The Rocket

Liberal studies requirements enrich the quality of a degree

The Rocket Staff

November 9, 2012

Filed under Opinion

It’s scheduling season again for students at Slippery Rock University, and the never-changing list of complaints from students once again seem to be filling the halls and dorms across campus. While some grumbles are certainly...

Knowing the issues is key before you cast your vote

Carly Masiroff, FMLA

November 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I know. I know. It is almost November 6. I also celebrate the first time “Peter Pan” was performed on Broadway in 1897. No? There is something else going on, on that date? Oh, the election. That’s right. On November 6,...

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...

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