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Men’s rugby suspension raises questions about what is and isn’t hazing

The Rocket Staff

September 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The Rock men's rugby team was recently suspended for three years by the university following a lawsuit in which a player's mother accused members of the team of hazing her son, which she claims led to him withdrawing from the...

Dark humor is scathing and honest

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

September 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

My sense of humor is infamous amongst those who know me, for being blasphemous, dark, brazen, and generally caustic. Dark humor is attractive because it’s so scathing and honest. Our world can occasionally be horribly cruel...

Why the SRU College Democrats endorse Hillary Clinton

Cheyenne Jackson, Rocket Contributor

September 12, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Early this semester, the SRU College Democrats unanimously voted to endorse Hillary Clinton as the next POTUS. Here are a few reasons we believe make Hillary the one for the job. First, we cannot stress enough the importa...

Why philosophy of science is paramount in education

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

September 8, 2016

Filed under Opinion

S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) programs are pushed in both high schools and colleges across the country. For a nation struggling with rampant scientific illiteracy, there sure is tremendous focus on careers...

Fantasy football do’s and don’t’s for 2016

Joshua Kellem, Rocket Contributor

September 5, 2016

Filed under Opinion

You're binge watching Adam Schefter's free agent frenzy and tweets are done. Rookies have been drafted. You've created your own rankings. Training camp happened, and you adjusted. The overanalyzing of each preseason game is over....

It is important for athletes to take a pressing stance on race

Dylan Vamosi, Rocket Contributor

September 4, 2016

Filed under Opinion

After Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem, he was immediately criticized for being disrespectful and insubordinate. One of the most damning criticisms is the argument that because Kaepernick...

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