From the Editor’s Desk…

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief In November, The Minstrel published my article “‘Sexual orientation’ missing from non-discrimination policies.” Seeing this article published was a proud moment for me as a journalist. I’m glad my article is still leading to faculty discussions four months later, and was glad to see “sexual orientation” being included in the NSSEE … [Read more...]

Most millennials approve of tattoos, piercings, but affects job hiring

By Lindsay Wigo Staff Writer It’s a sensitive subject, literally. According to Pew Research Center (2012) more than 40 percent of all people ages 18-29 have at least one tattoo. Tattoos and piercings are becoming more and more popular as teens and grads enter the workforce. The question that arises is “Will my tattoo prevent me from getting a job?” The answer is … [Read more...]

The protests outside my window: Election Day in NYC

By Lindsay Wigo Staff Writer Nov. 8, 2016. Some say it was one of the best days of their lives, and some wish it never happened. This was the day that our newly-inaugurated president, Donald Trump, won the 2016 presidential election. Most people spent this day as they normally would, probably working, maybe at home or just doing normal day-to-day things. I, on the other … [Read more...]

Absence makes the heart grow fonder: Maintaining a long-distance relationship in college

By Jaci Wendel News Editor For the past four Valentine’s Day weekends, I’ve driven five and-a-half hours to the other side of the state in order to visit my boyfriend, who goes to Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. Tolls and gas are expensive, the other drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike are annoying and often the winter weather makes it hard to make the journey. … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk…

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief At this point in the semester, you’re either one of three things: about to be sick, sick or just got over it. Unfortunately, I currently fall under the “sick” category. When I’m sick I do two things. First, I Google my symptoms and find out from WebMD that I have cancer. Then I panic and text my sister, who is an RN, and find out that … [Read more...]