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Humans of RMU: The Taste Tester

Humans of RMU: The Taste Tester

Maura Linehan

January 18, 2017

Almost 150 years ago, Henry John Heinz founded the food company that still bears his name. While the company is now known around the world, it is still a hometown landmark and a part of the homes of the Steelers, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a history center. It isn’t hard to find a si...

Humans of RMU: The international poet

Humans of RMU: The international poet

Maura Linehan

December 9, 2016

Poetry is considered one of mankind’s greatest forms of self expression. Through it, you can communicate with others in a way that breaks down the traditional barriers of language. Tess Barry, a part-time faculty member with the RMU English Department, knows this all too well as both a teacher an...

Humans of RMU: The filmmaker

Humans of RMU: The filmmaker

Maura Linehan

November 14, 2016

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...

Humans of RMU: The Storyteller

Humans of RMU: The Storyteller

Maura Linehan

October 31, 2016

“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...

Humans of RMU: The Home Improvement Volunteer

Humans of RMU: The Home Improvement Volunteer

Maura Linehan

October 21, 2016

Taking a timeout from college coursework for Thanksgiving or Spring Breaks has traditionally given students with some well-deserved downtime where they can relax and recharge. It also means heading back home to spend time with family and friends, but for Nicole Stone, a senior at RMU, a break from sc...

Humans of RMU: The Volunteer Who Finds a Way

Humans of RMU: The Volunteer Who Finds a Way

Maura Linehan

October 6, 2016

No matter what someone’s expertise or interests are, volunteer opportunities exist that allow them to use their talents to help others. It is a lesson that Garrett Cockeram -- a third year student at RMU -- learned in his high school’s Interact Club that was dedicated to volunteer work. Wh...

Humans of RMU: The Nonprofit Founder

Humans of RMU: The Nonprofit Founder

Maura Linehan

September 23, 2016

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Allison Dushack, a junior at Robert Morris University, embodies the spirit of this quote. Not only does she volunteer her time to help others, she created a non-profit organization to ad...

Humans of RMU: The Icon Behind the Counter

Humans of RMU: The Icon Behind the Counter

Maura Linehan

September 7, 2016

For over a decade, Robert Morris University receives a warm greeting along with needed nourishment anytime it stops for a quick meal or a snack. The staff member responsible—known simply as “Steve from RoMo’s” —is in reality, Steve Walsh, who provides students and staff on...

Finding Dory: The forgetful fish who’s actually memorable

Finding Dory: The forgetful fish who’s actually memorable

Eddie Sheehy, Editor In Chief

June 16, 2016

 When you’re in a slump, you can always count on Pixar to bring you out of it. After weeks and weeks of less than impressive, shoddy sequels and disappointing new releases, I bring you a review of… another sequel. But this time I have positive things to talk about!  Of course I’m referrin...

Warcraft: Fun for fans, not for us

Warcraft: Fun for fans, not for us

Eddie Sheehy, Editor In Chief

June 9, 2016

 I’ve spent the last few weeks complaining about the seemingly never-ending stream of sequels that have been hitting theatres this summer. I was hoping for some relief this week with the release of Warcraft, the original movie based off the incomprehensibly popular videogame series, but unfortuna...