The Oakland Post

Rachel Basela
Rachel Basela is the life and arts editor for The Oakland Post. She is responsible for overseeing the life and arts reporters and editing their content.

Basela is a sophomore at Oakland University who is majoring in journalism with a concentration in religious studies. She joined The Post as a contributor near the end of her freshman year in 2019. The following summer, she joined the staff as an intern with intentions of becoming a reporter. That same summer, she took the position of life and arts editor.

Her journey started with an opinion column in The Macomb Daily in 2018 during her senior year of high school. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Basela's high school held a walk-out in protest of gun violence. This article debuted her trail of published works. Since then, her endeavors in journalism included interviewing a New York Times columnist and reporting on accomplished OU staff and students.

Rachel Basela, Life & Arts Editor

Aug 06, 2019
Unprotected wildlife on campus threatened by prospective development (Story)
Aug 06, 2019
OU’s Bottomless Toy Chest interns make a difference at annual Red Carpet Movie Event (Story)
Jun 26, 2019
Satire: Millennials are outdating doorbell technology through texting (Story)
Jun 26, 2019
‘Rocketman’ is raw, uncensored and imaginative (Story)
Jun 05, 2019
Steve Waterfield — a year in review (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
2018 Miss Mid-Michigan battles pageant misconceptions (Story)
Apr 03, 2019
Philosopher explains how to combat oppression of identities (Story)
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