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College students’ sexualities do not determine morality

Joseph Szalinski

February 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Sex and Love Issue

College is one of the most opportune times for personal growth and discovery. This self-discovery can come from academics, participating in extra-curricular activities, making friends and by becoming sexually aware. Most universit... Read more »

Psychedelic drugs should be used to treat mental illness

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

February 4, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Two things that are incredibly stigmatized in this country are mental illness and psychedelic substances. While the stigma surrounding mental illness is ridiculously unwarranted, there are some more concrete reasons as to why... Read more »

Millennial votes are essential to the electorate

Dylan Vamosi, Rocket Contributor

February 4, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The recent Iowa caucus made me realize how important millennials have become to the electorate. The tight Democratic race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, in particular, signified a galvanized, competitive, but torn... Read more »

Technological literacy should be encouraged in children

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

January 27, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

I remember growing up and wanting a cellphone. My parents were opposed to the idea, clinging to their utilitarian approach of having a reason for having a phone in the first place. Phones were for emergencies only, not for play... Read more »

Lack of diversity in nominees reflects poorly on the Academy Awards

Amber Cannon, Campus Life Editor

January 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The lack of diversity in the nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards, or the “Oscars” caused quite a controversy on news outlets and social media all around the world. To say that I was shocked that the nominations included zero ... Read more »

Gun control is not a political issue

Victoria Davis, Asst. Copy/Web Editor

December 3, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Disclaimer The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors on The Rocket opinion pages do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of The Rocket or The Rocket staff There hav... Read more »

The Rocket copy/web editor reflects on beginnings, and newspaper experience

Shelby Stearns, Copy/Web Editor

December 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

A week before I started college, way back in fall of 2011, my cousin Jonny sent me a text with lyrics from the song “Closing Time” by Semisonic. A simple sentence, but a powerful one nonetheless: “every new beginning comes f... Read more »

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