News & Features

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Fresh Faces Means Fresh Ideas for SGA

By Will Edwards Managing & Online Editor Supported by reallocated funds from the dissolution of the semi-formal dance, as well as what he described as an increased level of enthusiasm in the Student Government Association (SGA), student body Executive President John Blaisse says plans are … Read More

Dean of ACCESS Deborah Booros is proud to launch the celebra- tion of the programs 40th anniversary. Photo courtesy of Wendy Badman.

ACCESS Celebrates 40th Anniversary

By Lauren Trumbull Features Editor DeSales’ 50th anniversary has come and gone, but there is still reason to celebrate. This year, ACCESS, which opened its doors in 1976, is commemorating their 40th anniversary with celebrations for its adult undergraduate students. The first activity … Read More

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McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub.

Valley Voyage: McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub

By Allison McCausland Staff Writer Looking for a new place to eat, drink and hang out this weekend? Sure there are tons of restaurants and bars in the Lehigh Valley, but not all of them will give its patrons something new and exciting each time they visit the way McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub … Read More

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Arts & Entertainment


Must-see Fall Movies

By CJ Bamert Staff Writer Fall is finally upon us: chilly nights, pumpkin spice everything and buckling back down into classes. Fall also brings a new crop of releases into movie theaters. These films aren’t always as big and explosive as the ones from the summertime; but fall can be filled with … Read More

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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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All-Semester Athletic Team: Spring 2016

By Will Edwards Sports Editor This article was originally published in Issue 14, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (April 28, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue.  As DeSales’ spring sports teams finish up their seasons, our editorial staff has looked back at some of the driving … Read More

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From the Editor’s Desk…

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief Welcome to DeSales, class of 2020! You’re next four years will be full of amazing memories, new friends and piles of homework. (Hello stress, I did not miss you over the summer.) Speaking of summer, I placed a lot of importance on this past one. As a senior, … Read More

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Do This, Not That: DeSales Freshmen Edition

By James Evans Staff Writer This past August, a brand new group of youthful, mildly enthusiastic freshmen came to DeSales with all sorts of styles, personalities, habits and ideas. Coming to a new environment is always unnerving, as there are customs and unwritten rules that dictate how one … Read More

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