Senior Spotlight: Interview with Cassandra Rashley

By Hannah Imel

Q What is your favorite Grace College memory?

A Mailing potatoes to all the guys on the cross country team is probably one of my favorite memories. It was pretty funny to watch them all try to figure it out, because they didn’t know me very well yet.

Q What has been your least favorite Grace College memory?

A I did get a parking ticket one time because I parked on the sidewalk. That didn’t bother me too much though; I thought it was kind of funny. It’s also hard to balance really difficult classes with practicums and track.

Q Do you have any advice for new students at Grace College?

A Don’t be afraid to approach new people. Don’t try to fit the character that you think people are supposed to perceive you as. Grace College is actually a really diverse group of people; you’re going to find your niche somewhere.  Don’t forget that Yahweh is bae, and you need to keep up communication with Him. That’s the only thing that’s getting me through school, for sure. When you’re feeling stressed, let Jesus take that mess. I came up with that last year.

Q What are some ways in which you’ve grown through your experiences at Grace?

A It was exciting to experience the transition to who I am now as an individual, from who I was living in the community I grew up in.  I have a deeper relationship with the Lord and a better understanding of myself. I’m more confident, and I’ve developed a deeper love of learning. I’ve also learned not to put too much value on romantic relationships. I see that a lot on campus and it can be irritating. I just want girls to love themselves and to be able to be independent! A boyfriend isn’t going to complete you. Your value is unchanging in Christ! And guys too, not just my lady sister-friends. The Lord is your provider, macho guys. I want people to see themselves the way God sees them. I’m not going to tell people how to live their life. But I do want to be a good example in how I live my own life.