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Edges to the Core musical review to preform on Best of RMU Day

Edges to the Core musical review to preform on Best of RMU Day

Jonah Hoy April 17, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP -- It's that time of year again, and the Pittsburgh area weather is in another one of its four seasons a week cycle. Students, faculty, and staff at Robert Morris University all know that people can wear a t-shirt and shorts one day, then...

Women of Sentry: Sonu Babu

Women of Sentry: Sonu Babu

Jonah Hoy, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 14, 2021

Sonu Babu is a junior communication major with a concentration in journalism. She is another of the valued ladies at RMU Sentry Media that deserves recognition for her talents and hard work through RMU's media organizations. Babu started at RMU Sentry...

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RMU history professor hosts Barbarian Round Table

Jonah Hoy, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 26, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Barbarians: a word that conjures up so many vivid images and thoughts of men going out and destroying villages, burning, killing anything within sight. The idea that Vikings were bloodthirsty, violent pagans with no sense of society is...

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Bobby’s Back: The Mythos Behind Bobby Shmurda

Jonah Hoy, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 25, 2021

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Ackquille Jean Pollard has been released from prison. If that name seems unfamiliar, it may surprise you to hear that is the legal name of Gen Z's hip-hop "meme prophet" Bobby Shmurda, who has spent the past six years in New York's...

Rune is calling all writers!

Rune is calling all writers!

Jonah Hoy, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 27, 2021

Stop your crying and get to writing! That's right, we want it all: your sadness and your joy. Send your most heartfelt artistic expressions to Rune, RMU's literary magazine, for this year's issue! Submit up to three pieces of poetry, prose, plays...

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Into The Fray with Connie Ruzich

Jonah Hoy, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 27, 2021

When asked about World War I, your average person would go into great detail about the European monarchies, trench warfare, or the fabled story of Anastasia, who escaped the assassination attempt on her family’s life. While Disney can make history...

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Soak up some fun with Phi Mu Delta at the virtual Winter Beach Party

Jonah Hoy, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor December 8, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Do you wanna soak up some sun even though it gets dark at 4:30? Are you ready for high tide regardless of the snow? Then Phi Mu Delta has the perfect event for you. The fraternity is hosting its annual Winter Beach Party virtually...

Looking back on the masterpiece of Charlie Brown`s Thanksgiving

Looking back on the masterpiece of Charlie Brown`s Thanksgiving

Jonah Hoy, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor November 26, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP — Thanksgiving is a strange holiday, full of stuffing your face and unwanted conversations of politics. It's also a time everyone can enjoy, combining the happiness of seeing family members and getting to eat your family's homemade food...

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RMU professors discuss communication styles in the 2020 presidential election

Jonah Hoy, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor October 23, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Dr. Soren Fanning and Dr. Anthony Moretti sat down in Wheatley's atrium on Oct. 15 to discuss the communication styles and effects of the presidential and vice presidential debates. Dr. Fanning, who specializes in World History and...

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RMU Office of Residence Life hosts socially distanced “Fall Festival”

Jonah Hoy, Reporter October 21, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Robert Morris University had a small fall festival right in front of the Office of Residence Life Saturday, where students and passerby's could enjoy some fall themed snacks and activities. RMU is getting into the holiday spirit once...

Pittsburgh residents comment on the recommendation to remove the Christopher Columbus statue from Schenley Park

Jonah Hoy, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor October 12, 2020

UPDATE (10/12/2020): As of Oct. 11, Mayor Bill Peduto has recommended to remove the statue. It has been taped and wrapped. PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Art Commission has unanimously voted to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus from Schenley...

The Rex Theater Will Close Its Doors

The Rex Theater Will Close Its Doors

Jonah Hoy, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor October 6, 2020

There will be a sad and solemn farewell for one of Pittsburgh's longest standing music venues, as it will be closing its doors for good. The Rex Theater, which has been a Pittsburgh staple for just over a decade, announced on September 18 that...

