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SRU protests killing of Trayvon Martin with peaceful demonstration

Jonathan Janasik, Rocket Contributor

March 30, 2012

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Students and community members from SRU held a demonstration Tuesday afternoon in honor of a Florida teenager who was shot and killed without an investigation. At 2:26 p.m. Tuesday SRU students and community members gathered...

SGA presidential debate takes center stage as race heats up, voting opens

Will DeShong, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2012

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Presidential candidates for the Slippery Rock University Student Government Association defended the campaign promises they’ve made over the previous weeks during a debate on Monday night. Zach Hall, David Wolfe, David Matsuzak,...

SGA elections include greater competition this year

Will DeShong, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2012

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The Slippery Rock University Student Government Association will hold its annual elections for the 2012-13 academic year next week. Three parties are currently vying for positions that will be voted for online from March 28...

Police Blotter

Steph Holsinger, Assistant News Editor

March 22, 2012

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Magistrate   March 21- Bradley Scott Burroway, 26, of Emlenton, Pa., was seen for two counts of DUI. He was released on his own recognizance.   March 21- Nathan Leroy Benko, 26, of Vienna, Va., was seen for...

Coffaro’s pizza moves to SR Lanes

Kaitlyn Yeager, Rocket Contributor

March 22, 2012

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Coffaro’s Pizza will host a grand opening celebration this weekend, after the business’ recent move to Slippery Rock Lanes at 216 Grove City Road, next to Straub Distributor. Owner Rob Coffaro, a 1997 graduate of Slippery...

Rep. Jaret Gibbons and SRU student robbed at gun point

Jonathan Janasik, Rocket Contributor

March 22, 2012

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A Pa. representative, his chief of staff, and an intern from Slippery Rock University were robbed at gunpoint early March 12 near the Capitol Building in Harrisburg. Representative     Jaret Gibbons, who represents parts...

Millions suffer from eating disorders

Will DeShong, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2012

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Nearly 25 million people are struggling through a form of eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating in the United States, according to National Eating Disorders Association. Aimed to help bring light to the...

New office opens to assist students with free tax filing

Jonathan Janasik, Rocket Contributor

March 1, 2012

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The Center for Community Resources opened a new office February 1st that allows students, families and community members who make up to $50,000 per year to get professional tax preparation done for free. The program is called...

SRU students protest proposed budget cuts

Steph Holsinger, Assistant News Editor

March 1, 2012

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The Slippery Rock Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a rally to speak out against the recent proposed budget cuts to higher education Tuesday afternoon in the quad. Earlier this month, Governor Tom Corbett proposed...

Police Blotter

Steph Holsinger, Assistant News Editor

March 1, 2012

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Magistrate   Feb. 29- Ronald L. Wischerman, 32, of Portersville, Pa., was seen for possession of marijuana.   Feb. 29- Hugh Alexander Pushko, 36, of Slippery Rock, was seen for a DUI, resisting arrest, and...

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