An Independent, Student-Run Newspaper at Slippery Rock University
Kevin Squires
Many might not think someone majoring in biology would be interested in reporting on the news and, to be honest, upon entering college, I would not have expected that I would even write for the campus newspaper, let alone hold a leadership position. Sometimes, however, life takes us in a different direction than we had planned. Getting involved with The Rocket has been without a doubt one of the best decisions of my college career, and now here I am as the Editor-in-Chief (2014-2015). While holding this position, I aim to bring forth my best effort in maintaining and exceeding the high standards to which The Rocket is held. Kevin Squires is the Editor-in-Chief for The Rocket and in his fourth year of college. Once he has his degree in biology, Kevin is interested in pursuing graduate school, scientific writing and someday educating others. He is also the president of Beta Beta Beta- the biological honorary, a peer tutor, a member of the honors program and the vice president of Dumbledore’s Army at Slippery Rock University. In his leisure time, Kevin enjoys reading, playing the viola, and finding other nerdy activities to partake in. Kevin is best known for loving pizza and reciting his alphabet backwards in under five seconds. Follow Kevin on Twitter. Kevin's column:  It's Rocket Science.

Kevin Squires, Editor-In-Chief

Apr 30, 2015
New staff hopes to bring modern design to The Rocket (Photo)
Apr 30, 2015
Biology major as editor-in-chief pleasantly surprised by experience (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Reporters, photographers deserve more than a ‘Hat Tip’ from IFLScience (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
SGA president-elect looks forward to making a ‘good transition’ (Story)
Apr 16, 2015
Ben & Jerry’s co-founder talks ice cream, social justice, business (Story)
Mar 09, 2015
SGA votes to support SRU administration’s proposed fee increases (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
Reflections club members discuss body image problems, social media influences, commercials (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
Why it’s worth marveling at snowy weather (Story)
Dec 14, 2014
SRU expands with new building, new proposed degree program (Story)
Nov 20, 2014
Students express mixed emotions about the anonymous app, Yik Yak (Story)
Nov 20, 2014
5 Science myths debunked (Story)
Nov 06, 2014
Wolf elected governor of Pennsylvania, new obstacles may arise while in office (Story)
Oct 23, 2014
5 Tips for not getting Ebola (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
Pluto IS a planet, because I say it is (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
BISS dean steps down from position (Story)
Oct 02, 2014
The problem with ‘Science with a Sparkle’ (Story)
Sep 18, 2014
The science of supertasting (Story)
Sep 16, 2014
Anonymous artist chalks giant squid (Story)
Sep 11, 2014
Genetics seeks to explain gay gene (Story)
Sep 11, 2014
Norton explains budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year (Story)
Sep 04, 2014
Health center offers free flu shots (Story)
Aug 28, 2014
ALS education and awareness rightfully take a backseat to raising money for cause (Story)
Aug 28, 2014
News outlets often convey realities of science poorly (Story)
Jun 03, 2014
LECOM’s claim reflects poorly on SRU (Story)
May 04, 2014
Norton scholars study transgender health behaviors, brain activity (Story)
Apr 23, 2014
SGA eliminates Board of Cooperative Activities (Story)
Apr 17, 2014
Search for Vice President of Student Affairs includes late nights for candidates, reflective of student life (Story)
Apr 17, 2014
Police Blotter 04-18-2014 (Story)
Apr 10, 2014
SGA voting accidents affect election results, despite problems voter turnout at record highs (Story)
Apr 10, 2014
Board of Directors proposed for SGA (Story)
Apr 10, 2014
Police Blotter – 4/11/2014 (Story)
Apr 09, 2014
Computer science class develops cyber security fair (Story)
Apr 03, 2014
SRU football fans to visit Michigan Stadium in Fall (Story)
Apr 03, 2014
Police Blotter 4-4-2014 (Story)
Mar 31, 2014
Parking permit fee increase turned down by Council of Trustees (Story)
Mar 26, 2014
SGA hosts presidential debate, P.R.I.D.E. and C.O.S.T.U.M.E. candidates convey goals (Story)
Mar 26, 2014
SGA reinstates removed representatives to senate (Story)
