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Users concerned about Google’s policies

James Meyer, Assistant Campus Life Editor

March 22, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

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

Filed under Campus Life

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,...

Ask Ana

Ana Graham, Rocket Contributor

March 1, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

Dear Ana, So I have anger issues, and while I've been learning to control the things in my life, sometimes I get really bad fits of rage. This normally happens when I try to be nice and combat the anger inside of me. If the...

Ask Ana

Ana Graham, Rocket Contributor

February 23, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

Dear Ana, I am friends with many different kinds of crowds – some old, some new, some crazy and wild, and others mild and, for lack of a better word, boring. Most of the time when I try to balance my schedule and free time,...

Teen Mom at SRU

Madeline Williams, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

As she spoke to her three-year-old son Bentley on the phone, MTV "Teen Mom" star Maci Bookout brought tears to the eyes of many from the packed audience of supporters in the MPR Wednesday evening. Hearing little Bentley's sweet...

Civil rights, equality still a public matter

James Meyer, Assistant Campus Life Editor

February 17, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

Dr. Robert Watson, retired SRU administrator and historian, recalled his upbringing in Slippery Rock as being sheltered from some of the turmoil going on in the nation during the 1960s. "Having been born and raised in Slippery...

Building personal relationships, friendships key to learning about diverse cultures

Rebecca Marcucci, Rocket Contributor

February 17, 2012

Filed under Campus Life

A man once told our nation that his children would be raised to judge an individual not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. This man, of course, was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a proud advocate...

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