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Students volunteer time at latest American Red Cross blood drive

Alyssa Cirincione, Rocket Contributor

September 13, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

Six times a year, Slippery Rock University’s students and faculty come together to help out people in need by organizing a blood drive through the American Red Cross. Many people help out by volunteering their time, whether...

Rihanna, Taylor Swift among list of best-dressed celebrities at the annual MTV Video Music Awards

Katie Ellis, Rocket Contributor

September 13, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

To much fanfare and excitement, MTV broadcast its annual Video Music Awards from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 6. This year’s show was full of memorable performances, first-time wins, and of course, spectacular...

Big Sean’s latest album, “Detroit,” chronicles growing up in the city masterfully

Tim Durr, Rocket Contributor

September 13, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

After sitting down last year with Detroit rapper Big Sean when he performed at the spring concert in the Aebersold Recreation Center, it was obvious that Sean’s hometown of Detroit was an important part of his life. The rapper...

Near-death experience gives comedian Ralphie May different perspective on life

Andy Treese, Rocket Contributor

September 13, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

What started off as a relatively peaceful outing one night last November developed into a fight to stay alive for stand-up comedian Ralphie May, as he came close to death by a development of bilateral double pneumonia and a pulmonary...

Ask Ana

Ana Graham, Rocket Contributor

September 6, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

Dear Ana, My favorite anonymous columnist is back! After I worked through my joy, I thought of this question... Will you still be giving fresh baked goods to the people who ask the best questions/shower you with the most compliments? One...

Film based on a true story scores big in action, love and and filming technique

Jimmy Graner, Rocket Contributor

September 6, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

Pretend you’re one of three brothers living in Virginia during the Prohibition era, owning and operating an illegal business where everyone you know is involved in some way, including the cops. Would you continue to run it no...

University, local women share empowering college experiences

Stehpanie Cheek, Rocket Contributor

September 6, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

As women in the United States continue to fight for total equality in society, younger women at SRU turned to the guidance of older women for “A Night of Story Telling” in the Robert M. Smith Student Center Tuesday evening. A...

Classes, offices for theatre department relocated to union

Courtney Tietje, Rocket Contributor

September 6, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

While a season of change can be both good and bad, associate professor of theatre Laura Smiley chooses to see the good side of the Theatre department’s temporary relocation. The department, which previously resided in Miller...

Miller Auditorium closed for planned renovation, building expansion project

Andy Treese, Campus Life Editor

September 6, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

For the first time in over 50 years, the only sounds that will emanate from the halls of Miller Auditorium during the school year will be the cacophony of construction and labor. After moving the Department of Theatre to the...

Military-inspired neutrals, preppy silhouettes ring in the fall fashion season

Katie Ellis, Rocket Contributor

August 31, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

Welcome back, fellow students! It’s that time of year again where your favorite stores start discounting their summer clothes to make way for fall’s trendiest fashions.  Instead of using your hard-earned summer paycheck to...

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