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Que Sera Sera: America’s downfall

Que Sera Sera: America’s downfall

Rebekah Wilford

February 12, 2018


Filed under Argument, Opinion, Top Stories

On Aug. 12, 2017, the alt-right held a rally in Charlottesville, Va. Within one night, this college town became the center of a heated debate, centering around one word: justice. As white nationalists flooded the streets, many, including myself, asked how America got to this point. How is it that a country...

Men’s basketball mid-conference season grades: Are the Colonials the real deal?

Men’s basketball mid-conference season grades: Are the Colonials the real deal?

Matt Kurtik

January 29, 2018


Filed under Argument, Men's Basketball, Men's Basketball Opinion, Opinion, Opinion/Editorial, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

The Robert Morris men’s basketball team this year has been good. Unfortunately, they have not been great. The overall grade I give our team this year: B Here’s why: Following a loss to Wagner on Sunday afternoon, the Colonials (13-10, 7-3) find themselves in second place in the Northeast Con...

Why is RMU basketball the odd man out in Pittsburgh?

Why is RMU basketball the odd man out in Pittsburgh?

Logan Carney

January 25, 2018


Filed under Argument, Men's Basketball, Men's Basketball Opinion, Opinion, Opinion/Editorial, Sports Showcase, Top Stories, Uncategorized

After beating Duquesne, Dachon Burke said something that has lingered with me ever since. “Well, every game means a lot, but I think it says for itself,” said Burke. “You have Pitt, Duquesne and Robert Morris. I think sometimes we’re overshadowed because they’re the two in the city.” Nobody...

What to expect from the Bernard Clark era

What to expect from the Bernard Clark era

Logan Carney, @Carney_Sentry

December 20, 2017


Filed under Football, Opinion, Opinion/Editorial, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

After a coaching search that included 160 candidates, Robert Morris football has found its man in former Albany defensive coordinator Bernard Clark. Given the hire seemed to come out of nowhere, the question that should be on everyone’s mind is, was this a good hire for Robert Morris? If you...

What’s wrong with men’s hockey?

What’s wrong with men’s hockey?

Samuel Anthony, @Sentry_Anthony

December 1, 2017


Filed under Men's Hockey, Men's Hockey Opinion, Opinion, Opinion/Editorial, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

Robert Morris men's hockey came into this season with high hopes for what this season would hold. After making it all the way to the Atlantic Hockey Championship last season, the team started their 2017-18 campaign projected to finish second in the conference. Players like Francis Marotte, Luke Lynch,...

Mental gymnastics: The relationship between exercise and mental health

Mental gymnastics: The relationship between exercise and mental health

Julian Gregorio, Copy Manager

November 6, 2017


Filed under Argument, Opinion, Top Stories

In 2015, 33,091 Americans died of opioid overdose. That is a lot of people, and the opioid epidemic is a major problem. But in the same year, 44,193 people died from suicide. 33,145 of those people suffered from depression. Everyone is talking about the opioid crisis. The Department of Health and Human Services has put together a page about the crisis that s...

The state of Robert Morris football

The state of Robert Morris football

Logan Carney, @SentryCarney

November 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Opinion, Opinion/Editorial, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

Earlier in the season, I predicted that the Robert Morris Colonials would finish within the top three in the Northeast Conference. I cited their strong defense, seemingly improved offense and the weak NEC as reasons for this prediction. I definitely did not think that they wouldn’t even finish around...

The importance of environmental conservation

The importance of environmental conservation

Rebekah Wilford

November 1, 2017


Filed under Argument, Opinion, Top Stories

Aldo Leopold once said, “Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.” This flowery quote brings to mind images of sparkling lakes, giant redwood trees and happy little squirrels collecting nuts in Disneyesque fashion. It paints a picture of a peaceful world. Now, take a moment to...

The enigma of RMU women’s volleyball

The enigma of RMU women’s volleyball

Logan Carney

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories, Volleyball

Reality is, it’s unfair to expect the players of Robert Morris volleyball to do great things, but it’s also unfair to completely write them off this season. It’s important to note that eight of the Colonials' thirteen players this season are true freshmen. This is the big reason as to why one...

Jimmy Walker is the key for Robert Morris

Jimmy Walker is the key for Robert Morris

Logan Carney

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion/Editorial, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

After watching Jimmy Walker escape the pocket and make plays like a young Ben Roethlisberger, the perspective on this team changed. No longer are the running backs the key to this offense. While the running backs are still a talented bunch, it is the quarterback play of Jimmy Walker that will make or...