Students should go outside their comfort zone, ‘live a little’

Ashley Cook, Commentary
October 3, 2013
Filed under Opinion

While in Italy, on our way to the Piazzale Michelangelo, my group stopped on the Ponte Vecchio to snap some photos of the bridge at night. After a couple of photos, we noticed that an Italian musician was setting up and beginning to play some songs. Oh, and he was good. A particularly wild Italian woman... Read more »

Women’s Center looking forward to upcoming events

Andria Alessio, Commentary
October 3, 2013
Filed under Opinion

The Women’s Center is looking forward to bringing back some of the various events and awareness days from prior years, and revamping them to reach out even more to Slippery Rock University students. Last week, the Women’s Center launched two awareness events, RAINN day and PACT5 day of action. RAINN... Read more »

SRU Construction impedes access to Health Center

SRU Construction impedes access to Health Center

The Rocket
September 26, 2013
Filed under Opinion

As construction continues on SRU’s campus students have been complaining about their ability to gain access to the McLachlan Student Health Center. Fences and maintenance trucks are starting to impede student’s access and rising complaints are circulating around campus. The McLachlan Health... Read more »

Traffic cameras make drivers more cautious

Casey Young, Casey's Corner, Consider This
September 26, 2013
Filed under Opinion

For a girl who travels two and a half hours to get to Slippery Rock University from my home town of Orchard Park, New York, I have seen my fair share of speed demons on the road.  The cars going between 15 and 25 miles over the speed limit and never seem to get caught by every other car in their wake. ... Read more »

Is iOS 7 for keeps?

Kelsey Sozanski, Commentary
September 26, 2013
Filed under Opinion

You either love it or you hate it.  The new Apple update, iOS 7, has generated quite a stir. iPhone users have mixed feelings about this update.  The update brought a fresh look to the iPhone, but some argue that the old look was much better. The new update reminds me of a Microsoft product.  I... Read more »

Feminists defy stereotypes, wear lipstick

Ashley Cook, Commentary
September 26, 2013
Filed under Opinion

In today’s world, “feminist” is a dirty word. In a class filled with women, my professor asked who would classify herself as a feminist. Half of the class raised their hand. Half. For some reason, we have decided that being a feminist means you are in some way denying or dismissing your gender.... Read more »

AVI gets sloppy on the weekends

September 26, 2013
Filed under Opinion

One of the things I made sure to check out before choosing a college was the food. It’s an important thing and something that we as students have the opportunity to enjoy every day. Slippery Rock’s food really is top notch, the set up is designed to offer great variety and quality, contrary to what... Read more »

Bulk Garbage should revolve around the students

Bulk Garbage should revolve around the students

The Rocket
September 19, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Bulk Trash. We’ve seen the signs around town, but how exactly does it effect students, and why? Bulk trash is the hot topic at Slippery Rock Borough meetings as of recently, and many don’t understand why. The issue is that the date for Bulk Trash pickup has been changed to September and March. Bulk... Read more »

The Perfect Chimerical Financial Storm: Special Digital Effects Produced in Harrisburg

Richard Findler, Professor of Philosophy
September 19, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

President Norton told the university at her state of the university address that we are experiencing the perfect financial storm.  This “most challenging of financial times” will result in a devastating impact for Slippery Rock, since this storm involves more than belt-tightening, which has already... Read more »

Pretty in Pixie

Ashley Cook, Commentary
September 19, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Never have I felt more of the harsh sting of society’s stereotypes than when I was forced to cut most of my hair off. Pixie cuts can be a sign of strength and femininity (see Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus). However, when I chemically damaged my hair and had to hack it down to the bare bones, I felt like... Read more »