Nuclear Weaponry is Terrifying

By Christopher Shaddock Editor-in-Chief The world is probably the safest it has ever been. People on average live longer due to progress in medical care, there are less wars due to nations allying with each other and there is less violence in general due to there being fair laws enforced by authorities. Even though our world feels like a utopia to people living 100 years … [Read more...]

Can we lower the number?

By Antonia Spano Layout Editor According to DonateLife.org, 22 people die every day waiting for a life-saving transplant.That’s one person for every year that the average senior is alive. The number increases every year. I remember when I was ten years old, the number was around ten. Then, it was close to seventeen when I was seventeen. Today, April 12, is my 24th … [Read more...]

‘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...]