Character U’s 2018 freshman orientation a success

By Emma Downes Staff Writer When it comes to new experiences, first impressions really do mean everything. Whether it is an unfamiliar place, acquaintance or opportunity, how you are introduced makes or breaks your attitude towards that newness. Character U took on the formidable challenge of welcoming a huge number of nervous freshmen to the next most important stage of … [Read more...]

Jen Bricker addresses students on the trait of patience

By Bridget Walsh Sports Editor Imagine being born with not just one birth defect, but two, then being put up for adoption and having to patiently wait to find a family. Jen Bricker was born without legs and with her heart on the opposite side of her chest. She was given up by her biological parents because they did not believe they could raise a child with two … [Read more...]

Orientation: Pass go and collect 200 people you’ve never met

By Victor Porcelli Staff Writer Orientation was full of different events with varying levels of fun and importance, but all of the events were meant to prepare the freshman class for the year ahead. Provided with freedom, as none of the events were mandatory, freshmen had their first taste of what it means to be an independent person. It was up to them to decide which … [Read more...]

DeSales Experience’s First Graduation Ceremony Celebrates Well-rounded Students

By Bridget Walsh 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. To contrast the campus-wide celebration of DeSales University’s 50th anniversary, it only seems fitting that a relatively younger program is honoring its first graduating class. The DeSales … [Read more...]

Caffey Speaks to Character U About Forgiveness

By Chris Shaddock Staff Writer This article was originally published in Issue 4, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (October 22, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. Terry Caffey loved his wife, Penny, and his three kids, Erin, Matthew, and Tyler. But at age sixteen, Erin started dating a boy named Charlie Wilkinson, who was leading her down the wrong path. After they … [Read more...]