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Scott McDanel

Scott McDanel

Scott McDanel is a senior Digital Cinema Production major with an English minor. Scott has written for the A&E section for two years. He is currently the Associate Producer for Dark Side News: Moon's #1 Spot for Pop Culture, and the columnist for 'Scote's G.O.A.T.s'.

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Will Wood and the Tapeworms Everything is a Lot released in 2015, with a remaster releasing in 2020

Scote’s G.O.A.T.s – Will Wood and the Tapeworms

November 17, 2021

A lot has happened in the past two years since I last wrote for this column. A pandemic plagued the nation, shoppers who frequent Walmart have somehow gotten stupider, and I have sunk a good portion of...

What If...? recreates iconic moments from the MCU in an animated format Photo credit: The Walt Disney Company

Marvel Studios’ “What If…?”: Episodes 1-4 Recapped

September 3, 2021

Marvel Studios' "What If...?" shakes up the classic films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by asking one simple question. Presented and narrated by an omnipotent being known as "The Watcher" (voiced by...

RMU Delta Phi Epsilon Chapter Hosts Deepher Dude

November 20, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP -- The Robert Morris University Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon hosted their "Deepher Dude" charity fundraiser in the North Athletic Complex on November 14. Ten "dudes" representing organizations...

Matt Lights routine had the audience laughing the whole night. Photo credit: Scott McDanel

Top Secret Colonials host Pittsburgh comedian Matt Light

October 21, 2019
The Top Secret Colonials hosted Pittsburgh native stand-up comedian Matt Light in the Westinghouse Ballroom in Yorktown on October 18.
The Toy Dolls current line up consists of (from left to right) The Mr. Amazing Duncan, Tommy Goober, and Olga

Scote’s G.O.A.T.S. – The Toy Dolls

October 2, 2019

As a genre of music, punk songs usually are about going against an established system or empowering the listener. Famous and more familiar punk groups like Green Day and Sex Pistols follow a trend of rebellion,...

Review: Borderlands 3

Review: Borderlands 3

September 19, 2019

Gearbox Games and 2K Publishing's "Borderlands 2" combined exciting and intense gunplay with clever writing and humor, cementing itself as one of the greatest shooters this generation. As a result, its...

Review: The Hella Mega Tour Singles

Review: The “Hella Mega Tour” Singles

September 15, 2019

Some of the biggest names in the alternative music scene -- Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer -- announced that they would be doing a joint tour starting in 2020. All three groups released new singles...

Nintendo Direct Recap (9/4)

Nintendo Direct Recap (9/4)

September 6, 2019

Nintendo hosted one of their "Nintendo Direct" live-streams on September 4, 2019, featuring just under 40 minutes of new Nintendo Switch news. Highlights as well as the full stream will be down below:Monolith...

E3 2019 Conference Recap

E3 2019 Conference Recap

June 13, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA - The 2019 E3 Conference saw various video game developers and publishers sharing new information about previously announced projects and reveals of new games and hardware coming to the...

The Business of Esports class hosted an NHL tournament on April 22, 2019.

NHL ’19 tournament showcases skills of Business Of Esports class

April 26, 2019
Read how the Bussiness of Esports class applied their course work to a real world tournament!
Review: Cuphead (Nintendo Switch)

Review: Cuphead (Nintendo Switch)

April 21, 2019
Does the Nintendo Switch version of the game hold up to the original?
The five members of Steve n Seagulls (pictured from top left) Hiltunen, Puikkonen, Remmel, Herman, and Pukki

Scote’s G.O.A.T.S. – Steve ‘n’ Seagulls

April 17, 2019
Steve 'n' Seagulls is taking metal to new, banjo filled places.
A digital rendering of the finished Fusion Arena

Colonial Esports Club players share thoughts on Fusion Arena

April 4, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP - Comcast Spectacor and The Cordish Companies have announced the plans for their newest project, Fusion Arena. The first purpose-built arena for esports, it is one of many changes coming...

Nickelodeons Barnyard earned a measly 22% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Scote’s G.O.A.T.S. – Barnyard

March 27, 2019

Everyone has that memory they try to repress until the end of time. For some, it might be the time they embarrassed themselves in front of their crush. Others try to forget the time they didn't have the...

