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Music has the power and force to unite diverse groups

Alec Cunic, Rocket Contributor

March 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In the structure of today’s times, the opinions of the public are few and far between, colliding on the many controversial issues that are actively being disputed in the modern world. While it may seem now that it is easier...

Atheists are often a vilified and misrepresented minority

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

March 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When people think of minority groups, atheists rarely come to mind. For most, belonging to a minority group isn’t a choice; whether that be race, sexual orientation, or gender identity, which is why atheism seems so unusual...

Student media offers valuable, real-life experience to students of all majors

The Rocket Staff

March 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A major misconception of students when seeking to join student media organizations such as The Rocket or WSRU-TV is that the participants must be journalism or communication majors. While many members of these organizations ...

Degrees mean much more when students actively exploit their resources

Dylan Vamosi, Rocket Contributor

March 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

College is beneficial socially, economically, intellectually and culturally. However, many college students feel like their hard work and thousands of dollars of debt will merely amount to a useless piece of paper. This is becaus...

Incoming freshmen should get involved with their departments quickly

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

March 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As students of Slippery Rock, and as college students in general, it is up to our discretion as to what we choose to study and major and minor in. Many factors influence this decision, namely prospective job opportunities and job sati...

Creative writing has serious value, extending beyond language and art

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

March 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Being a creative writing major, I’ve seen and heard my fair share of reactions from people who find out my field of study. Oftentimes, it’s regarded as something pursued purely out of passion, as it has little to no practical...

Black history should be celebrated year-round, not just for one month

Nathaniel Preisel, Rocket Contributor

February 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Black History Month typically sparks a conversation about diversity, but unfortunately this seems to be the only time when it's a topic, when it is an issue that should talked about all year-round. Being more diverse is someth...

Diversity is an incredibly complex subject

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

February 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The one thing we all have in common is that we all have our differences. Differences are what make us beautiful and captivating people. Attempts to sincerely understand and respect said differences should be encouraged, but ever...

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