‘Lady Doritos’ divide men and women

Lauren Trumbull News and Features Editor On Jan. 31, on an episode of the “Freakonomics Radio” podcast, the chief executive of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi was heard saying that women do not eat Doritos the same way as men. “They don’t like to crunch too loudly in public. And they don’t lick their fingers generously, and they don’t like to pour the little broken pieces and the … [Read more...]

Are Controversial Super Bowl Commercials Intentionally Aired?

By Lindsay Wigo Editorial Editor There is a general understanding that the commercials during the Super Bowl are very memorable and are usually viewed more than the average day-to-day commercial. From Doritos to Mountain Dew to cars, there was definitely a variety of commercials to keep viewers’ eyes peeled. Although many of the commercials were funny, I am going to be … [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...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Introducing Our 50th Year

My list of alma maters is an accidental world record. Both my elementary school and high school graduating classes – Immaculate Conception School, Class of 2008, and Immaculata High School, Class of 2012, both in my hometown of Somerville, N.J. – were the 50th classes in their histories. When I graduate with DeSales University’s Class of 2016 next May, it will be my third … [Read more...]