Dance Ensemble 2018 Highlights

By Antonia Spano Layout Editor Last month, on March 16-18, DeSales’ Dance Department had its annual DeSales University Dance Ensemble (DUDE) Concert. Dance students were featured in six dances, with the final dance only performed by seniors. “For me, concert implies a much more formal showing of art at a professional level. When I was younger, I danced in annual … [Read more...]

Black Panther: An Empowering and Action-Packed Tale

By Ellen Cicchitti Online Editor Marvel’s Black Panther was the most anticipated film of 2018, and it is clear to see why. Directed by Ryan Coogler and written by Joe Robert Cole, with assistance from Coogler, it has become one of the highest-grossing films of 2018, and even set the record for the biggest debut by an African-American director. For Coogler and Cole, Black … [Read more...]

“Hidden Figures” to be next Historical Film Series Screening

By Allison McCausland A&E Editor In keeping with their inaugural theme of working women in America, the Historical Film Series Committee is holding a free screening on Feb. 20 of 2016’s Hidden Figures. The screening is taking place in the Trexler Library’s Air Products Room at 7p.m. with doors opening at 6:30p.m.. The film details the achievements of three African … [Read more...]

DeSales sophomore publishes World War II novel

By Lauren Trumbull News and Features Editor DeSales sophomore finance and accounting major, Matthew Miller, published the second version of his first novel on May 15, 2017 titled The Journey Home after an assignment he wrote in high school turned into a 224-page World War II novel. “[The Journey Home] is about an eighteen year-old boy named Joseph Warren, who … [Read more...]

“Only the Brave” Gets Heroism Back to the Basics

By Allison McCausland A&E and Online Editor In an age of superhero films, it is easy to develop higher standards for what constitutes heroism in everyday context and situations. Only the Brave provides audiences with a reminder that those in the service of protecting their homes and communities can be just as heroic for the American public. The film centers around … [Read more...]