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November’s famous authors

November’s famous authors

Kelly Guerra
November 29, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Many famous authors were born in November, and November is a great month for catching up on your reading. During this month, while you are on holiday break, you will have extra time to read if you would like.One famous author born in November was Samuel Clemens, otherwise known as Mark Twain. He was bo... Read more »

Wizard World Pittsburgh worth a visit

Wizard World Pittsburgh worth a visit

Malik Frierson
November 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Wizard World Comic Con passed through Pittsburgh not too long ago, and I must say it was quite an experience. The moment I stepped through the door, I could just feel the excitement in the air of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. People who were fans of all the different pop-culture outlets ha... Read more »

Holiday Cheer: A little too soon?

Holiday Cheer: A little too soon?

Jocelyn Burns
November 18, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Over the years it seems that Christmas items and music have been releasing earlier and earlier. Stores bring out the Christmas playlists, and homes put out their Santa decorations right when November hits. It's easy to say this holiday season is loved by the majority, but is it overshadowing Thanksgiving?There ... Read more »

Humans of RMU: The filmmaker

Humans of RMU: The filmmaker

Maura Linehan
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Movies, Top Stories

While Oscar Wilde once said, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life,” RMU Visiting Documentary Filmmaker Nadine Patterson makes it clear that life and art are truly part of each other. For Patterson, in residence for the fall semester of 2016, there is no imitation; instead, ar... Read more »

This Rising Star will continue to rise

This Rising Star will continue to rise

Maura Linehan
November 11, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

RMU President Dr. Christopher B. Howard, D.Phil. uses the annual President’s Council Dinner to honor a distinguished alumni with the Heritage Award and a current student with the Rising Star Award. At the Fairmont Hotel in Pittsburgh on Oct. 6, 2016, this year's Rising Star Award went to Merritt Do... Read more »

Gone, but not forgotten: Vine is coming to an end

Gone, but not forgotten: Vine is coming to an end

Maya Ehikhamenor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

The 6-second video sharing service brought viewers to tears of laughter from humorous Vines and to dropped jaws in amazement over the Viners’ talents such as singing and dancing. The App has created a lot of stars such as King Bach and Shawn Mendes to name a few, but in a couple months from no... Read more »

Top 5 Pittsburgh urban legends

Top 5 Pittsburgh urban legends

Sean Koepfinger
October 31, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Halloween is the one time of year where people across the country celebrate fear and the unknown. And no Halloween is complete without a good scary story. While many have heard tales of a man in the back seat, or an escaped convict with a hook for a hand, most are unaware that Pittsburgh is host to... Read more »

Humans of RMU: The Storyteller

Humans of RMU: The Storyteller

Maura Linehan
October 31, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

“I started telling stories a long time ago,” Jeffrey Irvine said.Irvine, a part-time member of the RMU Social Sciences faculty, remembers the first time he told a group of people a ghost story. As a college student and summer camp counselor, he discovered that he could engage them and build... Read more »

The Fear of the Freak Show

The Fear of the Freak Show

Abigail Miller
October 30, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns, is a phobia afflicting adults. Despite that, clowns have been known to entice a crowd of circus goers with their silly antics--until now. Reports of people dressed as clowns lurking around neighborhoods, peering into windows, threatening children and even having sc... Read more »

What makes a horror movie villain?

What makes a horror movie villain?

Malik Frierson
October 29, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Horror movies have been a staple of pop culture for an extremely long time. The bloodcurdling scenes and the heart pounding suspense are unique to that genre.The Horror movie genre has spawned many iconic characters. From the machete wielding Jason, the charismatic Freddie Krueger or the extremely well prep... Read more »