The Rocket

People should live like it’s both Valentines Day and St. Patrick’s Day every day of the year

Jonathan Janasik, Commentary

February 7, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Captain Kirk from Star Trek is the perfect man.  He truly is an inspiration to us all. He’s handsome, strong, smart, handsome, and he always has some sort of inspiring introspective speech at hand. I think that people really...

SRU community needs to have support and unity on ‘V-Day’

Carly Masiroff, FMLA

February 7, 2013

Filed under Opinion

About a year ago, Eve Ensler, activist, creator of “The Vagina Monologues” and founder of the global V-Day organization, made a declaration that one in three women on this planet will be beaten or raped during their lifetime....

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...

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