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Don’t stress: Spending Valentine’s Day on campus

Don’t stress: Spending Valentine’s Day on campus

Jocelyn Burns

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

It can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect romantic gesture while not having a car to get off campus. Although it may not sound like the perfect date at first, there are multiple ways to spend Valentine’s Day right here at RMU! Just because both love birds don’t have transportation do...

Alternative ways to spend Valentine’s Day

Alternative ways to spend Valentine’s Day

Amanda Ebner

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and for many singles, it means a day of having their status as single being put on public display. Valentine's Day isn't the most enjoyable holiday, mainly appealing to new couples and kids under the age of ten, but this doesn't have to be the case this se...

Want to be an FYSP mentor?

Want to be an FYSP mentor?

Maya Ehikhamenor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

If you’re looking to take on a leadership role at RMU, you should definitely look into becoming a First Year Seminar Program (FYSP) mentor next school year. The program takes place during the fall semester only, but there are a lot of memories made and lessons learned in that short time.Aveenash Kumar, a ...

Humans of RMU: The poison author

Humans of RMU: The poison author

Maura Linehan

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

For many, the iconic animated films of their childhood provide warm memories of growing up. Taking a closer look at the story lines, viewers may not remember how many times someone gets poisoned as part of the film. From the apple that makes Snow White fall into an endless sleep to the little brothers tu...

The Tide Pod Challenge

The Tide Pod Challenge

Garret Roberts

January 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

As 2018 began, there were very few expectations in the news cycle. From political discourse to a snow storm burying Pennsylvania, the news began fairly normally. What we didn’t expect was a new and deadly game to arise: the Tide Pod Challenge. The Tide Pod Challenge is simple: the challenger bites...

YouTube’s new partner program

YouTube’s new partner program

Amanda Ebner

January 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

On January 17th, 2018, the internet responded with outrage against YouTube's new policy. The policy in question features a controversial change to its monetization system and feeds growing concerns about the way YouTube treats it's content creators. Previously, a YouTube channel needed to have 10,000 ...

How not to fail at your New Year’s resolutions

How not to fail at your New Year’s resolutions

Amanda Ebner

January 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

It's the start of a new year and a new semester, and for many Americans, that means starting work on their New Year's resolutions ... and giving up on them a week later. It isn't a secret that New Year's resolutions commonly fail. The New York Times writes that half of all these resolutions fail. ...

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...