An Independent, Student-Run Newspaper at Slippery Rock University
Alex Mowrey
The Earth spins at around 1000 miles per hour, that’s fast, and such is life. My job as a photographer gives me the opportunity to slow down life and capture every moment in all its glory. That’s what makes my job so special. When I started working for The Rocket my sophomore year as the Photo Editor, I never saw myself attempting to make a future out of doing something I love. But now, walking into my third year in this position and my senior year of college, I am building upon skills that I have gained over my four years here at school and applying them to build up to my future. During my time as the Photo Editor I have grown in talent and in confidence. I know that, without The Rocket I would not be where I am today and developing skills to help me the rest of my life. College is only one chapter in our autobiography, a story that is never fully completed and is always growing in length. We possess the power to expand and document this journey that we have here on Earth. One word at a time, or in my case, one image at a time. Click.

Alex Mowrey, Photo Editor

Jan 24, 2016
Men’s track produces top-five finishes at YSU (Photo)
Sep 02, 2015
SRU running back chases school record (Photo)
Aug 27, 2015
Women’s cross-country expects improvement (Photo)
Apr 30, 2015
Rocket photographer commemorates time quantitatively, with over 50,000 photos taken (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
Softball ends season with doubleheader losses (Photo)
Apr 30, 2015
Lock Haven blows out lacrosse in season finale (Photo)
Apr 23, 2015
SGA Bookstore combats high textbook costs (Photo)
Apr 16, 2015
High traffic in Spotts World Culture Building results in relocation of classes (Photo)
Apr 16, 2015
Ben & Jerry’s co-founder talks ice cream, social justice, business (Photo)
Apr 16, 2015
Tennis dominates home match against Clarion ()
Apr 09, 2015
5 people you can expect to see in the quad this spring (Photo)
Apr 09, 2015
Low-scoring games lead to sweep for softball (Photo)
Apr 02, 2015
Tennis loses to IUP, wins at Grove City ()
Mar 26, 2015
SRU Goalball Club travels to compete in first collegiate tournament in Washington (Photo)
Mar 26, 2015
Tennis drops two matches in a row (Photo)
Mar 26, 2015
Softball scores 16 runs in doubleheader split with UPJ (Photo)
Mar 19, 2015
Simulation challenges perceived misconceptions about the work ethic of people who live in poverty (Photo)
Mar 19, 2015
Lacrosse wins home opener over Lake Erie College (Photo)
Mar 05, 2015
Rock athletics known for success (Photo)
Mar 05, 2015
2015 Orientation Special (Photo)
Mar 05, 2015
Building a new home in a far away place (Story)
Feb 26, 2015
Men’s basketball wins tight game over Cal U (Photo)
Feb 26, 2015
Women’s basketball clinches playoff spot despite loss (Photo)
Feb 26, 2015
Lacrosse senior ‘works hard and sets an example’ (Photo)
Feb 19, 2015
10th place ranking motivates Rock lacrosse (Photo)
Feb 12, 2015
Digital Photography: Making Prints Take a Backseat (Story/Photo)
Feb 12, 2015
Rock men clinch playoff berth (Photo)
Feb 12, 2015
Women’s basketball topped by Fighting Scots (Photo)
Feb 05, 2015
Rock men win close game over Mercyhurst (Photo)
Feb 05, 2015
Second half rally leads Rock women past Mercyhurst (Photo)
Feb 05, 2015
Men’s indoor track senior motivated by anger and intense emotion (Photo)
Feb 05, 2015
Men’s indoor track earns 27 PSAC qualifiers (Photo)
Feb 05, 2015
Head coach ‘pleased with the progress’ of women’s indoor track (Photo)
Jan 29, 2015
Board of Governors approves Physician’s Assistant program (Photo)
Jan 29, 2015
Men’s basketball falls to Gannon (Photo)
Jan 29, 2015
Women’s basketball blown out by Gannon (Photo)
Dec 03, 2014
Kalin and Myles, Kid Ink talk motivating, embarrassing and honest social media engagements (Photo/Video)
Nov 26, 2014
Men’s basketball scores season-high in win over UPJ (Video)
Nov 24, 2014
Women’s basketball hosts UPJ (Story/Video)
Nov 24, 2014
Men’s basketball hosts UPJ in season home opener (Story/Video)
Nov 20, 2014
Men’s basketball suffers first loss to Gannon (Photo)
Nov 19, 2014
Field hockey ‘moving forward as a program’ (Photo)
Nov 12, 2014
Ceremony honors veterans and active military members (Photo)
Nov 11, 2014
Rock football clinches PSAC-West (Photo)
Nov 11, 2014
Rock volleyball season ends with win (Photo)
Nov 13, 2014
