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The news site of Robert Morris University

RMU Sentry Media

The news site of Robert Morris University

RMU Sentry Media

Andrea Zanaglio

Andrea Zanaglio, Staff Writer

A senior journalism major at Robert Morris University, Andrea serves as a staff member this semester, writing and producing packages for all aspects of RMU Sentry Media. She previously served as the editor-in-chief for the 2012-2013 school year as well as the news editor from spring 2011 to fall 2012 and assistant news editor in spring 2012.

In addition to writing for the university's paper, she is a member of the Society of Collegiate Journalists,which she serves as the vice president, Lambda Pi Eta, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, National Society of Leadership and Success, National Residence Hall Honor Society and Voci Italiane, RMU's Italian American Club.

Andrea currently works at WPXI as a freelance web producer and will be interning in KDKA's commercial production department this fall.

Contact Andrea at [email protected]

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The Robert Morris School of Business which has been accredited by the ACCSB since 2009 has now received accreditation for its accounting program. Photo credit: Andrea Zanaglio

[Photo] Robert Morris receives AACSB Accounting Accreditation

June 29, 2022

The Robert Morris School of Business which has been accredited by the ACCSB since 2009 has now received accreditation for its accounting program. Photo credit: Andrea Zanaglio

Give to get at SCJ’s Balancing Out Hunger Food Bank fundraiser kickoff

Give to get at SCJ’s Balancing Out Hunger Food Bank fundraiser kickoff

November 15, 2013

Thanksgiving is right around the corner along with the end of this semester. While students will return to campus in January, none of the funds leftover on their meal plans will follow them into the spring...

RMU’s VETS Center looks to raise money for Emergency Fund

RMU’s VETS Center looks to raise money for Emergency Fund

November 11, 2013

Every day, but especially today on Veterans Day, Americans celebrate the brave men and women who have gone across seas to defend our freedom. Robert Morris University prides itself as a veteran-friendly...

RMU Sentry Media Live from New Orleans

Day 1 of NOLA13 convention: Sessions, sights, sounds of New Orleans

October 25, 2013

Nawlins. The Big Easy. New Orleans. Whatever ya'll like to call this lively city, the 92nd Annual Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association's National College Media Convention is being held...

“Prisoners” questions limits of morals, beliefs in dire circumstances

“Prisoners” questions limits of morals, beliefs in dire circumstances

September 22, 2013

So, you’ve seen the trailer, or just watched it for the first time above, for “Prisoners” and most likely thought, “Wonderful. Looks like another revenge-fueled, crime drama that reveals the whole...

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Insidious Chapter Two: Not-so scary sequel

September 15, 2013

Kicking off the Halloween season prematurely on Friday, Sept. 13, “Insidious: Chapter 2” picks up right where the original left off when it hit theaters two years ago. The Lambert family is dealing...

Moon Twp. approves zoning, conditional use application for Yorktown Hall

Moon Twp. approves zoning, conditional use application for Yorktown Hall

August 24, 2013

Robert Morris University can now officially move forward with its plans to transform the former Holiday Inn on University Boulevard into a dormitory after the Moon Township Board of Supervisors voted 4-0...

View from Lexington Hall of dumpster fire behind Washington Wall

Fire department responds to dumpster fire behind Washington Hall

May 3, 2013

Around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, May 3, firefighters responded to a dumpster fire behind Washington Hall. It is unclear exactly when the fire started, but was put out within minutes of the fire department...

RMUs schools recognize students in all areas of study; Complete list of recipients included

RMU’s schools recognize students in all areas of study; Complete list of recipients included

May 1, 2013

Each of RMU's schools recognized and awarded students for their accomplishments in their areas of study this past year during several ceremonies last month. Below is a list of the School of Communications...

RMU communication students launch new Twitter account: @RMUTraffic

RMU communication students launch new Twitter account: @RMUTraffic

April 11, 2013

Despite an increase in the number of undergraduates living on campus, 57 percent remain commuters, according to figures reported on rmu.edu. Senior RMU communication majors Dan Fitzgerald and Christa...

Brave the Shave encouraged students to dye a green streak in their hair or get a buzz cut in support of the fight against childhood cancer.

RMU’s KDR ‘Brave the Shave’ event raises more than $2,000

April 8, 2013

Members and supporters of RMU's Kappa Delta Rho (KDR) chapter Eta Alpha gathered at the gazebo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the fraternity's Brave the Shave event. Brave the Shave is a national KDR event...

