The Rocket

Haley Barnes

Bonjour, je m'appelle Haley Barnes. I’m a senior journalism major with a French minor as well. I like to think of myself as a Swiss army knife. I can write, paint, draw, knit and speak French pretty fluently. As the returning News Editor, working for The Rocket has been one of the best parts of my college career because I get to create an awesome paper with creative people. Upon coming to college, I was this awkward, shy person that kept to myself all the time. I might still be awkward, but I am certainly not shy anymore. As the News Editor, my job entails a lot of interviewing and a lot of writing. But to be honest, my favorite part of my job is interviewing people. I love finding out the inside scoop and sharing it with the readers of The Rocket. Being the News Editor has turned me into a huge people person. Not to mention, I’ve learned how to polish my time management skills with a heavy academic workload and two on-campus jobs. I’m definitely a busy bee, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. In my spare time, I can be found watching a scary horror movie, drawing Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, listening to The Beatles, and head-banging at metal concerts. I’m certainly not your average journalist, but I aspire to be different.


Haley Barnes, News Editor

Apr 28, 2016
News Editor thanks The Rocket for scaring her everyday (Story)
Apr 13, 2016
10 Cloverfield Lane’s’ plot leaves audience with too many unanswered questions (Story)
Apr 07, 2016
APSCUF hosts meet and greet to connect with students (Story)
Mar 31, 2016
BC3 MRSA outbreak, closing spurs conversation on how to avoid the infection (Story)
Mar 24, 2016
Follow-up meeting allows students to voice their concerns (Story)
Mar 02, 2016
‘Rocky the Rock’ returns (Story)
Feb 25, 2016
New strategic plan aims to further SRU (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Professor creates LLC to support students recovering from addiction (Story)
Feb 11, 2016
Survey results open door for conversation on the effects of mainstream pornography on college-aged students (Story)
Feb 04, 2016
SGA to host ‘Student Safety Week’ to prepare students for active shooters (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
A’s dominate other grades by 45 percent in fall semester (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
Uber offers transportation services to Slippery Rock University students (Story)
Nov 17, 2015
SRU French Club hosts candlelight vigil (Story)
Nov 17, 2015
SGA grants $10,000 to wind ensemble club (Story)
Nov 10, 2015
SGA announces replacement of outdated workout facility on Old Thompson Field (Story)
Nov 04, 2015
PNC offers option for students to link ID card with bank account (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
Local haunted attraction scares customers with unique hayride, corn maze (Story)
Oct 15, 2015
Social justice activist challenges gender identity and sexual orientation (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2015
Cardboard Village returns after three years (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
‘Save the Boobies’ unnecessarily sexualizes breast cancer (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
Maintenance revamps quad sidewalks (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
SGA pushes for more lighting, new sidewalks around The Grove (Story)
Sep 17, 2015
Leopards and cheetahs and sloths, oh my (Media)
Sep 17, 2015
Library staff promises accuracy with new printing process (Story)
Sep 17, 2015
Slippery Rock ranks as 11th safest college town (Story)
Sep 10, 2015
SRU alumnus ‘gives back’ through donation of a new scoreboard (Story)
Sep 10, 2015
Students observe Patriot Day at SRU (Story)
Sep 03, 2015
My Rock Audit gets updated (Story)
Sep 03, 2015
Support beams make Spotts ‘safe to occupy’ (Story)
Aug 27, 2015
New local businesses bring more variety to Main St. (Story)
Aug 27, 2015
Women’s cross-country expects improvement (Media)
May 19, 2015
‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ sequel is solid, but goes overboard with stereotypical humor (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
SRU police use boots to curb parking violations (Media)
Apr 30, 2015
Changing major has pros and cons (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
‘Pig Roast 2k15’ attracts attention of state police (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
Health Center staff sees highest caffiene usage during finals week (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Gunshots allegedly fired at event involving SRU students (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Staff helps students register to avoid graduation delays (Story)
Apr 16, 2015
SRU leads PASSHE in four-year graduation rates (Story)
Apr 16, 2015
High traffic in Spotts World Culture Building results in relocation of classes (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
Panelists confront drug, alcohol addiction at ‘Closing the Gap’ (Story/Media)
Apr 02, 2015
Psychologist creates strategies for women to conquer bias (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
Pink eye, allergy season begins at SRU (Story)
Feb 26, 2015
Maintenance and Residence Life staff plan to renovate North Hall (Story)
Feb 25, 2015
Delays utilized only when necessary, E-team says (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
SRU dance major lands leading role (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
Bookstore sells binders made with hazardous chemicals (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Washing machine sets off alarm in North Hall (Story/Media)
Feb 05, 2015
Slippery Rock McDonald’s participates in ‘Paying with Lovin’ campaign (Media)
Feb 05, 2015
SRU professor claims weather policy is unsafe (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
SGA agrees to raise activity fee budgets (Story)
Feb 04, 2015
Katy Perry halftime show had ups and downs (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
PASSHE policy aims to protect minors (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
AIDS awareness promoted through monologues (Story)
Nov 06, 2014
SRU student allegedly threatens ex-girlfriend’s life (Story)
Nov 06, 2014
Student verbally and physically assaults police officers, charged with simple assault (Story)
Oct 23, 2014
SRU staff and students not ready to ban smoking (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
Big House Battle ‘capstones’ the Rock’s 125 anniversary (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
Big House Battle serves as ‘capstone event’ for 125 anniversary (Story)
Oct 02, 2014
Study abroad fair educates students (Story/Media)
Sep 25, 2014
RockOUT ignores hate (Story)
Sep 25, 2014
Roach problem resolved after weeks (Story)
Sep 16, 2014
Anonymous artist chalks giant squid (Media)
Sep 18, 2014
Academic and student affairs merge aims to better education (Story)
Sep 11, 2014
New study finds faults in helicopter parenting method (Story)
Sep 04, 2014
Male professor claims discrimination (Story)
Sep 04, 2014
Career Education and Development Director gives students networking advice (Story)
Aug 28, 2014
A new year welcomes the largest freshman class in SRU history (Story)
May 01, 2014
Library shutdown: campus safety concerns students (Story/Media)
Apr 17, 2014
RUN OR DYE! SRU hosts first ever Color the Rock 5k (Media)
Apr 17, 2014
Miller shutdown relocates departments (Media)
Apr 03, 2014
RockOUT equality prom event welcomes SRU students of all sexual orientations for ‘food, dancing and fun’ (Story)
Mar 27, 2014
SRU financial aid office offers help to file FAFSA (Story)
Mar 06, 2014
Hands-on events educate students about brains (Story)
Mar 05, 2014
SRU’s ΣΣΣ Hosts ‘For The Love of Sigma Dating Game’ (Story/Media)
Feb 27, 2014
Boozel justifies using disposable Styrofoam dishes (Story)
Feb 20, 2014
Special education department launches ‘ITHINK’ program for elementary schools (Story)
Feb 06, 2014
SRU ranked seventh in on-campus alcohol arrests (Story)
Jan 30, 2014
Winter weather requires extra preparation from staff (Story)
Dec 05, 2013
New rockmail still under support phase (Story)
Nov 07, 2013
Vincent Planetarium begins offering free light shows (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
Active roleplaying used in the classroom (Story)
Oct 03, 2013
Psychology department conducts year-long body image study (Story)
Sep 19, 2013
Study abroad fair showcases travel opportunities (Story)
Sep 12, 2013
Clay Target Club earns $10,000: Club president promises new equipment, travel opportunities (Story)
May 09, 2013
New Rocket staff has big expectations for next year (Story)
Apr 11, 2013
Borough raises fines (Story)
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