Students take the plunge

Students take the plunge

Stephanie Cheek, Assistant Campus Life Editor
February 20, 2014
Filed under Campus Life, Photo Slideshows

Imagine standing in the cold in the middle of Moraine State Park preparing to make the leap, run, or walk into freezing water. This is exactly what six members of SRU Rock PRoductions, SRU’s on campus PR firm, did at this years Douse for a House: Polar Plunge. “This year I was the liaison between... Read more »

Black Action Society and NAACP celebrate African American history during Black History Month

Black Action Society and NAACP celebrate African American history during Black History Month

Janelle Wilson, Rocket Contributor
February 20, 2014
Filed under Campus Life, Multimedia

Black History Month came to SRU under the theme “Remembering our History; Building Our Future” and was celebrated with a variety of educational events, including those hosted by the SRU chapters of the Black Action Society (BAS) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). SRU’s... Read more »

Chanel and Vanderbilt among retro designers still influencing today’s generation

Chanel and Vanderbilt among retro designers still influencing today’s generation

Katie Ellis, Rocket Contributor
February 19, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

Women’s fashion would not be the phenomenon that it is without the influence of iconic designers of the past. These designers have helped to create the foundation for timeless pieces that women are still fond of today.  Diane von Furstenberg, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Coco Chanel made dresses and jeans... Read more »

The Monuments Men: A testosterone-packed war film about art?

The Monuments Men: A testosterone-packed war film about art?

Jimmy Graner, Rocket Contributor
February 13, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

Ever since I can remember, war-related films and documentaries have generally had a positive outcome whether it is at the box office or gaining popularity among audiences. Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, and most recently Lone Survivor are all prime examples of this... Read more »

SRU in running to be named “College of the Year” by American Red Cross

SRU in running to be named “College of the Year” by American Red Cross

Amber Cannon, Rocket Contributor
February 13, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

Every year, The American Red Cross awards a college or university with the College of the Year title. This year, Slippery Rock is in the running. With plenty blood drives happening yearly, along with the numerous amount of donors, it is no question that Slippery Rock is the university to beat for the... Read more »

Use Condom Sense

Use Condom Sense

Stephanie Cheek, Assistant Campus Life Editor
February 13, 2014
Filed under Campus Life, Multimedia

The Safer Sex Olympics, Condom Bingo, Sex, Drugs and Pop Culture, and Beers Cheers and Fears are common programs and events that are heard around campus that are held by the HOPE Peer Educators. “Our job is to spread awareness about health on and off campus,” Rachel Mortimer, 21, a junior art... Read more »

Fashion magazines should feature new faces, be realistic

Fashion magazines should feature new faces, be realistic

Katie Ellis, Rocket Contributor
February 11, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

Magazines are the fashion industry’s most recognized and popular way for women to get their information on the latest trends popping up throughout the year.  All magazines cover topics like what to wear on a date, how to properly contour makeup, and hair products to use for every hair type, but how... Read more »

“It’s Girl Code”: MTV star Carly Aquilino discusses the show’s impact, shares laughs

“It’s Girl Code”: MTV star Carly Aquilino discusses the show’s impact, shares laughs

Rebecca Marcucci, Campus Life Editor
February 6, 2014
Filed under Campus Life, Multimedia

Gather ‘round ladies, it’s Girl Code! With fire engine-red hair and a nasally, optimistic voice similar to Fran Drescher’s, there’s no denying Carly Aquilino, 23, stands out from the cast of MTV’s Girl Code. Though Aquilino appears much shorter and petite in person compared to the small... Read more »

You love us, but we’re idiots: Guy Code

You love us, but we’re idiots: Guy Code

Kristin Karam, Sports Editor
February 6, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

Put down the beer and buffalo chicken dip and pick up your Pinot Grigio and P90X because this is “Guy Code”. Star of MTV’s “Guy Code” and “Girl Code” Chris Distefano came to Slippery Rock University Tuesday night to entertain students with a stand-up act. Fully confident in his sensitivity,... Read more »

Duck Dynasty and Bachelor comments raise questions about publicity

Duck Dynasty and Bachelor comments raise questions about publicity

Rebecca Marcucci, Campus Life Editor
February 6, 2014
Filed under Campus Life

Prepare yourself for the rose ceremony. Oh no, what kind of mischief did the Duck Dynasty clan get themselves into this time? There’s no doubt reality TV shows like to instill a certain degree of shock and awe among their viewership. The scene before a commercial break will usually set up an awkward... Read more »