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The news site of Robert Morris University

RMU Sentry Media

The news site of Robert Morris University

RMU Sentry Media

Garret Roberts

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief

Garret Roberts is a Journalism Major with a double minor in Documentary Studies and Photography. He is in his senior year at Robert Morris. Garret has been writing for Sentry Media since his Freshman year, and now serves as the Editor in Chief for the Sentry website. In addition to his written work, Garret also serves as a co-host and producer of "Where's The News," Radio Program Director and Associate Producer on "RMU-Live."

Twitter: @SentryRoberts

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[Photo] Student Involvement celebrates students with Best of RMU Day

Michael Delehanty, Assistant News Editor April 25, 2021

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UPDATE: RMU announces guests can now attend May graduation ceremonies

UPDATE: RMU announces guests can now attend May graduation ceremonies

Garret Roberts, Reporter April 15, 2021

UPDATE (4/17/2021): RMU has announced that they will be reversing their decision on commencement, allowing each graduate to invite two guests to the ceremony. The university had previously announced no guests for this May's commencement ceremonies,...

Moon Area High School Band highlights the various changes to play in a pandemic

Moon Area High School Band highlights the various changes to play in a pandemic

Garret Roberts, Contributor April 5, 2021
The Moon Area Highschool Marching Band seniors have had a strange year, but the band’s director has found a way to keep them safe amidst a pandemic.
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[Photo] RMU Dining announces Take & Heat Meals available at Yorktown Hall

Tyler Gallo, Sports Copy Editor February 24, 2021

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Meet Jeffery James, RMUs newest police chief

Meet Jeffery James, RMU’s newest police chief

Garret Roberts, Editor In Chief February 17, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP -- If you find your way to the office of the new Chief of Police at Robert Morris University, the first thing you'll notice is the abundance of Captain America memorabilia. The All-American superhero is everywhere: mugs, puzzles and figures...

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UPDATE: RMU to return student’s majors to diplomas

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief February 9, 2021

UPDATE: Robert Morris University and the Student Government Association on campus has announced that student's majors will be added to diplomas again, marking a success for students who criticized the removal of the language last Fall. "We will be...

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RMU changes start of semester to January 19, cancels 2021 Spring Break

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief December 22, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- With COVID-19 cases still rising across the globe, Robert Morris University has announced big changes to their spring schedule in an attempt to keep students safe. In an email to students earlier this morning, RMU's Student Health...

Photo courtesy of RMU via Twitter.

RMU alum and former defensive lineman appears in Disney Plus movie

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief December 12, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- While Robert Morris University alum Chris Setticase is commonly known for his appearances in Joe Walton stadium, his newest endeavor is taking him to screens across the world. The former defensive lineman for the Colonials newest...

Review: Animaniacs (2020)

Review: “Animaniacs” (2020)

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief November 30, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- For many audiences, hearing "reboot" is a death sentence to a successful show. The constant remakes and "reimagining" of shows has left a bad precedent in Hollywood, with many of the projects performing worse than the original. While...

Photo credit: Nathan Galderisi

UPMC Events Center opening rescheduled for 2021, capacity modified after rise in COVID-19 cases

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief November 28, 2020

UPDATE: The original version of this article reported that the capacity for the UPMC Events Center would be 400 people. The actual calculation, according to the new state guidelines, would be 200 people for the maximum capacity. After fact checking this...

[Video] RMU Live | November 16, 2020

Colby Sherwin and Ethan Morrison November 16, 2020

Watch as RMU-TV Students update you on local, national, and world news. Broadcast Live from the RMU-TV Studio on the campus of Robert Morris University in Moon Township PA.

RMU Live | November 9, 2020

[Video] RMU Live | November 9, 2020

Colby Sherwin and Ethan Morrison November 9, 2020

In this newscast, the top stories include local COVID-19 updates, the first announcement of Joe Biden's victory on RMU-TV, as well as updates on Hurricane Eta. Broadcast live from the RMU-TV Studio on the campus of Robert Morris University in Moon...

[Video] RMU SCJ Election Night 2020: WATCH HERE

John Blinn, Nick Hedderick, Jon Hanna, and Sam Dutch November 3, 2020

RMU Sentry Media, Society of Collegiate Journalists (SCJ), and RMU-TV proudly present the 2020 Presidential Election Coverage on November 3rd, 2020. Coverage will be for four hours starting at 8pm with breaking news in election results, interviews, and...

[Video] RMU Live | October 26, 2020

Ethan Morrison and Colby Sherwin October 26, 2020

In this newscast, the top stories include local COVID-19 updates, Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to quarantine, ballot extensions in Pennsylvania, as well as campus updates about Halloween festivities. Broadcast live from the RMU-TV Studio on...

