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After four years, photo editor says goodbye to The Rocket

Rebecca Dietrich, Photo Editor

May 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Four years, two national conferences and 84 newspapers later, my career as photo editor is coming to an end. I don’t know what college would have been like without the opportunity to work at The Rocket and I don’t think I...

Assistant photo editor drops the mic

Kendall Scott, Assistant Photo Editor

May 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

At the end of my sophomore year, looking for something to get me out of the house, I decided to apply for a job with The Rocket on a whim. I was a student in the healthcare sciences field, the only college writing class I had...

Assistant sport editor finds new life at The Rocket

Jordyn Bennett, Assistant Sports Editor

May 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A Canadian dancer named Karen Kain once said, “surround yourself with people who provide you with support and love and remember to give back as much as you can in return.” Honestly, I don’t think I can ever give back what...

Resourcefulness and tenacity are fundamental skills for graduates

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

May 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Having been a community college student before being enrolled at Slippery Rock, I’ve had the opportunity to experience being a student in different environments. This, coupled with me having friends who went to other schools,...

Oxford commas run in fear from assistant copy/web editor

Amanda Salvia, Asst. Copy/Web Editor

May 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I made the conscious choice not to go into journalism because I hated journalistic style. I specifically changed my major from journalism to creative writing. Yet here I am, nixing the Oxford comma from every sentence to fit...

Rocket Editor-in-Chief bids farewell to staff

Ryan Barlow, Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It’s truly unbelievable how quickly four years can come and go. Not too long ago, I was sitting in the Warner Theater in Erie, Pennsylvania preparing to walk across a stage to accept my high school diploma and looking forward...

Voting one way or another is not a personal attack

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

April 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has seen those memes circulating social media that go something like, “actually, political stances are a person’s philosophy. So therefore, if you vote against me, you’re against me...

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