From the Editor’s Desk…

Editor's Desk pic

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

Photo courtesy of Frances Fasanello.

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

Editor's Desk pic

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...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Introducing Kellie Dietrich

Editor's Desk pic

By Kellie Dietrich Features Editor Hello. It’s me. Not the amazing Adele, but the (hopefully amazing) editor-in-chief of The Minstrel for the 2016-2017 academic year. I’m very excited and honored to accept the position. Even though writing is my passion now, I used to hate it in elementary school until my fifth-grade teacher taught us the five-paragraph essay. … [Read more...]

From The Editor’s Desk: Sacrifice and Service

Holy Week

This weekend Catholics and other Christians will celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, beginning with his sacrifice on the cross on Good Friday. Christians believe that through His sacrifice on the cross, Christ took on the sins of the world and redeemed humanity. While our actions are minimal compared to Christ’s, we too are called to sacrifice for not just our … [Read more...]