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The RockCast is a podcast BY Rockhurst University students FOR Rockhurst University students... and prospective students, families, alumni, faculty, staff, squirrels in The Quad, etc.

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The RockCast is a podcast BY Rockhurst University students FOR Rockhurst University students... and prospective students, families, alumni, faculty, staff, squirrels in The Quad, etc.

    I Deserve the Good Things That Come Into My Life

    I Deserve the Good Things That Come Into My Life

    Recorded May 8, 2023

    In the last RockCast episode of Season 3… Seniors Damian and Bri’Yana talk with Katia about their Rockhurst career, what’s next for them, advice for incoming students… as well as imposter syndrome setting in.

    All this and more:

    • Not feeling worthy
    • “I deserve the good things that come into my life.”
    • Everyone has their own story
    • Twinsie Awards for Bri and Damian
    • Met Gala looks for Commencement
    • Damian talks about his favorite color
    • Spending “Big Girl Money”
    • Hawk Walk in heels
    • Barefoot is not an option
    • After graduation: What happens next?
    • Sponsor Bri for $5,000
    • Grad certificates + an MBA
    • Track Team Damian
    • Box jumps
    • “I’m 5’2” on a good day”
    • “I just love jumping!”
    • Kansas City > St. Louis > Greece > New Orleans > Fairfax, Virginia
    • Master’s Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Equity and Social Justice
    • More twinning: Grad Assistants
    • Bri to give student government a try
    • “I need a Big Girl Job”
    • Put a ring on it
    • I’m a biomedical technician
    • GRE prepping to get an early start on grad school applications
    • Floating the Buffalo River
    • Reflecting on 4 Years at Rockhurst
    • RA’s in the woods
    • Intramural sports – basketball, soccer, football, volleyball, dodgeball…
    • What would you tell your freshman self? Advice for incoming freshmen
    • Whatever opportunity comes your way, just take it
    • Random conversation with a professor that led to an internship
    • Put yourself out there – talk to someone!
    • “Sing it for us”
    • You don’t have to have the loudest voice, but there are small things on campus that can help your voice be heard
    • Take care of home first before you take care of campus
    • Rockhurst offers free therapy – take care of yourself!
    • The secret to making things start to work out

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    RockCast webpage: www.rockhurst.edu/rockcast
    Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rockcast/id1535098849
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    Stitcher – http://stitcher.com/podcast/the-rockcast
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    All RockCasts on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd3zC-K02eqaFoYsvA00gpfoOmvocXsbm

    • 31 min
    Brain Stuff & What It's Like Leading a Student Organization

    Brain Stuff & What It's Like Leading a Student Organization

    (Season 3, Episode 7) In this week’s episode of the RockCast, Damian and guest co-host Faizion talk about:

    • Hawk Wild Week Preview
    • RockStock, FOSA right around the corner
    • How do you handle stress and tests?
    • Study break ideas and daily routines
    • Your Re-set Day
    • Take time for yourself by yourself
    • Your goal is your mission; keep your eyes forward
    • RU Counseling Center – Talk without judgment
    • Speak on your feelings
    • Seniors approaching the finish line
    • Storm watching
    • Thunder and lightning-ing
    • Weather puns
    • The new BSU president speaks
    • The outgoing BSU president reacts
    • Leadership opportunities on campus
    • How does Rockhurst help students become good leaders?
    • We, as college students, need to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves
    • It’s up to us to build the Lego tower as leaders
    • The importance of connecting with faculty, and faculty connecting with students
    • Challenges as an org president
    • Striving to understand each other, because even within an organization we all think differently
    • Black Student Union isn’t just for Black students; New president pushing for more diversity
    • Connecting to faculty, especially on a smaller campus
    • Spill the Tea – practical steps in response to students
    • LaTisha Davis excelling in her role as Director of Multicultural Belonging and Engagement
    • Platforms to help build community on campus

    Recorded April 11, 2023

    You can find our college student podcast on the following services. Be sure to rate, review, like and share!

    RockCast webpage: www.rockhurst.edu/rockcast
    Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rockcast/id1535098849
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    • 37 min
    Spring Break, Breaking Ceilings, & Seeing New Sports Coming to Campus

    Spring Break, Breaking Ceilings, & Seeing New Sports Coming to Campus

    (Season 3, Episode 6) In this week’s episode of the RockCast, the group welcomes Rosa to the pod to talk about:

    Spring Break

    • Plans and planning the plans
    • Spring Break goals if money was no object
    • Let’s meet in 30 years to see if our Spring Break goals came true

    Women’s History Month at a Former All-Boys School

    • It’s a different Rockhurst now (since 1969), and why that’s such a good thing
    • Female role models and why
    • Glass ceilings were meant to be broken
    • What my stay-at-home mom thinks of me breaking the family tradition of wives being stay-at-home moms

    Coming Soon: New Sports

    • New sports coming … what other sports should be added?
    • Where do we put the football field?
    • Fun Fact: Having a swim team means we can get UMKC pool memberships
    • Is there even room for more sports?

    You can find our college student podcast on the following services. Be sure to rate, review, like and share!

