Our Top Stories of 2015

Before we look ahead to 2016 and all of its promise—as we stand atop a new hash mark in the timeline—we look back at what made 2015 the remarkable year it was. Based on their level of newsworthiness and quality of journalism, here are some of our top stories from the past year, the stories of the lives of our readers themselves. O’Connor to Step Down in 2017 Rev. President … [Read more...]

Resolutions for 2016: There’s One for Every Type of College Student

By Kellie Dietrich Features Editor The New Year is quickly approaching as you eat leftover Christmas meals, make plans with hometown friends and enjoy days without worrying about homework. The spring semester will be here before you know it though. Have you taken the time to reflect on what you want to change for 2016?  Start the new semester off with a resolution that will … [Read more...]

2015 Best and Worst Movies of the Year

By Hutton Jackson A&E and Online Editor The year 2015 featured long-awaited sequels such as Terminator: Genisys and Jurassic World, which became the third-highest grossing film of all time and the fastest to earn $1 billion at the box office until the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens surpassed it as the quickest, earning $1 billion in less than 13 days. … [Read more...]

Starting From Scratch: Coaches Smith and Kurvink Hired as Part of Athletics Expansion

By Hutton Jackson A&E and Online Editor This article was originally published in Issue 7, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (December 10, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. DeSales University has made many improvements to its athletic facilities and announced that they would be adding a varsity women’s lacrosse program and reinstating its varsity men’s … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Good Will Toward Men

This letter was originally published in Issue 7, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (December 10, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. Every so often, the majority of our campus comes together in one way or another. Just recently, we’ve had impressive student performances from Screendance Festival (article on page 2) and “Merry Christmas, George Bailey” (page 4) that … [Read more...]