[Video] RMU Live | October 19, 2020

Ethan Morrison and Colby Sherwin October 19, 2020

On this weeks newscast, the top stories include local COVID-19 updates, the plans for the Spring semester on RMU's campus, a mail carrier raid and political cookies. Broadcast live from the RMU-TV Studio on the campus of Robert Morris University in...

Wheres the News? Episode 16 (FEAT. Rick Sebak)

Where’s the News? Episode 16 (FEAT. Rick Sebak)

John Blinn, Nick Hedderick, and Garret Roberts October 13, 2020

Rather than hard news and election coverage, the Where's the News? crew talks hotdogs, Pittsburgh and documentaries with special guest Rick Sebak. Tune in for fun stories, Steel City Secrets and cylindrical meat. Songs Used: Intro: Ohayo...

[Video] RMU Live | October 12, 2020

Ethan Morrison and Colby Sherwin October 12, 2020

On this weeks newscast, topics include an increase in republican voter registration, details on RMU's Wellness Week, information on the Campus Clear app and the return of Steelers fans to Heinz field. Broadcast live from the RMU-TV Studio on the campus...

Metal and Hip-Hop: The unlikely combination arising in the music industry

Metal and Hip-Hop: The unlikely combination arising in the music industry

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief October 10, 2020
Taking a look at metal's influence on a section of modern hip-hop and the new genre arising from the "collision course" of the industry.

[Video] RMU Live | October 5, 2020

Colby Sherwin and Ethan Morrison October 5, 2020

On this weeks newscast, the top stories include a train derailment, COVID-19 updates for the Pittsburgh area, meteor sightings over the Steel City and changes to Trick or Treat during the pandemic. Broadcast live from the RMU-TV Studio on the campus...

[Video] RMU students share thoughts on President Trump testing positive for COVID-19

October 3, 2020

After the White House confirmed that President Trump had tested positive for COVID-19, RMU Sentry Media's Nick Hedderick talked to students around campus to see how college students feel about the diagnosis.

A memorial for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who had passed away the night before the rally.

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A memorial for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who had passed away the night before the rally.

A homemade sign against Donald Trump.

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A homemade sign against Donald Trump.

Supporters for the Biden Harris campaign gathered outside the Moon Township Municipal building on September 19, 2020. The rally was attended by lawmakers and Democratic party supporters.

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Supporters for the Biden Harris campaign gathered outside the Moon Township Municipal building on September 19, 2020. The rally was attended by lawmakers and Democratic party supporters.

Connor Lamb supported the idea of a Blue Tsunami in Allegheny County and the surrounding area.

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Connor Lamb supported the idea of a "Blue Tsunami" in Allegheny County and the surrounding area.

Congressman Lamb poses for a photo with a local family.

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Congressman Lamb poses for a photo with a local family.

Connor Lamb poses for a photo with a veteran supporter.

[Photo] Democratic supporters gather in Moon Township to show support for Joe Biden

September 20, 2020

Connor Lamb poses for a photo with a veteran supporter.

Congressman Connor Lamb spoke about seeing another turn to blue in the area, similar to the shift during his election.

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Congressman Connor Lamb spoke about seeing another turn to blue in the area, similar to the shift during his election.

Representative Anita Kulik prepares to speak to the audience and rally them to vote blue this Fall.

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Representative Anita Kulik prepares to speak to the audience and rally them to vote blue this Fall.

Michele Knoll, candidate for the 44th Legislative District, saw large support from the crowd while speaking.

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Michele Knoll, candidate for the 44th Legislative District, saw large support from the crowd while speaking.

Jennet, the Democratic Donkey, made a stop at the rally as well.

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Jennet, the Democratic Donkey, made a stop at the rally as well.

Senator Pam Iovino spoke at the rally, rallying voters to vote for Biden during the election.

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Senator Pam Iovino spoke at the rally, rallying voters to vote for Biden during the election.

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald spoke about the importance of voting in Western Pennsylvania this fall.

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Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald spoke about the importance of voting in Western Pennsylvania this fall.

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald walks up to the microphone before removing his mask to speak to the audience.

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Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald walks up to the microphone before removing his mask to speak to the audience.

A flag in support of the 2020 Biden Presidential Campaign.

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A flag in support of the 2020 Biden Presidential Campaign.

Not everyone was a fan of the rally, with boos and disparaging comments coming from the passing cars on Beaver Grade Road.

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Not everyone was a fan of the rally, with boos and disparaging comments coming from the passing cars on Beaver Grade Road.

Candidate for Pennsylvania Auditor General  Nina Ahmad attended the event to speak about the next generation of voters and importance of participation this Fall.

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Candidate for Pennsylvania Auditor General Nina Ahmad attended the event to speak about the next generation of voters and importance of participation this Fall.

