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...]

Channel 69 Anchor Tannery Advises on Professional Social Media

By Tim Hofmeister Contributing Writer On Monday, April 4 in the Commonwealth Room of the DUC, DeSales students, alumni and faculty attended a presentation by Eve Tannery, the Channel 69 Sunrise News anchor and producer. Tannery talked about how to power your social media presence. Tannery explained how social media has changed news coverage and her show, including hiring … [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...]

Enter the Minstrel Social Media Contest, Win a $50 Gift Card to Copperhead

The Minstrel is having a contest and you could win a $50 Gift Card to Copperhead Grille! Just follow the steps below to enter: Scroll down to the side of the site until you find the “Subscribe to the Minstrel” box. Then enter your name and email address to enter the contest and subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Note: Must be a student or faculty member with a … [Read more...]

Opinion: Social Media Lacks Authenticity in a World of Social Validation

By Kellie Dietrich Features Editor This article was originally published in Issue 6, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (November 19, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. “Social media, especially how I used it, isn’t real. It’s contrived images and edited clips ranked against each other. It’s a system based on social approval, likes, validation in views and … [Read more...]