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More research on the safety of ‘fracking’ needs to be done

The Rocket Staff

October 4, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Hydraulic fracturing is probably something many students have heard about in the news recently, but might not fully understand. ‘Fracking,’ as it is commonly called, in a simple sense, is the process of extracting natural...

Maintaining popularity in the media is difficult, even for the biggest stars

Michael Santoro, Rocket Contributor

September 27, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Earl Simmons. Does the name ring any bells? Well, his alternate persona/rap personality may bring up a few memories: DMX. You know, the “Stop! Drop! Shut ‘em down…,” “Y’all gon’ make me lose my mind…,” “X gon’...

Dismissing the stereotypes around the ‘F-Bomb’

Carly Masiroff, FMLA

September 27, 2012

Filed under Opinion

There is a word in our society that is not said enough. It is one that makes you feel good when you say it. When I scream it, I feel like I’ve reclaimed something. A part of me inside becomes whole. Everyone, say it with...

View of ‘black life’ in movies has a harmful impact on the community

Donald Robinson, Black Action Society

September 27, 2012

Filed under Opinion

There is a music video by Lupe Fiasco called “Double Burger with Cheese.”  The video shows a bunch of clips from 90s black movies.  All of the movies are ‘hood movies’ that show the issues of the times and black people...

Participation is a vital part of the educational experience

The Rocket Staff

September 27, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Every student has heard some of their peers complaining about losing points on their overall grade in a course because they missed too many class periods or because they did not participate enough in discussions. Most students...

With growing options and uses, smartphone addiction is becoming harder to fight off

Michael Santoro, Rocket Contributor

September 20, 2012

Filed under Opinion

So I recently gave in. This past birthday, I finally got my first smartphone. A lot of you are probably laughing at me. “First smartphone? These things have been around for years!” Yeah, I know, I know. I was one of...

Collaboration is key throughout all aspects of a student’s life

Carly Masiroff, FMLA

September 20, 2012

Filed under Opinion

When thinking about what to write this week, I was racking my brain for an idea. But, something was sticking in the back of my head, itching to get out. Collaboration. As a student, staff member, professor, or administrator,...

New African-American Barbie dolls poorly represent real-life to children

Jacqueline Garland, Black Action Society

September 20, 2012

Filed under Opinion

In June of 1952, German cartoonist Reinhard Beuthien introduced Bild Lilli, a curvy, classy, sassy, and independent cartoon character. She was originally to be used as a “filler” in an issue of the newspaper, “Bild-Zeitung.” Lilli...

Tattoos should not instantly be labeled unprofessional

The Rocket Staff

September 20, 2012

Filed under Opinion

There is a general rule in the professional world that one should not have any visible tattoos displayed in the workplace. It goes hand-in-hand with the ‘clean shaven’ look employers like to get from their workers. While...

Chris Brown’s new neck tattoo is both disgraceful and offensive

Carly Masiroff, FMLA

September 13, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I have been away from the campus environment for a little over a year now. It is funny how fast you forget about the environment around you, when you move to the “big kid” world. I was a huge advocate for feminism and activism...

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