Nintendos Nindies Showcase Recap (3/20)

Nintendo’s Nindies Showcase Recap (3/20)

March 21, 2019
The March 19 stream featured a variety of games from independent developers. Read about it here!
Til Death Do Us Part escape room challenges students

‘Til Death Do Us Part escape room challenges students

March 16, 2019

Robert Morris University's chapter of the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity (PSP) is hosting "'Til Death Do Us Part," a student run escape room, this weekend in the Liberty Ballroom at Yorktown Hall. Challenging...

Inside Xbox Recap (3/12)

Inside Xbox Recap (3/12)

March 13, 2019

Xbox Game Studios hosted Season 2 Episode 2 of their "Inside Xbox" series today, highlighting new games, updates and other projects that they have been working on. A new controller color, "Phantom...

Pokemon Direct (2/27) Recap

Pokemon Direct (2/27) Recap

February 27, 2019

    Nintendo hosted a seven minute long Pokémon Direct today, which focused on the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch mainline iteration of the series. Highlights as well as the full live...

Reggie Fils-Aimé on stage at GDC 2011.

Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils-Aimé announces retirement

February 22, 2019

Reggie Fils-Aimé has announced his retirement from Nintendo of America on February 21, 2019. Addressing fans through the Nintendo of America page on Twitter, he announced that he will step down from the...

Behind the Curtain pairs hopeful singles for Valentines Day

Behind the Curtain pairs hopeful singles for Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2019

Everyone knows the popular TV show "The Dating Game," which was popular back in the ‘80s. RMU's chapter of the Delta Zeta sorority used that same theme in an effort to spread some love with their take:...

Nintendo Direct Recap (2/13/19)

Nintendo Direct Recap (2/13/19)

February 13, 2019

Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Direct on February 13, detailing their plans for the future. The event showcased several games and the downloadable content coming to the Nintendo Switch. The highlights of the...

Scotes G.O.A.T.S. - Okilly Dokilly

Scote’s G.O.A.T.S. – Okilly Dokilly

February 13, 2019

When people think of Ned Flanders from "The Simpsons," they usually associate the left-hand obsessed neighbor of Homer Simpson with his weird, devout Christian mannerisms. He is not known for screaming...

Inside Xbox Recap

Inside Xbox Recap

February 8, 2019

Xbox Games Studios, formerly known as Microsoft Studio, hosted their first "Inside Xbox" event on Feb. 5, 2019. Detailing the developer's plans for the upcoming year and beyond, they shared details on...

Vagan (right) shooting Cappuccino (left) after revealing his identity to Killer Bean.

Scote’s G.O.A.T.S. – Killer Bean Forever

January 31, 2019
Read all about the strange indie film revolving around a killer coffee bean.
Nintendo Indie Showcase Recap (1/23/19)

Nintendo Indie Showcase Recap (1/23/19)

January 24, 2019
Find out everything you need to know about the Nintendo of Europe stream on January 23.
A picture of the full Russkaja group.

Scote’s G.O.A.T.S. – Russkaja

January 15, 2019

Ever think to yourself: “Gee, I wish I was invited to Joseph Stalin’s beach party?” Besides the fact that Stalin has been dead for a long time, he did not throw beach parties. Trust me, I looked...

RMU to offer new esports elective spring 2019

RMU to offer new esports elective spring 2019

November 7, 2018

The School of Business is looking to enroll students in a new experimental elective class this coming spring semester, which focuses on the fast-growing industry of esports. Robert Morris isn’t the...

Pumpkins decorated to look like different Pokémon characters (from top left) Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Charmander, and a Pokéball.

RMU students prepare Halloween celebrations

October 26, 2018
Students are showing their festive ways while on campus.
Photo credit: Amanda Ebner

Next Fall: Honors Thesis spreads positive message

September 27, 2018

As September comes to a close, October is finally on the horizon. Marking the transition into fall, the month promotes the staples of the season, such as pumpkin spice, warm scarves and fire pits. For...


Cliche moments let down new Netflix film

August 30, 2018

School bells are ringing for students across the United States, which rings in another year of all-nighters, coffee-induced essays, and the inevitable Netflix binge the night before the first big exam...

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