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...]

My transplant story, Gift of Life month celebrated at DeSales

By Antonia Spano Layout Editor April is host of many causes that need awareness. For example, it’s Autism Awareness month. This is a great cause that deserves people’s support. However, people tend to advocate for causes that are personal for them. That is how I feel when it comes to April being Gift of Life month. I was born late at night on April 12, in the middle of … [Read more...]

Influence of Sphere

By Will Edwards Managing Editor Headed back to Athens on a ferry from the Grecian island Aegina, where Minstrel Sports Editor Chris Shaddock and I had just spent the day tooling around on a four-wheeler, we met a young couple in their late-twenties from Chile. Our conversation, as they always seem to do with strangers while abroad, turned toward our nationalities and … [Read more...]