From the Editor’s Desk: Resolving to Show Resolve

Editor's Desk pic

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I believe if we see the need to improve on something in our lives, we can start any time of year. There’s one thing, though, time-specific to 2016 that I need to work on: I need to start caring less about The Minstrel. May’s commencement approaches faster than anyone cares to admit, and my loved ones gently remind me that I’ll have … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Good Will Toward Men


This letter was originally published in Issue 7, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (December 10, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. Every so often, the majority of our campus comes together in one way or another. Just recently, we’ve had impressive student performances from Screendance Festival (article on page 2) and “Merry Christmas, George Bailey” (page 4) that … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Black Friday

Editor's Desk pic

You know the important holiday that’s right around the corner: Black Friday! That’s right—we are mere days away from the holiday consumers and corporations alike look forward to each fall. Sales! Discounts! Stampedes that have caused nearly 100 serious injuries and multiple deaths since 2006! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit? This also means it’s already the … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Reminiscing

Editor's Desk pic

Three years ago, when I was a freshman, I not only attended the Mystery Trip (to Baltimore) and Semi-Formal (at Camden’s Adventure Aquarium), but I also wrote about these events for The Minstrel. Now, I’m a senior watching our new freshman staff members, Alex Lingle and Chris Shaddock, write about new iterations of the same events (page 2). (I won’t forget our third and final … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Adulting

Editor's Desk pic

We are a few short weeks away from two very different holidays: Halloween and Election Day. As college students, we have the distinct privilege and ability to celebrate both. Between the ages of 18 and 22, we’re still young enough to get away with donning costumes (though candy might not be what we’re after anymore), and we’re old enough to vote for elected government … [Read more...]