From the Editor’s Desk…

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief In November, The Minstrel published my article “‘Sexual orientation’ missing from non-discrimination policies.” Seeing this article published was a proud moment for me as a journalist. I’m glad my article is still leading to faculty discussions four months later, and was glad to see “sexual orientation” being included in the NSSEE … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk

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

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…

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

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...]