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Rachel Basela

Rachel Basela, Life & Arts Editor

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. 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, reporting on accomplished OU staff and students and reviewing concerts in metro Detroit.

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Discussing the UAW strike

September 23, 2019
OU senior Rachel Pepe helps pediatric cancer patients with “Toy Story” crafts at the Bottomless Toy Chest Red Carpet Movie event.

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August 6, 2019
A child receives an “Oscar” award from OU senior Katie Krajenke. The awards were just one movie-themed part of BTC’s Red Carpet Movie event.

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August 6, 2019
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