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Elf the Musical Comes to Massey Theater This weekend

“Elf the Musical” Comes to Massey Theater This weekend

Cole Brennan, Reporter December 1, 2023

Christmas is right around the corner and Robert Morris will produce "Elf the Musical" Thursday through Sunday. Every show will be at 7:30 pm except Sunday at 2pm at the Massey Theater. "Elf" is about the story of Buddy the elf, who was transported...

While with the Colonials from 2018-2021, Addamo finished with 22 goals and 27 assists in 96 games played.

#FormerColonialWatch: Justin Addamo Named Captain of ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers

Cole Brennan October 20, 2023

As autumn is in full swing, it's time for hockey season. Former Robert Morris Men's Hockey player was named captain of the Wheeling Nailers. Wheeling is the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins. While with the Colonials from 2018-2021, Addamo finished...

Governor Shapiro signs executive order improving access to Mental Health and Substance disorder

Cole Brennan October 12, 2023

On October 11th, 2023 Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro signed an executive order expanding mental health and substance disorder accessibility. The order will create a behavioral health council comprised of 33 people which will bring in state leaders,...

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Public Safety Alert

Cole Brennan September 28, 2023

Robert Morris Public Safety said in an email to students on Thursday that they are investigating a reported sexual assault in a wooded area either on or adjacent to campus. The incident occurred in the late afternoon to early evening hours on Wednesday....

Former womens basketball coach Sal Buscaglia is one of the four inductees into the 2023 class

Robert Morris Releases 2023 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Cole Brennan September 20, 2023

It is about that time again as Robert Morris Athletics has released its 2023 Hall of Fame class. This year's RMU Athletic Hall of Fame class will feature former women's basketball coach Sal Buscaglia, April Krivoniak, who was a volleyball and track and...

A Day that Changed America: The 22nd Anniversary of September 11th, 2001

A Day that Changed America: The 22nd Anniversary of September 11th, 2001

Cole Brennan September 11, 2023

September 11th, 2001 is the day that changed America forever. No one will ever forget the 2,977 lives lost on that day. They won't forget where they were and what they were doing on September 11th, 22 years ago. Every year time passes and as a nation,...

RMU Sport Management Department Head Retires after 47 years with the University

RMU Sport Management Department Head Retires after 47 years with the University

Cole Brennan August 28, 2023

After 47 years with Robert Morris University, Dr. David Synowka has decided to retire. Over the years, Synowka has established the Sport Management program as one most popular and top programs in the country. Over his long career with the university,...

Josh Corbin is one of a few returners to lead the Colonials to their first ever Horizon League Tournament championship

Men’s Basketball Releases Horizon League Schedule

Cole Brennan August 22, 2023

Basketball season is right around the corner. On Tuesday, the Horizon League announced its 2023-24 men's basketball schedule. The conference announced that the schedule would feature a 20-game...

Former President Trump Indicted for a 4th Time in Georgia

Cole Brennan August 15, 2023

Former President Donald Trump has been indicted again by a grand jury in Georgia due to his efforts to challenge the 2020 election in Georgia. This is the former presidents 4th indictment. Along with Trump, 18 others have also been indicted. The co-defendants...

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Former President Trump indicted for the 2nd time

Cole Brennan June 8, 2023

For the 2nd time in two months, former President Donald Trump, and a presidential candidate for the 2024 election, has been indicted by a grand jury regarding classified documents. In late March, Trump was indicted by a New York City grand jury for...

protests outside the University of Pittsburgh building, photo credit: WTAE

Conservative Speaker Met with Protests

Cole Brennan, Head News Editor April 18, 2023

Pittsburgh, Pa- Conservative speaker Michael Knowles was met with tensions from the opposing side during his debate with Brad Polumbo at the O'Hara Student Center on University of Pittsburgh's campus. Many protestors took to the streets before the...

LeDonne as a member of the Nanaimo Clippers in the BCHL

Trevor LeDonne Transfers to Robert Morris

Cole Brennan April 4, 2023

The Robert Morris men's hockey team is rounding out their roster with the addition of Trevor LeDonne from St. Thomas. LeDonne is coming off of a season where he skated in 21 games and tallied five assists. LeDonne finished as a plus-four with St.Thomas...

