From the Editor’s Desk: Black Friday

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

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

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...]

From the Editor’s Desk: The Faith and the Press

An issue of The Minstrel doesn’t often take on an identifiable “theme.” Magazines often have themed issues; newspapers rarely do. But it’s clear there has been a fair dose of Catholicism in campus news lately, from local news – our Ex Corde Ecclesiae symposium featuring the president of The Catholic University of America, as covered by Chris Shaddock on page 2 – to the national … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: The Business of Busyness

Friends, this issue of The Minstrel was not easy to coordinate. No issue ever is—my diligent staff and I do real work to produce every issue, more work than you might think. The process looks like this: Hold a staff meeting, brainstorm and assign articles and photography assignments, research and write the articles, take pictures, edit edit edit, lay everything out in the … [Read more...]