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New state voter ID law causes concern for Democratic party

Erica Kurvach, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2012

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Pennsylvania voters will have to present photo identification at the polls this November, after a judge ruled in favor of the Republican-backed law earlier this month. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson said he believed...

PA Liquor Control Board gives $17,500 to combat underage drinking on campus

Will DeShong, Editor-in-Chief

August 30, 2012

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Slippery Rock University will receive $17,500 in grants from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to address underage and dangerous drinking. Renee Bateman, the coordinator for Health Promotion at SRU, said the grant will...

Graduate students face off with SGA

Catie Clark, Rocket Contributor

May 4, 2012

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The new president of the Slippery Rock Student Government Assocation (SGA) for the 2012-2013 school year was sworn in Thursday at the last Senate meeting of the semester. Dave Wolfe, a junior sport management and communication...

Police Blotter

Steph Holsinger, Assistant News Editor

May 4, 2012

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Borough April 7 – Thomas Leavell, 23, was arrested for a DUI. April 18 – William W. Hulings, 25, was arrested for a DUI. April 21 – Robert James Slopek, 32, was cited for disorderly conduct. April 21 –...

SRU second highest in performance funding in PA, according to study by Time Magazine

Erica Kurvach, Rocket Contributor

May 4, 2012

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Slippery Rock University scored the second highest number of points in academic performance in the state in 2011. According to Time magazine on Apr. 25, SRU was recognized as one of the top schools who succeeded in performance. ...

Media coverage at SRU causes concern, inaccuracies reported

Brian Brodeur, News Editor

May 4, 2012

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Slippery Rock University has received a lot of media attention this past week because a 20-year-old female student was reportedly raped by at least two individuals behind Ginger Hill Tavern in the early hours of Saturday morning,...

SRU student allegedly raped behind Ginger Hill

Catie Clark, Rocket Contributor

May 4, 2012

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A 20-year-old female student was allegedly raped by possibly two assailants  between midnight and 1:30 a.m. Saturday behind Ginger Hill Tavern according to the Pennsylvania State Police. The victim was examined at a local...

Students ‘die’ to protest budget cuts

Erica Kurvach, Rocket Contributor

May 4, 2012

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The Student Government Association (SGA) held a flash-mob to spread the word about the proposed budget cuts to higher education at 12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 1 in the quad. In March, Governor Tom Corbett proposed a 20...

Police Blotter

Steph Holsinger, Assistant News Editor

April 27, 2012

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Magistrate April 25- Ronald Lee Miano Jr., 44, of Slippery Rock, was seen for simple assault, harassment, and public drunkenness. April 25- Brian Joseph Miller, 23, of Slippery Rock, was seen for criminal mischief. He...

New app gives students opportunity to find jobs through Facebook

Steph Holsinger, Assistant Campus Life Editor

April 27, 2012

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A mobile application was recently released that provides students with resources to connect with potential employers through both Facebook and LinkedIn. Pooldip, an application that is headquartered in Silicon Valley, Calif.,...

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