Folk Country`s Rise to the Charts

Folk Country`s Rise to the Charts

Jonah Hoy, Arts and Entertainment Assistant Editor September 15, 2020

Today's modern charts are heavily dominated by the pop and hip-hop genres, with only some variations and outliers that find its way on the charts every once in a while. Anyone under the age of 23 has heard their parents say, “Music was better in my...

Vidhu “Vee” Sharma performing on the acoustic guitar at the Hard Rock Cafe. Pittsburgh, PA. March 3, 2018. Garret Roberts/RMU Sentry Media

Concerts and COVID-19: Will it be the same?

Jonah Hoy July 7, 2020

Covid- 19 has affected all aspects of human life in the past 6 months, putting the entire world in a steady shutdown. From a global economic crisis to people being stuck inside their homes, only recently has the world seen a light at the end of this long...

RUNE 2020 releases online to showcase RMU creativity

RUNE 2020 releases online to showcase RMU creativity

Jonah Hoy, Arts and Entertainment Assistant Editor May 12, 2020

Hello all!  These trying times of a pandemic, global economic crisis, and outright culture stop make us think, will things ever get back to normal?  What better way to do that than reading some poetry and looking at some pretty pictures?   RMU’s...

Rune magazine seeking submissions for 2020 edition

Rune magazine seeking submissions for 2020 edition

Jonah Hoy, Contributor March 3, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Does your heart ache? Is your soul crying out to further that expression you so desperately crave? Look no further: Rune, the RMU literary magazine, wants your submissions for this year's issue! Submit no more than three pieces...

OPINION: Pineapple on pizza is divine intervention

OPINION: Pineapple on pizza is divine intervention

Jonah Hoy, Contributor March 2, 2020
Pineapple on pizza: Is it an absolute heresy? Or are these slices of pie a divine miracle?
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RMU College Republicans host “Can Socialism Work in the United States?”

Jonah Hoy, Contributor February 19, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - Can socialism work in the United States? This was the hard-hitting theme of the lecture held at Rogal Chapel, hosted by Sherry Kai. On Jan. 30, the Robert Morris University College Republicans brought Kai in to speak on behalf of this...

Punchline hits The Rex Theater & interview with Chris Fafalios

Punchline hits The Rex Theater & interview with Chris Fafalios

Jonah Hoy, Contributor January 12, 2020

The Rex Theater held Pittsburgh's local pop-punk proprietors Punchline on January 3, along with a multitude of other local acts such as Lotus Kid, Another Cheetah and The Composure. With the audience filling the dark room shoulder to shoulder, Ramones...

The Menzingers hit the Roxian Theater

The Menzingers hit the Roxian Theater

Jonah Hoy, Contributor December 4, 2019

PITTSBURGH — Philadelphia-native punk rockers "The Menzingers" shoved their way into the Roxian Theater on Saturday, November 30. On their fifth week of touring, they stopped into the Pittsburgh area to play a monumentally energetic and exciting show. The...

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The Rex Theater hosts La Dispute

Jonah Hoy, Contributor November 26, 2019

PITTSBURGH — The Rex Theater hosted the post hardcore band La Dispute along with groups Empath and Touchee Amore on November 19. For one night only, the dimly lit bar was transformed into a dance floor of rage and angst. Empath opened the night with...

Sara Bareilles performing at the UPMC Events Center. Moon, PA. November 15, 2019. RMU Sentry Media/Jonah Hoy.

Sara Bareilles hosts emotional concert in UPMC Events Center

Jonah Hoy, Contributor November 18, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP -- From love songs to tales about an ordinary waitress, Sara Bareilles brought her own style to the UPMC Events Center Friday night with a star studded show from start to finish.  The opening act for the night was Emily King, dressed...

Colonials make quick work of Terriers

Colonials make quick work of Terriers

Jonah Hoy, Contributor November 9, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP-- Despite the cold weather outside, the Robert Morris Colonials volleyball team (24-3, 14-0 NEC) continued their hot streak when they housed the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers (12-14 8-6 NEC). RMU looked to keep their 13 match conference...

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