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Women’s Soccer Names Reaghan Duval as Assistant Coach

Joshua Woodman April 16, 2024

First-year head coach Michelle Rick has hired Reaghan Duval as assistant coach, it was announced Tuesday. Reaghan Duval, a young but experienced coach at different levels of soccer, joins the Colonials, having last served as a goalkeeping coach at Lenoir-Rhyne...

The Colonials failed to score a run in both games of the doubleheader against Youngstown

Softball Shutout in Doubleheader vs Youngstown State

Colby Sherwin and Joshua Woodman April 9, 2024

MOON TOWNSHIP-- After dropping two of three, the Colonials looked to improve to above .500 in Horizon League play when they hosted the Youngstown State Penguins for a doubleheader. These two teams met in the Horizon League tournament last year when the...

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Women’s Basketball Hires Eddie Benton as Assistant Coach

Joshua Woodman April 9, 2024

Chandler McCabe and Robert Morris women's basketball have their first official new piece to the team, as the team announced this afternoon that Eddie Benton would be the assistant coach for the Colonials. Benton previously coached locally for the last...

Liverpool to come to Pittsburgh this July for preseason match

Liverpool to come to Pittsburgh this July for preseason match

Joshua Woodman April 9, 2024

Be excited soccer fans! For the first time since 2018, Acrisure Stadium will be hosting a soccer game, with this year's competitors being huge names in the world of European Football. The English team Liverpool, who currently sits second and tied on...

Rating the Steelers Off-Season Moves (So Far)

Rating the Steelers Off-Season Moves (So Far)

Joshua Woodman and Colby Sherwin April 5, 2024

The Pittsburgh Steelers have undergone a small, yet serious transformation this month since free agency started in the NFL. Omar Kahn has worked his magic again, transforming picks into players and vice versa, keeping up with his nickname, "the Kahn artist."...

Christopher Nolan to be Knighted

Christopher Nolan to be Knighted

Joshua Woodman, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor April 1, 2024

Oscar winner Christopher Nolan will soon become Sir Christopher Nolan. Nolan, along with his producer and wife Emma Thomas, will receive the honor during a ceremony on an undisclosed date. Nolan and Thomas have been mainstays and icons in film and...

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High Praise, Hard Work, & Long Term Goals: RMU Announces McCabe in Introductory Press Conference

Joshua Woodman March 19, 2024

MOON TOWNSHIP-- "It's an exciting day." New women's basketball Head Coach Chandler McCabe used those words to close out her opening press conference at the UPMC Events Center. Robert Morris announced the hiring of McCabe yesterday afternoon and scheduled...

RMU Thrashed by Northern Kentucky in Regular Season Finale

RMU Thrashed by Northern Kentucky in Regular Season Finale

Joshua Woodman February 27, 2024

MOON TOWNSHIP - Sloppy defense and offensive inability was the story of the Robert Morris women's basketball game, as they fell 76-52. Danielle Vuletich led the team with 19 points, 11 coming in the first. This marks the 16th consecutive loss for RMU,...

Holden finished last week with seven goals on 16 shots, five assists, four ground balls and 12 points.

Holden Collects ASUN Player Of The Week

Joshua Woodman February 27, 2024

Colonial midfielder Elliot Holden was named ASUN Player of the Week the conference announced Tuesday. After the midfielder's performances in the 16-11 win over St Bonaventure and the 9-8 overtime...

Marvel announces Fantastic Four cast

Marvel announces Fantastic Four cast

Joshua Woodman, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor February 27, 2024

The long-awaited cast for the upcoming Marvel Fantastic Four film was announced last week. In a retro-styled Valentine's Day card, Marvel put the names to paper about who'd be taking the roles of Marvel's first family. Mandalorian and Last of Us star,...


Man dead after setting himself on fire outside Israeli embassy

Joshua Woodman February 26, 2024

An Air Force man is dead after setting himself on fire in front of the Israeli embassy in Washington D.C. Sunday night. Aaron Bushnell was identified by U.S. Air Force Spokeswoman, Ann Stefanek. Bushnell was confirmed to be an active duty member. He was...

Assistant Coach Brianna Murgi Departs RMU for Duquesne

Assistant Coach Brianna Murgi Departs RMU for Duquesne

Joshua Woodman February 23, 2024

RMU women's soccer has lost another valuable, important piece on their coach staff. Following the departure of head coach Chris Shaw early this year, Brianna Murgi has now left her role as assistant coach for an assistant role with Duquesne University. Known...

Giampietro and Hatch were named to both named to the All-CHA Rookie Teams Thursday afternoon. Giampietro also earned All-CHA Second Team

Giampietro, Hatch Earn All-CHA Honors

Joshua Woodman February 22, 2024

RMU women's hockey returned this fall with a new team with new faces. And to the surprise of many, the new faces have helped RMU return to the postseason tournament. Alaina Giampietro and Maggie Hatch have stepped up big for the Colonials this season...

