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Creative writing has serious value, extending beyond language and art

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

March 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Being a creative writing major, I’ve seen and heard my fair share of reactions from people who find out my field of study. Oftentimes, it’s regarded as something pursued purely out of passion, as it has little to no practical...

Black history should be celebrated year-round, not just for one month

Nathaniel Preisel, Rocket Contributor

February 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Black History Month typically sparks a conversation about diversity, but unfortunately this seems to be the only time when it's a topic, when it is an issue that should talked about all year-round. Being more diverse is someth...

Diversity is an incredibly complex subject

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

February 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The one thing we all have in common is that we all have our differences. Differences are what make us beautiful and captivating people. Attempts to sincerely understand and respect said differences should be encouraged, but ever...

Political topics involving race and ethnicity are important to discuss

Dylan Vamosi, Rocket Contributor

February 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Within the context of Black History Month, thinking about race and ethnicity dynamically is not just important for the real-life implications of institutional and individual racism and ethnocentrism on minorities, but...

The radio overplays music and ruins it for the listener

Nathaniel Preisel, Rocket Contributor

February 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I’m pretty sure I can say everyone likes music. I know I love music and I love listening to new music. But one thing that ruins music is the radio. I know that sounds weird but let me explain. The radio is a good tool to find...

Life does not provide a timetable for romance

Alec Cunic, Rocket Contributor

February 16, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Anybody who grows up through life has heard the same adage that has been passed down from parents to children for generations: “One day you’ll meet the love of your life and have a family of your own.” For some, this...

Everyone deserves an opportunity for employment despite a criminal record

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

February 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Having a job is crucial to serving as a functional member of society. Being employed allows people to pay bills, stimulate the economy, provide for themselves and/or their families and help other people. Unfortunately, there are...

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