Exceptional Middle-Schoolers from Nativity Prep Attend Summer Camp on DeSales’ Campus

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By Jaci Wendel News Editor The motto of the Nativity Preparatory School in Wilmington, Del. may sound familiar to DeSales University students: “Be who you are and be that well.” This is because Nativity Prep is a private, all-boys middle school that was founded in 2003 by Oblates of St. Francis de Sales who sought to give an education to low-income boys that went above … [Read more...]

Holocaust Imposter Dr. Joseph Hirt, Who Spoke at DeSales, Apologizes

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By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief This past April, Dr. Joseph Hirt spoke at DeSales claiming to have escaped Auschwitz as a Holocaust survivor. However, earlier this month, The Minstrel received a letter to the editor from history teacher Andrew Reid. He reached out to several media outlets that had covered Dr. Hirt's presentations and shared with us why Hirt's claims were … [Read more...]

How to Commute Without Really Commuting

If your friends don't have a car on campus, they will be envious of yours, and that you have the freedom to leave campus whenever you want. Photo by Lauren Trumbull.

By Lauren Trumbull Features Editor With all of your friends living on campus, it can be hard to be a commuter. You have a constant feeling of missing out while attempting to balance your school life and your home life. As a commuter myself, I understand the struggles you are going through, and I have some tips to make your college experience as full as possible. 1. Stay … [Read more...]

Six Ways to Lead a Healthier Lifestyle This Summer

Fruits and veggies are chock full of vitamins and minerals. Photo courtesy of With Wind/Flickr.

By Jeana Teddick Staff Writer Memorial Day weekend will kick off the season of hot, humid days filled with greasy burgers and gooey s’mores. For those of us stressing over the muffin tops rolling out of our bikinis, the thought of this makes us want to hide under the nearest table. The truth is that there is no uniform way to lose weight because each of our bodies responds … [Read more...]

Congratulations to the ’16-’17 Minstrel Editors

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The Minstrel is excited to see many strong returning editors for their '16-'17 academic year including Kellie Dietrich, Will Edwards, Lauren Trumbull and Jaci Wendel. There are also three new editors, Alex Lingle, Kimmie Semiday and Chris Shaddock, who have all attained their positions through great writing skills and dedication to The Minstrel. Editor-in-Chief | Kellie … [Read more...]