Bombings plague New York and New Jersey

By: Aaron Krick ~Staff Writer~ New York City was in a panic the night of Sept. 17 when an explosion rocked the Chelsea area in Manhattan. An improvised explosive device (IED) believed to be hidden in a trashcan on 23rd Street reportedly caused the explosion. This detonation occurred hours after the explosion of a pipe bomb at a charity run in New Jersey. The attack left 31 injured and sent the city into high alert. During the police investigation, a second device was discovered in a 27th Street trashcan and was disarmed at a remote location before any further damage could … Continue reading Bombings plague New York and New Jersey

Showcase: Xavier improvisational comedy

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Department of Music and Theatre provides different opportunities for students in the realms of performance, stage management, technical work and theatrical design. There are dramatic, musical and comedic shows produced by the department both for theatre and non-theatre major students. In the wake of Xavier’s fall show “The Last Five Years” and its next main-stage show “Godspell,” there are plenty of different theater subgroups on campus for individuals to see, particularly in the world of Xavier improv. Aside from the entirely student run theater group, Xavier Players, the improv groups at Xavier are the … Continue reading Showcase: Xavier improvisational comedy