People should defend their ‘me-ness’ when others force opinions and ideals upon them

Ashely Cook, Pixie Posts
November 14, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Recently, I read an article discussing how some people accuse women of constantly disturbing calm waters with their opinions and ideas. How dare we, right? The article discussed how you should make people uncomfortable if it is protecting what she called her “me-ness.” No one should be able to force... Read more »

Concrete taking over campus

Casey Young, Casey's Corner, Consider This
November 14, 2013
Filed under Opinion

As I walk around campus, I pride myself on attending a university that is actively taking steps to be more eco-friendly.  Slippery Rock has built many of the newer buildings, like the new Student Union, to reflect that of an environmentally friendly and more energy efficient structure.  However, I... Read more »

Transferring professors doesn’t make sense

Transferring professors doesn’t make sense

The Rocket
November 7, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Recently the University announced Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Phillip Way’s solution to retrenchment - the “third way”. As stated by the Provost, the first option to deal with the University’s deficit would be retrenchment, and the second would be pulling from the budgetary... Read more »

Students should take full advantage of varied traveling opportunities in college

Ashley Cook, Pixie Posts
November 7, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Walking through the halls of Spotts, you cannot help but notice the countless numbers of posters advertising travel abroad. Cuba, Istanbul, Italy. All of these are experiences any one would love to have and places most people only dream of going. I cannot stress enough the importance of travel in your... Read more »

The United States needs more women in the comedy industry

Hannah McLaughlin, Commentary
November 7, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Funny women aren’t anything new. If you don’t believe me, watch an episode of I Love Lucy, The Carol Bernet Show, or my personal favorite, The Golden Girls. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Pohler, Kirsten Wiig, and Mya Rudolph carried Saturday Night Live in the 2000’s. Today, women like Chelasea Handler,... Read more »

New iPhone case houses a stun gun for self defense

Casey Young, Casey's Corner, Consider This
November 7, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Every girl knows the feeling of walking alone and feeling unsafe.  Although Slippery Rock University is a very safe campus, one should always be prepared.  Yellow Jacket now makes a case for iPhone 4 and 4S that has a hidden stun gun amongst its features. I believe that everyone should take precautions... Read more »

State police horses leave their mark on campus

State police horses leave their mark on campus

The Rocket
October 31, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Homecoming weekend for Slippery Rock University was held Oct. 18 through the 20. The usual festivities took place such as the parade, the homecoming football game, and a homecoming dance. For many universities, homecoming is also an unofficial drinking holiday where college students traditionally... Read more »

Bullying about more than the victim

Ashley Cook
October 31, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor,   There was an article in the last edition of The Rocket about bullying. I agree with several of the points the gentleman made such as the fact that bullies exist outside of school and I also believe that we should be teaching victims to realize that it is not their fault.... Read more »

Students should consider consequences of drinking before attending parties

The Slippery Rock Alcohol and Addictions Coalition
October 31, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor,   We are concerned...at the Slippery Rock Alcohol and Addictions Coalition meeting, held on September 25, 2013, that was the emotion used to express the feelings the coalition members had for the “block party” and large parties that are occurring off campus.  The... Read more »

SEA starts new campaign: ‘Flaunt your Fleece Fridays’

Paul W. Scanlon, PE, LEED AP, Special Assistant to the President for Sustainability Planning & Operations
October 31, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor,   Get Your Fleece On – SRU  “Flaunt Your Fleece Fridays” Campaign begins November 1!   In March of this year, President Norton and Cabinet approved the SRU Energy Conservation Committee’s proposed “Flaunt Your Fleece” campaign. This campaign involves... Read more »