From the Editor’s Desk…

By Chris Shaddock Editor-in-Chief How’s it going everyone? Welcome back! I hope everyone had an awesome summer. Half of mine was spent in South Korea while the other half was spent working at a warehouse putting stickers on cable boxes. It is good to be back in school. Last semester I studied abroad in Greece, so I have been gone for a while. I missed a lot of … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Adam’s Farewell

The first encounter I ever had with The Minstrel was when I picked up an issue while visiting DeSales as a high school senior. One of the headlines on the front page, above the fold, merely read “Allergy Season.” “I often have a class or two each day where I probably sneeze around every 10-15 minutes and have to blow my nose after,” one student was quoted as saying. Truly … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: I’m Not Irish

I am of Polish, Russian and Italian descent. I have no ancestors from Dublin or Cork. When you say Kilkenny, I think you’re quoting “South Park.” All of this is just as true on March 17 as it is any other day of the year. In short, I don’t subscribe to the notion that “everyone’s a little Irish” on St. Patrick’s Day. You may think I’m being needlessly harsh, like I’m a St. … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk: Good Will Toward Men

This letter was originally published in Issue 7, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (December 10, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. Every so often, the majority of our campus comes together in one way or another. Just recently, we’ve had impressive student performances from Screendance Festival (article on page 2) and “Merry Christmas, George Bailey” (page 4) that … [Read more...]