MLB and the ‘juice’

Steven Bartley, Rocket Contributor

April 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Sports

With Barry Bonds coming back to Pittsburgh on opening day to give Andrew McCutchen the 2013 NL MVP award made me wonder a little bit: are people starting to forget the steroid era in baseball? Don’t get me wrong, the Bonds departure... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Condom vending machines promote wellness to students

March 28, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor, We are writing in response to “Instagram Pic of the Week”. The picture was of the condom vending machine found in the Bailey Library, provided by the Protection Connection. The comment below... Read more »

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 »