Disney wage increase: Generosity or publicity measure?

By Noah Goldberg Staff Writer Recently the Walt Disney Company announced that it will be increasing the minimum hourly rate for its employees at the Walt Disney World Resort to $15 by the year 2021. This pay hike, along with a $1,000 bonus to all full-time employees at the vacation resort, was agreed upon following a near week long contract negotiation with union … [Read more...]

Where are they now: Derek Szena’s memories from DeSales, Disney dream

By Jeana Teddick Staff Writer “Being at DeSales first and foremost helped me to realize I could be independent,” said Derek Szena, ’16 graduate of DeSales. Szena earned his bachelor’s in digital art. He currently lives with his dog, Abby, in Lehighton, Pa., in an apartment attached to his parents’ and younger sister’s house. Szena explains that the environment at … [Read more...]

The Many Adventures of the Disney College Program

By Erika Domingues Staff Writer This article was originally published in Issue 2, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (September 24, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. The scent of vanilla fills the air as the cooks decorate chocolate covered apples. The cotton candy maker hands out samples to guests. Cast members fill Main Street USA waving with big Mickey gloves to … [Read more...]