2012-2013 The Rocket Staff
I have always had a strong interest in journalism and the media. I recall cutting sports articles out of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a young child, and have been religiously following the Daily Show ever since I entered...
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I’ve heard quite frequently that nothing ever happens in Slippery Rock. As the News Editor of the Rocket, I believe that it’s my job to set the record straight. The news section of the Rocket publishes three to five articles...
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Campus Life Editor
“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.” - Hunter S. Thompson As the quote suggests, I don't believe in taking life too seriously; I never have, and I never...
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Since I was a little girl, my life revolved around sports. If I wasn’t outside running or in the gym shooting hoops, I was watching SportsCenter or reading box scores and stats in the paper. In my high school english class,...
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”The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” –Dorothea Lange Anyone can buy a camera and take pictures but it takes a special person to be able to look through that lens and...
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“I confess to wincing every so often at a poorly chosen word, a mangled sentence, an expression of emotion that seems indulgent or overly practiced. I have the urge to cut the book by fifty pages or so, possessed as I am...
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Asst. Campus Life Editor
To say writing is a passion for me, that’s nothing new. Writing has always been a way of life for me, even if you’re including all the journals and diaries tucked away under my bed from eons ago it seems. I’m used to...
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Asst. News Editor
Some people say I’m crossing to the dark side, but I believe I’m preparing for my future in a unique way. Many are surprised to find that I am a Public Relations major on the staff of The Rocket. Especially...
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Asst. Sports Editor
“I have never seen a city that flies the colors of their city like they do here. Their black and gold is our red, white and blue.” – Channing Tatum When you grow up so close to Pittsburgh, it’s almost expected...
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Asst. Photo Editor
“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.”― Joan Miró Capturing a subject at the right time can create an impactingl...
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Erica Kurvach is a senior communication-journalism major at Slippery Rock University of PA and a news reporter for “The Rocket” since August 2012. Every week, she writes news stories and films videos for the paper and...
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Growing up as the daughter of a web developer, you can imagine I spent a lot of time around computers as a kid. With the help of my father, I created my first website at the age of thirteen. Through developing my first website,...
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