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...]

From New York City to Center Valley

By Lindsay Wigo Staff Writer I was dropped off in Midtown Manhattan at 17 years old and looked around at my new home. I was planning on spending the next four years in the Big Apple at Marymount Manhattan College, but instead I spent four months. After transferring to DeSales, I’ve recognized some differences between the two schools, besides the obvious one that jumped … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk…

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief In November, The Minstrel published my article “‘Sexual orientation’ missing from non-discrimination policies.” Seeing this article published was a proud moment for me as a journalist. I’m glad my article is still leading to faculty discussions four months later, and was glad to see “sexual orientation” being included in the NSSEE … [Read more...]