Reflecting on the Charlie Hebdo Attacks: Est-ce que #JeSuisCharlie?

By FEDERICA BRIZZI Free speech is one of the foundational concepts of modern societies. The constitutions of countries like Italy, the United Sates or the United Kingdom, for example, hail free speech as one of the cardinal values upon which the whole society must be built upon. The need for an unfettered expression of ideas, …

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Universities Fighting World Hunger Is Back

By ASIA COLOMBO Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) was dormant for a year, and now for Spring 2015 re-established by degree seekers President Asia Colombo, Vice President Emma Scruggs, and Events Coordinators Clarissa Cecchi and Flavijian Gerasimov. UFWH is part of an international initiative started in 2004 as partnership between United Nations World Food Programme …

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On the Frontline: First World War Trip with Professor Vanda Wilcox

By HANNAH GARZA & MATT DE BARI In honour of the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, Professor Vanda Wilcox and John Cabot University’s Department of History and Humanities offered a course on the history of the Great War. In order to develop a better appreciation for the Italian involvement in the …

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Speak-Up: JCU’s Newest Club

By VIKAS SHARMA As 2015 gets underway, there is a lot of excitement in the air amidst the freezing winds. This semester, the public speaking club Speak-Up will be drafting their constitution to establish themselves as an independent student-run club. Speak-Up was founded last fall by President Charles Tabansi and Vice-President Marco Pecchio in order …

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LGBTQ Media Representation in 2014: A Year of Fighting Back and Visibility

By LUDOVICA PIZZICHELLI The year 2014 was one of fighting back and visibility, and the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) community in particular made incredible strides, with inspiring people from all walks of life standing up for themselves and their communities, sharing their stories and uplifting the stories of others. The year started …

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EDITORIAL: JCU Should Discourage Alcohol Consumption by Students

By NIKA VARDANYAN The Tiber Café celebrated its fourth birthday in January. There was a lottery and a cake. However, in addition to the cake, there was also champagne. The celebration was at 2 p.m. and the champagne was passed around to both students and faculty. While somebody might think that a little glass of …

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