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 »

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 »