Super Bowl commercials getting too provocative

Casey Young, Rocket Contributor
February 6, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The Super Bowl is one of those events that almost no one wants to miss.  Whether it’s as a fan of a particular team, a fan of the game itself, or a fan of the commercials, everyone wants a piece of the action.  Although the game is fun to watch, the commercials drew me in last Sunday.  However,... Read more »

Textbooks and access codes financially burden students, university should adopt open textbooks

Textbooks and access codes financially burden students, university should adopt open textbooks

The Rocket Staff
January 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion

College textbooks notoriously break the bank of our nation’s youth and SRU students are no exception to that rule. A survey released earlier this week by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGs shows that 65 percent of student consumers have opted out of buying a college textbook due... Read more »

A.J. Burnett to test free agent market for 2014 season

Ryan Barlow, Rocket Contributor
January 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion

With Spring Training just around the corner, the Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they preparing to enter the 2014 season without starting pitcher A.J. Burnett.  Burnett, 37, announced during the 2013 regular season campaign that he was contemplating going into retirement at season’s end, but... Read more »

Students experience ‘mid-college crisis’ in vain, inevitably change major

Casey Young, Rocket Contributor
January 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion

At one point or another, everyone in college doubts his/her choice of major, wants to change majors, or just has no idea what he want to do with his life.  Give an 18 year old college student the decision of what he/she wants to do with the rest of his life, what else can you expect?  I have come... Read more »

SRU should extend Thanksgiving Recess, reevaluate break schedule

SRU should extend Thanksgiving Recess, reevaluate break schedule

The Rocket
December 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion

After returning from a nice five-day weekend, otherwise known as Thanksgiving Recess, many SRU students are left wanting more. In the fall, the university’s break schedule is a little wonky, to say the least. With a two-day fall break, a one-day break for Labor day, and then another three-day break... Read more »

British singer Lily Allen makes feminist statement

Ashley Cook, Pixie Posts
December 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Popular British singer, Lily Allen, is back and with a vengeance. As a fan of her previous music before her hiatus from the music industry, I was ecstatic to hear her new song “Hard Out Here.” Although her video has received criticism for her mocking of Miley Cyrus’ twerking and her black back-up... Read more »

SRU’s production of Richard III utilizes modern touches, dedicated young actors

The Rocket
December 5, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor,   The sound of a “magic flute’ exquisitely touched by young gifted hands and the soft background of a gently played guitar accompaniment set at tone for grace in a rendition of ‘Ave Maria.’ Outside the theatre those in line stood silently waiting for the doors to open.... Read more »

Student-run ‘SRU’ Twitter accounts waste of time, joke among students

Hannah McLaughlin, Commentary
December 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion

I feel like it’s safe to assume that most students on campus have a Twitter account. And I think it’s also safe to assume that at some point or another, we’ve all see the various SRU accounts ‘not affiliated with Slippery Rock University’. Some of these accounts are funny, provide an outlet... Read more »

Students wait in anticipation for new season of ‘The Bachelor’

Casey Young, Casey's Corner, Consider This
December 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion

We are all in the midst of final exam stress, studying, and maybe even some last minute cramming.  I, for one, am ready for a relaxing winter break.  Not only break, ladies, I am ready for the new season of The Bachelor to hit ABC January 6. For all of my fellow The Bachelor and The Bachelorette... Read more »

Gender neutral bathrooms should be more widespread

Gender neutral bathrooms should be more widespread

The Rocket
November 21, 2013
Filed under Opinion

California recently passed what some are referring to as the “transgender bathroom bill”. Ca. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1266, The School Success and Opportunity Act, in August, setting it to take effect as law in January. For SRU students, a transgender bathroom isn’t a brand new... Read more »