The Rocket

The “War on Drugs” policy needs to stop

Tierney Smithson, Black Action Society

October 25, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The War on Drugs policy of drug prohibition and harsh crackdowns has had an extensive effect on minorities in America. Many credit the drug war for enhancing racial disparities between blacks and whites and playing the key agent...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ will help fight the war on women

Carly Masiroff, FMLA

October 25, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Has anyone noticed Slippery Rock doesn’t like the word vagina? This is peculiar to me. I guess I didn’t used to like it, until I started saying it. Come on say it with me, v-a-g-i-n-a! Don’t you feel better now? It’s like...

Obama’s education policies are in the best interest of college students

The Rocket Staff

October 25, 2012

Filed under Opinion

As the nation seems equally divided in its support for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney this election, so is the current Rocket staff. A slight edge on our staff went in favor of the current President. Seeing as we’re...

Systematic violence against women needs to stop in the Middle East

Nicole Geyer, FMLA

October 18, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The constant unrest and fighting in the Arab nations has been a source of turmoil throughout the world for the past two years. The news coverage we see daily in this country involves the uprising in the Middle East and the attacks...

Country in need of more unity during the election

Michael Santoro, Rocket Contributor

October 18, 2012

Filed under Opinion

So here we are once again, approaching another election. For how many months prior, our candidates have been fighting and toiling to get the approval of the American public. Oh wait, I said “our candidates.” Poor choice of...

Environmental protection can create big problems

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor

October 18, 2012

Filed under Opinion

All of this hoopla on campus about “saving the environment” is starting to get to me. It seems like I can’t even roast marshmallows over a Butler Eagle-fuel flame without getting some shpeal on so called “air pollution”....

New weapons policy allows for safe learning environment

The Rocket Staff

October 18, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Slippery Rock University has a new anti-weapon policy in coordination with a mandate from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to develop a system-wide approach to weapons on the system’s campuses. The new policy...

Avoiding a ‘walk-in’ on your roommate can be difficult

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor

October 4, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Monday afternoon at approximately 2:43 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, I opened my dorm room door to find my roommate and his girlfriend lying in his bed. Naked. Having sex. Make no mistake, it was never my intention to bust in...

Access to the ‘Plan B pill’ is important for teens

Darrell Neal, Black Action Society

October 4, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Recently in the news, the subject of the CATCH (Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare) program was of great debate. The program which gives contraceptives to high school students will be implemented in 13 New York...

Violence has no place in a relationship

Kaitlyn Veiock, FMLA

October 4, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Think about this: would you go on a second date with someone whom on the first date slapped you across the face and called you fat and stupid? I am hoping you answered “no.” So how is it that one out of every three high school...

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