NO MORE LETTER GRADES: A suggestion to save time in assigning grades and reduce headaches


April 17, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor, A student takes a course and averages 89.99% at the end of the semester, after the professor has rounded her/ his total numerical grade to two significant digits after the decimal point. His letter grade is a B in the absence of curving, although it is clear to everyone (professor,... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Campaign to end ‘R’ word serves as starting point toward creating accepting attitudes

The Rocket
April 3, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Spread The Word to End the Word: A Letter to the Editor In response to Vincent Scalamogna’s Commentary “Students signing petitions to end words will not evoke social change” As an advocate for individuals with disability, I would personally like to thank Vince Scalamogna for sharing his opinion... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Columnist misses point of ‘R’ word campaign, serves as pledge to remove word from society’s vocabulary

The Rocket
April 3, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor, I am writing in response to “Student signing petitions to end words will not evoke social change.”  First of all, signing to end the use of the R-word is not a petition, but a pledge.  By signing the poster, you are pledging that you will not use the words “retard”... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Therapeutic Rec club educates students

The Rocket
April 3, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letter to the Editor, I am writing this in regards to the commentary, “Students signing petitions to end words will not evoke social change”. First, I want to thank you for proving the Therapeutic Recreation club’s point in “spread the word to end the word” awareness day. We are trying... 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 the picture stated “This condom vending machine needs to be in the library because……??”... 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 his sexuality. The whole article is ridiculous, offensive, and utterly ignorant. First... 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. What bothers me is the media frenzy that follows. Why does the world have to... 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 a very courageous act in sport.  It has nothing to do with politics or sports fans;... Read more »

Remembering the 90′s

"Princess Consuela Banana Hammock", 90's defender
February 18, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Anti-90’s Kid, Remember when the biggest concern in your life was dressing up your Barbie doll to the nines or trying to get the limited-edition holographic Pokemon card before your friend did? Yeah, me too. Now that we’re in college, we have to be concerned with student loans, career... Read more »

SRU’s production of Richard III utilizes modern touches, dedicated young actors

The Rocket
December 5, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor,   The sound of a “magic flute’ exquisitely touched by young gifted hands and the soft background of a gently played guitar accompaniment set at tone for grace in a rendition of ‘Ave Maria.’ Outside the theatre those in line stood silently waiting for the doors to open.... Read more »