Five-Minute Moments in the Eternal City

By DJ McCauley Staff Writer This article was originally published in Issue 7, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (December 10, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. We hit the ground running in Rome. The first day, our bus from the airport drove down the Lungotevere, a busy street bordering the Tiber River, and dropped each of us off near our Trastevere … [Read more...]

Hershey Sweet Lights: A Charming Addition To Any Holiday Tradition

By Jaci Wendel News Editor Over winter break, we all no doubt love to participate in our families’ holiday traditions, whether they be for Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s. An emerging tradition in my family, which includes an energetic three-year-old who loves trying and seeing new things, is going to the Hershey Sweet Lights on New Year’s Eve, the second-to-last day of … [Read more...]

Resolutions for 2016: There’s One for Every Type of College Student

By Kellie Dietrich Features Editor The New Year is quickly approaching as you eat leftover Christmas meals, make plans with hometown friends and enjoy days without worrying about homework. The spring semester will be here before you know it though. Have you taken the time to reflect on what you want to change for 2016?  Start the new semester off with a resolution that will … [Read more...]

2015 Best and Worst Movies of the Year

By Hutton Jackson A&E and Online Editor The year 2015 featured long-awaited sequels such as Terminator: Genisys and Jurassic World, which became the third-highest grossing film of all time and the fastest to earn $1 billion at the box office until the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens surpassed it as the quickest, earning $1 billion in less than 13 days. … [Read more...]