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Social anxiety disorder is not a choice

Joshua Kellem, Rocket Contributor

February 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion

"Who's that quiet, creepy looking guy?" "I don't know, just ignore him." And, that's how most conversations go when talking about shy people. But do these conversers know shyness isn't a choice? Ultimately, it's similar...

Hollywood needs new content, not more sequels

Nathaniel Preisel, Rocket Contributor

February 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The year 2017 is the year of sequels and reboots. The other day I was leaving the movie theater and as I was walking past all of the coming soon posters I realized that the majority of movies that are coming out this year are...

Student’s experience at the Women’s March helped her realize the connection between patriotism and protest

Hopi Myers-Arrigoni, Rocket Contributor

January 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Throughout history, protest has been seen through many different lenses. There are those who think a protest is a group of whiny and lazy citizens without jobs who are throwing a tantrum, there is the conflation of violent riots...

What is holiday spirit?

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

December 7, 2016

Filed under Opinion

​It’s that time of year again, when rampant consumerism meets Yuletide cheer. And people across the board are relatively unsure to feel about it. I feel that this is for two reasons: we're getting older and becoming to privy...

The damage of war on the Christmas season

Hopi Myers-Arrigoni, Rocket Contributor

December 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion

With the holidays just around the corner, there comes a certain level of giddiness and joy. It could be a break from school, the chance to see family and friends, and/or the chance to celebrate a unique holiday for your religion....

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