The Rocket

New horror film struggles with weak storyline, highly unoriginal structure

Jimmy Graner, Rocket Contributor

September 27, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

Stereotypical coincidences and bland scare tactics are what make horror movies less and less interesting to watch. Take Halloween for example. A killer walks around in the dark, with the scary tiptoe music, using a knife to carefully...

Stars flaunt custom fashion at 64th Primetime Emmy Awards

Katie Ellis, Rocket Contributor

September 27, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

At last, awards show season is in full swing with the advent of the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.  This year’s show was packed with hilarity as host Jimmy Kimmel took the stage to poke fun at everyone, from Mitt Romney...

University offers defense classes, other resources to aid victims of rape, sexual assault

Stehpanie Cheek, Rocket Contributor

September 27, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

Every student on campus receives emails whenever the administration feels that there is a threat on campus, and sexual assault has become one of the most talked about of these threats. But very few students actually know the protocols...

Production by SRU theatre mocks present-day political campaigning

Alyssa Cirincione, Rocket Contributor

September 27, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

While politics and elections are very serious topics for some, SRU’s theatre department production, “View of the Dome,” is approaching the topic of politics in a whole different light. “Student’s should expect [‘View...

Ask Ana

Ana Graham, Rocket Contributor

September 20, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

Dear Ana, What should you do when you’re having a problem with one of your coworkers but they only communicate to you through your boss and other coworkers? The Awful Workstudy Dear Awful, PUNCH THEM IN THE FACE. Just...

Hard-hitting songs from new album “Cruel Summer” stagnated by early single releases

Tim Durr, Rocket Contributor

September 20, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

When it comes to the entertainment industry, summer is the time of year for major hits and albums to be released. Now that summer is nearly over, what was the best album this season? Hold on, I’m going to let you finish,...

University plans first-ever international care break

Alyssa Cirincione, Rocket Contributor

September 20, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

When traveling to Jamaica, it is often thought of as a relaxing vacation, taking in all the eye-catching scenery and crystal clear waters, as well as some native culture. But for junior early childhood and special education major...

Students go paperless, use digital portfolios in job search process

Rebecca Marcucci, Rocket Contributor

September 20, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

“Brand yourself.” “Market your skills.” These are among some of the things students hear employers are seeking when students create portfolios to reflect these mottos. Traditional hard-copy portfolios that most have...

Local tattoo artists share the love, frustrations of their trade

Courtney Tietje, Rocket Contributor

September 20, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

The buzz of the tattoo machine filled the air as Rick Stoughton went to work finishing up his latest masterpiece—a large custom-drawn design on the bicep of a Slippery Rock student. Stoughton, of Youngstown, Pa., seemed to...

Victims of sexual assault given opportunity to speak out

Courtney Tietje, Assistant Campus Life Editor

September 14, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

The sign reads, “I’m doing this because I love you.” Its holder stands behind it, her gaze purposefully focused on the camera, a New York City bench behind her. The words on the sign are not her own, however. They are the...

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