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You know what really grinds my gears? SCJ trip edition

You know what really grinds my gears? SCJ trip edition

Matthew Merlino

November 17, 2015

I never realized how much people actually enjoyed reading this column. I also know that some of you do not, but why would that ever stop me? So back by popular demand is a new, special edition of What Grinds My Gears. So here’s a little backstory for what to expect from this special edition...

You know what really grinds my gears? Vol. VIII

You know what really grinds my gears? Vol. VIII

Matt Merlino

May 8, 2015

Maybe I’ve been lazy, or maybe I’ve just been busy; one thing’s for sure, a lot of things still grind my gears. The past few installments have been ‘special editions’ to my column, but this time I’m actually going to do something that I’ve never done before. I’ve always focused on little...

You know what really grinds my gears? Movie edition

You know what really grinds my gears? Movie edition

Eddie Sheehy and Matt Merlino

April 7, 2015

It has been quite some time since the last installment of "What Grinds My Gears." For this edition, I thought it would be fun to focus solely on the annoyances observed while attending movies. I also wanted to incorporate not only my opinions, but also that of RMU Sentry Media's Arts & Entertainment...

Top 10 uses of songs in comedy movies

Top 10 uses of songs in comedy movies

Matt Merlino, Graphic Designer

January 27, 2015

Music is one of the most underappreciated aspects of piecing together a film. This can be said specifically when dealing with creating a comedy. A song can either make or break a scene, infusing gut-busting laughs or majorly striking out. I have taken the liberty to compile a list of the greatest...

You know what really grinds my gears? Volume V

You know what really grinds my gears? Volume V

Matt Merlino, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

November 20, 2014

Oh man! I’ve never noticed how many things actually irritate me. It’s crazy to think that this is already the fifth installment of “What Grinds My Gears.” It’s been quite a while since my last one. Being that this is the fifth rendition of my gripes, I thought I would switch things up a...

SNL Season 40: Change

SNL Season 40: Change

Matt Merlino, Assistant Lifestyles Article

October 1, 2014

This weekend marked the beginning of the 40th season of “Saturday Night Live.” Chris Pratt hosted, while Ariana Grande was the musical guest. Though, the biggest storylines going forward involve the changes for the show. Unlike a lot of people, I like watching “SNL” more for the cast members...

You know what really grinds my gears? Volume IV

You know what really grinds my gears? Volume IV

Matt Merlino, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

September 15, 2014

I need to get back into my groove. I’ve been nice for too long. I’ve been bottling up rage for the past two (three...? I don’t know, I suck at math) months, so I have a whole bunch of stuff I just need to get off of my chest. So it is time again for another installment of What Grinds My Gears. ...You...

Summer of laughs: Ranking the season’s hottest comedies

Matt Merlino, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

September 2, 2014

This summer was huge for the film industry, but aside from a few movies, comedies were slightly lacking. I won’t lie... I watched A LOT of movies over the summer (like more than a normal person ever should). Some were awesome, while others totally sucked. With that being said, I thought I would...

NHL expansion coming by 2017?

NHL expansion coming by 2017?

Matt Merlino, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

August 27, 2014

  For a few years there has been speculation that the National Hockey League would look to expand. Earlier today it was announced these plans are in fact true.   The league, which currently has 30 teams, is looking to add four new franchises over the next three years. The speculated locations include...

Comedy loses a legend: Robin Williams 1951-2014

Comedy loses a legend: Robin Williams 1951-2014

Matt Merlino, Assistant News Editor

August 11, 2014

Earlier today it was revealed that legendary comedian and Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home at the age of 63. Though it has not been officially confirmed, it is believed that Williams committed suicide after suffering from depression. Williams was nominated for...