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Four Beatles films set to release in 2027

Joshua Woodman February 21, 2024

The future looks bright for movie fans, especially if you are a fan of the music and biopic genre, as Sony Pictures announced on the 20th that a series of four Beatles films will be released all in 2027. Each of the films will cover each member respectively...

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Ranking the Top 10 Superbowl Halftime Shows

Joshua Woodman February 19, 2024

With the Super Bowl wrapping up last week with the Kansas City Chiefs doing the double over the 49ers, our fans enter a state of nothingness until at least the NFL Draft in a couple of months. Of course, a part of any Super Bowl is the biggest show on...

Christian school in Moon Township gets unique security upgrade

Christian school in Moon Township gets unique security upgrade

Joshua Woodman February 14, 2024

A local security business in Moon Township is providing one of its schools a first-of-its-kind safety system. Martin Communications, located in McKees Rocks, installed safety buttons throughout Rhema Christian School. The buttons when pressed, alert...

Janelle Evans picks up her third CHA Rookie of the Week. This is the seventh time a Colonial has won the award this season.

Janelle Evans Wins Third Weekly Award of the Season

Joshua Woodman February 12, 2024

It's a hat-trick for Janelle Evans. The freshman forward picked up CHA Rookie of the Week for the third time this season following this weekend's performances against Penn State. The Colonials welcomed the Nittany Lions to Neville Island this weekend...

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New Coaches, Important Returnees: Previewing 2024 Women’s Lacrosse Season

Joshua Woodman February 9, 2024

It is looking to be a fresh and exciting season for Robert Morris women's lacrosse, as after long-term head coach Katrina Silva stepped down, the Colonials quickly named Courtney Grove as her successor. Grove spent the last ten years coaching Seton Hill's...

Rick spent the past two seasons at Findlay University with a 22-11-7 overall record and back-to-back berths in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals. Photo credit: RMU Athletics

Women’s Soccer Announces New Head Coach Michelle Rick

Joshua Woodman February 8, 2024

Robert Morris announced Thursday night their replacement for previous head coach Chris Shaw. Shaw departed RMU for Temple at the beginning of the year after leading the team to their first ever...

The womens soccer team opens up their spring season on Feb. 25 against Seton Hill

Women’s Soccer Announces Spring Schedule

Joshua Woodman February 6, 2024

A new and exciting season awaits RMU women's soccer. After head coach Chris Shaw resigned after leading the team to a historical season, Robert Morris will enter the newly announced spring season with a different feel. The team has yet to announce his...

The Colonials received a first place vote the Preseason Coaches Poll

Women’s Lacrosse Ranked Third in MAC Preseason Coaches Poll

Joshua Woodman February 6, 2024

The Mid-American Conference announced its Preseason Coaches Poll on Tuesday, which saw the Colonials ranked third. Although, RMU did pick up a first place vote from one of the coaches, a positive...

The mens lacrosse team will play in its final season in the Atlantic Sun before moving back to the NEC next season

Thrilling Matchups and Farewell Tours: Men’s Lacrosse 2024 Season Preview

Joshua Woodman February 2, 2024

It will be a big year for RMU men's lacrosse as they enter their final year at the ASUN conference. Having won the tournament two years ago, the Colonials experienced a season of inconsistencies last year and will be looking to rebound in their swansong...

Giampietro is ranked eighth in the CHA in goals.

Alaina Giampietro Makes HCA Rookie of the Year Watch List

Joshua Woodman February 1, 2024

The Hockey Commissioners Association announced that Colonial freshman forward Alaina Giampietro was named to the Watch List for Rookie of the Year. Giampietro is having a stellar season for the...

The Colonials will return to the NEC in 2024 after a three-year stint in the Big South-OVC.

Football Announces Full Schedule in NEC Return

Joshua Woodman January 30, 2024

On Tuesday, the NEC announced its schedule for RMU men's football, their first season back in the conference since leaving in 2020. The Colonials will open their season at Utah State and will...

Volunteers Needed at Pittsburgh Food Bank

Volunteers Needed at Pittsburgh Food Bank

Joshua Woodman January 30, 2024

Last week, on January 9, the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank announced its need for volunteers because of an increase in people who need assistance due to the economy. This comes after what the Food Bank says is "a dip in the number of volunteers after...

Maggie Hatch registered 82 saves in the two game split at Syracuse

CHA Names Maggie Hatch Goaltender of the Week

Joshua Woodman January 29, 2024

After posting 82 saves in Robert Morris’ series against Syracuse, College Hockey America named Maggie Hatch the Goaltender of the Week Monday afternoon. The Colonials split the series the Orange,...

