Spring semester speeding by, students should take time to enjoy the moment

Casey Young, Rocket Contributor

March 28, 2014

Filed under Opinion

After a mid-second-semester break, everyone is back into the hustle and bustle of classes and responsibilities. A one week break of fun and relaxation has been met with the return to Slippery Rock. Now the countdown to summer... Read more »

Students signing petitions to end words will not evoke social change

Vince Scalamogna, Rocket Contributor

March 28, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Students signing the petition to end the words “retard” and “retarded” is an ineffective way of getting a point across. I don’t use that slang. I think other people that say it are feeble-minded and won’t change their... Read more »

NFL driven by greed

Steven Bartley, Rocket Contributor

March 26, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Sports

Mark Cuban was quoted last week as saying that in 10 years greed will kill the NFL. The fact that a billionaire said that to another billionaire is troubling. Cuban is one of the most outspoken figures in the industry. He’s... Read more »

Opinion article on gay athletes misses the mark, needs more research

March 6, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor,   I am writing in response to Vince Scalamonga’s opinion article “Athletes ‘coming out’ merely political, unnecessary for fans” concerning Michael Sam’s recent announcement about... Read more »

Media causes ‘coming out’ to be a spectacle for gay athletes

March 6, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor,   When it comes to athletes coming out as gay, I don’t really care. If they’re gay, go for it. Congratulations. Good for you. Be who you are, accept yourself, and all of that good stuff.... Read more »

‘Coming Out’ courageous act in sport, about quality of life

March 6, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor,   In response to the Opinion piece, “Athlete’s Coming Out Merely Political, Unnecessary for Fans,” the writer is missing the big picture of why Collins and Sam “coming out” is... Read more »

Students’ personal information available online regardless of SRU directory

The Rocket Staff

March 6, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Height. Weight. Gender Pronoun. Address. These are all things that are considered personal information. But where do the lines blur between personal and private? Just because some information is personal, doesn’t necessarily... Read more »

Slippery Rock students show ‘Rock Pride’ at recent basketball game

Casey Young, Casey's Corner, Consider This

February 27, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Slippery Rock students would not be categorized as sports frenzied.  It is rare to have a huge crowd at any of the the sports games on campus. However, the recent basketball game against IUP drew a massive crowd. Although... Read more »

Athletes ‘coming out’ merely political, unnecessary for fans

Vince Scalamogna, Commentary

February 27, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Michael Sam’s announcement of being openly gay is clearly all about politics. His announcement comes close to the time that Jason Collins leaps back into the public image. This world continues to see people coming ‘out of... Read more »