Athletes ‘coming out’ merely political, unnecessary for fans

Vince Scalamogna, Commentary
February 27, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Michael Sam’s announcement of being openly gay is clearly all about politics. His announcement comes close to the time that Jason Collins leaps back into the public image. This world continues to see people coming ‘out of the closet.’ I ask: is it necessary for them to do this? Aren’t there other... Read more »

Academic minor policy change beneficial to students, offers learning opportunities

Academic minor policy change beneficial to students, offers learning opportunities

The Rocket Staff
February 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Recently the Pa. State System of Higher Education issued a requirement for all 14 member universities regarding academic minors and the overlapping of coursework. The current policy at SRU is that at least four credits have to be taken outside of major degree requirements to earn a minor. For example,... Read more »

Sexual Assault on College Campuses: Let your Opinions be Heard

Casey Young, Casey's Corner, Consider This
February 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Back in January, the President launched the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to address sexual assault on college campuses.  The White House reports that one in five women are forced to have sex without their consent during their lifetime and one in five  women are sexually... Read more »

Remembering the 90′s

"Princess Consuela Banana Hammock", 90's defender
February 18, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Anti-90’s Kid, Remember when the biggest concern in your life was dressing up your Barbie doll to the nines or trying to get the limited-edition holographic Pokemon card before your friend did? Yeah, me too. Now that we’re in college, we have to be concerned with student loans, career... Read more »

Condoms readily available to university students promote wellness, not sexual promiscuity

Condoms readily available to university students promote wellness, not sexual promiscuity

The Rocket
February 13, 2014
Filed under Opinion

While it may not be the question of the ages, or a tale as old as time, many college students reap the benefits of having free and low-cost sexual health services available to them. But just because these services are readily available, does it means students are more inclined to be sexually active? We... Read more »

College students reminisce about 90′s too frequently

Hannah McLaughlin, Commentary
February 13, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Ok kids it’s time for some real talk. Most of us here are like 18-22 years old, meaning we were born in the early 1990’s. We grew up with Rugrats and Gack and early years of Disney Channel Movies. It was a different time. Some would argue a simpler time. But I am here to say something that might... Read more »

‘Walking Dead’ mid-season premiere creates excitement

Casey Young, Casey's Corner, Consider This
February 13, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on AMC are back in action with the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead that aired this week. It is a perfect show to catch up on if you are not already a “walker” weekly viewer. Only on season four, one weekend of binge watching would get you up to speed.If you are sick... Read more »

The Rocket take bribe, and eats it

Jonathan Janasik, Commentary
February 13, 2014
Filed under Opinion

I’ve always found it extremely off-putting when someone I don’t know is nice to me. I know that sounds like it’s just a personal character flaw, but I think it’s wrong to cast all of the blame onto myself. After all, one of the earliest stories I was ever told was about two hooligans that are... Read more »

University nationally ranked for alcohol violations on campus, stronger enforcement could be at fault

University nationally ranked for alcohol violations on campus, stronger enforcement could be at fault

The Rocket
February 6, 2014
Filed under Opinion

According to a report recently released in Business Insider, Slippery Rock University ranked number seven out of all the schools in the United States for on campus alcohol arrests per 1,000 students. The numbers for this article were compiled from the U.S. Department of Education using their statistics... Read more »

Valentine’s Day options for singles on campus

Hannah McLaughlin, Rocket Contributor
February 6, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Ah love. That special feeling of warm and fuzzies that spread from your heart to your belly and ends in your downstairs region. These feelings are strongest when you think of that one extraordinary person who makes your life worth living. For some people it’s their boyfriend or girlfriend. For others... Read more »