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...]

Do This, Not That: DeSales Freshmen Edition

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By James Evans Staff Writer This past August, a brand new group of youthful, mildly enthusiastic freshmen came to DeSales with all sorts of styles, personalities, habits and ideas. Coming to a new environment is always unnerving, as there are customs and unwritten rules that dictate how one should act. The largest issue that these students face is that to find out these … [Read more...]

An Analysis of the Brock Turner Case: Rape, Consent, Objectification

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By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief “This is not a story of another drunk college hookup with poor decision making. Assualt is not an accident.” This is one of the statements that stood out to me in the letter the 23-year-old woman read to her rapist, 20-year-old Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted her when she was unconscious. The assault was only stopped when two … [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...]

How to Eat on Campus with a Restrictive Diet

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By Erika Domingues Staff Writer This article was originally published in Issue 13, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (April 14, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue. The DeSales University Center’s food is far from your mom and dad’s home-cooked meals. But imagine what it’s like for students with peanut allergies, lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity to … [Read more...]