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Do your due diligence before voting

Jake Olson, Rocket Contributor

March 22, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Our nation’s media is being saturated with campaign ads as each state moves closer to primary time, and things could not look uglier. Every politician has earned our distrust anymore, so it’s a given that a lot of people...

You’re beautiful just the way you are

Nicole Crevar, Rocket Contributor

March 22, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Day in and day out, the media is constantly bombarding us to dress, look and feel a certain way. We must wear high-top fashion, follow the thin ideal and remember that there is always something that can be improved upon. Well,...

Russian zombie plants resurrected with help of squirrels

Dan Gladius, Rocket Contributor

March 22, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Now that I have your attention with that admittedly misleading headline, allow me to explain. Recently, some Moscow scientists succeeded in bringing back to life samples of a small white flower called Silene stenophylla after...

Racism is still an issue faced by SRU students

March 22, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

How far have we really come? In my opinion, we have come very far, but we still have a long way to go. On a campus that speaks about diversity very often, has seminars, classes and clubs that all focus on the word “diversity”...

Wait, what was the reason for the balloon release again?

The Rocket Staff

March 1, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Balloons are pretty. There's no doubt about that. Watching hundreds of multi-colored balloons being released into the air is definitely a sight unlike any other. But it's not as simple as it sounds. It never is. On...

Activism in the name of awareness taken a bit too far

James Meyer, Assistant Campus Life Editor

March 1, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Campus activism has a long and illustrious history, playing key roles in such tumultuous issues as the civil rights movement and the Vietnam anti-war protests. Nowadays, our activism has taken a kinder, gentler tone in the form...

Immediacy of Twitter trumps Facebook

Chloe Finigin, Rocket Contributor

March 1, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Twitter is a website that is the ultimate social media. It makes or breaks careers for celebrities, it plays a part in politics, and even gets congressmen fired (think Anthony Weiner). Even some news stations rely on it...

Dauwalder is our choice for SRU’s 16th president

The Rocket Staff

February 23, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Searching for a new president is a long and difficult task. It's also extremely important. Think about it. The man or woman that takes the position will be the leader of this university for years to come. It not only affects...

Neupauer and Humphrey safe choices for SRU presidency, each has unique set of experiences

Emily Hunter, Rocket Contributor

February 17, 2012

Filed under Opinion

With only one presidential candidate left to visit campus it is reassuring to know that the future leadership of Slippery Rock lies in the hands of one of the six accomplished professionals, now that the presidential search committee...

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