Primeau had 21 goals and 11 assists in two years as a member of the Orange Photo credit: Syracuse Athletics

Women’s Hockey Adds Madison Primeau From Syracuse

Cole Brennan April 1, 2023

Robert Morris women's hockey is rounding out its team for the upcoming season. Madison Primeau will join the team this season as a transfer from Syracuse. During her two years playing for the Orange, she has scored 21 goals and 11 assists as well as...

Cheeks was second in scoring in 2022-23 with 15.4 points a game Photo credit: Kyle Le

Enoch Cheeks Transfers to Dayton

Cole Brennan March 30, 2023

Former Robert Morris guard Enoch Cheeks has transferred to Dayton. He will have two years left of eligibility. Cheeks announced his transfer on Mar. 17 The Providence, R.I. native was key member of the team in his three seasons in a Colonial uniform,...

President Donald J. Trump speaks to thousands of people at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pennsylvania on October 10, 2018.

Former President Trump Indicted

Cole Brennan March 30, 2023

Former President Donald Trump was indicted today by the Manhattan Grand Jury on charges relating to a payment of adult actress Stormy Daniels. Trump is the first former president to be charged with a crime after leaving office. He is currently scheduled...

Castro did play in the 2022-23 season due to an ACL injury Photo credit: Ethan Morrison

Sol Castro Enters Transfer Portal

Cole Brennan March 13, 2023

With three years of eligibility left, Robert Morris forward Sol Castro announced her decision to enter the transfer postal on her Instagram Monday. She was out for the 2022-23 season due to surgery on her left foot. During her time at Robert Morris,...

Unauthorized Solicitor Removed from Campus

Unauthorized Solicitor Removed from Campus

Cole Brennan February 8, 2023

On Tuesday, an unauthorized solicitor was removed from campus. The individual was outside of Nicholson Center with a political organization when university police responded. Any person who wants to solicit information on campus must get approval...

Schooley accepting the St. Louis Amateur Hockey Hall of Fame Honor at the Celebrity Hockey Game Photo credit: Julia Wasielewski

Derek Schooley Continues to Build Hockey Legacy at Robert Morris

Cole Brennan February 1, 2023

Derek Schooley has had quite the hockey coaching career as he has been the Robert Morris men's hockey coach since the start of the program in 2004. During his coaching tenure, the Colonials has reached four American Hockey Association title games, three...

Pittsburgh reviewing tax-exempt properties owned by charities

Pittsburgh reviewing tax-exempt properties owned by charities

Cole Brennan January 25, 2023

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey issued an executive order directing the Finance and Law Departments to review tax-exempt properties owned by charities. The move was made to ensure it is appropriate under Pennsylvania law. The mayor released a statement...

The RMU alumni team during last years Celebrity Hockey Faceoff Photo credit: Ethan Morrison

Celebrity Hockey Faceoff Will Take Center Stage for Second Consecutive Year on Sunday

Cole Brennan January 13, 2023

Are you ready for some hockey? RMU Athletics is hosting the second annual Celebrity Hockey Faceoff is scheduled for Jan. 15 at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. It will feature many former Robert Morris hockey players, former Penguins players and celebrities...

Cavanagh during a mental health awareness panel in 2018

Liam Cavanagh Returns as Robert Morris Women’s Hockey Assistant Coach

Cole Brennan December 1, 2022

The Robert Morris women's hockey team tabbed Liam Cavanagh as assistant coach to head coach Logan Bittle announced the move on Thursday. Cavanagh is back for his second stint with the Colonials after spending the 2021-22 season with Dalhousie University....

Corbin LaFrance drops back in a game against Kennesaw State on November 6, 2021 Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

Robert Morris Quarterback Corbin LaFrance Enters Transfer Portal

Cole Brennan November 22, 2022

With three years of eligibility remaining, quarterback Corbin LaFrance has decided to enter the transfer portal, he announced on his Twitter account Tuesday. LaFrance spent two seasons at Robert Morris and appeared in three games for the Colonials...

Why are Smaller Elections Important?

