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The Rocket

Dan DiFabio, News Editor
My name is Danny DiFabio and I’m a junior journalism major with a film and media studies minor. I will be serving as the News Editor for The Rocket during the 2016-2017 school year. I’m creating this bio so when you view this page you can learn a little about me. Hopefully when you finish reading this you will get what you may have clicked (or tapped) on for, From a young age I was always writing stories or anything that came to mind. In fifth grade I wrote a horror story. Was it good? Probably not. But hey, I finished it, so go fifth-grade Danny! I would still write throughout school but early on and, with a bit of thought and possibly misguided pessimism, I decided creative writing would probably not be a good career path for someone who, despite having a myriad of ideas, only actually finished one story. These thoughts marinated in my mind until the day came to choose my major. I decided on journalism because it was still writing but it seemed a little more plausible and more of a potential candidate (just don’t read up on the field’s job growth) for a career.hen I started writing for The Rocket I enjoyed it immensely. I applied what I learned in class to real situations and had new stories each week, allowing me to get to know the places and people on campus. Thanks to the previous News Editor, Haley Barnes, who helped point me in the write (haha) direction and a bit of luck and some skill, I was successful and was given the privilege to be the News Editor for this school year. I’m excited to grow as a writer/student/person and work with other awesome people and make the best paper ever. Hopefully that’s enough about me. Any questions can be directed to my agent.    

Daniel DiFabio, News Editor

Mar 24, 2017
SRU Council of Trustees select members for Presidential Search Committee, aim to have new president by January 2018 (Story)
Mar 23, 2017
PASSHE meets with NCHEMS in Harrisburg to discuss planned state system review (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
Associate provost for student success meets with off-campus housing to help students (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
Black Action Society celebrates 45 years at SRU, hosts events for Black History Month (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
Margie Byrd-Walker reflects on time as first black SRU student (Story)
Feb 16, 2017
SGA approves two new clubs, details upcoming election and events (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
Health center helps students practice safe sex, provides educational outreach programs (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
SRU President reflects on state of university amidst state system financial crisis (Story)
Feb 04, 2017
Cable show brings viewers to PASSHE universities, discusses campus issues and programs (Story)
Feb 03, 2017
State funding and enrollment declines create challenges for universities in the Pennsylvania State System (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
Search for new university president in early stages, developing search committee (Story)
Dec 16, 2016
President Norton announces retirement during council of trustees meeting (Story)
Dec 01, 2016
International students discuss the holidays and traditions they celebrate from around the world (Story)
Dec 01, 2016
Panel discusses the different issues, perspectives about the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando (Story)
Nov 23, 2016
SGA discusses results of student life survey, provides funding for new van (Story)
Nov 20, 2016
Professor discusses origins of Stoicism, uses in modern day life (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
Organizations educate students on effects of tobacco products during Great American Smokeout (Video)
Nov 11, 2016
Disability issues commission brings all-terrain wheelchair to campus (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
APSCUF members host rally to say thank you to students (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
SGA advocates for lighting on Harmony Road after lack of progress (Story)
Oct 25, 2016
Strike ends as PASSHE and APSCUF reach tentative contract agreement (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Faculty members begin strike after not reaching a tentative contract (Story)
Oct 18, 2016
APSCUF streams via Facebook Live after PASSHE leaves negotiating table (Story)
Oct 18, 2016
APSCUF members hold rally to discuss strike and deliver petition to President’s office (Story)
Oct 18, 2016
Board of Student Government Presidents holds press conference regarding possible faculty strike (Story)
Oct 17, 2016
APSCUF members move local office to off campus location (Story)
Oct 13, 2016
APSCUF president visits campus to update faculty on contract discussions (Story)
Oct 12, 2016
NextGen Climate founder discusses election and global climate (Story)
Oct 11, 2016
Students rally for a signed contract between APSCUF and state system (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
APSCUF president holds press conference for student journalists (Story)
Oct 07, 2016
APSCUF members picket in Harrisburg over contract negotiations (Story)
Oct 07, 2016
PASSHE chancellor answers student questions and concerns (Story)
Oct 05, 2016
Harrisville building officially dedicated (Story)
Sep 23, 2016
APSCUF President announces Oct. 19 strike date (Story)
Sep 22, 2016
APSCUF announces tentative strike date as negotiation continues (Story)
Sep 14, 2016
Burgers & Ballots brings voting registration to campus (Story)
Sep 13, 2016
Faculty members of APSCUF authorize strike, no date set (Story)
Sep 10, 2016
University address looks toward future and inclusive community (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
SRU listed as a “Cool School” (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
SRU students work to create new NPHC Greek council (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
APSCUF members answer student concerns over possibility of strike (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
SGA approves new clubs and funding (Story)
Sep 01, 2016
Contract dispute continues as strike possibility grows (Story)
Sep 01, 2016
Construction concludes on 39 facility projects (Story)
Sep 01, 2016
New programs offered to attract and retain students (Story)
Jul 07, 2016
Water main break closes Smith Student Center (Story)
Apr 28, 2016
Process starts to hire associate provost for student success (Story)
Apr 21, 2016
Financing provided for four projects on campus (Story)
Apr 21, 2016
‘HotLips’ creator wins $5,000 prize (Story)
Apr 14, 2016
College Republicans club hosts House member’s lecture (Story)
Apr 07, 2016
SRU competes in electricity reduction contest (Story)
Mar 31, 2016
SRU joins campaign to end sexual assualt (Story)
Mar 23, 2016
SRU freezes six fees for 2016-17 school year (Story)
Mar 03, 2016
New financial aid deadline allows students to apply for aid earlier (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Belly rewards students with points for dining with AVI (Story)
Feb 11, 2016
Women’s Center connects students with resources, provides programming (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
Newly-launched virtual tour showcases SRU campus (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
Health center offers database for students to communicate with nurses, obtain documents (Story)
Dec 03, 2015
Professor works with students and physics department to begin painted sails project (Story)
Nov 12, 2015
New fire systems enhance campus safety (Story)
Nov 05, 2015
Professor creates first ‘Stoic Week’ (Story)
Oct 15, 2015
Heritage or hate? Panelists discuss the meaning of the Confederate flag (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
Health Center provides free flu shots (Story)
Sep 03, 2015
Planetarium offers unique, weekly shows (Story)
Aug 27, 2015
Degree options expand through new programs offered at SRU (Story)
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