SGA reinstates removed representatives to senate

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
March 26, 2014
Filed under News

The Slippery Rock University Student Government Association (SGA) voted to reinstate Cody Moody as a commuter senator and Abigail Toth as the Building A senator during the senate meeting Monday, following the presidential debate. The two students were removed from their positions for failure to complete... Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day Hits Pittsburgh

St. Patrick’s Day Hits Pittsburgh

Alex Mowrey, Photo Editor
March 17, 2014
Filed under News, Photo Slideshows

Pittsburgh is home to some of the greatest athletic teams in the nation,  but what some may not know is that they are also known for their St. Patrick's Day parade. Participants in the parade started outside the Greyhound bus station at Liberty Avenue and 11th Street. The parade then proceeded to... Read more »

Directory shares student information without consent

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
March 6, 2014
Filed under News

It’s recommended by many that you never ask a woman her weight, but a student’s weight is just one of the 17 categories of information that are deemed public information by Slippery Rock University. The university is able to use and disclose this public information without a student’s consent for... Read more »

Bulk trash problem solved, recycling problem arises

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor
March 6, 2014
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After the Slippery Rock Borough’s decision to move bulk trash day from May to March in Sept. 2012, they voted on Feb. 4 to change the change the trash day back to May. “It was changed to March because the new contract was coming up and it was filled,” council member Christy Tichy explained.... Read more »

Hands-on events educate students about brains

Haley Barnes, Rocket Contributor
March 6, 2014
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Slippery Rock’s Psychology department is promoting a brain on drugs themed Brain Awareness Week called “Peace. Love. Brains!” March 10 through March 13 in Vincent Science Center, where hands on activities and an art show will be taking place. “Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a nationally recognized... Read more »

Program helps students process tax returns

Rachel Konieczny, Rocket Contributor
March 6, 2014
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Slippery Rock University and the Internal Revenue Service have created a unique partnership that offers students and taxpayers a “bang for their buck”. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, often referred to as “VITA,” is once again providing free tax return preparation services for... Read more »

Police Blotter: 03-07-2014

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
March 6, 2014
Filed under News

Borough  Feb. 16 - Alexander Rizzutto was cited for an open container violation along Franklin Street. Feb. 16 - Jason Bently Harcar was cited for disorderly house after being highly intoxicated along South Main Street. Feb. 21 - Graeme Frye, Michael Ross and Jordan Kirkwood were cited for... Read more »

Student directory shares information to public without student consent

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
March 5, 2014
Filed under News

It’s recommended by many that you never ask a woman her weight, but a student’s weight is just one of the 17 categories of information that are deemed public information by Slippery Rock University. The university is able to use and disclose this public information without a student’s consent... Read more »

Boozel justifies using disposable Styrofoam dishes

Boozel justifies using disposable Styrofoam dishes

Haley Barnes, Rocket Contributor
February 27, 2014
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Students were questioning the usage of disposable plates, bowls, cups, and sliverware at Boozel Dining Hall on Monday. “I was a little confused when I went to Boozel for lunch on Monday,” Brooke Griffin, freshman Emerging Technology and Multimedia major said. “I wanted to know why Boozel was... Read more »

Police Blotter

Kevin Squires, Assistant News Editor
February 27, 2014
Filed under News

Campus Feb. 21 - Police responded to a theft of monies from the Robert M. Smith Student Center. The case is under investigation. Feb. 21 - A vehicle was reported damaged at East Lake Lot. The case is under investigation. Feb. 21 - Shane Beatty, 19, was issued citations for being underage and... Read more »