“Why are Smaller Elections Important?”

Cole Brennan, Reporter November 7, 2022

The 2022 elections are swiftly approaching and people always ask, "why are small elections important?" In the 2022 midterm elections, the balance of power in multiple divisions is on the line. On Nov. 8, Americans from all across the country will vote...

An assortment of backpacks placed on the hill leading to RMUs Rogal Chapel.

Send Silence Packing Active Minds looks to destigmatize mental health

Cole Brennan, Reporter October 25, 2022

If you or a loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts please reach out to the suicide crisis line 988. Robert Morris University's Active Minds organization hosted Send Silence Packing, an event that looks to keep the conversation alive about suicide...

Petrelli wins his second Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week of the season after two wins

Petrelli Earns Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week for the Second Time

Cole Brennan October 24, 2022

On Monday afternoon, Robert Morris goalkeeper Friedrich Petrelli won Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. Petrelli won the honor again for his play from this past week with two wins, including a 2-0 shutout win...

Mens hockey celebrates a goal against Penn State. Photo credit: David Auth

OPINION: Bring Back the Three Rivers Classic

Cole Brennan October 17, 2022

The Robert Morris University men's and women's hockey teams are a year away from returning. Do you know what else should return? The Three Rivers Classic. The Three Rivers Classic was a great way to bring in major college hockey programs from across...

Zach Tanner takes the snap and scrambles away from the defender Photo credit: Bailey Noel

Brennan: What’s Wrong With the Robert Morris Offense?

Cole Brennan October 13, 2022

*EDITOR’S NOTE: Opinions are of the writer's own and do not represent Colonial Sports Network as a whole. The Robert Morris football team is off to a dismal 0-5 start and Bernard Clark is off to his worse start during his tenure as head coach. Who...

Jacob Ardown from On the Bench scores in last years game Photo credit: Ethan Morrison

Robert Morris to Host the Second Annual Celebrity Faceoff

Cole Brennan October 10, 2022

The Robert Morris hockey teams announced the return of the RMU Celebrity Hockey Faceoff on Monday. The event will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. "Last year's game was an outstanding event that helped the "Hockey...

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Chris Deluzio coming to Robert Morris University

Cole Brennan, Reporter September 19, 2022

Congressional candidate Chris Deluzio is coming to Robert Morris University. The Political Science Club and College Democrats will host the event at 12 p.m. on Oct. 13. Deluzio is running for the seat that Conor Lamb has held from Jan. 3, 2019 -...

Finishing 4-6 last season, the Colonials look for improvement starting with Dayton on Saturday afternoon Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

Bernard Clark: Consistency is the key for Robert Morris in 2022

Cole Brennan September 2, 2022

The Robert Morris Colonials will take on the Dayton Flyers tomorrow in the season's home opener. "We are expecting a team that plays hard, a team that is extremely disciplined, a team that is very organized, and they are very well coached." head coach...

Robert Morris University Hosts the Third Annual Out of the Darkness Walk to raise mental health awareness. 
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OPINION: The Mental Health System is broken

Cole Brennan, Contributor March 28, 2022

If you are someone who is struggling with their mental health, help is available and these are treatable illnesses with the proper care. It is ok to not be okay. National Suicide Prevention Hotline- 1-800-273-8255 Resolve Pittsburgh 1-888-796-8266 National...

Jordan Timmons takes the ice against Niagara in the Atlantic Hockey Playoffs. Photo credit: Tyler Gallo

#FormerColonialWatch: Jordan Timmons signs with the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads

Cole Brennan March 21, 2022

BOISE, IDAHO– Former Robert Morris men’s hockey forward Jordan Timmons signed with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL, it was announced this evening. Timmons transferred to Long Island University after the Colonials cut their ice hockey program...

Alex Seelig takes a shot. Photo Credit: RMU Athletics

RMU Golf Selected eighth in preseason poll

Cole Brennan February 23, 2022

On Tuesday, the Horizon League announced the preseason men's and women's golf polls and RMU golf was selected to finish eighth out of 10 teams on the men's side. In the preseason poll, Wright State is the favorite with 100 votes and 10 first-place...