You stand in the middle of the town square. You are hungry and several vendors are situated around the square: a braut stand, a fry shop, an apothecary, a bakery, a pub, and a sit-down sandwich shop.Read More
While the idea of finally moving out and beginning life as your own independent adult sounds thrilling, a majority of young adults don’t know about many of the costs involved in renting their first apartment.Read More
With Black Friday quickly approaching, people have already started pulling their tents, sleeping bags and lawn chairs out of storage to get ready for their annual campout at Best Buy.
While sleeping outside in late November isn’t for the faint of heart, a few tips can help you find the greatest deals on the best items without having to sacrifice your sleep schedule.Read More
With 88 percent of Rochester College students hailing from southeast Michigan, students who are from other parts of Michigan, from other states, or even from abroad may feel like they are alone when it comes to the issues they face.
Since you can’t hop in your car and head home on a daily or weekly basis, college life can be more difficult. As a junior at RC with a three-hour ride home, I’ve come up with a few tips on surviving college a long way from home.Read More
The common Freshman 15 phrase asserts that students start to gain once they hit the college campus. Factors for this weight gain include numerous runs to local fast food joints, late-night snacking while studying, stress induced eating, and of course, freedom of choice when going through the cafeteria line.Read More
College students have many adjustments to make when they first start living away from home, and one of the most important transitions is learning to get along with your roommate.
I have lived with a different roommate each year of college so far, so I know how important it is to make the time to get to know your roommate. Rochester College’s student development staff also pitched in with ideas on the best ways to get along with your roommate.Read More
Traveling abroad can yield amazing experiences by exposing students to new cultures, places and foods, and by allowing students to discover, explore and experience life outside of the United States.Read More
To some people winter means a time of hiding indoors for several months until all the cold weather and snow to go away. For me, it means grab your snowboard or skis and head for the slopes, for some fast past downhill action!Read More
March in Michigan arrived with a burst of snow, but spring is calling dorm-bound students outside. Pull your bikes out of storage and start exploring the scenic trails of Rochester.
Rochester serves as the cross section of two major “Rails-to-Trails” projects. The Paint Creek Trail and the Clinton River Trail intersect on the south side of downtown Rochester, which is only about a mile from Rochester College’s campus.
These trails are used for recreational activities, such as biking, running and walking. They connect to several major parks, including Rochester Municipal Park, the Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve and Bloomer Park.Read More
“Disconnect from the situation.”
"Don’t get too attached.”
These are just some of the “words of advice” I received this past weekend before our RC study abroad group took a trip to Krakow, Poland, visiting the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau.
The Holocaust was always a difficult part in history for me to understand, but because I learned about Auschwitz and Birkenau throughout school, I thought I would be prepared for what we were about to experience.
I wasn’t.Read More
Apps like Uber are putting the power into the consumers’ hands. Ten years ago, we never would have believed that apps could change the way we operate. Uber, a ride-sharing app, has made calling for a taxi or having a designated driver obsolete tasks.Read More
Each year, Rochester College’s Campus Ministry coordinates Urban Plunge, a week-long service immersion experience over Spring Break, where students work with churches, homeless shelters, nonprofit organizations and neighborhoods providing hope and love for Detroit.
Students are able to have a taste of the city that is so close to Rochester Hills and to experience what it feels like to serve in an urban setting.Read More
While packing the night before our group was to leave for Vienna, Austria, my nerves began to feel frayed. It finally set in; I was to leave on a trip for three months, in a city outside my comfort zone, and with people I have never talked to. My body was filled with a combination of anxiousness and excitement. I soon found out I wasn’t the only who felt that way.
The RC group traveled overnight by plane and we made it to our destination of Vienna the morning of Jan. 28. Stepping outside of the Vienna Airport and seeing the city for the first time is something I will never forget.Read More
Celebration, Rochester College’s annual musical extravaganza, will be getting back to its roots with some familiar elements, such as competition between clubs, hosts driving the story, vocal and dance performances, as well as staff and faculty involvement.
This year's theme is social media, so of course, the title will be represented as "#Celebration," said Katelyn Hargrave, director.Read More
Vacations are expensive – especially on a college student’s budget. Working part time and taking 18 credit hours makes it difficult to raise money for a trip to New York City. How is a young adult supposed to catch a break?Read More
RC students have many spooky venues to choose from for their Halloween enjoyment—make that for their Halloween scare! The Detroit Free Press selected the best five scare factories. Click here so that you can make your Halloween plans!Read More
Looking for a way to get into the Halloween spirit that is both fun and creepy? Cedar Point’s Halloweekends can offer you just that. Look to embrace the eerie in six haunted houses and six walk-through fright zones on this Lake Erie Island.Read More