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RMU cancels study abroad opportunities as the coronavirus continues to spread

RMU cancels study abroad opportunities as the coronavirus continues to spread

John Blinn, News Editor

February 27, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP— Robert Morris University has canceled all Faculty-Led Education Abroad Programs (FLEAPs) for the remainder of the semester as an act of caution against the coronavirus. In an email from RMU’s Office of Student Life, on behalf of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs...

Where’s the News? – Episode 12 (FEAT. Big Shot Josh)

Where’s the News? – Episode 12 (FEAT. Big Shot Josh)

John Blinn and Garret Roberts

February 24, 2020

In this episode of Where’s the News?, the hosts talk wings with “Big Shot” Joshua Helfer, the owner of several local Big Shot Bob’s restaurants. After the boys learn more about the magic behind their favorite fried food, they talk about Billie Eilish's new track, Roethlisberger's trip to WVU, the corona-virus coming to Pitt and ...

Pittsburgh crime rates drop again in 2019

Pittsburgh crime rates drop again in 2019

Michael Delehanty, Contributor

February 15, 2020

PITTSBURGH - The City of Pittsburgh recently reported that there were fewer homicides in 2019. Crime rates decreased in 2019, with the number of homicides in the city dropping by 36 percent from 2018, with 58 homicides in 2018 and 37 in 2019. Police officials credited many different factors for...

Pittsburgh mascots ice skate with families at Schenley Skating Rink

Pittsburgh mascots ice skate with families at Schenley Skating Rink

Soundharjya Babu, Assistant News Editor

February 14, 2020

PITTSBURGH - Mascots from all over the Pittsburgh region, including RoMo, joined the Mascot Skate Party at the Schenley Skating Rink. Iceburgh from the Pittsburgh Penguins, Doodles from Chick-fil-A, and many others tested out their ice skating skills at the Schenley Skating Rink and spent time with...

Where’s the News? – Episode 11 (FEAT. Mackenzie Nicole)

Where’s the News? – Episode 11 (FEAT. Mackenzie Nicole)

John Blinn and Garret Roberts

February 12, 2020

In this episode, the "Where's The News?" crew is joined by Mackenzie Nicole, the singer and songwriter behind the new album "Mystic." Discussing the topics of performers, mental health and The Shining, the group learns more about the artist and her style. After the interview, the host briefly talk about Antonio Brown (again) and the stu...

Where’s the News? – Episode 10 (FEAT. Matthew Kramer)

Where’s the News? – Episode 10 (FEAT. Matthew Kramer)

John Blinn and Nick Hedderick

February 10, 2020

On this episode of "Where's the News?," Matthew Kramer talks about inspiring kids to learn more about STEM fields. The group also talks about the Grammy's, strange occurrences in Pittsburgh, the death of Kobe Bryant and Garret's desire to kick Baby Yoda.   Songs Used: Intro: Ohayo by Smith The Mister...

RMU students volunteer for No School STEM Day

RMU students volunteer for No School STEM Day

John Blinn, News Editor

February 4, 2020

PITTSBURGH - While most Robert Morris University students were taking an extra day off, a small group of others spent their free Monday in a local library. But rather than studying, they were teaching. On Jan. 20, the manager of SEMS (Secondary Education of Mathematics and Science) Outreach, Sara...

Where’s the News? – Episode 9

Where’s the News? – Episode 9

John Blinn, Nick Hedderick, and Garret Roberts

February 2, 2020

In the newest episode of Where's the News?, the hosts talk about Ozzy Osborne's new diagnosis, the latest in the Antonio Brown saga, the spread of the coronavirus and the impeachment of Donald Trump. They also address the Gritty conspiracy and predict the future of Mr. (?) Peanut. ...

Allegheny County names Matthew Dugan as new Chief Public Defender

Allegheny County names Matthew Dugan as new Chief Public Defender

Michael Delehanty, Contributor

February 1, 2020

PITTSBURGH - Allegheny County named Matthew Dugan, Esq. as the new Chief Public Defender. County Manager William D. McKain announced that Matthew Dugan was appointed to the position on Jan. 14. "We are proud of the work that has been done in the Public Defender's office under the administration...

CityMatCH provides several Pittsburgh organizations with tools to reduce birth disparities

CityMatCH provides several Pittsburgh organizations with tools to reduce birth disparities

John Blinn, News Editor

January 29, 2020

PITTSBURGH - Several Pittsburgh organizations and departments will receive training and technical assistance to reduce birth disparities. Despite a decline in infant mortality rates on a national scale, the problem still continues within Allegheny County. Information shows that African-American babies...