Holocaust Imposter Dr. Joseph Hirt, Who Spoke at DeSales, Apologizes

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief This past April, Dr. Joseph Hirt spoke at DeSales claiming to have escaped Auschwitz as a Holocaust survivor. However, earlier this month, The Minstrel received a letter to the editor from history teacher Andrew Reid. He reached out to several media outlets that had covered Dr. Hirt's presentations and shared with us why Hirt's claims were … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know about Season Four of ‘Orange is the New Black’

By Bridget Walsh Staff Writer Netflix released the fourth season of its very popular original series Orange is the New Black on June 17 for its viewers. The storyline that follows the lives of the inmates reaches an all new level this season as the plot escalates to the overwhelming and unexpected climax in the finale. As a disclaimer, there will be spoilers discussed … [Read more...]

An Analysis of the Brock Turner Case: Rape, Consent, Objectification

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief “This is not a story of another drunk college hookup with poor decision making. Assualt is not an accident.” This is one of the statements that stood out to me in the letter the 23-year-old woman read to her rapist, 20-year-old Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted her when she was unconscious. The assault was only stopped when two … [Read more...]

How to Commute Without Really Commuting

By Lauren Trumbull Features Editor With all of your friends living on campus, it can be hard to be a commuter. You have a constant feeling of missing out while attempting to balance your school life and your home life. As a commuter myself, I understand the struggles you are going through, and I have some tips to make your college experience as full as possible. 1. Stay … [Read more...]