The Rocket

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...

Violence continues to increase in our entertainment and culture

Michael Santoro, Rocket Contributor

September 13, 2012

Filed under Opinion

It seems that every time you open up your computer or watch your television, there’s always something to read, view, and learn. Even on the most mundane of days, something is going on somewhere. More and more, it seems...

Legalization of pot seems fair, when compared to alcohol

The Rocket Staff

September 13, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The debate over whether or not marijuana should be legal has been going on for decades. While the issue may not always be taken as seriously as other controversial debates in the news, it is an important debate that would have...

Questioning the notion of ordering condoms through a mail service

Jonathan Janasik, News Editor

September 7, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Here at the Rocket, we strive to cover the latest and most hard hitting news that we can find throughout the university. Of course this is much easier said than done. As you may or may not have noticed, Slippery Rock is not...

Working retail at the Grove City Outlet Mall is what you make of it

Michael Santoro, Rocket Contributor

September 7, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Eight miles away from rural Slippery Rock there lies a shopping destination for one and all. A place where you can find clothing, food, kitchen accessories, tools, and a variety of other types of items. The Grove City Area...

The show must go on for SRU Performing Arts students

The Rocket Staff

September 7, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Slippery Rock University is currently in the process of renovating its main performing arts theatre, Miller Auditorium. The ongoing renovations to Miller, which will take at least two and a half years to complete, will ultimately...

Bypassing typical headline news and remembering a world-wide hero

Tim Durr, Rocket Contributor

August 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

It’s officially election time. How can I tell? Take a look at a television, Twitter feed, website, pretty much everywhere you look you’ll see a Romney or Obama commercial telling you why not to vote for the other guy. Whether...

The Rocket continues to evolve to meet demand of the digital age

Will DeShong, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Like every year, The Rocket is entering the new academic year with a new staff eager to improve the newspaper’s impact on the Slippery Rock University community. Last year was a successful year for the Rocket, with the staff...

Seniors aiming to finish strong in final year at the Rock

Michael Santoro, Rocket Contributor

August 31, 2012

Filed under Opinion

So a new semester, and more broadly a new year, is finally upon us. After a hopefully relaxing summer, students all over the world are easing back into the way of school. Some are recent high school graduates starting their...

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