassing alternatives to top 40 radio. We don’t just focus in …

Making the First Call

By: Dakota Brecht     Hey guys, it’s your Sports Director at 88.3 FM WXOU. My name is Dakota Brecht and I just recently took on the position of Sports Director last spring. I’m going to go into detail a little bit about myself and this new sports column before we start. My hometown is Capac …

Dr. Ora Pescovitz’ inauguration means OU is in good hands.

4.20.18 Story by News Director Erin Ben-Moche Photo by Oakland University   On what felt like the first official spring day on campus, Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz became the seventh president of Oakland University. A procession of faculty, staff, students and bagpipe musicians marched alongside the warm sunlight into the O’rena for the formal inaugural …

Board of Trustees plan to take closer look at gateway courses 2018-19 school year

4.13.18 Story by: News Director elect Emily Morris Seeking avenues for improving student success rates will be a hot topic in oncoming school years, according the the Board of Trustees who met Monday April 9.  This most centrally relates to Oakland’s graduation rates; since 2009 four-year graduation rates have doubled to over 30 percent. Our …

‘Ready Player One’ is reminiscent of book but fails to deliver same impact

3.28.18 Reviewed by: Allison Broski “Ready Player One” is a novel-to-film adaptation which is reminiscent of the book it portrays but fails to deliver the same impact. The film takes place in Columbus, Ohio in the year 2044. The Earth has become a desolate place, and people have taken refuge in the online world known …

3.26.18 Reviewed by Kevin Li “Pacific Rim: Uprising“is a science fiction film directed by Steven DeKnight. It is the sequel to the original Pacific Rim film. This edition takes place 10 years after the events of the previous film. Both movies center on the battle between humans and Kaiju -dinosaur- like alien sea monsters. In …

Interview with comedian Jen Kober

3.23.18 Story by: News director Erin Ben-Moche   Laughter is a powerful tool when connecting with strangers and Jen Kober understands this by using her witty words and comedic timing to entertain the masses for television, film and stand up. WXOU had a behind the scenes to interview Kober who came to campus Thursday, March …

Album Review: Current Joys discovers a new way to connect in “A Different Age”

Current Joys- A Different Age Released: March 2, 2018 Reviewed by: Music Director Nick Marinelli As first hinted in his 2017 Split EP single “Dogfight,” Nick Rattigan has discovered a new way to emotionally convey himself to audiences. This method has consisted of matching concise glistening guitar notes with deep tones, complemented by vocals that …

Retrospective album review: The Moon and the Melodies (1986)

The Moon and the Melodies Release Date: November 10, 1986 Reviewed by: Bailey Ernst and Nick Marinelli Note from the authors: Lately we’ve felt the music scene all around the world is enveloped in a cluster of confusion. From lawsuits against streaming services (Spotify, most recently), to the violation of artists’ human rights, you may …