    RockCast webpage: www.rockhurst.edu/rockcast
    Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rockcast/id1535098849
    Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5KOYftRZk5v2Ncs5S3HKcp
    Google Podcasts - https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zb3VuZGNsb3VkLmNvbS91c2Vycy9zb3VuZGNsb3VkOnVzZXJzOjg5MTEwOTkwNi9zb3VuZHMucnNz?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwir3vftrq77AhX9kYkEHYLOAvAQ9sEGegQIARAC
    Stitcher – http://stitcher.com/podcast/the-rockcast
    SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/rockhurstu
    All RockCasts on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd3zC-K02eqaFoYsvA00gpfoOmvocXsbm

    • 25 min
    2023 & Me

    2023 & Me

    In our first episode of 2023, the cast dives into the new semester by talking about:

    Winter Break Highlights

    • That movie I saw but can’t remember
    • 9 days of festive eating
    • Sometimes it’s best when you do nothing at all

    Service Trip to Guatemala

    • 4-hour van ride in the dark over a mountain you never knew was there
    • Immersing into the culture
    • You never know someone’s story
    • Listen before you help

    2023 and a Better Me

    • Resolutions – yes or no and have you actually kept them?
    • Creating a better me – well beyond 2023
    • Gratitude journals
    • Intangible life changes
    • 300 things you want God to do in your life
    • Beyonce tickets

    Resolutions for Rockhurst

    • How can organizations and faculty/staff have open conversations to help each other?
    o Faculty/Staff getting the true perspective of a student
    o Students find wisdom and advice by talking to people outside their age group
    • Always staying true to our values
    • Faculty flexibility and continued follow-through
    • More opportunities for organizations
    • HEATED WALKWAYS IN WINTER

    Surviving Kansas City Winters

    • Perspective from South Dakota
    • Closing schools for “sprinkles”
    • Perspective from Ethiopia
    • Things to do in KC when you’re cold
    • Hoodies all season
    • NO ONE SAID IT WOULD BE MINUS-30
    • Patch your jeans
    • Those long 7-minute walks to class uphill both ways

    You can find our college student podcast on the following services. Be sure to rate, review, like and share!

    RockCast webpage: www.rockhurst.edu/rockcast
    Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rockcast/id1535098849
    Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5KOYftRZk5v2Ncs5S3HKcp
    Google Podcasts - https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zb3VuZGNsb3VkLmNvbS91c2Vycy9zb3VuZGNsb3VkOnVzZXJzOjg5MTEwOTkwNi9zb3VuZHMucnNz?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwir3vftrq77AhX9kYkEHYLOAvAQ9sEGegQIARAC
    Stitcher – http://stitcher.com/podcast/the-rockcast
    SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/rockhurstu
    All RockCasts on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd3zC-K02eqaFoYsvA00gpfoOmvocXsbm

    For more information on Rockhurst University, visit www.rockhurst.edu.

    • 36 min
    College Me Back In My High School Home

    College Me Back In My High School Home

    In our last episode of 2022, the cast welcome Naz to the discussion to talk about the following:

    Back at Home After Being Away at College

    • Must-have dishes during family gatherings (and who has to approve of them to know you did a good job making them)
    • Navigating difficult family discussions – tips, stories, and what to prioritize.
    • Transitioning from being at college to being back at home for long periods of time – the highs, lows, and “Why do I have to ask for permission?”
    • College me in my high school home
    • Younger siblings have it so easy (or do they?)
    • Sleep hits different at home

    Surviving Finals

    • How much sleep did you get during finals?
    • “This is what it feels like to not be stressed going to sleep”
    • Advice for future finals
    • Using the 9-to-5
    • Coffee, coffee, and also coffee
    • Learning from my mistakes
    • YouTube study music
    • Best places to study on campus

    Music Apps

    • Apple Music shaming
    • People who like Spotify ads
    • One-song playlists >
    • Breaking News: Lebron James doesn’t have Spotify Premium and uses cable
    • October 10, the day Naz played a song 75 times (according to Spotify Wrapped), but didn’t like the album
    • “I don’t agree with my Spotify Wrapped”
    • How much does Spotify Wrapped say about you?

    You can find our college student podcast on the following services. Be sure to rate, review, like and share!

    RockCast webpage: www.rockhurst.edu/rockcast
    Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rockcast/id1535098849
    Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5KOYftRZk5v2Ncs5S3HKcp
    Google Podcasts - https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zb3VuZGNsb3VkLmNvbS91c2Vycy9zb3VuZGNsb3VkOnVzZXJzOjg5MTEwOTkwNi9zb3VuZHMucnNz?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwir3vftrq77AhX9kYkEHYLOAvAQ9sEGegQIARAC
    Stitcher – http://stitcher.com/podcast/the-rockcast
    SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/rockhurstu
    All RockCasts on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd3zC-K02eqaFoYsvA00gpfoOmvocXsbm

    • 53 min
    Common Sense Is Not So Common

    Common Sense Is Not So Common

    The RockCast is back with Episode 3 of the fall season! Bri, Damian, and Kaylie talk about good and not-so-good Halloween costumes this year and the mid-semester student service trips. They also tackle our new neighbor, Tiki Taco, and (unrelated, we promise) discuss feeling safe on campus. Do you feel safe? What safety precautions are in place if you don’t?

    Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review wherever you get your podcasts. If you are interested in submitting a topic idea or would like to be a co-host, send us a message on Instragam, @rockhurstuniversity.

    (Season 3, Episode 3 recorded November 4, 2022)

    Find our college student podcast on the following services:

    RockCast webpage: www.rockhurst.edu/rockcast
    Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rockcast/id1535098849
    Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5KOYftRZk5v2Ncs5S3HKcp
    Google Podcasts - https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zb3VuZGNsb3VkLmNvbS91c2Vycy9zb3VuZGNsb3VkOnVzZXJzOjg5MTEwOTkwNi9zb3VuZHMucnNz?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwir3vftrq77AhX9kYkEHYLOAvAQ9sEGegQIARAC
    Stitcher – http://stitcher.com/podcast/the-rockcast
    SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/rockhurstu
    All RockCasts on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd3zC-K02eqaFoYsvA00gpfoOmvocXsbm

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

huntdm12 ,

Students very insightful

The students on this podcast seem to quite intelligent, insightful young adults. Love listening to their viewpoints during these turbulent times.

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