The Rocket

Id Software helped create and define the FPS video game genre

Michael Santoro, Observation Station

February 7, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Video games: nowadays, when you hear these words, you probably think of either the Grand Theft Auto series or the Call of Duty series. You think of these for good reason. They sell extremely well and have a mind-blowingly large...

Respect and understanding are crucial to being open to different points of view

Michael Santoro, Rocket Contributor

February 3, 2013

Filed under Opinion

As a new semester falls upon us, we’re taken from a long six week break to the buildings, people and education of college. For some it’s a jarring transition, and for others it’s a breath of fresh air to be back and...

Students need to be aware of the dangers certain beverages can bring

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor

February 3, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Five weeks is way too long for winter break. What am I supposed to do with free time? You can only read the Forty Shades of Grey trilogy so many times before kinky bondage becomes boring. When kinky bondage becomes boring, you...

Musicians often fail to live up to the hype gained from successful debut albums

Michael Santoro, Rocket Contributor

December 6, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In keeping with my current theme of sequels in media, I thought for my last opinion article of the semester I would cover the lesser-known sequel: the music sequel. I’ll have sophomore releases from bands count, as direct sequels...

Ireland’s abortion laws are unjustifiable

Susan Gardner, Rocket Contributor

December 6, 2012

Filed under Opinion

On Sunday, October 28, 2012, Savita Halappanavar died of septicemia, which is bacteria in the blood that often occurs with severe infections. She had symptoms of severe back pain a week before at University hospital in Galway,...

Students need to understand potential consequences of immature actions

Brian Brodeur, Rocket Contributor

December 6, 2012

Filed under Opinion

College is the best four years of your life—sometimes the best five to seven years depending on how much fun you end up having. While you’re enjoying your time at Slippery Rock, you rarely stop to think of the consequences...

Video game sequels must stay innovative while maintaining signature styles

Michael Santoro, Rocket Contributor

November 29, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In keeping with my theme of sequels, I feel the need to cover another art medium that only recently has been considered as such: video games. While video games don’t have as rich a history as movies or even as long of one, they...

Fox News columnist’s “War on Men” opinion article is outrageous

Carly Masiroff, FMLA

November 29, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I love opening up Google Currents (my online news source) and reading a headline that has to do with me. “Me?” you might ask. Yes me. As you have read in my columns before, I declare myself a feminist. I am not usually...

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