Mar 23, 2014
Cosmos brings visually stunning science to network television (Story)
Mar 06, 2014
Directory shares student information without consent (Story)
Mar 06, 2014
Police Blotter: 03-07-2014 (Story)
Feb 27, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Feb 25, 2014
Student services to take place of books in Bailey Library (Story)
Feb 25, 2014
SRU administration explores parking permit fee increase, SGA supports (Story)
Feb 20, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Feb 19, 2014
Slippery Rock University prepares for PASSHE academic minor policy change (Story)
Feb 13, 2014
Center for Student Involvement and Leadership receives $5,000 donation (Story)
Feb 13, 2014
SGA fails to elect commuter senators for open seats (Story)
Feb 06, 2014
Police Blotter (Story)
Feb 05, 2014
Zero percent increase for club budgets, SGA accepting conference grant applications past deadline (Story)
Jan 29, 2014
Happy Bus stop frequency doubles for delays; evening route may return (Story)
Jan 29, 2014
Vending machines to get credit card readers (Story)
Dec 16, 2013
Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees approves two memoranda of understanding, Council, SRU President and SRU APSCUF President discuss APSCUF financial report (Story)
Dec 05, 2013
Norton expects more cuts next year (Story)
Dec 05, 2013
Board of Cooperative Activities approves stipend commission review committee (Story)
Nov 29, 2013
SGA creates committee to respond to community members’ passings (Story)
Nov 22, 2013
Transgender bathroom policies addressed in California and SRU (Story)
Nov 22, 2013
Police Blotter (Story)
Nov 22, 2013
Replacement bridge for Spotts’ total cost estimated at $150,000 (Story)
Nov 14, 2013
Firefighters respond to suspicious odor at Watson Hall (Story)
Nov 14, 2013
Physical education professor calls for disability student advocacy group (Story)
Nov 07, 2013
Here’s the rub: PASSHE Chancellor addresses the future of the state system (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
Campaign calls for the end of the ‘F Word’ (Story)
Oct 29, 2013
Restructure taskforce aims to revise problems within Student Government Association (Story)
Oct 17, 2013
Biology professor hopes to bring frogs to SRU (Story)
Oct 17, 2013
Homecoming king and queen nominees announced by Student Government (Story)
Oct 12, 2013
New PASSHE chancellor calls retrenchment a “difficult and emotional issue” (Story)
Oct 03, 2013
Budget troubles to continue into upcoming fiscal year (Story)
Oct 03, 2013
Dumbledore’s Army approved by Student Government Association (Story)
Sep 30, 2013
Council of Trustees approves SRU budget, performance funding key to eliminating $5.2 million deficit (Story)
Sep 26, 2013
Summer construction projects carry into fall semester (Story)
Sep 26, 2013
Co-Op approves in-line hockey funds (Story)
Sep 19, 2013
SRU weighs in on Edinboro’s deficit (Story)
Sep 19, 2013
SGA considers leadership conferences (Story)
Sep 12, 2013
Board of Co-Op approves Phi Beta Sigma’s ‘ambitious budget’ (Story)
Sep 12, 2013
Police monitor for underage drinking (Story)
Sep 05, 2013
Slippery Rock University begins preparing for the anticipated $5.2 million deficit (Story)
Aug 29, 2013
SGA announces reduced Happy Bus hours, still up for discussion (Story)
Aug 29, 2013
Residence life strives for more comfortable dorm living spaces (Story)
Aug 29, 2013
Police Blotter (Story)
Aug 29, 2013
Residence life strives for more comfortable dorm living spaces (Story)
Aug 29, 2013
Library renovation expected to be finished in September (Story)
Aug 22, 2013
New businesses aim to bring students downtown (Story)
May 09, 2013
SGA swears in newly elected president: President Norton welcomes senate (Story)
May 02, 2013
Student assaulted at University Village: Despite witnesses, attack goes unreported (Story)
May 02, 2013
Babe’s to leave Slippery Rock after six years (Story)
Apr 25, 2013
Debate addresses abortion controversy (Story)
Apr 18, 2013
‘Cemetery of Innocents’ vandalized in Quad (Story)
Apr 04, 2013
Sub Wars: Local sandwich shop in the midst of battle over restaurant identity (Story)
Mar 28, 2013
Students and faculty weigh benefits of early graduation (Story)
Feb 21, 2013
Music Therapy hosts their first Black History Month event (Story)
Feb 14, 2013
Helium shortage impacts organic chemistry program (Story)
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