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...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Introducing Kellie Dietrich

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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

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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...]

From the Editor’s Desk: I’m Not Irish

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I am of Polish, Russian and Italian descent. I have no ancestors from Dublin or Cork. When you say Kilkenny, I think you’re quoting “South Park.” All of this is just as true on March 17 as it is any other day of the year. In short, I don’t subscribe to the notion that “everyone’s a little Irish” on St. Patrick’s Day. You may think I’m being needlessly harsh, like I’m a St. … [Read more...]

Do NCAA Spring Sports Start Too Early?

The DeSales men's lacrosse team huddling during a practice in the snow. Photo courtesy of the DeSales men's lacrosse twitter.

By Hutton Jackson A&E and Online Editor This article was originally published in Issue 10, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (March 3, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue.  The spring is a great time for sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse. For these athletes playing spring sports, there’s nothing better than playing in warm and sunny … [Read more...]