Don’t rely on social media for your news intake

By Ellen Cicchitti Layout Editor Many people use social media, no matter what their age. I’ve seen teenagers as young as 13 conversing with people around the age of 70. Social media, especially Facebook and Twitter, provide people to hear different viewpoints and see other parts of the world through another’s posts. Even though I have a Facebook, and even though I … [Read more...]

Social media increases confidence

By Lindsay Wigo Editorials Editor Unlock any young adult’s phone and you are bound to see Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat. Have you noticed any 20-year-old that doesn’t whip their phone out as soon as school is over? It’s becoming second nature to have social media always at our fingertips. We are living in such a technology-dependent time period that we can … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Slacktivism

During the Super Bowl, the Twitter account for an organization called NARAL Pro-Choice America posted criticisms of commercials they perceived as chauvinist or anti-abortion in some way. Disregarding that most ads’ main goals are to make you laugh (or cry) and to make money, NARAL’s lamest tweet criticized Audi for casting a man instead of a woman as the lead in their … [Read more...]

Garrick’s Short Film About Struggles of Depression Reaches 5.5 Million Views

By Hutton Jackson A&E and Online Editor This article was originally published in Issue 4, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (October 22, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. In the age of social media, it is much easier for young talent to put themselves out on the internet in hope that their work will get discovered and go “viral.” For several DeSales … [Read more...]