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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 »

Posts about veterans undermine the Syrian refugee crisis

Dylan Vamosi, Rocket Contributor

November 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Reactions to disastrous events like the Syrian refugee crisis have become increasingly predictable and asinine. One reaction ­­ in the form of meme for this particular crisis is to the effect of “We are aiding Syrian refugees?... Read more »

Response to: Christianity’s God is not Pro-Life

Samantha Jambor, Rocket Contributor

November 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion

One thing that Christians do wrong is taking Biblical stories, verses, etc. out of context. There are some stories of gruesome things in the Bible, but many miss an important factor: Jesus. Many of the cases involving murder in... Read more »

Irreverent jokes open the door for discussion

Janelle Wilson, Editor-In-Chief

November 19, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The war of political correctness wages on in our country. Some people argue that political correctness is a necessity, and helps people feel included and respected. Others see it as a harbinger of the end of free speech. I fa... Read more »

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