Gripping “Safe House” delivers from beginning to end

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ The sheer brilliance and potency of live theatre exploded on Oct. 23 at Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park with the world premiere of “Safe House.” Penned by Cincinnati native Keith Josef Adkins, this compelling historical drama revolves around brothers Addison and Frank Pedigrew, along with their Aunt Dorcas, during the 1840s in northern Kentucky. Having been born free African-Americans in a society overwrought with terror and racial intolerance, the Pettigrews are punished for two years for assisting fugitives to escape north of the Ohio River. During this time, they cannot visit parts of … Continue reading Gripping “Safe House” delivers from beginning to end

The need for interfaith: Spirit Celebration ignores campus diversity

For the past three summers, I have dedicated myself to sleepless nights, sore limbs and satisfying interactions with some of the most wonderful people I know. To those who think that I’m conditioning for a Division I sport, the joke is on you. In truth, I am volunteering as a member of Manresa program. This program has shaped me in tremendous ways, one of which is spiritually. There remains a crucial component of the program that informs students of the inclusivity and respect that Xavier has towards all faiths. At the conclusion of the four-day event, the Office of Interfaith … Continue reading The need for interfaith: Spirit Celebration ignores campus diversity