Navy Yard shooting tragedy close to home, could cause domino effect in future

Kelsey Sozanski, Commentary
September 19, 2013
Filed under Opinion

On September 16,  a tragic event occurred at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington D.C.  A man named Aaron Alexis went on a rampage and killed  12 people.  What was the motive?  Why did he do it?  We may never know the answers to those questions, but our country feels the sadness and anger that... Read more »

Miss America sparks controversy online

Hannah McLaughlin, Commentary
September 19, 2013
Filed under Opinion

In case you haven’t heard, a new Miss America was crowned this week and people are pissed. Nina Davuluri, formally known as Miss New York, is the first woman of Indian decent to win the crown. In fact, both of the finalists were Asian American. This should be something that is celebrated but instead,... Read more »

Recent drinking stats address underage problem

Recent drinking stats address underage problem

The Rocket
September 12, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Underage drinking is a common activity and a social  norm among college students. While it can be argued that a university is an enabling atmosphere, apparently statistics on collegiate drinking have not changed in over a decade. According to the 2012 National Survey on drug use and health done... Read more »

Miley Cyrus: Playing us for Fools

Casey Young, Casey's Corner, Consider This
September 12, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Say what you will, but Miley Cyrus knows how to create a lot of hype.  Ever since her risqué and provocative performance on the Video Music Awards show, August 25, Miley Cyrus has been the subject of many conversations.  Even many of the professors around campus have found a way to comment on Miley’s... Read more »

Apple reveals New iPhones

Kelsey Sozanski, Commentary
September 12, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Hello.  Bonjour.  Hola.  Guten Tag.  However you say it, say welcome to the new iPhones.  Every year we anxiously wait for Apple to come out with a new iPhone.  We wonder what it will be named, look like, and how big it will be.  Will the new iPhone be named 5S or 6?  Will the rumors of the gold... Read more »

Nice Guys, I Can’t

Olive Reid, I Can't
September 12, 2013
Filed under Opinion

We’ve all been Friendzoned, it’s a part of life. It might suck, but hey, that’s just how things go sometimes. You have to move on to someone who you doesn’t see you as the brother or sister they never had. Maybe later, their feelings will change. I mean it happened for Ross and Rachel, why not... Read more »

Enough is Enough

LaRae Ferguson, RaeLa's Rant
September 12, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Relationships in our generation are corrupted. Men think they are too manly to treat women right. And women do not know their worth and what they deserve. Courting and dating has become a thing of the past and just “talking” and hanging out have become predating terms. Also, there are no incentives... Read more »

University could be facing faculty cuts next year

University could be facing faculty cuts next year

The Rocket
September 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Last month, Clarion University announced that they were cutting 22 faculty due to a budget deficit that could be $12 million dollars in two years. Clarion released its two-year workforce plan in early August that called for eliminating approximately 42 jobs that had been filled and 14 openings that... Read more »

Starting Freshman year the right way

Jonathan Janasik, Commentary
August 29, 2013
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Every school year begins with a large amount of online articles published about what freshmen should do to make their first year of school a successful one.  When I was a freshman, I didn’t read any of them because I thought that I was too cool to take advice from anybody. But looking back on these... Read more »

University spent $117,744 on Presidential Search

The Rocket
August 29, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Searching for presidents of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities costs a pretty penny. Slippery Rock is no exception to this rule. According to Debra Erdley, a Trib Total Media staff writer, records show eight universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education spent a total... Read more »