From the Editor’s Desk…

By Chris Shaddock Editor-in-Chief How’s it going everyone? Welcome back! I hope everyone had an awesome summer. Half of mine was spent in South Korea while the other half was spent working at a warehouse putting stickers on cable boxes. It is good to be back in school. Last semester I studied abroad in Greece, so I have been gone for a while. I missed a lot of … [Read more...]

Orientation: Pass go and collect 200 people you’ve never met

By Victor Porcelli Staff Writer Orientation was full of different events with varying levels of fun and importance, but all of the events were meant to prepare the freshman class for the year ahead. Provided with freedom, as none of the events were mandatory, freshmen had their first taste of what it means to be an independent person. It was up to them to decide which … [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...]

From the Editor’s Desk…

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief I almost never joined The Minstrel. I came into DeSales thinking I wanted to be an advertising copywriter and had no intention of pursuing journalism as a career. I became a staff writer on The Minstrel a couple weeks into freshman year to make friends and get involved in the school. I thought it might be difficult to handle the extra … [Read more...]

Meaningful, engaging service trip in Greece

By Chris Shaddock Sports Editor A couple weeks ago I went on a service trip for the American College of Greece, the school I have been studying abroad in. The Meaningful Engagement Service Learning Trip, as it was referred to as, was a school trip in which I, along with a mix of Greek and American students, went to the Greek Island of Samos where we spent time with … [Read more...]