An Independent, Student-Run Newspaper at Slippery Rock University
Will Deshong Editor-In-Chief
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 my teens. Last year I was sought out to write for the Rocket as a contributor, but was named the Staff Reporter when the position opened up soon after the Fall semester began. After a year of covering some of the biggest news stories the small village of Slippery Rock had to offer, I was named the paper’s Editor-in-Chief. Now fully underway in my fifth and final year at this university, I have the wonderful opportunity to help create and run the student newspaper. When not at the Rocket, you can find me interning with the Butler County Humane Society.

Will Deshong, Editor-In-Chief

May 02, 2013
Becoming a smart media viewer is important in the digital age (Story)
Apr 04, 2013
North Korea crisis no laughing matter (Story)
Mar 28, 2013
D.O.M.A. debates are embarrassing the country (Story)
Feb 28, 2013
Support of gay rights is a start in the right direction for struggling Republican party (Story)
Feb 21, 2013
Fox News out-does itself with comment on sexual assault (Story)
Feb 14, 2013
SRU Council of Trustees chairman under scrutiny in Pittsburgh (Story)
Feb 14, 2013
United States needs stronger gun control policies (Story)
Nov 08, 2012
Sum 41’s “Does This Look Infected?” anniversary tour solid, highly energetic (Story)
Sep 27, 2012
PASSHE Chancellor addresses university enrollment issues (Story)
Aug 31, 2012
The Rocket continues to evolve to meet demand of the digital age (Story)
Aug 30, 2012
PA Liquor Control Board gives $17,500 to combat underage drinking on campus (Story)
Apr 20, 2012
Increase in demand leads to more online courses (Story)
Apr 13, 2012
First years of college show little gains in key skills (Story)
Apr 06, 2012
David Wolfe of the T.O.G.A. Party wins SGA presidential race, happy for party (Story)
Apr 06, 2012
Dr. Cheryl Norton named as first female president of SRU (Story)
Mar 30, 2012
SGA presidential debate takes center stage as race heats up, voting opens (Story)
Mar 22, 2012
SGA elections include greater competition this year (Story)
Mar 01, 2012
Millions suffer from eating disorders (Story)
Feb 23, 2012
Dauwalder stresses unity, cooperation (Story)
Feb 17, 2012
Students, APSCUF plan rally against budget (Story)
Feb 10, 2012
Corbett proposes more cuts to higher education (Story)
Feb 03, 2012
Study shows one in five women victims of rape (Story)
Jan 27, 2012
SOPA, PIPA bills delayed by online protests (Story)
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