Police recruits decrease in state, country and Oakland

Police departments throughout Michigan, including the state police and even the Oakland University Police Department, are reporting a decrease in officer recruits. According to Lt. Nicole Thompson, OUPD went through the process of hiring an officer in the fall of 2016 and received approximately 38 applicants. In the past, they received hundreds. This is becoming …

Hiberna Flores newest exhibit at OU Art Gallery

Art admirers gathered on Jan. 7 for the opening reception of Oakland University Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, “Hiberna Flores.” The show features the work of photographer Laurie Tennent and installation artist Lisa Waud. The gallery was transformed for this exhibit. Tennent’s incredibly detailed, large-scale photographs of flowers hang on black walls. Each of the pieces …

The Wurlitzer – Best of 2016

A soundtrack of the year 2016 releases on The Wurlitzer, WXOU radio station. Featuring in order of play. (January – December 2016).Tedeschi Trecks Band, Wet, Benji Hughes, Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Satples, Giovanni James, Tasha Taylor,Lucas Graham, Paul Simon, Corrine Bailey Rae, Gregory Porter, Eric Clapton, ZO!, Xenia Rubinos, The Monkees,Tragically Hip, Acoustic Madness, …

Planning for post-graduation life

Whether it’s years or months until commencement, it never hurts to set goals and plan ahead. Many students feel unsure what to do with themselves after graduation. Career Services at Oakland University is open to both students and alumni. The office offers advising and helps develop interview skills, build résumés, prepare portfolios and write cover letters, …

Best of 2016 Literature

After a year of success, Colson Whitehead’s 2016 historical fiction novel “The Underground Railroad” is set to continue much of its success into the new year. The novel follows the story of a runaway slave named Cora. It’s only through continued efforts and tenacious focus that she is able to, hopefully for the last time, evade …

Glass Animals Concert Review

Review and pictures by Haylie Presnell | @halcyonranger 7.30.15 The Majestic Theater was packed on Wednesday night in anticipation for Oxford-based band, Glass Animals. The venue was simple, yet with a hint of glamour to keep the attention on the stage. While it was spacious, the audience began to pack in when the night’s opener, …