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Letter to the editor: The Rocket should print more stories regarding environmental matters

Rebecca Sheriff

April 26, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor

I am writing in regards to material that has been published in The Rocket as of late, or rather the lack of material. First I would like to point out that I understand The Rocket is a relatively small student-run newspaper... Read more »

IUP’s per-credit tuition will set dangerous precedents for PASSHE schools

Josh Rizzo, 2010 Slippery Rock University Graduate

April 7, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s (IUP)recent decision to replace flat-rate tuition with a per-credit system is a worrisome decision. Students taking 15 credits will pay $565 more per semester. Currently, students who... Read more »

‘The Rocket’ article ignores pornography’s distortion of intimacy

Marshall Tuten, Rocket Contributor

March 31, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I write this article to discourage the normalization of pornography that society, media and supposed experts continue to promote in our day both at SRU and worldwide. The Rocket article published several weeks ago confirms my ... Read more »

Editorial in ‘The Rocket’ educates people about modern racism

John Snyder, Office of Career Education and Development

March 24, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Cheyenne Jackson’s thoughtful commentary in the March 18th Rocket was right on the mark. Unfortunately, despite the election of President Obama, twice, racism is still a serious problem in the United States. Those of us who... Read more »

The Rocket staff editorial sensationalizes water treatment issue

Joe Szalinski, Contributor

March 17, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The views expressed in the “Letters to the Editor” section are those of the writer(s) alone.  The Rocket cannot verify all facts presented in a given letter, but if we are aware of an error or omission, we reserve the right ... Read more »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: alumnus reflects on rape culture in Greek life

September 9, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor

In the Sept. 4 issue of The Rocket, an editorial from The Rocket staff (at least the vocal members that bleed Greek Life argued that although “rape culture is an important topic that fraternities should have a voice in,” tha... Read more »

The Rocket staff editorial underestimates severity of mental illness

Karleigh Santry

April 22, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I’m writing in response to the staff editorial that ran in the last issue of The Rocket titled “Students abuse priority scheduling.” In the article, The Rocket claims that students registered with the Office of Students w... Read more »

I’m the worst gay best friend

Kristopher Hawkins, President RockOUT, 2012-2015

March 7, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Hatred is pervasive. Prejudice, bigotry, stereotypes and discrimination can sneak up on you during the most unlikely of times. And this is where we begin. This is not going to be your typical rant about prejudice or oppression,... Read more »

SRU graduates ‘not ill-prepared to teach’

Deborah Wells

February 19, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Last week’s Rocket was graced by a letter to the editor “When Everyone Gets Easy A’s, No One Benefits”, written by Kate Walsh, President of the National Council on Teacher Quality. Now why would the President of a natio... Read more »

‘Fallacious’ claims used to ‘scare’ readers in opinion piece

Michael Farah

February 19, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The opinion article on ‘WARNING: Binders are not ok’ contains fallacious claims that were presented by the author(s) of the article. The first claim that Samsill is “cowardly and selfish” for removing the labels from t... Read more »