SGA important facet of student life, students should vote in elections

SGA important facet of student life, students should vote in elections

The Rocket
April 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Student Government Association is an important facet of student life. They have many roles on campus, and represent the entire student body. SGA has senators from each Residence Hall, Commuter Senators, Freshman Senators, and an Executive Board. Currently, members of SGA are also on a Cooperative... Read more »

University should offer more than four graduation tickets to graduating seniors

Kelsey Reese, Commentary
April 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Being the senior that I am, last Thursday I went to the student center to pick up all of the graduation necessities: cap, gown, and my FOUR graduation tickets. Four tickets… not even six. Maybe the thought is, “Student’s are in college four years, so they should pick the most important person from... Read more »

125 Anniversary events should be more inclusive for students

Jonathan Janasik, Commentary
April 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion

This week I received an email from the office of the president telling me to fill out a survey. This is in itself is nothing surprising, if there’s one thing that I’ve learned from the constant bombardment of school related emails on RockMail, it’s that the office of the president has what some... Read more »

Not all student fees cause negative impact, some worth the expense

Not all student fees cause negative impact, some worth the expense

The Rocket
April 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Recently, the SRU Council of Trustees voted against raising the parking permit fee for students. The cost of student parking permit will remain at $25. We think that the council, while acting on behalf of students to keep prices lower, could consider making fees higher in the future. The parking... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Campaign to end ‘R’ word serves as starting point toward creating accepting attitudes

The Rocket
April 3, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Spread The Word to End the Word: A Letter to the Editor In response to Vincent Scalamogna’s Commentary “Students signing petitions to end words will not evoke social change” As an advocate for individuals with disability, I would personally like to thank Vince Scalamogna for sharing his opinion... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Columnist misses point of ‘R’ word campaign, serves as pledge to remove word from society’s vocabulary

The Rocket
April 3, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor, I am writing in response to “Student signing petitions to end words will not evoke social change.”  First of all, signing to end the use of the R-word is not a petition, but a pledge.  By signing the poster, you are pledging that you will not use the words “retard”... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Therapeutic Rec club educates students

The Rocket
April 3, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor, I am writing this in regards to the commentary, “Students signing petitions to end words will not evoke social change”. First, I want to thank you for proving the Therapeutic Recreation club’s point in “spread the word to end the word” awareness day. We are trying... Read more »

Campus has plethora of opportunities to explore new things, students should take advantage

Casey Young, Casey's Corner, Consider This
April 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The American Sign Language (ASL) club presented an amazing event at the Student Center Tuesday night.  Keith Wann and Wink each performed a comedy sketch in sign language, while the other interpreted.  They both received many laughs throughout the show.   On the way back to my room, my friend and... Read more »

MLB and the ‘juice’

Steven Bartley, Rocket Contributor
April 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

With Barry Bonds coming back to Pittsburgh on opening day to give Andrew McCutchen the 2013 NL MVP award made me wonder a little bit: are people starting to forget the steroid era in baseball? Don’t get me wrong, the Bonds departure left a sour taste in Pirates fans mouths for a long time. After Bonds... Read more »

Legislation introduced allowing PASSHE schools to leave state system, Slippery Rock should not even consider given the opportunity

Legislation introduced allowing PASSHE schools to leave state system, Slippery Rock should not even consider given the opportunity

The Rocket Staff
March 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Recently, a bill that is aimed at allowing larger, financially stable universities in the state system to secede from the system was introduced in the Pa. Senate. Under the legislation, qualifying member universities of Pennsylvania’s State System for Higher Education (PASSHE) could leave the system... Read more »