‘Lone Survivor,’ and author Marcus Luttrell discusses his military experience (Photo)
Nov 12, 2014
Veterans Day Ceremony (Video)
Oct 22, 2014
‘It’s Pronounced Metrosexual’ explores snap judgements, identity and oppression using humor (Photo)
Oct 23, 2014
‘Burgers and Ballots’ rally encourages students to vote in November’s election (Photo)
Oct 23, 2014
Rock football blown out in Big House Battle (Photo)
Oct 23, 2014
Rock field hockey continues winning streak (Photo)
Oct 19, 2014
Rock Football v Mercyhurst University at the Big House (Video)
Oct 09, 2014
Rock football first in PSAC West (Photo)
Oct 09, 2014
Men’s soccer loses despite shot advantage (Photo)
Oct 02, 2014
Unreasonable security measures infringe on Homecoming fun (Photo)
Oct 02, 2014
IZE on human trafficking raises awareness of the international crisis at SRU (Photo)
Oct 02, 2014
125 Years & Still Rockin’ (Video)
Sep 25, 2014
Police and local bars prepare for homecoming weekend crowds (Photo)
Sep 18, 2014
Alpha Kappa Psi recognized nationally as a ‘Chapter of the Year’ (Photo)
Sep 11, 2014
Apple reveals new watch, it’s about time (Story)
Sep 11, 2014
SRU students sign up to ‘Walk the Rock’ to inspire wellness and community pride (Photo)
Sep 11, 2014
Football rallies for first win (Photo)
Sep 11, 2014
Golden Eagles soar past men’s soccer (Photo)
Sep 11, 2014
Field hockey opens season with three wins (Photo)
Sep 04, 2014
SRU trio looks to lead volleyball team (Photo)
Sep 04, 2014
Men’s soccer loses first game of season (Photo)
Aug 28, 2014
A new year welcomes the largest freshman class in SRU history (Photo)
Aug 28, 2014
Rock football not fazed by preseason ranking (Photo)
Aug 27, 2014
Field hockey looks to bounce back from ninth place season (Photo)
Jun 08, 2014
Rock graduate drafted by Detroit Tigers (Photo)
May 01, 2014
Rock finishes out season with loss at Lock Haven (Photo)
Apr 24, 2014
Accident involving three cars sends a driver to the hospital (Photo)
Apr 24, 2014
Rock baseball splits weekend with UPJ (Photo)
Apr 17, 2014
Lacrosse continues success against Edinboro (Photo)
Apr 09, 2014
Women’s outdoor track shines through rough weather conditions (Photo)
Apr 09, 2014
Throwers pave way for men’s outdoor track (Photo)
Apr 10, 2014
Rock crumbles under IUP’s offensive attack (Photo)
Apr 04, 2014
Slippery Rock University celebrates its 125th anniversary (Video)
Apr 03, 2014
Election brings P.R.I.D.E. to SGA (Photo)
Apr 03, 2014
Himpele crowned Ms. SRU (Photo)
Apr 03, 2014
Mr. Ms. SRU Competition (Video)
Mar 27, 2014
SRU celebrates its 125th birthday, Green and White Society prepares the party (Photo)
Mar 17, 2014
St. Patrick’s Day Hits Pittsburgh (Story/Video)
Mar 06, 2014
Students compete in alcohol-free mix-off (Photo)
Mar 06, 2014
SRU bounced from PSAC playoffs in 2OT (Photo/Video)
Mar 05, 2014
‘Dress for Success Fashion Show’ informs students on professional and casual attire (Story/Video)
Feb 27, 2014
Crimson Hawks rout Green and White (Photo)
Feb 13, 2014
Center for Student Involvement and Leadership receives $5,000 donation (Photo)
Feb 13, 2014
Slippery Rock earns fifth win of season, downs Mercyhurst (Photo)
Feb 06, 2014
“It’s Girl Code”: MTV star Carly Aquilino discusses the show’s impact, shares laughs (Photo)
Feb 06, 2014
You love us, but we’re idiots: Guy Code (Photo)
Jan 30, 2014
Slippery Rock celebrates 125 anniversary (Video)
Jan 30, 2014
SRU suffers overtime loss to Golden Eagles (Photo)
Jan 25, 2014
Men’s basketball narrowly defeats Seton Hill (Photo)
Nov 22, 2013
Transgender bathroom policies addressed in California and SRU (Photo)
Nov 21, 2013
Men’s soccer ends season (Photo/Video)
Nov 21, 2013
Reynolds earns 100th win at SRU (Photo)
Nov 14, 2013
Oh the horror: American Horror Story star Evan Peters answers audience questions (Photo)
Nov 14, 2013
Theatre and art departments collaborate on Richard III (Photo)
Nov 13, 2013
Environmental board discusses pros of buying local and organic (Photo)
Nov 11, 2013
SRU football vs. California University 11-2-13 (Video)
Nov 07, 2013
Rock shuts down Vulcans (Photo)
Nov 07, 2013
SRU loses to Pitt, starts regular season (Photo/Video)
Nov 07, 2013
Men’s soccer ready for semifinals (Photo)
Nov 01, 2013
SRU football vs Clarion University-Homecoming (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
Rock defeats Millersville in final seconds (Photo)
Oct 17, 2013
SRU moves into national rankings (Photo)
Oct 17, 2013
