An Independent, Student-Run Newspaper at Slippery Rock University

Six things they don’t tell freshmen at orientation

Chris Gordon, Asst. News Editor

August 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Generally speaking, Slippery Rock University does an excellent job ensuring its students experience a smooth transition from home-life to college. Each year, a few low-key details inevitably fall through the cracks. So, take it... Read more »

Rocket photographer commemorates time quantitatively, with over 50,000 photos taken

Alex Mowrey, Photo Editor

April 30, 2015

Filed under Opinion

College. Four years that we bury our noses in books, procrastinate on research papers, make new friends and discover who we are. This is an adventure that no one can be prepared for, there is no manual for how to be successful... Read more »

Sports editor takes pride in working with ‘best minds in communication department’

Brian Hepfinger

April 30, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Over the past four years, I’ve been blessed to be a part of one of the top student-run newspapers in Pennsylvania. During the first three years of my college career at Slippery Rock University, I was able to contribute for... Read more »

Biology major as editor-in-chief pleasantly surprised by experience

Kevin Squires

April 30, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I’ll never forget the day the gawky news editor of The Rocket, Jonathan Janasik, approached in with uneasy “hey” at Boozel Dining Hall and said he thought I should write for the news section the next year. To be honest,... Read more »

Fashion columnist seeks to use experience on the Rocket to further her career

Katie Ellis

April 29, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Four years ago I can remember packing the back of my parents’ SUV with everything I thought I’d need to take with me as I started college. My boxes weren’t just weighed down by the pictures of my closest friends from high... Read more »

Seven ways to live out the rest of your senior year as your freshman self

Janelle Wilson, Asst. Campus Life Editor

April 29, 2015

Filed under Opinion

1. Take a lame selfie with the “Senior Rock,” or any cliché spot of choice Don’t act like you didn’t take a selfie with the “Freshman Rock,” or the “Slippery Rock” fountain when you first rolled into Sli... Read more »

Reporters, photographers deserve more than a ‘Hat Tip’ from IFLScience

Kevin Squires, It's Rocket Science

April 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion

You’ve probably seen it pop up on Facebook and maybe you’ve clicked a link or two, but I can’t begin to tell you how much IFH “IFLScience.” According to their website, “IFLScience is a growing community of those who desire to explore, going beyond common k... Read more »

Stand-up comedy deserves to be recognized as a legitimate art form

Joseph Szalinski, Commentary

April 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Stand-up comedy is generally something that everybody loves; yet very few actually respect. Just like any other legitimate art form, stand-up takes time to hone and deliver as effectively as possible. Comics work exceptionally... Read more »