Spring snowstorm could bring up to 6 inches of snow Sunday night

Spring snowstorm could bring up to 6 inches of snow Sunday night

March 24, 2013

A winter storm warning will go into effect 8 p.m. Sunday for the Pittsburgh area, which includes Moon Township. The National Weather Service estimates that 3 to 6 inches of snow will fall through Sunday...

Bus trip to RMU vs Providence canceled due to weather

Bus trip to RMU vs Providence canceled due to weather

March 24, 2013

Given expected winter weather conditions for Monday, the RMU Student Life Facebook page posted Sunday that the bus trip to the men's second round National Invitational Tournament (NIT) game against Providence,...

Winter storm warning goes into effect Tuesday evening

Winter storm warning goes into effect Tuesday evening

March 5, 2013

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning that includes Allegheny County. The winter storm warning goes into effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday and continues till 5 p.m. Wednesday. According...

RMU Radio presents All Day Radio event

RMU Radio presents All Day Radio event

March 4, 2013

Today, the hosts of all of RMU Radio's shows will be broadcasting their shows live from the Nicholson Center Food Court. Be sure to stop by the Food Court to here some great music and RMU Sentry Media's...

Argo wins the most coveted prize of them all at 2013 Oscars

‘Argo’ wins the most coveted prize of them all at 2013 Oscars

February 25, 2013

Three and a half hours and several dozen musical numbers later, the 85th annual Academy Awards have officially wrapped with "Argo" taking home the night's most coveted award, Best Picture. While many...

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Update: NSCS pen pal venture turned down

February 19, 2013

In the February issue of The Sentry, the article "Breaking Awkward: NSCS hopes to add pen pal component to March2College Day" reported that RMU's National Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter hoped...

Last minute Valentines Day gifts

Last minute Valentine’s Day gifts

February 14, 2013

Still scrambling for a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart this evening? Checkout some potential last minute gifts you can pick up around campus today! Looking for something simple? RoMo's Cafe...

Power restored on RMUS Moon Campus; classes remain canceled for evening

Power restored on RMU’S Moon Campus; classes remain canceled for evening

February 11, 2013

RMU closed  and classes were canceled at 1 p.m. on Monday after a campus-wide power outage left many buildings on the Moon campus in the dark. Power went out across RMU's campus around 11:45 a.m. on...

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Winter weather advisory in effect for weekend

February 1, 2013

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that goes into effect at 10 a.m. on Saturday and lasts through Sunday at 7 p.m. Tonight lows will be around 5 degrees with a 20 percent...

The Package Tour pre-sale gives you reason to wake-up early

The Package Tour pre-sale gives you reason to wake-up early

January 31, 2013

With casting news for the spinoff of "Boy Meets World" this week comes even more news that 90s fans will enjoy. New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men will bring The Package Tour to Pittsburgh...

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Freezing rain expected to cause problems during morning commute

January 27, 2013

A late Sunday night wintry mix is expected to bring freezing rain that could cause issues for commuters Monday morning. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory on Sunday that will...

RMU alert issued: University closing at 2 p.m. due to weather conditions

RMU alert issued: University closing at 2 p.m. due to weather conditions

January 25, 2013

An RMU alert was sent out to around 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, announcing that the university will close at 2 p.m. due to weather conditions. Both the Moon and Downtown campuses are closing at 2 p.m....

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Winter weather advisory remains in effect

January 25, 2013

A winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service for the Pittsburgh area, including Moon Township remains in effect until 1 a.m. on Saturday. A total accumulation of 2 to 4 inches is expected. Snow...

Bear spotted near Moon Twp. Giant Eagle

Bear spotted near Moon Twp. Giant Eagle

January 20, 2013

MoonPatch.com is reporting that a bear was spotted near the Moon Township Giant Eagle Sunday afternoon outside the Moon Plaza shopping center across from Robert Morris University's Moon campus. Police...

Issues: Energy and Environment less important than 2008

November 6, 2012

A September 2012 Pew Research Center Survey revealed that energy and environmental issues are far less important to voters in this year’s presidential race, than in years past. Seventy-seven percent...

RMU Live Election Night coverage begins at 8 p.m.

RMU Live Election Night coverage begins at 8 p.m.

November 6, 2012

RMU Sentry Media in association with RMU's Chapter of the Society of Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) are broadcasting a LIVE Election Night Coverage show from 8p.m. to midnight on Channel 98 and HERE on RMUSentryMedia.com. Be...

Day 2 at CMA conference in Chitown

Day 2 at CMA conference in Chitown

November 3, 2012

Apologies for having nothing on day one except for the honorable mention Colonial SportsCenter (CSC) received at the Pinnacle awards from here at the College Media Association (CMA) fall Conference  in...

