Q & A with Holly Flaker

Q & A with Holly Flaker


“So my interest was to be a part of higher education. I live in Rochester Hills and we absolutely love the community here. So the idea of being able to work within the community where we live was an interest to me. My choice to take this role that I’m in here as the campus store and mailroom manager really is just an opportunity that was available and was willing to come up and accept some kind of a beginning role. I’m hopeful that it evolves quickly to some of their functions that is full time and really leverage the skills that I have.

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Q&A with Sarah Sager

Q&A with Sarah Sager

Sarah Sager began working at Rochester College as the Area Coordinator of AG at the beginning of the spring semester for the 2017-2018 academic year. She graduated from Great Lakes Christian College, majoring in Bible theology and minoring in cross-cultural ministry, and is very excited to be working at RC. She is always active to try to get to know everyone and is an amazing person to talk to and to hang out with.

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Ashlee Holland's journey to leadership

Ashlee Holland's journey to leadership

It is Friday night. Girls are starring in the mirror while they apply their makeup, as they get ready for a night on the town. Boys are huddled around the TV, playing video games with their friends. But, for Ashlee Holland Friday nights are a little different. The vibrant 21-year old, self-motivated, woman is at her desk working on essays and preparing for finals week, while making sure she juggles work and sleep into the mix.

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Sitting in silence: Discussing racism as a community

Sitting in silence: Discussing racism as a community

This is a glimpse into my feelings as I prepare a group of five students for a “roundtable discussion” on the Charlottesville incidents and race. I can’t get the images of that day out of my head — or the trauma it unleashed. Like a soldier scarred by the sounds of war, I cannot hear anything else but the chant, “You will not replace us!”

Thankfully I’m not the only one; others cannot leave that moment of history. Three black and three white, we sit at two uneven tables with pizza and Sierra Mist before us. We watch a “Vice” interview, which depicts the events in Charlottesville. After watching, we just stare at one another.

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Lessons from Charlottesville: Don't be ruled by fear

Lessons from Charlottesville: Don't be ruled by fear

Recently, I was invited to sit down at a roundtable discussion on the topic of Charlottesville. The discussion is one that I could classify as healthy, and I had some very important takeaways from other members of the discussion. Each of us has been asked to write down our personal thoughts and what we believe is most important to take away from the events that unfolded from Charlottesville.

So what, you might be asking yourself, does Alex want us to take away from this awful event? Well, I’ll tell you.

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Pursuing truth renders us equal, heals a divided world

Pursuing truth renders us equal, heals a divided world

We live in a divided world. Trying to come to terms with this fact is disheartening, and as a person who wants to believe in the good in humanity, I have been at a loss for words. I'm constantly finding it harder and harder to empathize with some of the viewpoints I see plastered across social media. Black or White, illegal immigrant or citizen, liberal or conservative, we all make up the human race.

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Jesus loves racists

Jesus loves racists

“Punch more Nazis” is a shirt getting shared on social media since the August riots in Charlottesville. It’s an honest reflection of the outrage that people feel. Charlottesville is an abhorrent and torturous reflection that white nationalism and racism still have a prevalent role in the consciousness of America.

As a white man, it’s absolutely horrifying to see other white men chant “You will not replace us,” and watch a car drive into a crowd of counter-protesters on video loop again and again. That being said, I don’t believe punching more Nazis and racists will solve anything.

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Opinion: Standing With Planned Parenthood

By Alyssa Yakey
Digital Editor

Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization that is one of the nation’s leading providers of quality healthcare services for both men and women. Contrary to popular opinion, Planned Parenthood offers more than just abortion procedures and defunding this organization can cut access off to affordable healthcare for 2.5 million Americans.

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