Fast and Furious leaves Need for Speed in the dust, but still worth a watch

Fast and Furious leaves Need for Speed in the dust, but still worth a watch

Jimmy Graner, Rocket Contributor
March 26, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

In 1994, Pioneer Productions as well as Electronic Arts developed a game called Road and Track Presents: The Need for Speed. The premise of the game involved cars racing against each other in attempts to finish first. Since that time, developers have released 19 titles, each one bigger and better than... Read more »

History of SRU as a normal school is presented for 125th

History of SRU as a normal school is presented for 125th

Katie Ellis, Rocket Contributor
March 26, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

In celebration of SRU’s 125th anniversary, the President’s Commission on the Status of Women hosted the nation’s foremost expert on the history of higher education on Tuesday night, to discuss the country’s earliest Normal Schools. Normal schools developed as the earliest means by which women... Read more »

Fashion designers are remembered after their deaths

Fashion designers are remembered after their deaths

Katie Ellis , Rocket Contributor
March 26, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

Away from the glamorous, colorful world of fashion lies a dark side filled with tragic moments that rarely take center stage.  Three of fashion’s brightest designers over the course of the last 20 years, Gianni Versace, Alexander McQueen, and L’Wren Scott, all died while helming revered fashion... Read more »

Cosmos brings visually stunning science to network television

Cosmos brings visually stunning science to network television

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
March 23, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

In a visually thrilling showcase of the universe worthy of the highest definition television and stunning enough to captivate in a style that seems designed to be seen in a planetarium, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey brings science to the public in an entertaining and easy to understand way. Cosmos is certainly... Read more »

Students compete in alcohol-free mix-off

Students compete in alcohol-free mix-off


March 6, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

1880s on stage: Theater and Dance departments ‘make the ordinary extraordinary’

1880s on stage: Theater and Dance departments ‘make the ordinary extraordinary’

Rebecca Marcucci, Campus Life Editor
March 6, 2014
Filed under Campus Life, Photo Slideshows

Swing yer partner ‘round ‘n ‘round, dosey doe and don’t let go!” Smiling as he watches students rehearse, dance professor and choreographer Dr. Thom Cobb, renowned as “TC” to the SRU community, said he’s looking to create something magical. The smell of freshly cut wood tickles... Read more »

Neeson stands out from other airplane movie heroes

Jimmy Graner, "Jimmy G's Rock Reviews"
March 6, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

We can’t predict what will happen on an airplane. We wait nonchalantly while we travel from point-A to point-B, catching a movie, having a few drinks, or laying back and take a nap. However, the air-marshal, whose job is to protect and defeat any hostile acts aboard a flight, must be alert at all times.... Read more »

Diversity and Inclusion Series illustrates discrimination in society

Diversity and Inclusion Series illustrates discrimination in society

Janelle Wilson, Rocket Contributor
March 6, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

Slippery Rock University welcomed its fifth annual Diversity and Inclusion series on March 3,4, and 6 with art, guest speakers, presentations, and student workshops that focused on awareness in the community. This year’s events focused on student awareness of world culture, the community’s inclusion... Read more »

Ellen rocks the Oscar awards, stars are celebrated

Ellen rocks the Oscar awards, stars are celebrated

Jimmy Graner, Rocket Contributor
March 4, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

The 86 Annual Academy Awards show took place Sunday night, awarding many actors and actresses with that beloved gold statue. The host Ellen DeGeneres, who undoubtedly beat Seth MacFarlane as host last year, put on a parade of antics that not only kept the audience humored but the people watching at home... Read more »

12 Years a Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o: Forever a Fashionista and past Oscar-style precedence

12 Years a Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o: Forever a Fashionista and past Oscar-style precedence

Katie Ellis, Rocket Contributor
March 4, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

There is no awards show with as storied a history as the Academy Awards, which had its first annual ceremony at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 1929.  Winners were notified of their victory three months before the ceremony was held, a procedure that continued until 1941, whenever the sealed-envelope... Read more »