The Sentry

Food for thought

Food for thought

Maura Linehan, Arts and Entertainment Manager

January 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

“Food for thought." As students, this simple turn of phrase often leads to self-reflection upon something just learned in a search for deeper meaning. At a more fundamental level, it reminds them that food provides the energy needed to ponder the mysteries of the universe. Not surprisingly, food...

The future of artistic funding?

The future of artistic funding?

Maura Linehan

January 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

As content creators continue to look for ways to overcome the challenges of YouTube’s demonetization (discussed here), a wide range of video platform sites have become more visible in providing subscription services that will help them get paid. For example, YouTube star Jaclyn Glenn has used a service ...

Dealing with holiday gifts

Dealing with holiday gifts

Maya Ehikhamenor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Since the year is coming to an end and the holidays are coming quicker than expected, it’s time to start thinking about how to spend your money on getting gifts for friends and family for the holidays without hurting your wallet. With Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday gone, you might not...

Departing seniors reflect

Departing seniors reflect

Maya Ehikhamenor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

As we all enjoy or detest our days in college, you have to remember that it’s only temporary, and soon you’ll be walking up to receive your undergraduate degree. Since the semester is approaching an end, some people are looking forward to spending their last semester in school. Three RMU seniors...

RMU’s 50 years of theater

RMU’s 50 years of theater

Garret Roberts

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Robert Morris University's history will come to life Dec. 1-2, 2017 with the "Celebrating 50 Years of Theater at Robert Morris" program. In honor of the program first half century, RMU will be performing a series of one act plays, which include "The Second Christmas," "Christmas on Life Support" and "W...

Sigma Tau Gamma returns to RMU

Sigma Tau Gamma returns to RMU

Sydney Nelson

November 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Sigma Tau Gamma is a nationally recognized social fraternity founded in 1920 by World War I veterans. As stated on the fraternity's official website (sigtau.org), their goal is "to be a fraternity of courageous and noble gentlemen who always endeavor forward."Many traditions of Sigma Tau Gamma, often ref...

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...

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....

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...

Start with Art: Pittsburgh visits RMU

Start with Art: Pittsburgh visits RMU

Amanda Ebner and Ciara Adams

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

The "Start with Art Pittsburgh: A Retrospective" exhibition had its opening reception on Oct. 5, 2017 in the RMU Media Arts Gallery. Start with Art is a program where artists, primarily photographers, are assigned a month, and each artist submits prints of a piece to be given to newborn children born...