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. 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.

Rachel Basela, Life & Arts Editor

Nov 11, 2020
Detroit erupts into protests, celebrations following election results (Media)
Mar 30, 2020
COVID-19 Relief Fund assists students affected by pandemic (Story)
Mar 23, 2020
Honors College responds to COVID-19 concerns (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Center for Civic Engagement to host mock caucus event (Story)
Feb 09, 2020
15 self-care tips to fall in love with yourself this Valentine’s Day (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Human trafficking panel informs OU community (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
‘Circles’: An homage to late Mac Miller and his followers (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
Enjoying the moments in between day-to-day struggles (Story)
Jan 08, 2020
‘Fine Line’ released at the end of a decade, jumpstarts eclectic era of pop music (Story)
Dec 04, 2019
Soulful country artist Ben Danaher shares his journey (Story)
Dec 04, 2019
OUWB student identifies barriers in prescribing opioids in Michigan (Story)
Nov 10, 2019
Students against climate change (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Ugandan performer shares culture with campus and community (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
Trashcan Sinatras visit Ferndale’s Magic Bag (Story)
Oct 17, 2019
Australian alternative quartet rocks The Shelter (Story)
Oct 02, 2019
OU alum discusses his ‘breakthrough moment’ (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Three vital steps for securing a job at OU’s Career Fair (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Grassroots movement battles ‘climate grief’ on campus (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Discussing the UAW strike (Story)
Sep 18, 2019
America’s got OU talent that’s buzzworthy (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
Vaping: the beginning of the end starts in Michigan (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
Can’t Say Michigan Ain’t Country (Story)
Aug 06, 2019
OU’s Bottomless Toy Chest interns make a difference at annual Red Carpet Movie Event (Story)
Aug 06, 2019
Unprotected wildlife on campus threatened by prospective development (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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