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Selling info for marketing purposes standard practice for businesses

James Meyer, Rocket Contributor

March 30, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

Internet users might find the scroll-box disclaimer annoying if it weren’t so easy to bypass. It’s easy enough to click the box marked “I agree,” but most users may not know what they are agreeing to. Larry McIntyre,...

“Hunger Games” merchandise a huge hit

Katie Ellis, Rocket Contributor

March 30, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

America is feeling the effects of “The Hunger Games” pandemonium that was unleashed over the weekend, as the movie debuted domestically to a $155 million opening weekend, while worldwide sales reached a total of $214 million. With...

“John Carter” delivers stunning visual effects

Jimmy Graner, Rocket Contributor

March 22, 2012

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“John Carter” has been said to be a big mistake and a waste of time and money by critics and moviegoers. Disney, who produced the film, is already in the process of losing $200 billion, according to the Associated Press.But...

Holocaust survivor shares story of hiding during mass roundup of Jews in Ukraine

Courtney Tietje, Rocket Contributor

March 22, 2012

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Fay Malkin is a survivor – a survivor of the Holocaust, war, persecution, isolation and undeniably a survivor of fear. In 2007, Malkin, along with two other survivors whom she had stayed with for two years in hiding, returned...

SRU students adjust time between pets and academic work

Rebecca Marcucci, Rocket Contributor

March 22, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

“Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” This quote by English Victorian novelist George Eliot talks about the unique friendship offered to humans from animals. For SRU students...

Users concerned about Google’s policies

James Meyer, Assistant Campus Life Editor

March 22, 2012

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Executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, once said, “The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” Google’s practices...

Studying in Australia lands photo contest victory for business management major

Rebecca Marcucci, Rocket Contributor

March 1, 2012

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When "You had to be there" just isn't enough, a picture is worth a thousand words. For students studying abroad, their insights and adventures into foreign lands are often self-photo documented. Before last semester, SRU...

Anti-Semitism explored in Shakespeare

James Meyer, Assistant Campus Life Editor

March 1, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

On the cusp of the 17th century, themes of betrayal, bigotry and ethnic prejudice set the stage for what some would consider one of William Shakespeare's signature works. Shifting several centuries into the future, the story...

“Spread the Word to End the Word” fights degrading use of term

Courtney Tietje, Rocket Contributor

March 1, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

"Words can hurt." The use of the word "retard" is proof of that, according to the Special Olympics' "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign. According to adapted physical activity graduate student Megan Mitchell, 24,...

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