Wasson Way set to connect Xavier

By Spencer de Tenley and Lucy Kramer, Multimedia Managing Editor and Staff Writer The Wasson Way trail expansion is quickly approaching, with a connection coming right through Xavier.  The new connection has raised some concerns over the possibility of gentrification in neighborhoods surrounding Xavier.   The frequently used section of trail near campus that runs parallel to Dana Avenue will continue construction in the coming months with a new part that “will go west of campus on an uninhabited part of campus in Evanston and north Avondale,” Sean V. McGrory, a member of the Wasson Way Board of Directors, stated.  Xavier … Continue reading Wasson Way set to connect Xavier

Something Rotten! is freshly frivolous

By Lucy Kramer, Staff Writer Something Rotten!, which opened last weekend, has the audience cracking up all night with its satirical social commentary, flashy over-the-top dance numbers and witty script, delivered all perfectly by its talented cast.  After producing the  absolutely heart-wrenching Rabbit Hole, Xavier Theatre has decided to take a complete tonal 180 with their second show of the 2022-23 season.  Something Rotten! follows the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom (Matthew Callas and Anthony Contreras) who struggle to create the next big theatrical hit before their rival, heart-throb rock n’ roll sensation William Shakespeare (Ryan Whitford).  When … Continue reading Something Rotten! is freshly frivolous