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SGA hosts O’Connor Fest

By Lauren Daley Staff Writer The season of Oktoberfest and fall festivals are upon us, and DeSales students got to celebrate in their own style. On Saturday, Oct. 15, students had the opportunity to gather together for O’Connorfest, hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA). SGA … Read More

Volunteers get ready for Save a Pair hair dye event at sign-up desk. Photo courtesy of DeSales CAC Facebook

Save A Pair, Dye Your Hair

By Kimmie Semiday A&E Editor Thursday Oct. 6, Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) hosted it’s annual hair dying event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is the fourth that CAC has held the event in McShea, and just like all the other years, it was a success. Members of CAC took over the … Read More

Riggins purposely chose green as the color for Agape Latte pins and t-shirts to distinguish itself from typical DeSales col- ors. Photo courtesy of Agape Latte at DSU Facebook page.

Agape Latte Promises to Bring Love, Coffee

By Jaci Wendel News Editor In the office of director of campus ministry Magdalene Riggins, there is currently a six-foot coffee bean costume. This will be used as part of the marketing for campus ministry’s new monthly event Agape Latte, a lecture series that will blend the love stories of … Read More

Holmes is amazed at how far he’s come since first starting yoga. Photo by Brian Holmes.

Grab a Mat, Make Time for Yoga

By Lauren Daley Staff Writer Feeling overwhelmed about schoolwork? Cramming for a huge exam? Stress and anxiety are everywhere, especially while in college, and sometimes it feels impossible to escape from it. If stress is getting the best of you, you may want to grab a mat and give yoga a try. … Read More

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Arts & Entertainment

Alessia Cara challenges the expectation of women to wear tight, form-fitting clothing by choosing to perform in jeans and t-shirts, and also doing her own hair and make-up. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Mainstream Music Breaking Down Stereotypes

Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief Mainstream music is hard to get away from. With fun beats and catchy lyrics, listeners sing along even when those lyrics are extremely degrading. They tell women they are objects: “a collectable, just like fine china” (thanks, Chris Brown) and also tell men to … Read More

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The front and back of the t-shirts sold to support American Cancer Society. Photo courtesy of Tommy Friedman

Pink Warriors Strike Back

By Chris Shaddock  Sports Editor   Early in the 2016 spring semester, junior Tommy Friedman was hanging out in his room when he got a call from his mother. She explained to him that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I just remember being really upset,” said Friedman. “I didn’t tell … Read More

Photos by Pat Jacoby.

Photo By Pat Jacoby

An alumnus' passion for his school, job By Chris Shaddock Sports Editor If readers looked at previous issues of The Minstrel, they would notice that for the past few years, below almost all of the pictures within the sports pages say “Photo by Pat Jacoby.” Jacoby is the assistant … Read More

Photo courtesy of Facebook/DeSales University Tennis.

Starting With Love

Last year their program didn’t exist. Now the men’s and women’s tennis teams will play their first seasons since 2010. By Will Edwards Managing & Online Editor While senior TV/film major Lindsay Driscoll was busy playing in her first high school tennis season at Nazareth … Read More

Freshman Kyle Gonoude (left) gives his final push toward the finish line. Gonoude finished 17th with a time of 27:42.39, helping DeSales to second place as a team behind TCNJ. (Adam Zielonka/The Minstrel)

Fall Sports Preview 2016

By Chris Shaddock Sports Editor A recurring emotion from all the fall sports teams this year regarding their upcoming season is excitement. And really, they all have a reason to feel this way. Some teams are excited for their very first season, some teams are excited for the real possibility of … Read More

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