Rapids Review and Spirit River Review release 2020 issues
July 13, 2020
Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s Creative Writing Club celebrates the 2020 release of its two annual student creative writing and visual art publications, The Rapids Review (Coon Rapids) and The Spirit River Review (Cambridge). Together, nearly 35 students contributed their creative work to the publications and helped publish them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The publications are available online, and physical copies will be available on campus in the fall.
The Creative Writing Club is just one of 48 clubs and organizations available to all Anoka-Ramsey students. For Anoka-Ramsey alumna Riley Schatz ’18, the Creative Writing Club and The Rapids Review became a creative outlet to help her explore interests outside of her Biomedical Technology major.
Like many high school graduates, Schatz was unsure of what was next after graduation, until she discovered a grant program during her college search that was available to first year college students going to into engineering and science fields.
“As a teenager, I of course had no idea what path I wanted to take with my life and line of work [during my college search], so I decided that I would explore my interests in science at a community college with the program,” said Schatz.
While at Anoka-Ramsey, Schatz discovered science wasn’t her only passion. She found herself writing fantasy novels with friends in her free time, which led her to take a Creative Writing class.
"Despite my love for medical science and biology, I have always had a passion for writing stories. My Creative Writing class tapped into my favorite topics, and I was able to express my talents without boundaries. I love embarking on fantasy stories, and making intense, enjoyable experiences for others to read. I had the privilege of submitting two of my short-story pieces into The Rapids Review because of this class."
While Schatz currently works in the Biomedical field as a Technical Analyst Assistant, her experience at Anoka-Ramsey still fuels her passion for the arts as much as it does science.
"It has always been a dream of mine to publish my first book. Being able to publish two short-story pieces really elevated that desire for me. Since then, I have been dreaming big, and coming up with a bounty of ideas that I hope one day I can finish," said Schatz.
To learn more about the Creative Writing Club and the many other clubs and organizations offered to students at Anoka-Ramsey, visit AnokaRamsey.edu/campus-life/clubs-organizations/.
Anoka-Ramsey recognizes student achievements through Outstanding Student Awards
May 13, 2021
Alumni Connection: Mulenga Kapungulya
May 07, 2021
Anoka-Ramsey offering COVID-19 vaccine clinics for students, employees and relatives over age 18
May 05, 2021
Interrupted plans lead to opportunity to pursue passion for writing
April 23, 2021
Minnesota GreenCorps project and new Sustainability Certificate help advance Anoka-Ramsey’s commitment to environmental sustainability
April 22, 2021
- Anoka-Ramsey recognizes student achievements through Outstanding Student Awards
Anoka-Ramsey In The News
ARCC food shelves awarded grant to help students
Isanti-Chisago County StarDecember 17, 2020
Community Mural Unveiled at ARCC
CTN Coon RapidsAugust 28, 2020
College Instructors and Students Make Distance Learning Work
North Metro TVApril 23, 2020
ARCC to hold ‘drive by’ ceremony
Isanti-Chisago StarMay 21, 2020
Community-led Mural Takes Shape
CTN Coon RapidsMarch 13, 2020
Walz, Flanagan propose $447M for state colleges and universities
KSTPJanuary 13, 2020
Tim Walz proposing borrowing $447M for repairs, upgrades at MN colleges, universities
Pioneer PressJanuary 13, 2020
Don't default and other tips from student loan experts
Minnesota Public Radio NewsOctober 23, 2019
Lifelong experiences shared through poems by GracePointe Crossing residents
County News ReviewOctober 18, 2019
Colleges Get Lessons in Helping People Finish Their Degrees
Campus TechnologyOctober 08, 2019
- ARCC food shelves awarded grant to help students