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Are video games making players violent?

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Garret Roberts, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 21, 2018

On March 8, 2018, the White House released a video displaying graphic scenes of violence from video games. This compilation has since led to major criticism from its viewers. The video was published after officials cited video games as a source of growing violence in our society and suggested that they...

The dangers of fat shaming

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Rebekah Wilford

February 19, 2018

The scale. It is a device that has been around for what seems like forever. Scales have been used in courthouses as symbols of justice, in kitchens as measuring tools, and yes, in doctor’s offices and gyms as a measure of health. Those first two uses fail to stir any significant emotion in the everyday...

Que Sera Sera: America’s downfall

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Rebekah Wilford

February 12, 2018

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?

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Matt Kurtik

January 29, 2018

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...

Carney’s Corner: Why is RMU basketball the odd man out in Pittsburgh?

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Logan Carney, Columnist

January 25, 2018

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...

Carney’s Corner: What to expect from the Bernard Clark era

Carney's Corner: What to expect from the Bernard Clark era

Logan Carney, @Sentry_Carney

December 20, 2017

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

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

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, the vast majority of whom 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 sp...

Carney’s Corner: The state of Robert Morris football

Carney's Corner: The state of Robert Morris football

Logan Carney, @SentryCarney

November 3, 2017

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

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...