Kasey Minnick

Articles by Kasey Minnick

Open mic keeps a steady rhythm

The candles were lit, the lights were dim and the stage was set for another open mic night hosted by Campus Activities and Programming Board on Monday night at Grace Hall. With nearly 45 people in attendance, they came to listen to the four contestants play their original songs and such covers by Tom Petty and Vanilla Ice.

What’s in the can? Diet soda may cause unexpected weight gain

"Pepsi. It's the Cola" and "Light it up" are famous slogans between the Pepsi and Coca-Cola companies, which have been battling it out for the top spot as far back as most people can remember. But maybe not all of their products are what they say they are; Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke being two of them.

Are you afraid?

If you were asked what day out of the year is most known for the superstitions of black cats, broken mirrors, walking under ladders and stepping on cracks; what would you answer? Friday the 13th is probably the first "spooky" date that pops into your head.

Professors log on to Facebook

One of the biggest crazes on college campuses when you become a freshman is to get your very own Facebook account. But now it may not be "so cool" because one of your very first professors at college may have it too. Facebook is one of the most popular sites among college students.

Concert Beats

Chameleon Club 10/13 Emila Massacre comes out of Lancaster County, where the sound of hardcore music is rising at a rapid rate. This group aims to deliver their own mix of melodic hardcore with a metal attack that people describe as a hardcore orchestra.

Obituaries for a new generation

Everyone in this day and age has heard of MySpace.com. It's a site where you can list all of the juicy details about yourself and post the cutest pictures. Now people all over the Internet can see who you are and where you're from. But how about we "kick it up a notch" and supply you with a site to put loved ones on when they pass away.

The new fascination with TV on DVD

Think of your all-time favorite television show. Maybe it is "Family Guy," "Friends," "That 70's Show," "Seinfeld" or "Sex and the City." There isn't one night that passes that you don't find yourself in front of the tube to watch an episode. Finally, the day arrives that the series comes to an end.

O’Brien helps bring in the 57th Emmy Awards

The Emmys were first awarded in 1949 and are still going strong after 57 years. So relax in your favorite chair, grab a bowl of popcorn and read up on this past years' Emmy Awards night. The Primetime Emmy Awards are presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in America primetime television programming.

Freshmen coping with their home away from home

Classes have been up and running since Aug. 29. That is approximately five weeks of classes, eating in the cafeteria or Jazzman's, making friends and sleeping in those not-so-comfy beds in dorm rooms; basically living the college life. For the freshmen, this is a whole new experience for them.

What Grinds My Gears: “Pink” haters

Since it is the last days of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I felt this would be a good time to get in a rant before it would be outdated. As many of my readers know, I am a bartender at my hometown's local firehouse. Talks of the day among the bar-goers can vary from what the wives are making for dinner, how much they paid for their last tank of gas or Obama's latest policies.

What Grinds My Gears: ‘Any Given Sunday’

I was talking to a fellow sports fan this past week (not an Eagles fan) and he said, "Well, you should be happy because your team is playing the Raiders this week." I automatically lashed right back at him and made a cliche remark about the movie "Any Given Sunday.

What Grinds My Gears: Favre the fake

Even though I go to college in a Philadelphia suburb, it doesn't mean that all of my gripes need to be about the "hometown" teams. This week's gripe is much different and it's about a "respected" player that has been around the National Football League for 18 years.

What Grinds My Gears:Early celebrations

Harry Kalas has been out of the sports world and the Phillies sports world, for roughly five and a half months now. I never had the opportunity to have a conversation with him, but I was privileged enough to meet him at "Cabrini Night at the Phillies" my junior year of college.

What Grinds My Gears: Overdramatic ‘fans’

As I was debating on what issue irked me the most this week, my mind wandered to browsing the Internet. As I accessed my Facebook account, I saw that I had one event invitation. Because of this invitation, I chose my topic: Michael Vick's first regular season game with the Philadelphia Eagles.

What Grinds My Gears: Undeserved respect

Being from a small town with no football team and enrolling in a Division III college with no football team, plain and simple, sucks. I always envied the nearby high schools that on every Friday night would bundle up in the "letter" jackets, drive their decorated cars to football games and take part in a live sporting event that has its own unique feel.

What Grinds My Gears: Muffled Celebrations

As I was serving drinks at the local "hosie" in Weatherly this past Sunday, I was all smiles when the score read 17-7 in favor of my Philadelphia Eagles. After a shaky first quarter, things started to look up for the Eagles, as they seemed to get their helmets on straight.

What Grinds My Gears: The new bar in town

The Philadelphia Phillies have actually won a championship since I have been alive. I don't think it has actually hit me yet and most likely won't hit me until the next World Series will be broadcast on national television. With that being said, there is no better feeling for a sports fan than to go to their ballpark, sit in the stands and take it all in.

“What Grinds My Gears”

Iraqi students make transition to U.S. colleges

"My first response was tears," Mike Griffin, a professor of Theology at Holy Cross College in South Bend, In., said when President Brother Richard Gilman agreed to take part in the Iraqi Student Project.
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