The Rocket

Resourcefulness and tenacity are fundamental skills for graduates

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

May 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Having been a community college student before being enrolled at Slippery Rock, I’ve had the opportunity to experience being a student in different environments. This, coupled with me having friends who went to other schools,...

Oxford commas run in fear from assistant copy/web editor

Amanda Salvia, Asst. Copy/Web Editor

May 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I made the conscious choice not to go into journalism because I hated journalistic style. I specifically changed my major from journalism to creative writing. Yet here I am, nixing the Oxford comma from every sentence to fit...

Rocket Editor-in-Chief bids farewell to staff

Ryan Barlow, Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It’s truly unbelievable how quickly four years can come and go. Not too long ago, I was sitting in the Warner Theater in Erie, Pennsylvania preparing to walk across a stage to accept my high school diploma and looking forward...

Voting one way or another is not a personal attack

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

April 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has seen those memes circulating social media that go something like, “actually, political stances are a person’s philosophy. So therefore, if you vote against me, you’re against me...

Workplaces should encourage an apprenticeship-style approach

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

April 20, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Like many other graduating (super) seniors, I too am beleaguered by sending out countless copies of my résumé and a plethora of custom-tailored cover letters. It’s quite a daunting challenge actually, trying to convince someone...

Millennials have a different take on food consumption

Joseph Szalinski, Rocket Contributor

April 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Working in a grocery store for about six years has allowed me to meet some interesting people. I’ve seen and heard more than I would’ve liked to, with a few rants being included in there. But a few customer rants I heard a...

The stigma around menstruation is a direct form of misogony

Lauren McNeil, Rocket Contributor

April 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A woman never forgets the first time she got her period. For me, it was when I was eleven years old. I was in the fifth grade, and I had been playing at a friend’s house just up the street from mine. Suddenly I had to use th...

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