With Shaw at the helm of the most successful season in program history, where does the program go after accepting the Temple job? Photo credit: Payton Hostetler

Woodman: What Chris Shaw’s Departure Means for Women’s Soccer

Joshua Woodman January 29, 2024

A little over three weeks ago, Robert Morris announced that head coach women's soccer coach Chris Shaw resigned to take a job at Temple University. Shaw, head coach for four years at RMU, had just led the team to a historic and successful season. Where...

Veltri picks up his second Goaltender of the Week

Veltri Doubles Up On Goaltender Of The Week Awards

Joshua Woodman December 11, 2023

For the second time this year and the first time since opening weekend, Chad Veltri has won Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Week. The honor comes after an impressive sweep of his former team, Niagara, last week which saw the Colonial's put seven goals...

Hayashi scored four goals and assisted a team high eight times. She had 16 points on the season with a postseason win as well.

Hayashi Makes United Soccer Coaches All-North Region Team

Joshua Woodman November 28, 2023

There is another award midfielder Kaoru Hayashi can add to her mantle. The United Soccer Coaches released their All-Region teams today for the women's conferences, which included Hayashi on the NCAA Women's Division I All-North Second Team. The graduate...

Club Hockey Partners With Penguins and Ronald McDonald House For a Fantastic Night

Club Hockey Partners With Penguins and Ronald McDonald House For a Fantastic Night

Joshua Woodman, Reporter November 12, 2023

On Friday the 10th, RMU Club Hockey teamed up with the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) and Evgeni Malkin to put together an amazing and very important night. The Ronald McDonald House is partnering again with Malkin this season with the "I'm Score for...

Rollercoaster Season in Review: RMU Mens Soccer

Rollercoaster Season in Review: RMU Men’s Soccer

Joshua Woodman November 11, 2023

Robert Morris Men's soccer underwent quite a change over this past offseason. After head coach Jason O'Keefe resigned last November, RMU quickly found their replacement in Jonathan Potter, who formerly was the head coach of Presbyterian College's men's...

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Hayashi, Kania Named to Horizon League All-Tournament Team

Joshua Woodman November 8, 2023

Although the season for Robert Morris women's soccer ended last week, they still keep collecting awards. Following their 5-0 loss to eventual champions Milwaukee, the Colonials' fantastic season came to a close, which meant they would have to say goodbye...

The Colonials won in the first round in the Horizon League Tournament against Wright State

Historical Season in Review: Robert Morris Women’s Soccer

Joshua Woodman November 8, 2023

This week, the Robert Morris women's soccer season concluded its most successful season in years. The team made the Horizon League Tournament for the first time and qualified for its second conference tournament ever. The women's soccer team came into...

Killers Of The Flower Moon Review: Scorsese & Co. Shine In Divisive New Film

Killers Of The Flower Moon Review: Scorsese & Co. Shine In Divisive New Film

Joshua Woodman, Reporter November 6, 2023

It shouldn't be a controversial opinion to say it's been a barren run of films in the second half of 2023. Throughout the first months of 2023, there were a couple of standout films, but none were overperformers or record-breakers. Then in the summer,...

Hadran was named to the conferences Second Team and Norris picked up the Sportsmanship Award

Norris, Hadran Pick Up Horizon League Postseason Awards

Joshua Woodman November 3, 2023

Gabe Norris and Anass Hadran were announced this afternoon to have won individual awards after the regular season wrapped up earlier this week. Norris, captain of the men's soccer team this year, won the Horizon League's Sportsmanship award for the 2023...

The Colonials are 0-6 all-time against the Panthers

Women’s Soccer Takes on Top-Seeded Milwaukee in Semifinal Matchup

Joshua Woodman November 2, 2023

Women's soccer faces an uphill battle this Thursday as they take on No. 1 seed Milwaukee in Horizon League Tournament play. It is the semifinals, and a win would see the Colonials make their first final in program history and play the winner of IUPUI...

The Colonials defeated the Vikings 1-0 Wednesday afternoon

Men’s Soccer Wins, Falls Short of Postseason Berth

Joshua Woodman November 1, 2023

MOON TOWNSHIP-- A gloomy and cold day in Moon Township suddenly got a lot brighter after John Paul Mbuthia buried a cross from Anass Hadran into the Cleveland State net to put RMU men's soccer up, 1-0. But there was a long build up to that breakthrough...

The Colonials defeated Wright State 4-1 and advance to the Horizon League Semifinals in Milwaukee on Thursday Photo credit: Samantha Dutch

Women’s Soccer Defeats Wright State, Advance to Horizon League Semifinals

Joshua Woodman October 29, 2023

CORAOPOLIS, Pa.-- It was a rainy day at the AHN Montour Junction Sports Complex, but it didn't damper the hype for RMU Women's Soccer and their historical matchup. With the rain came RMU's first-ever Horizon League postseason game, and they did not disappoint. "Today...

