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Briana Lewis

Freelance Journalist

Location icon United States

Robert Morris University Spring 2020 alum with a B.A. in Communication (Applied Journalism). Skilled in information gathering, storytelling, written and broadcast journalism, photojournalism and video editing. Experiences with news organizations such as the Tribune-Review as a freelance reporter and Robert Morris University's RMU Sentry Media as a staff news writer.

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Published Work
Prosthetic hand in works for graduated Thomas Jefferson softball player

Haleigh Karcher was three days away from graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School when she was swinging across Peters Creek on a rope. The standout high school softball catcher's hand got caught on the rope, severing three and half fingers on her glove hand. Karcher, 18, was to play softball
Archaeologists probe oldest, deepest part of Meadowcroft Rockshelter

Archaeologists are looking for new clues at one of the oldest known sites of human habitation in North America. Devlin Gandy, an archaeologist from St. John's College at the University of Cambridge, and James M. Adovasio, the director of archaeology at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, are conducting research at

RMU Sentry Media
RMU welcomes 2017's first Rooney Scholars

On Jan. 12, Robert Morris University welcomed its newest Rooney Scholars. The reception was held by the Center of Global Engagement in the Rooney House to introduce husband and wife, Dr. Monwabisi Gantsho and Dr. Moloko Ramashala-Gantsho to RMU this Spring semester.

RMU Sentry Media
RMU changes summer housing locations

In a change from previous years, Robert Morris University will not be providing summer housing in the apartments on campus, and students who planned to use the free residency are confused and upset about the changes.

RMU Sentry Media
Construction of the UPMC Events Center is underway

Due to the construction of Robert Morris University's new UPMC Events Center, there have been changes made to campus for the duration of the project. According to the university, the new home of Colonials basketball and volleyball is planned to open in January 2019.

RMU Sentry Media
RMU pushes students to the booths

As Nov. 8th quickly nears, Robert Morris University is encouraging all students to take part in the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election and the first step is registering to vote.

RMU Sentry Media
New dining hours prompt students to demand change

Entering the fall semester at Robert Morris University, the dining hours were abruptly changed without any consultation with RMU students or warning creating an uproar around campus. Many students flocked to each other, their professors, the dining staff and even social media to express their frustration with the change.

Course Work

Mass Media Campaigns Course Final Article
This is how women are impacted by heart disease

In May 2008, after decades of working in corporate public relations, Carolyn Thomas was finally doing what she loved working as a public relations person for non-profit organizations such as the Palliative Care Society. On top of work, she was staying active as a run leader in the local YMCA’s marathon clinic and balancing her social life with her friends and family when she joined, what she calls, an “exclusive club no one ever wants to be a part of”.