RA stories

RA stories

When living on campus at any college, students have opposing views on the resident advisors that monitor the different dormitories. Some are viewed as friends, mentors and a person to lean on, while others are not favored by the students. Luckily, at Rochester College the students living in the dorms are friends and have close connections with almost everyone on their floors. In an interview with senior Johnathon Hogan, Hogan explained what being an RA truly means: the benefits, hardships and some unique stories that he has experienced.

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No Exit – pushing boundaries one hell at a time

No Exit – pushing boundaries one hell at a time

Jean Sartre’s one act play No Exit is not for the traditional theatregoer. This show pushes boundaries and ignites contemplation about a subject people generally try to avoid: Hell. We are taught from a young age that Hell is a bad place and that we want to avoid it at all costs, but rarely does the discussion wander to what Hell actually holds. What is Hell? Who is there? What does one do in Hell? No Exit is a well-written attempt at the contents of Hell and UnCovered Theatre Company’s recent production of the show has me questioning a few preconceived notions I’ve made over the years.

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Scott Samuels finds a home at RC

Scott Samuels finds a home at RC

Imagine this: one minute you are working with professional athletes and the next thing you know, you are back in college. That’s the life Scott Samuels has lived.

Samuels, vice president at Rochester College, formerly worked at a brokerage firm in Birmingham, Michigan, where he worked with some of the wealthiest people in the state, including Detroit Tigers legend Cecil Fielder. Samuels advised Fielder on his investments, estate planning, and cash and real estate management.

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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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