2016-2017 increase in drug and alcohol violations

By James Evans Staff Writer Every year DeSales University releases their annual “Security and Fire Safety Report,” as dictated by the Clery Act. This report details all the crime and fire statistics for the past three school years, across all of DeSales’ campuses. This year, the two most notable statistics were the increased number of liquor law and drug abuse … [Read more...]

From Ethiopia to Pennsylvania: A young man’s journey

By Victor Porcelli Staff Writer Gonder, Ethiopia is a village known for being the home of Fasilides—an ancient Ethiopian Emperor. It is also the birthplace of Hailemichael Geiger. Geiger spent the first nine years of his life in Ethiopia. Originally, Geiger stayed with his grandmother while his sister, Lena, grew up with their mother and his father served in the … [Read more...]

The Mascots and me: Volunteering at the AHL All-Star Weekend

By Steven Manzo Staff Writer Over the weekend of Jan. 28-30, Allentown hosted the American Hockey League’s (AHL) All-Star Classic; an event where the best of hockey’s rising starts come to show off their skills. The All-Star Classic was spread over three days and was filled with many different events including a fan fest, tailgates, a skills competition and finally, the … [Read more...]

Long Loses Election, Gains Experience, Perspective

By Will Edwards Managing and Online Editor The drinks flowed and the party in the Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown grew louder as the results of the election continued to come in. Republicans were winning big. Charlie Dent, the United States Representative and Lehigh Valley native, had won his bid for re-election in Pa.’s 15th Congressional District. Ryan … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Reminiscing

Three years ago, when I was a freshman, I not only attended the Mystery Trip (to Baltimore) and Semi-Formal (at Camden’s Adventure Aquarium), but I also wrote about these events for The Minstrel. Now, I’m a senior watching our new freshman staff members, Alex Lingle and Chris Shaddock, write about new iterations of the same events (page 2). (I won’t forget our third and final … [Read more...]