Tips to get the best buy at Best Buy on Black Friday

Tips to get the best buy at Best Buy on Black Friday

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.

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4 tips for surviving college a long way from home

4 tips for surviving college a long way from home

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.

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5 tips on how to get along with your roommate

5 tips on how to get along with your roommate

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.

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Get Used To The RC Vibe With Tips On Transitioning From Public High School

Get Used To The RC Vibe With Tips On Transitioning From Public High School

From The Odyssey Online:

There are many changes that public high school students will have to adjust to if they make the decision to attend a private Christian college, especially if they are not particularly religious or practice any other religion. These are just some things that freshmen coming in from a large public high school may experience as they try to adjust to college life. In the end, these differences may even benefit students and expand their outlook on life.

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Break Out Your Bike: Area Trails Beckon Riders

Break Out Your Bike: Area Trails Beckon Riders

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.

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When In Wien: Remembrance

When In Wien: Remembrance

“Distance yourself.”
“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.

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Students Serve In Urban Plunge: Detroit

Students Serve In Urban Plunge: Detroit

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.

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When In Wien: First Impressions

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.

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#Celebration Takes Fun Look At Tweets, Memes and Selfies

#Celebration Takes Fun Look At Tweets, Memes and Selfies

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.

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