From the Editor’s Desk

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By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief The best part about the first presidential debate was hands-down reading all the funny tweets. One of my favorites was “Fun reminder: a former Secretary of State is debating a game-show host for the presidency tonight.”—Livia Scott @ LiviaLove. While funny, this tweet also shows how ridiculous it is to have a game-show host debating … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: The Edgier Minstrel

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By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief “If it bleeds, it leads” is the popular quote in journalism. That’s why murder, assault, crime and disasters are always front-page, top story articles. And as you all know, these things don’t happen at DeSales. Last year, it was buzz when a student’s bike was stolen…and then rightfully returned to its owner. Not a whole lot of hard-hitting … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk…

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By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief Welcome to DeSales, class of 2020! You’re next four years will be full of amazing memories, new friends and piles of homework. (Hello stress, I did not miss you over the summer.) Speaking of summer, I placed a lot of importance on this past one. As a senior, I realized this could be the last summer that I could wake up whenever I … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Adam’s Farewell

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The first encounter I ever had with The Minstrel was when I picked up an issue while visiting DeSales as a high school senior. One of the headlines on the front page, above the fold, merely read “Allergy Season.” “I often have a class or two each day where I probably sneeze around every 10-15 minutes and have to blow my nose after,” one student was quoted as saying. Truly … [Read more...]