My Spanish Adventure

By Kari Condel Staff Writer Breathtaking sights, incredible food and a vibrant culture are all ways to describe Spain. Studying about the nature and culture of this country is one thing, but having the opportunity to visit the country itself is truly life-changing. As a Spanish major, it was a dream come true to assess where I am with the language, where I want to be and … [Read more...]

The Seoul of Korea

By Christopher Shaddock Editor-in-Chief In the beginning of the summer I went to South Korea with my friends, where we stayed in the city of Seoul. Seoul is a beautiful city with uniquely structured buildings, forest mountains on its outskirts and a glistening river cutting through it. It is one of the largest cities in the world with a population of 10 million … [Read more...]

Trip to Italy a Real Treat

By Ellen Cicchitti Staff Writer From May 20-29, I went to Italy with my family where we stayed in Sorrento, Florence and Rome, making a few stops along the way. The first impression I had when we arrived to Sorrento was that Italy is compact. Small houses pressed close to each other and tiny cars were all along the tight, narrow streets that made driving seem like a … [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...]