The Minstrel is not dead

By Christopher Shaddock Editor-In-Chief In retrospect, I probably should have talked about this sooner. But if I am being honest, it is frustrating and hard to talk about without me feeling emotional. This semester, I have had people ask me if The Minstrel is still active, and I really cannot blame them for asking that. This is our first issue of the semester, and it … [Read more...]

Lunch-and-Learn on effective presentations

By Ellen Cicchitti Online Editor From 12 to 1 p.m., the Department of Information Technology (IT) hosts a monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn for students and faculty to come and discover more information about technology and its uses. Technology ambassador Kevin McNamara, a junior Computer Science major, hosted this month’s talk on how to give a good, well-designed … [Read more...]

Black Panther: An Empowering and Action-Packed Tale

By Ellen Cicchitti Online Editor Marvel’s Black Panther was the most anticipated film of 2018, and it is clear to see why. Directed by Ryan Coogler and written by Joe Robert Cole, with assistance from Coogler, it has become one of the highest-grossing films of 2018, and even set the record for the biggest debut by an African-American director. For Coogler and Cole, Black … [Read more...]

‘Lady Doritos’ divide men and women

Lauren Trumbull News and Features Editor On Jan. 31, on an episode of the “Freakonomics Radio” podcast, the chief executive of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi was heard saying that women do not eat Doritos the same way as men. “They don’t like to crunch too loudly in public. And they don’t lick their fingers generously, and they don’t like to pour the little broken pieces and the … [Read more...]

New year brings new president for DeSales

Clare Brossman  Staff Writer On Jan. 1, the new president of DeSales University, Fr. James Greenfield, assumed his position. Greenfield succeeded Fr. Bernard O’Connor as the fourth president of DeSales University. O’Connor held the position since 1999. Greenfield came to DeSales after serving as provincial for the Wilmington- Philadelphia Province of the Oblates of St. … [Read more...]