Xavier’s ‘Rent’ sends off graduating seniors

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Theatre will present a production of the musical “Rent” from April 21-24. The show, loosely based on the opera “La Bohème” by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, tells the multifaceted story of young artists living in New York City and the challenges and struggles they face. “Rent” first hit Broadway in 1996 and has since won a Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize. The production is under the direction of Stephen Skiles, Xavier’s director of theater. The musical is known for the complexity of its characters and its dedication to portraying a realistic … Continue reading Xavier’s ‘Rent’ sends off graduating seniors

Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’ changes the game

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ Blizzard Entertainment is known for creating large universes with rich histories, such as their “Warcraft,” “Starcraft” and “Diablo” franchises. For these series, the core of the story is depicted in game, with books and comics focusing on supplementary storytelling. Their new game, “Overwatch,” is challenging this paradigm by telling the story primarily through animated shorts released online. So far, Blizzard has released two animated shorts, “Alive” and “Recall,” alongside a cinematic trailer and a theatrical teaser. Two more shorts, six digital comics and a graphic novel are scheduled to be released leading up to the “Overwatch” … Continue reading Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’ changes the game

Panama Papers expose fraud

By: Max Bruns and James Neyer ~Staff Writers~ Detailed information about more than 214,000 offshore companies listed by the Panamanian corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca was recently released to the public. After a year-long investigation of a 2.6 terabyte leak to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), 149 documents and preliminary news reports were released on April 3. The Panama Papers, as the ICIJ reported the leak is called, contains 11.5 million documents dating back four decades, and every company or individual related to Mossack Fonseca is mentioned, according to the New York Times, CNN and The Guardian. The actual … Continue reading Panama Papers expose fraud