Rock defeats Kutztown 2-1 (Photo)
Oct 04, 2013
Photo Slideshow: The Rock defeats Mercyhurst University 58-34 in PSAC West football action. (Video)
Oct 03, 2013
SRU dominates Mercyhurst (Photo)
Sep 26, 2013
SRU Construction impedes access to Health Center (Photo)
Sep 19, 2013
Rock sinks Ship (Photo)
Sep 12, 2013
Rock earns first shut out of year (Photo)
Sep 12, 2013
Ladies set two school records (Photo)
Sep 05, 2013
Donnelly uses distance as motivation (Photo)
Sep 05, 2013
SRU professors share overcoming college obstacles (Photo)
Sep 05, 2013
SRU defeats Vulcans in opener (Photo)
Sep 05, 2013
Field hockey leans on returners (Photo)
Aug 29, 2013
Pep rally brings back a familiar face (Photo)
Aug 29, 2013
First year students experience Slippery Rock WOW tradition (Photo)
Aug 29, 2013
New fro-yo shop offers a variety of flavors and toppings (Photo)
Aug 29, 2013
Rocky is voted best mascot in the PSAC (Photo)
Aug 29, 2013
Rock looks to defend PSAC title (Photo)
May 09, 2013
SRU eliminated from playoffs (Photo)
May 09, 2013
Thompson Square Takes the Stage (Photo)
May 09, 2013
UPB sponsored spring concert features country stars (Photo)
Apr 25, 2013
Cody Lundin shares survival tips (Photo)
Apr 18, 2013
NFL players shine light on LGBT issues in athletics: Athletes team up to “Tackle Homophobia” (Photo)
Apr 11, 2013
Getting ripped: “Mr. SRU” lightweight winner Jim Grafe competes in his third consecutive show (Photo)
Apr 11, 2013
Rock falls 2-3 in stretch (Photo)
Apr 11, 2013
Rain postpones softball: Ladies face four game losing streak (Photo)
Apr 11, 2013
23 ladies qualify for PSAC meet: Four athletes hit NCAA provisional standard at SRU Open Invitational (Photo)
Apr 04, 2013
SRU splits with West Liberty: Rock plays eight games in five days (Photo)
Apr 04, 2013
Poor weather postpones games for Slippery Rock: Rock splits home opener (Photo)
Apr 04, 2013
All-day autism awareness conference held in Student Center (Photo)
Apr 04, 2013
Clements named new SGA president: Distance Party takes control after sweeping election results (Photo)
Apr 04, 2013
Sub Wars: Local sandwich shop in the midst of battle over restaurant identity (Photo)
Mar 28, 2013
Rock splits 1-1 with Lock Haven (Photo)
Mar 28, 2013
Lacrosse drops to 1-2 (Photo)
Mar 28, 2013
Softball adds young talent to spring roster (Photo)
Mar 28, 2013
SRU ladies record 30 PSAC qualifiers (Photo)
Mar 28, 2013
Supreme Court examination of Proposition 8 sparks debate (Photo)
Mar 10, 2013
The Rock falls in PSAC championship game (Photo)
Mar 11, 2013
PSAC championship game: SRU vs. IUP 3/9/13 (Story)
Mar 07, 2013
SGA announces presidential candidates (Photo)
Mar 07, 2013
Rock advances to semifinals (Photo)
Mar 07, 2013
Baseball off to 7-0 start (Photo)
Feb 28, 2013
Freshman arrested for drug possession after illegally parking car in handicapped space (Photo)
Feb 28, 2013
Rock falls to Golden Knights: SRU gets No. 3 spot in PSAC tournament (Photo)
Feb 28, 2013
Cunningham believes hardwork beats talent (Photo)
Feb 26, 2013
Rock fans storm the court after victory over IUP (Photo/Video)
Feb 25, 2013
SRU Basketball vs. IUP 2-23-13 (Story)
Feb 21, 2013
Taylor breaks 1,000: Five players score in double digits; Rock takes over 2nd place in PSAC standings (Photo)
Feb 21, 2013
Green and White falls to California (Photo)
Feb 18, 2013
SRU Pink Out Basketball Game (Story)
Dec 16, 2012
Mac Miller Concert (Story/Photo)
Feb 14, 2013
Stuff-a-Plush attracts students for Valentine’s Day (Photo)
Feb 14, 2013
Men bounce back with win (Photo)
Feb 14, 2013
Slippery Rock denied playoff berth (Photo)
Feb 07, 2013
Corbett’s proposed budget calls for no change to higher education funding (Photo)
Feb 07, 2013
University welcomes new Provost for Academic Affairs (Photo)
Feb 07, 2013
Playoff bound: Green and White punches its third consecutive ticket for PSAC tournament (Photo)
Feb 07, 2013
Rock ladies fall to Clarion (Photo)
Feb 03, 2013
SRU knocks off Gannon (Photo)
Feb 03, 2013
Lady Knights hand Rock conference loss (Photo)
Dec 16, 2012
SRU Basketball vs. University of Michigan (Story)
Nov 16, 2012
SRU Football vs Bloomsburg University (Story)
Nov 03, 2012
Frame By Frame Victory (Video)
Oct 16, 2012
Homecoming-Tree Planting Ceremony (Story)
Oct 16, 2012
Slippery Rock Homecoming 2012 (Story)
Mar 30, 2012
“Big Fatty” challenge tests fortitude of competitive eaters (Video)
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