“13 Reasons Why” shows honest depictions of suicide, rape, bullying, depression

By Kimmie Semiday A&E Editor On March 31, “13 Reasons Why” premiered on Netflix. The series is based off the 2007 young adult novel of the same name written by Jay Asher. “13 Reasons Why” tells the story Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford, and her encounters during high school that ultimately lead to her suicide. The show begins with members of her … [Read more...]

Meaningful, engaging service trip in Greece

By Chris Shaddock Sports Editor A couple weeks ago I went on a service trip for the American College of Greece, the school I have been studying abroad in. The Meaningful Engagement Service Learning Trip, as it was referred to as, was a school trip in which I, along with a mix of Greek and American students, went to the Greek Island of Samos where we spent time with … [Read more...]

CSSJ Volunteers of the Month: Margaret O’Brien, Thomas Perrotti

By Jaci Wendel News Editor For the month of April, the Center for Service and Social Justice (CSSJ) has selected two Volunteers of the Month. Margaret O’Brien, a nursing major, and Thomas Perrotti, a sport management and marketing dual major, are both freshmen and began to get involved with service from the start of their time at DeSales. Both O’Brien and Perrotti had … [Read more...]

Muslim student Ayesha Riaz’s powerful message

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief Senior biology major Ayesha Riaz embodied bravery and courage as the only Muslim student to compete for the Academic Excellence Address this year. Due to the anti-Muslim sentiment that is present around the world today, Riaz felt fear being the only Pakistani, Muslim student competing in a competition that was primarily white, … [Read more...]