RMU searching for virtual intruder who disrupted online Saudi National Day with racist insults

RMU searching for virtual intruder who disrupted online Saudi National Day with racist insults

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief September 29, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Robert Morris University is currently searching for an online intruder who disrupted the online Saudi National Day with racist statements. The comments were made during RMU President Chris Howard's opening remarks for the ceremony...

[Video] RMU Live | September 28, 2020

Ethan Morrison and Colby Sherwin September 28, 2020

In this week's newscast, the top stories include the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, the grand jury's decision on the Breyonna Taylor case and the RMU flu shot clinic. Broadcast live from the RMU-TV Studio on the campus of Robert Morris...

[Video] RMU Live | September 14, 2020

Nick Hedderick and John Blinn September 14, 2020

On this week's newscast, the top stories include pending charges against those who burned police vehicles in Pittsburgh, COVID-19 updates for RMU's campus and a socially distanced Halloween in Disney World. Broadcast live from the RMU-TV Studio on...

UPDATE: RMU releases full COVID-19 plan, encouraging social pods and requiring masks across campus

UPDATE: RMU releases full COVID-19 plan, encouraging social pods and requiring masks across campus

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief August 6, 2020

Update: This article has been updated with information received from the RMU Zoom Town Hall on Thursday, August 6. Certain areas of the plan were clarified during this meeting.  MOON TOWNSHIP - With students' return to campus just weeks away, Robert...

Photo Credit: RMU Sentry Media

RMU to offer physically distanced classes and online options for fall semester

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief July 24, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- As the debate about returning to schools continues across the country, Robert Morris University has announced their format to allow students to learn in an environment where they are most comfortable. In the plan released to students...

The cover art for BayTays Not A Worry.

Moon High School alumni Bailey Taylor releases first single

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief July 19, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- When looking for the next pop-country hit of the summer, Pittsburgh may not need to look far from home for a song that brings memories of warm picnics and road trips. Moon High School alumni Bailey Taylor has released her first single,...

RMU updates housing contract with COVID-19 safety measures

RMU updates housing contract with COVID-19 safety measures

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief July 16, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- As the discussion on returning to schools and universities continues across the nation, Robert Morris University has released new guidelines attempting to make students’ return more organized and safe. RMU released their updated...

Photo courtesy of Union Real Estate.

Union Real Estate to turn former K-Mart into new shopping plaza

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief June 28, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- While the days of Blue Light Specials may be over, a new shopping center will seek to fill the void that K-Mart left in Moon Township. Union Real Estate has announced their plan for redeveloping the former K-Mart property in Moon Township,...

A sign at the entrance of RoMos Cafe. Photo Credit: (RMU Sentry Media/Michael Sciulli)

RMU to release updated student IDs with contactless features, name changes

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief June 27, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP --  While Robert Morris University continues to finalize their plans to protect students from the spread of COVID-19 this fall, an update to student IDs will make access easier and safer. RMU has announced their plans to update students’...

A sign calls for unity across the nation. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

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A sign calls for unity across the nation. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

Signs called for communities to speak up against racism, especially those remaining silent throughout the murder of George Floyd. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

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Signs called for communities to speak up against racism, especially those remaining silent throughout the murder of George Floyd. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

A younger protester carries her Black Lives Matter sign high throughout the march. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

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A younger protester carries her "Black Lives Matter" sign high throughout the march. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

Two young protesters march together, with one sign reading #Latinos4BLM at the bottom. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

[Photo] OPINION: Here is why Black Lives Matter

October 24, 2020

Two young protesters march together, with one sign reading "#Latinos4BLM" at the bottom. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

A young protester raises her sign during protest, quoting scripture that calls for peace. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

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A young protester raises her sign during protest, quoting scripture that calls for peace. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

A protester raises his Black Lives Matter sign high in the air. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

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A protester raises his "Black Lives Matter" sign high in the air. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

A protester raises his sign, which reads human race vs racism, as the crowd marches. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

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A protester raises his sign, which reads "human race vs racism," as the crowd marches. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

A marching protester carries a sign reading My brown skin is not a weapon.Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

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A marching protester carries a sign reading "My brown skin is not a weapon."Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

A protester raises his fist in solidarity with speakers. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

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A protester raises his fist in solidarity with speakers. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

Representative Conor Lamb D) speaks to an audience of protesters, calling on them to join him in making a change in government. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

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Representative Conor Lamb D) speaks to an audience of protesters, calling on them to join him in making a change in government. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

Protesters listened to the various speeches intently, despite the heat of the day and need for masks. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

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Protesters listened to the various speeches intently, despite the heat of the day and need for masks. Coraopolis, PA. June 6, 2020. RMU Sentry Media/Garret Roberts

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