Five Hikes to Take This Summer

By Lauren Trumbull Features and News Editor It’s time to take a break from a busy life filled with internships, summer jobs and family obligations and appreciate the hidden beauties lying in Pennsylvania. Home to numerous hiking locations and must-see views, Pennsylvania has five places to hike this summer. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Get a birds-eye view of the Lehigh … [Read more...]

Trip to Italy a Real Treat

By Ellen Cicchitti Staff Writer From May 20-29, I went to Italy with my family where we stayed in Sorrento, Florence and Rome, making a few stops along the way. The first impression I had when we arrived to Sorrento was that Italy is compact. Small houses pressed close to each other and tiny cars were all along the tight, narrow streets that made driving seem like a … [Read more...]

Umbenhauer, Dauer, Wheeler close out season at Nationals

By Bridget Walsh Staff Writer On May 25-27, three DeSales women’s track and field athletes competed at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship meet held at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Senior Nicole Umbenhauer placed 22nd in the javelin, senior Beth Dauer placed 11th in the 800-meter and junior Veronica Wheeler placed 18th in the 5K to conclude the 2017 outdoor … [Read more...]

Explore Fort McHenry, Battle of Baltimore site

By Jeana Teddick Staff Writer In 1814, with “the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air,” citizens once watched 1,000 American soldiers valiantly defend Fort McHenry in the Battle of Baltimore. The Fort McHenry National Monument enshrines this famous battle, serving as the birthplace of various extraordinary historic events, including the origin of the country’s … [Read more...]

Mental health: Lokai partners with NAMI, suicide deterrent system in Calif.

By Kimmie Semiday A&E Editor The past months have seen an influx in media coverage centered around mental health. In the U.S., one in five Americans suffer from a variety of mental illnesses, making it an important topic to discuss. It is common to overlook a topic such as mental health because it is an uncomfortable subject to discuss for many people, but that only … [Read more...]