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Five life lessons The Rocket Editor-in-Chief learned while in college

Janelle Wilson, Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I could bore you all with a very detailed description of my time here, which would be similar to most students’ experiences. If you were interested in that, I’ll give you the synopsis: I learned about myself. I grew up. I... Read more »

An investment in science is the best option

Joe Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

April 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Science is a way many educated people go about studying and learning about the world. It’s dependent on repeatable experiments and observation(s) and peer review. Information is culled and then scientists discern what is true... Read more »

News Editor thanks The Rocket for scaring her everyday

Haley Barnes, News Editor

April 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I can remember coming to Slippery Rock University as a freshman and moving into Building A like it was yesterday. I can even remember what I was wearing. Isn’t that cheesy? But here I am about to graduate in about a week. Coming... Read more »

Senior ready to blast off into the real world

Emily Brown

April 27, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Towards the end of the spring semester in 2014, which was my first semester attending Slippery Rock University, I remember my professor announcing that The Rocket newspaper was hiring. At first, I wasn’t really interested because... Read more »

Taking off, graduating staffer recalls great experience

Chris Gordon, Assistant News Editor

April 27, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I was hired onto The Rocket staff a year ago and now, as a senior, I’m getting ready to leave. I’m keen to ask, “what’s changed this past year?” Honestly, there’s still a lot I don’t know. I still can’t spell... Read more »

Changing faces on currency should not stop at Harriet Tubman

Joe Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

April 21, 2016

Filed under Opinion

One of the most recent “controversies” to “plague the nation” is the decision to change the highly venerated twenty-dollar bill. Due to his infamous presidency, the current face of the banknote, Andrew Jackson, is being... Read more »

Criticism isn’t the only way to make students better

Dylan Vamosi, Rocket Contributor

April 21, 2016

Filed under Opinion

“Bad behavior is punished, good behavior is expected.” The above quote is ­­ more or less ­­ the philosophy of many leaders. Essentially, its message is one that undermines compliments and praise and favors of rigor... Read more »

Changing stances on issues should not disqualify political candidates

Joe Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

April 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

One major critique of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is her penchant for being “wishy-washy” with her stances. Now, this is problematic because she doesn’t seem to stick by anything. She seemingly takes topical and... Read more »

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