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The RockCast

The RockCast is a college podcast made by Rockhurst University students for Rockhurst University students... and anyone interested in life at Rockhurst. Students hold discussions on current events, campus news and activities, advice for thriving at Rockhurst... and almost everything the listeners submit for discussion topics. You can find the RockCast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and SoundCloud. To watch the Zoomcast, see our YouTube page.

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Students talking to each other
The group is joined this week by Dr. Leslie Doyle, Rockhurst's chief inclusion officer and head of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Leslie discusses Black History Month, Rockhurst's diversity initiatives, and how she found her way back to RU.
student thinking
This week we welcome Alicia Douglas, director of Community Relations & Outreach and director of the Rockhurst Community Center. Alicia talks about what the Center does for the community, how students can engage in the broader community, as well as Black History Month and how "Black history is happening at this moment in time. It’s happening today."
Rockhurst campus
In this week’s episode, the group welcomes special guest Angie Carr from Student Life. Angie previews all the new additions to the campus schedule this spring, including Firepit Fridays, movie nights, outdoor living rooms, and updates to the sand volleyball and basketball court.
Riot police lined up
In the first RockCast episode of 2021, the students talk about their thoughts surrounding the U.S. Capitol riots in DC, including how does the country learn from this, and how does it move forward?
Student wearing mask
We have finally hit the end of 2020 and it’s taken us three years to get here. Our final episode of the year includes: Highlights from 2020 – the year of everything, predictions for 2021, how students got through the 2020 fall semester, grievances in a bucket full of covid, an interview with VP of Student Development Matt Quick, the best things about Winter Break, and a submitted topic – thoughts on not having Spring Break in 2021.
Students talking to each other
At long last, the 2020 election is official. Mostly. And while that is the main podcast topic of Episode 4, it's not the only one. Our followers on Instagram gave us some topic ideas, too
Rockhurst campus
In this episode, Vince, America, and Jerrit talk about the election and its fallout (What did we learn?), social media mayhem, choosing community over chaos (and Rockhurst initiatives to promote community post-election), and how to maintain relationships during Covid.
Student writing on whiteboard
Jerrit and America join Bri’Yana and Vince to talk about what’s most challenging in college during 2020, Rockhurst realities vs their pre-freshman expectations, holding on to RU traditions despite the pandemic, what’s next for our seniors, and a pre-election segment where they share post-election advice for their future selves and others.
Student Smiling
In its debut episode, The RockCast’s Bri’Yana and Vince talk about college life during a pandemic, upper-class students’ experience vs first-year students when socializing is kept to a minimum for safety reasons, new academic and social norms, social media “conversations” and today’s culture, how change is happening on campus and beyond, the importance of voting, wishing one thing back with the snap of your fingers, and predictions on what life will be like in fall 2021.

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