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 »

New ‘transgender’ bathrooms a publicity stunt by SRU

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor
November 21, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Designating a bathroom to be gender equal is nothing more than a publicity stunt. It’s something that was likely sent to everybody in a “Good News” e-mail from the PR department. Trying to make people feel more comfortable at the university is a step forward, but changing one bathroom is just that.... Read more »

Graduation can be bittersweet, students should consider going to grad school

Ashely Cook, Pixie Posts
November 21, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Most students would agree that graduating is bitter sweet. If you don’t agree right now, it’s probably because you’re not close enough to graduating to realize it. When the time comes, you will remember those four years (sometimes more) you have spent at this school, the countless late night hours... Read more »

Chivalry dates back to Medieval times, not just about ideals between men and women


November 21, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Lonely Feminist,   I understand your position on the topic of chivalry, but I wholeheartedly disagree. With the strength of 10,000 angry bulls actually. Why does it have to be a sex thing all the time? The idea of chivalry is dated back to a Medieval Knight code of morals and social conduct;... Read more »

Let’s Talk About “Quality” and “Education.” Or Not.

Tom Sparrow, Department of Philosophy, Slippery Rock University
November 21, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Everyone is now depressingly familiar with the budget crisis facing the PASSHE schools, SRU included. Today, lots more people have “retrenchment” in their personal vocabulary. The threats are familiar: the firing of tenured faculty, the non-renewal of temporary faculty, the possible closure of academic... Read more »

Policy on scheduling needs revamped

Policy on scheduling needs revamped

The Rocket
November 14, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Every fall and spring, there is one university event that every single student is required to participate in (with the exception of graduating seniors). This event, commonly known as Fall or Spring registration, is widely feared by students. It is a major source of stress for all, as many feel scheduling... Read more »

Students should challenge themselves to be courageous

Andria Alessio, Commentary
November 14, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Recently, I sat down and watched the movie “We Bought a Zoo.” One of the best quotes that came from the film was used by Matt Damon’s character, and it’s stuck with me since. I find it applicable to so many situations in both personal and professional life. Damon’s character states, “All... Read more »

Chivalry is an outdated notion of the past, women are independent

Hannah McLaughlin, Commentary
November 14, 2013
Filed under Opinion

The other day I had a discussion with one of my guy friends about if chivalrous acts are still necessary in this modern society of ours. He argued that men preforming these acts of kindness for the fairer sex is all in good taste and that it’s part of the male psyche to protect women from the horrors... Read more »