From the Editor’s Desk…

By Kellie Dietrich Editor-in-Chief I almost never joined The Minstrel. I came into DeSales thinking I wanted to be an advertising copywriter and had no intention of pursuing journalism as a career. I became a staff writer on The Minstrel a couple weeks into freshman year to make friends and get involved in the school. I thought it might be difficult to handle the extra … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk…

By Chris Shaddock Sports Editor (Future Editor-in-Chief) How’s it going everyone? My name is Chris, and I have the privilege of being the Editor-in-Chief for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Some things about me: I am quiet, lackadaisical and always aim to do what others usually would not. Aside from writing for The Minstrel, I run cross country and track for the … [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: Introducing Kellie Dietrich

By Kellie Dietrich Features Editor Hello. It’s me. Not the amazing Adele, but the (hopefully amazing) editor-in-chief of The Minstrel for the 2016-2017 academic year. I’m very excited and honored to accept the position. Even though writing is my passion now, I used to hate it in elementary school until my fifth-grade teacher taught us the five-paragraph essay. … [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...]