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 »

Letter to the Editor: Condom vending machines promote wellness to students


March 28, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor, We are writing in response to “Instagram Pic of the Week”. The picture was of the condom vending machine found in the Bailey Library, provided by the Protection Connection. The comment below the picture stated “This condom vending machine needs to be in the library because……??”... Read more »

Spring semester speeding by, students should take time to enjoy the moment

Casey Young, Rocket Contributor
March 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion

After a mid-second-semester break, everyone is back into the hustle and bustle of classes and responsibilities. A one week break of fun and relaxation has been met with the return to Slippery Rock. Now the countdown to summer begins. It seems like we have no time at all until summer break becomes our... Read more »

Students signing petitions to end words will not evoke social change

Vince Scalamogna, Rocket Contributor
March 28, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Students signing the petition to end the words “retard” and “retarded” is an ineffective way of getting a point across. I don’t use that slang. I think other people that say it are feeble-minded and won’t change their language no matter how many signatures appear on that petition. First,... Read more »

NFL driven by greed

Steven Bartley, Rocket Contributor
March 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Mark Cuban was quoted last week as saying that in 10 years greed will kill the NFL. The fact that a billionaire said that to another billionaire is troubling. Cuban is one of the most outspoken figures in the industry. He’s the owner of the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA and has shown multiple interests... Read more »

Opinion article on gay athletes misses the mark, needs more research


March 6, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor,   I am writing in response to Vince Scalamonga’s opinion article “Athletes ‘coming out’ merely political, unnecessary for fans” concerning Michael Sam’s recent announcement about his sexuality. The whole article is ridiculous, offensive, and utterly ignorant. First... Read more »

Media causes ‘coming out’ to be a spectacle for gay athletes


March 6, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor,   When it comes to athletes coming out as gay, I don’t really care. If they’re gay, go for it. Congratulations. Good for you. Be who you are, accept yourself, and all of that good stuff. What bothers me is the media frenzy that follows. Why does the world have to... Read more »

‘Coming Out’ courageous act in sport, about quality of life


March 6, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor,   In response to the Opinion piece, “Athlete’s Coming Out Merely Political, Unnecessary for Fans,” the writer is missing the big picture of why Collins and Sam “coming out” is a very courageous act in sport.  It has nothing to do with politics or sports fans;... Read more »