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Stink bugs a common pest in Slippery Rock

Stehpanie Cheek, Rocket Contributor

October 18, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

There are many myths that surround the stink bug, like the smell can attract many more, and that they bite humans, but contrary to popular belief, brown marmorated stink bugs and their large population in the Slippery Rock area...

Male cheerleaders defy negative stereotyping

Courtney Tietje, Assistant Campus Life Editor

October 18, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

When the word “cheerleader” is mentioned, most people think of football games, high school pep rallies, and girls in skirts waving pom-poms in the air, but the SRU male cheerleaders are out to disband what most people view...

Taser Demonstration

October 17, 2012

Ask Ana

Ana Graham, Rocket Contributor

October 4, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

Dear Ana, I’m getting a tattoo today. But I’m afraid of what my parents will say. How should I tell them? #collegeproblems Dear College, You should send them a picture message by email, text, or Facebook with a photo...

Mumford and Sons’ “Babel” an excellent followup to debut album

Tim Durr, Rocket Contributor

October 4, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

As a consumer of mainly hip-hop music, there were a ton of albums that I was excitedly awaiting over the summer of 2012. From Kanye West and Co. releasing “Cruel Summer” to Lupe Fiasco dropping “Food & Liquor 2,”...

New apps designed as therapy tools to help the mentally ill

Alyssa Cirincione, Rocket Contributor

October 4, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

In a world where there is an app for just about everything, it is not much of a surprise that there are many smart phone applications that are designed to help people with mental health disorders. According to an article from...

Reaching out

Chloe Finigin, Rocket Contributor

October 4, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

Understanding mental health is a growing issue today, and one major issue regarding mental illness that is misunderstood and growing in numbers is suicide, particularly in college students. According to the Center for Disease...

A new threat: Suicide tops car accidents as leading cause of injury-related death in country

Courtney Tietje

October 4, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

Someone dies by suicide every 15 minutes, according to the SRU Counseling Center website. On September 27, CNN featured an article that stated that suicides have now exceeded car crashes as the leading cause of injury-related...

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