Ranking the Top 6 Horror Franchises

Ranking the Top 6 Horror Franchises

Joshua Woodman, Reporter October 28, 2023

With Halloween on the horizon, I came to realize I've watched very little horror films during this spooky season. There are undoubtedly so many different movies to choose from over the various subgenres of the horror collection, that one might find it...

Photo Credit: Samantha Dutch

“We Have a Must Win Attitude”: Women’s Soccer Prepares for Historic Playoff Matchup

Joshua Woodman October 28, 2023

The Colonials wrapped up their regular season on Tuesday with a thrilling 2-1 win over Youngstown. This win established the team as the fourth seed in the Horizon League, earning them a spot in playoff action, a new feat for RMU. After wrapping up practice...

Three Womens Soccer Players Win All-HL Team Honors

Three Women’s Soccer Players Win All-HL Team Honors

Joshua Woodman October 27, 2023

The RMU women's soccer finished up their regular season Tuesday against Youngstown State winning 2-1. The win saw the Colonials clinch birth into the Horizon League Tournament. The conclusion of the regular season also means the release of Horizon League...

The Colonials look to go back to their winning ways after a loss to Milwaukee last week

Women’s Soccer Face IUPUI in Penultimate League Match

Joshua Woodman October 20, 2023

It's rebound week at Robert Morris as women's soccer matches up against IUPUI following their loss against Northern Kentucky last week. The Colonial's four-game unbeaten run was ended last weekend after an early goal from the Norse left RMU having to...

Anass Hadran is second on the team with three goals Photo credit: Cam Wickline

Men’s Soccer Faces #4 Wake Forest Tuesday in Winston-Salem

Joshua Woodman October 16, 2023

As the season starts to wind down for the men's soccer program at Robert Morris, a series of difficult opponents await the Colonials as they try to qualify for the in-conference tournament in November. To conclude their three-game road trip, the Colonials...

The Colonials four-game unbeaten streak has snapped after the loss Sunday afternoon. Photo credit: Samantha Dutch

Late First-Half Goal Sees Women’s Soccer Fall to Northern Kentucky

Joshua Woodman October 15, 2023

MOON TOWNSHIP— It was a difficult afternoon for the Robert Morris women's soccer as the 2nd place team in the Horizon League fell 1-0 to Northern Kentucky. Northern Kentucky entered this match tied for 6th in the Horizon League with a record of 2-2-3...

The mens soccer team is currently on a three-game unbeaten run (two draws and a win against Purdue Fort Wayne) Photo credit: Samantha Dutch

Men’s Soccer Travels to Green Bay in Important Conference Matchup

Joshua Woodman October 13, 2023

Robert Morris men's soccer has ample opportunity this weekend to make some noise in the coming weeks. With their match against Green Bay, the Colonials can leapfrog their opponents and go to fourth in the Horizon League table. The game also presents...

Veltri had 73 saves on 75 shots including a shutout in the 3-0 win Sunday night over Bowling Green Photo credit: Nathan Kingston

Chad Veltri Wins Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Week on Opening Weekend

Joshua Woodman October 9, 2023

On what was already a big weekend for men's hockey at RMU, it all just got a little more exciting. This afternoon it was announced that graduate goalie, Chad Veltri, won the Atlantic Hockey's Goaltender of the Week. Veltri,...

Anass Hadran scored one of the three goals in the shutout win over Purdue Fort Wayne

First Half Blitz Enough to See Colonials Past Fort Wayne

Joshua Woodman September 30, 2023

MOON TOWNSHIP-- "It's a great win for the program." That's how men’s soccer Head Coach Jonathan Potter closed out his interview after a 3-0 win against Purdue Fort Wayne Saturday afternoon. First-half goals scored by Anass Hadran, John Paul Mbuthia,...

Moments before Kearns scored her fourth goal of the game against Wright State on Sunday.

Malia Kearns Earns Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week

Joshua Woodman September 25, 2023

The Horizon League named sophomore RMU women's soccer, Malia Kearns, Offensive Player of the Week Monday afternoon. It has been a big last couple of games for the forward. Kearns scored twice in the Colonials' 5-1 win against Green Bay before scoring...

Despite the draw, the Colonials stay unbeaten with a 5-0-1 record

Mohrbacher’s Double Sees Colonials Draw Against St. Bonaventure

Joshua Woodman September 3, 2023

MOON TOWNSHIP - It was a rollercoaster of emotions for fans of the Robert Morris women's soccer team Sunday at the North Athletic Complex, as they drew 2-2 with St. Bonaventure. What started as a gorgeous, sunny afternoon quickly turned sour for the...