Monitoring Hurricane Sandy: Top resource sites

Monitoring Hurricane Sandy: Top resource sites

October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is headed our way and has already affected plans this evening. Below are a list of sites that will serve as vital resources as the storm continues to progress. Duquesne Light Check...

Residence Life will remain open until midnight, shuttles stopping at 8 p.m.

Residence Life will remain open until midnight, shuttles stopping at 8 p.m.

October 29, 2012

In the wake of numerous cancellations across campus due to the impending impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Office of Residence Life emailed students concerning important preparations. The Office of Student...

Threat of Sandy forces RMU to cancel classes and activities

Threat of Sandy forces RMU to cancel classes and activities

October 29, 2012

An RMU alert went out to students around noon Monday announcing the cancellation of classes and activities. Classes are canceled from 3:45 p.m. Monday through 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Also, all Monday evening...

Movie Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Movie Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

October 12, 2012

No one will ever look at the Fort Pitt Tunnel the same way again.Stephen Chbosky’s film adaptation of his acclaimed coming-of-age novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflowerwill have adolescents looking hopefully...

RMU Student Media convergence efforts flourish

September 20, 2012

Over the course of the past two years, thanks in-part to former Communications Department Head Dr. Andrea Frantz and current Student Media Advisor Carrie Moniot, the idea of convergent media has become...

Remembering 9/11 eleven years later

September 11, 2012

This Tuesday marks the eleventh anniversary of September 11, 2001, a grave day in U.S. history that saw plans crash into the World Trade Center, Pentagon and an open field in Shanksville, Pa. Many will...

Beat the heat with Colonial Theaters Broadway and the Gardens series

Beat the heat with Colonial Theater’s ‘Broadway and the Gardens’ series

June 28, 2012

Looking for a new option for cooling off this summer? Robert Morris University's "Broadway and the Gardens" may be the answer. Dr. Ken Gargaro, coordinator of theater at RMU, announced in a press release...

Where, oh, where have job postings gone?

Where, oh, where have job postings gone?

April 12, 2012

RMU students seeking student employment on-campus for the summer semester may be scratching their heads. The portal to apply for on-campus jobs has temporarily been disabled in order to automate the student...

RMU student Marco Giovengo passes away in Lexington apartment

RMU student Marco Giovengo passes away in Lexington apartment

March 16, 2012

RMU student Marco Giovengo, senior,  passed away this evening in his room in Lexington Hall, according to an email from RMU President Gregory Dell'Omo. Several of Giovengo's Phi Sigma Kappa brothers also...

Movie Review: 21 Jump Street

Movie Review: 21 Jump Street

March 15, 2012

Yes, 21 Jump Street is the latest 80s television show to be reinvented as a film for the big screen. Yes, like many others, I am getting very tired of all these remakes and reboots. However, I have to...

Armored robbery victim, RMU alumni remembered

Armored robbery victim, RMU alumni remembered

March 9, 2012

In memory of 2005 Robert Morris University alumni Michael R. Haines, 31, who was killed during a robbery last week, RMU along with members of RMU's Phi Delta Theta chapter, which Haines was a member, has...

HATMA Works to Gain New Members

February 20, 2012

  Currently, 10 to 15 students attend the Hospitality and Tourism Management Association’s monthly meetings, a statistic that RMU’S HATMA chapter president, senior Pamela Isoldi, hopes to change...

RoMos Round-Up

RoMo’s Round-Up

February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day! Looking for something to do this week with your sweetheart that isn't off campus? Then read on for this week's RoMo's Round-Up! Tues, Feb. 14 Happy Valentine’s Day! Open...

RoMos Round-Up

RoMo’s Round-Up

February 6, 2012

Happy Monday! Time to start another week here at RMU! Checkout the events happening on campus this week and be sure to listen to our daily newscast "Sentry Live at Five" live on RMU Radio every weekday...

Movie Review: The Woman in Black

Movie Review: The Woman in Black

January 31, 2012

“The Woman in Black” marks Daniel Radcliffe’s first feature role since bidding farewell to Harry Potter and the magical world of Hogwarts last summer. While Radcliffe completely embodies his character...

RoMos Round-up

RoMo’s Round-up

January 30, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone! Starting this week some staff members of The Sentry will be hosting a five minute newscast daily to inform the RMU community of the latest and developing news. Every weekday...

RoMos Roundup

RoMo’s Roundup

January 23, 2012

Looking for something to do on campus this week? Checkout these events as well as some important deadlines for the week ahead! Monday, Jan. 23 Spring 2012 student organization budget requests are...

