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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