Get excited for the future

By Lindsay Wigo Editorial Editor At our last Minstrel meeting, our Editor-In-Chief, Chris, suggested that I write an editorial on things that I am excited for, whether that be in the near or distant future. It is pretty easy to learn about me if you have read my editorials, so it does not take much searching to find my opinion on something. My reason for saying this is … [Read more...]

The Minstrel is not dead

By Christopher Shaddock Editor-In-Chief In retrospect, I probably should have talked about this sooner. But if I am being honest, it is frustrating and hard to talk about without me feeling emotional. This semester, I have had people ask me if The Minstrel is still active, and I really cannot blame them for asking that. This is our first issue of the semester, and it … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Black Friday

You know the important holiday that’s right around the corner: Black Friday! That’s right—we are mere days away from the holiday consumers and corporations alike look forward to each fall. Sales! Discounts! Stampedes that have caused nearly 100 serious injuries and multiple deaths since 2006! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit? This also means it’s already the … [Read more...]

Papal Paparazzi: DeSales Students Intern at Vatican

By DJ McCauley Staff Writer This article was originally published in Issue 5, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (November 5, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. Strategically huddled against the back barrier, we wait for the pointing cameras and waving hands to indicate Pope Francis’ route. Thousands of pilgrims are gathered in St. Peter’s Square, armed with … [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...]