The Rocket

Millennials have a different take on food consumption

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

April 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Working in a grocery store for about six years has allowed me to meet some interesting people. I’ve seen and heard more than I would’ve liked to, with a few rants being included in there. But a few customer rants I heard a...

The stigma around menstruation is a direct form of misogony

Lauren McNeil, Rocket Contributor

April 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A woman never forgets the first time she got her period. For me, it was when I was eleven years old. I was in the fifth grade, and I had been playing at a friend’s house just up the street from mine. Suddenly I had to use th...

There are multiple versions of ‘college towns’

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

April 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Slippery Rock is an ever-burgeoning small town that will forever be associated with the university that shares its name. Although the area is replete with a mixture of “mom and pop shops” and bigger, corporate entities, as...

Your V.O.I.C.E is best option for Slippery Rock students in elections

The Rocket Staff

April 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

SGA elections have begun at Slippery Rock, featuring two competing parties. In years past, one ticket is composed of candidates known to SGA, in this case the party is titled SRYOU, but the opposition, while it has some SGA representation,...

Normalizing Trump is a non-issue

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

March 29, 2017

Filed under Opinion

To preface my argument, as a liberal arts student who has an SUV adorned with Grateful Dead paraphernalia and stickers that advocate for recycling and National Public Radio, it’s safe to say that I resist even the general idea...

Music has the power and force to unite diverse groups

Alec Cunic, Rocket Contributor

March 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In the structure of today’s times, the opinions of the public are few and far between, colliding on the many controversial issues that are actively being disputed in the modern world. While it may seem now that it is easier...

Atheists are often a vilified and misrepresented minority

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

March 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When people think of minority groups, atheists rarely come to mind. For most, belonging to a minority group isn’t a choice; whether that be race, sexual orientation, or gender identity, which is why atheism seems so unusual...

Student media offers valuable, real-life experience to students of all majors

The Rocket Staff

March 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A major misconception of students when seeking to join student media organizations such as The Rocket or WSRU-TV is that the participants must be journalism or communication majors. While many members of these organizations ...

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