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Five movies for Thanksgiving

Five movies for Thanksgiving

Amanda Ebner, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Top Stories, TV

Once Nov. 1 rolls around, it becomes apparent that there are two types of people: those who start putting up the Christmas tree, and those that refuse to even think of the holidays until December. Those in the first category will argue that Thanksgiving may come before Christmas, but there's not much...

Buzzfeed’s plagiarism issue

Buzzfeed’s plagiarism issue

Garret Roberts

November 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

In the age of the YouTube “Adpocalypse,” every view and subscriber counts. The livelihood of channels, such as JaclynGlenn, is dependent on a viewer and creator relationship and continual support. So when a bigger organization like Buzzfeed steals their content, it’s not only an at...

RMU’s Fireside Gathering

RMU’s Fireside Gathering

Garret Roberts

November 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, Top Stories

Robert Morris’s Colonial Overwatch Club hosted its first Fireside Gathering Tournament on November 11, 2017. Welcoming new and old players, the tournament saw a variety of players from many skill levels competing to take home the prize.The tournament offered two brackets: Basic and Standard. The Basic...

Spinning Jenny’s history lesson

Spinning Jenny’s history lesson

Maura Linehan

November 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

A homegrown Steubenville, Ohio, band with a Robert Morris connection took a lesson in history and turned that inspiration into family-based artistic effort. Beginning in 2011, “Spinning Jenny” had their first gig as an opening act for their uncle's band, “U.S. Kids,” at a family re...

Hollywood’s dark secrets

Hollywood’s dark secrets

Garret Roberts

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Top Stories, TV

A new and disturbing trend has arisen in Hollywood: sexual abuse. While most sex scandals in Hollywood are fantastical and full of gossip, this trend is a much darker and more serious issue.On Oct. 5, Harvey Weinstein, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, was accused of sexually harassing and abusi...

Get your bang for your meal plan money

Get your bang for your meal plan money

Jocelyn Burns

November 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

As midterms come to an end, that leaves minimal time left until Christmas break comes around. This is now the time that Robert Morris students come around to finally be conscious of the money they are using on their meal cards. This year, order forms for items to buy with excess money came out Nov. 1....

Thor: Ragnarok – Is Marvel out of ideas?

Thor: Ragnarok – Is Marvel out of ideas?

Sean Koepfinger

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Top Stories

Thursday night was once again Thor's day as his third standalone film, "Thor: Ragnarok," made its theatrical premiere. Leaving behind the tone of the previous films and introducing some fantastic new elements, "Ragnarok" proved that Marvel could do something different. Or is it really just more of the...

Bringing Unique Soundz to RMU

Bringing Unique Soundz to RMU

Maya Ehikhamenor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

RMU’s new organization, Unique Soundz, is here to bring a bit more soul on campus. It is a gospel choir founded by Grace Faye, a junior business management major, who is passionate about singing.Faye grew up in a household full of singers, and she was heavily involved with her gospel choir bac...

Debunking the myth of black cats

Debunking the myth of black cats

Maura Linehan

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Myths are funny things. On one hand, they include the legends and folk stories that pass on traditions, but they also represent our willingness to cling to misconceptions and tall tales. Halloween is loaded with myths, but one of the most persistent is the fiction that black cats are somehow evil.Even though some c...

Mindhunter: Netflix’s mind trip

Mindhunter: Netflix’s mind trip

Sean Koepfinger

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories, TV

October has been a busy month for Netflix. With "Stranger Things" season 2 premiering and a slew of original horror films, the streaming mogul has flooded their site with plenty of appetizing selections. But one gem stands out among the rest: "Mindhunter." The series, which was directed by David Fincher and filmed in Pittsburg...