An Independent, Student-Run Newspaper at Slippery Rock University
Amber Cannon
I'm always curious. I always want to know what's going on. I'm not afraid to admit that I'm a little nosey. I remember in 4th grade I would always sit next to the girls who gossiped a lot and I would write about it in my journal for the writing portion of class. Fast forward 11 years and who would of thought that I would want journalism to be my career. When I was hired at The Rocket a year ago, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I just knew I was doing what I love. I was shy, awkward and slightly embarrassed of my writing. Now, I would definitely say that I've matured as a journalist, I'm not as shy as I used to be and I'm more confident in sharing my writing with some of the most creative and talented people that I've ever met in my life. Going into my second year as a member of The Rocket and as the new Campus Life Editor, I'm more excited than I've ever been. Two of my main goals as the Campus Life Editor is to bring more diversity to the newspaper and just make this section the best it can possibly be. This job has already opened up so many different opportunities for me and I'm lucky to be a part of a team that's so passionate about what they do. Besides being a journalist, you can find me watching Grey's Anatomy and Empire, being overly obsessed with Pentatonix, Tori Kelly and J. Cole or playing board games. Other than that, you'll find me running around with my notebook and pencil finding something to be nosey about.

Amber Cannon, Campus Life Editor

Apr 28, 2016
The Rocket: The experience that was more than just a job (Story)
Apr 21, 2016
Fetty Wap electrifies a sold out crowd of 2,400 (Story)
Apr 14, 2016
SRU alumnus educates students on problems facing transgender people (Story)
Mar 31, 2016
GISO constructs workshop to educate students on LGBT+ people (Story)
Mar 30, 2016
‘Fuller House’ disconnects from the original hit sitcom (Story)
Mar 17, 2016
Woman at the Rock share their journeys to success (Story)
Mar 02, 2016
Top two secrets to making the best out of college (Story)
Feb 25, 2016
SRU alumnus uses journey to educate other trans people (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Talented musical artists go unnoticed at The Grammys (Story)
Feb 17, 2016
Transgender students share their journey (Story)
Feb 04, 2016
Experts on gender talk about problems, misconceptions about trans people (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
“Grease: Live” portrays original screenplay in a fresh and modern style (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
SRU professor donates 2,000 pairs of prescription eyeglasses to Nigeria (Story)
Jan 26, 2016
Lack of diversity in nominees reflects poorly on the Academy Awards (Story)
Dec 30, 2015
SRU’s longest serving professor decides to retire after 63 and a half years of teaching (Story)
Dec 03, 2015
BAS shows their support for Mizzou students (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
SRU dance instructor shares life experiences (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
TimberCreek Tap and Table brings new dining to Grove City (Photo)
Nov 19, 2015
Justin Bieber’s new album trumps One Direction’s “Made in the A.M.” (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
Township proposes sound, nuisance ordinances to limit community disturbances (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
“Wild ‘N Out” cast members play television show games with SRU students (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
‘Spring Awakening’ examines love, sexuality, teenage angst and self-discovery (Story)
Nov 05, 2015
S.O.L. hosts Day of the Dead fashion show (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
Drag Queens strut their stuff at SRU (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
Pentatonix’s original album offers new twist on classic Acapella music (Story)
Oct 13, 2015
‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist visits SRU to perform and discuss life journey (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
Amanda Seales discusses diversity and everyday sexism (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
‘Doubt’ explores the idea of faith (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
UPB announces Hunter Hayes for fall concert (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
Viola Davis makes history at the 2015 Primetime Emmy’s (Story)
Sep 17, 2015
Leopards and cheetahs and sloths, oh my (Story)
Sep 10, 2015
Hip-Hop Abs instructor attracts 120 students during opening week (Story)
Sep 10, 2015
Helms turns “Vacation” into a catastrophe (Story)
Sep 03, 2015
AVI offers new dining options to accommodate students (Story)
Aug 27, 2015
‘Paper Towns’ lack unique romance storyline and on-screen chemistry (Story)
Aug 27, 2015
Women’s cross-country expects improvement (Photo)
Apr 29, 2015
‘Hooking up in Pornified Culture’ addresses dangers of pornography and its influence on relationships (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
SGA Bookstore combats high textbook costs (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Addresses of all SRU employees requested through Right to Know Law (Story)