Joe Paterno dead at 85

Joe Paterno dead at 85

January 22, 2012

Following erroneous reports of his death last evening, former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, nicknamed "Joe Pa," passed away earlier this morning. Paterno, 85, was battling lung cancer. His death...

False reports that Joe Paterno has died spread across web, social networks

False reports that Joe Paterno has died spread across web, social networks

January 21, 2012

Following reports earlier this evening that former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, 85, was in serious condition, CBS Sports' Eye on College Football" blog and "Onward State," a student-run media organization...

RMU Celebrates MLK

RMU Celebrates MLK

January 15, 2012

Having no classes on Monday, Jan. 16 is not the only way RMU will be celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. From Jan. 16 to Jan. 21, RMU's Black Male Excellence Network (B-MEN), Black Student...

WELCOME BACK, STUDENTS!

WELCOME BACK, STUDENTS!

January 9, 2012

Time again for a new year, new semester, a fresh start! Let us know in our online poll and in the comment section what you are looking forward to most this semester. The Sentry staff wishes everyone...

Holiday Inn, campus expansion focus of Town Hall Meeting

Holiday Inn, campus expansion focus of Town Hall Meeting

December 8, 2011

Nearly 50 students filled the Salem Hall conference room Thursday evening to hear from Robert Morris University's President Gregory Dell'Omo. While Dell'Omo mainly focused upon the university's expansion,...

VT campus put on lockdown, two found dead

VT campus put on lockdown, two found dead

December 8, 2011

Early this afternoon, major news stations reported that shots had been fired near the Virginia Tech University campus in Blacksburg. The campus was put on lockdown, and since then, two have been discovered...

Two thousand caps and counting

December 1, 2011

Since beginning a cap collection on campus for a local young boy who is on dialysis on Nov. 5 through RMU’s National Residence Hall Honor Society (NRH), junior business management major Tyler Montabon...

Movie Review: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I

November 16, 2011

You’re cordially invited to the wedding of the century! More like the year’s best unintentional comedy. The “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I” revolves around the marriage of the dreamy,...

RMUs new Engaged Learning Advisor, Terri Byrnes, welcomes questions from students about the SET graduation requirements.

Getting SET for graduation

November 10, 2011

In May 2013, the class of 2013 will be the first RMU students to graduate with the Student Engagement Transcript (SET) as a requirement, prompting efforts to make students more aware of these requirements. Starting...

RMU and PAAR team up to promote sexual assault awareness

October 28, 2011

Throughout this week, Randon Willard, a personal/crisis counselor at RMU’s Center for Student Success and coordinator of educational programs on campus for alcohol, drugs and sexual assault, in partnership...

Executive Decision 2011 set to take place tonight

Executive Decision 2011 set to take place tonight

October 26, 2011

VIDEO: Executive Decision: 2011 - Behind the Scenes Update This evening Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. students in Robert Morris University's Media Management class will host "Executive Decision: 2011"...

Nicholson Center on the left, Blue, red, and white firework on the right, from a wide camera view

RMU Homecoming 2011: Night game, live concert add new appeal

October 3, 2011

With a football game under the new stadium lights of Joe Walton Stadium, a concert from Scott Blasey, the frontman of Pittsburgh-based band The Clarks, and a number ofreunions for alumni, Robert Morris...

Jefferson Center’s new initiatives encourage students to get active

Jefferson Center’s new initiatives encourage students to get active

September 15, 2011

Located behind the Nicholson Center, the Jefferson Health and Fitness Center offers students the opportunity to stay fit throughout the semester through a variety of activities and workout equipment. Campus...

9/11: Where were you?

9/11: Where were you?

September 11, 2011

Today marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a day etched into the memory of every American. Robert Morris University student, faculty and staff took a moment to recall where they were on that day just...

RMU College Republicans, Army ROTC sponsor 9/11 remembrance events

RMU College Republicans, Army ROTC sponsor 9/11 remembrance events

September 11, 2011

This past Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a day etched into the memory of almost every American. In honor of the thousands of innocent Americans killed in the terrorist attacks, Robert Morris...

The grand-opening of the new School of Business building will take place Sept. 7. Photo Credit: Andrea Zanaglio

[Photo] RMU’s summer facelift

August 25, 2011

The grand-opening of the new School of Business building will take place Sept. 7. Photo Credit: Andrea Zanaglio

50 plus volunteer projects planned for fall

August 25, 2011

With over 50 volunteer projects planned thus far for the fall semester, Robert Morris University’s Office of Student Civic Engagement (OSCE) is looking forward to another packed semester of service. Beginning...

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