From the Editor’s Desk: Resolving to Show Resolve

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I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I believe if we see the need to improve on something in our lives, we can start any time of year. There’s one thing, though, time-specific to 2016 that I need to work on: I need to start caring less about The Minstrel. May’s commencement approaches faster than anyone cares to admit, and my loved ones gently remind me that I’ll have … [Read more...]

Theater Student Recalls Schubert’s Love of Beauty

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By Catherine Nadeau Special to The Minstrel “Can I use your phone there? I have to call the police... on you. Haha! I’m just kidding! They’re my ride.” This was basically my first interaction with Rev. Jerry Schubert, the founder of the DeSales Theatre Department and the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. At the time, I was a freshman, and it was one of my first days … [Read more...]

Five-Minute Moments in the Eternal City

The Colosseum is also a metro stop DeSales students pass on the way to class. Photo by DJ McCauley.

By DJ McCauley Staff Writer This article was originally published in Issue 7, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (December 10, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. We hit the ground running in Rome. The first day, our bus from the airport drove down the Lungotevere, a busy street bordering the Tiber River, and dropped each of us off near our Trastevere … [Read more...]

Hershey Sweet Lights: A Charming Addition To Any Holiday Tradition

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By Jaci Wendel News Editor Over winter break, we all no doubt love to participate in our families’ holiday traditions, whether they be for Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s. An emerging tradition in my family, which includes an energetic three-year-old who loves trying and seeing new things, is going to the Hershey Sweet Lights on New Year’s Eve, the second-to-last day of … [Read more...]