Rock Out Under the Sun with These Hot Summer Songs

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By Kellie Dietrich Features Editor You’re driving in your car with the windows down and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” comes on… so overplayed. You arrive at your local ice cream shop and it’s none other than Swift’s “Bad Blood” playing through the speakers. Although it may seem like Swift is dominating the airwaves everywhere you go, do not fear -- new music for your … [Read more...]

2015 Mid-Summer Blockbuster Review

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By Hutton Jackson A&E and Online Editor This summer has been filled with plenty of movies claiming to be the “blockbuster of the summer.” With many of the big releases already in theaters, The Minstrel wants to help you decide which films to see, and which to skip. Jurassic World Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World marks the return to the world of … [Read more...]

The True Hero of Game of Thrones: Jon Snow

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By Peter Blair Contributing Writer As my previous article alluded, Jon Snow may have a major part to play in the future of this series. Of all characters and heroes who have been raised and felled in this show, I say that Jon Snow is the ultimate hero of Westeros. What? you may ask. How is that possible? Jon Snow is too important to not be the hero. There were hints … [Read more...]

Game of Thrones: An Analysis of Season 5

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By Peter Blair Contributing Writer Another season of murder and depravity has come to an end, and so begins the winter that is the Game of Thrones off-season. Nothing to do now but to wait for the springtime horridness to recommence, so let us analyze the last season and guess at what comes next. Season 5 was actually a strange one. My primary gauge for assessing the … [Read more...]

PSF Opens with Powerful, Star-Studded “Les Miz”

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By Adam Zielonka Editor-in-Chief The 2015 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) at DeSales University opened Wednesday, June 10 with Les Misérables, directed by DeSales theater professor Dennis Razze and starring Mike Eldred as Jean Valjean, a role the acting veteran performed on Broadway. The festival brings world-class actors to the Labuda Center for the Performing … [Read more...]