The Rocket

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...

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...

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