Apr 16, 2015
Police Blotter (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
SGA election lacks full ticket (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
Evening Happy Bus route returns next year (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
Police Blotter (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
LGBT issues addressed on campus (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
Police Blotter (Story)
Apr 01, 2015
Advocate informs students about status of the LGBT community in Pennsylvania (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
LGBT advocate hopes to inform students (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
SGA expresses concern about high textbook costs and buyback process (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
Police Blotter (Story)
Mar 19, 2015
Former SRU President dies (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
Declaration of minors and second majors has pros and cons, SRU staff says (Story)
Feb 26, 2015
SGA decides to move forward with sand courts renovations (Story)
Feb 26, 2015
Police Blotter (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
Police Blotter (Story)
Feb 18, 2015
SGA aims to end negativity with ‘Project Positivity’ (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
Police Blotter (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
SRU maintenance tests fire alarms regularly (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Police Blotter (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Campus master plan update intends to renovate SRU buildings (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Slippery Rock McDonald’s participates in ‘Paying with Lovin’ campaign (Video)
Jan 29, 2015
Police Blotter (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
Time capsule closes off 125 anniversary of The Rock (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
SGA promotes equality on campus (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Nov 20, 2014
New speaker of the senate elected (Story)
Nov 20, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Nov 13, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Nov 12, 2014
Hazard Mitigation Plan update looks to assure safety to students and faculty (Story)
Nov 11, 2014
Car accident on Kiester Road causes traffic jam (Story/Photo)
Nov 06, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Nov 06, 2014
SGA votes to return the evening Happy Bus (Story)
Oct 23, 2014
SGA elects new Vice President of Campus Outreach (Story)
Oct 23, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Oct 23, 2014
SRU’s “Ebola Task Force” prepares for the virus (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
PASSHE enrollment drops (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Oct 02, 2014
Campus left trashed after Homecoming (Story)
Oct 02, 2014
SGA Vice President of Campus Outreach resigns (Story)
Oct 02, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Sep 30, 2014
Miller Auditorium and East and West Gym renovations passed by Council of Trustees (Story)
Sep 25, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Sep 25, 2014
SRU dining halls recognized among the best in USA (Story)
Sep 18, 2014
Children underages raise concern (Story)
Sep 18, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Sep 18, 2014
SGA questions vending machine card readers (Story)
Sep 11, 2014
Dance majors of SRU cast in a new film (Story)
Sep 11, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Sep 04, 2014
SGA puts new goals into motion (Story)
Sep 04, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Aug 28, 2014
The Grove brings mixed reactions (Story)
Aug 28, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
May 01, 2014
New experimental communication course offers the key to happiness (Story)
May 01, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Apr 24, 2014
New center offers recreation for veterans (Story)
Apr 24, 2014
Police Blotter 04-25-2014 (Story)
Apr 03, 2014
Aspiring SRU entrepreneurs “Rock the Boat” (Story)
Feb 27, 2014
Distinguished speaker finds success through connections (Story)
Feb 24, 2014
MythBusters debunk science and fearlessness (Story)
Feb 13, 2014
SRU in running to be named “College of the Year” by American Red Cross (Story)
Jan 30, 2014
Seniors share SRU bucket lists, what to experience before graduation (Story)
Dec 06, 2013
Red Ribbon Monologues share AIDS Awareness Stories (Story)
Nov 14, 2013
Oh the horror: American Horror Story star Evan Peters answers audience questions (Story)
Nov 13, 2013
Environmental board discusses pros of buying local and organic (Story)
Nov 07, 2013
SRU’s FMLA Organization hosts Take Back the Night (Story)
Oct 03, 2013
Student Spotlight: Laura Ordaz (Story)
Sep 12, 2013
Fraternities and sororities offer involvement opportunities (Story)
May 02, 2013
Farm Kings Reality Star Joe King makes his way to SRU Campus, discusses sustainability (Story)
Apr 18, 2013
One Day Without Shoes leaves footprints of awareness (Story)
Apr 11, 2013
Author brings awareness to mental illness (Story)
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