Like a Rolling Stone???

By Polina Kuznetsova Bob Dylan is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. Many of his songs, such as Blowin’ in the Wind, became representations of his strong political statement and influenced hundreds of young people of the USA in the times of Vietnam War and Cold War conflicts. …

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Frutta Fresca: Frutta Gallery Reopens in Trastevere

Maria Vittoria Di Sabatino | 2 October 2016 Image courtesy of Frutta One of the most fruitful contemporary art galleries in Rome, Frutta just moved to a completely new location. On the same night of the reopening, also a solo project by Italian artist Marco Giordano was on show, filling up the new space with …

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Clubs Spotlight: STAND

By Cassidy Slockett Who says you can't change the world during your time abroad? While STAND (Students Taking Action Now in Darfur) initially began as an anti-genocide coalition at John Cabot University, its most important impact today is working with refugees at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center. Student volunteers help these refugees by donating clothing, blankets, …

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LGBT Who? Looking for queer culture in Rome

By Gianluca D’Elia It didn’t hit me until I was in a packed Copenhagen gay bar last weekend that something was missing for me in Rome. It felt as if half the population of Denmark was packed into a small bar called Jolene’s in the up-and-coming meatpacking district. Denmark has always been a leader in …

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What Makes A Good Leader?

By Enrica Barberis On Friday September 2nd, JCU club leaders and board members had the annual Student Leadership Training organized by Student Services. This year the training was run by Student Engagement Coordinator Julia del Papa, who did a great job in assisting workshops and team building activities. “I am very grateful to be able …

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JCU PRIDE at WAWMUN16

By Giuseppe Spatafora On October 20-22, 12 delegates from the MUN Society represented John Cabot University at Warsaw Model United Nations 2016  conference, where they discussed the broad topic of European Insecurity. The issues each committee dealt with were timely and extremely interesting, like the trial  of Viktor Yanukovyc, the refugee crisis, Europe’s cultural identity, …

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Barilla Restaurants: Italian cuisine in the Big Apple

Picture by Barilla Press By Cristina Di Leva NEW YORK – For the first time in its history, Barilla, the Italian family-owned food company established in Parma in 1877, has brought the excellence of the real Italian cuisine in the United States, specifically in New York City, with the opening of three restaurants in Midtown …

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Coffee Shops, Vinyl and Killing the Instantaneous

Picture by Nadeem Rifai By Ben Ingegneri As a student, I am keenly aware of the intricate role that technology plays in the social life, productivity, and lifestyle of our generation. Despite my high admiration for technology, I can’t help but to sometimes feel bitter towards the paradox that it, especially connection technology, embodies. Cell …

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A Decade of Leadership

By Enrica Barberis This year John Cabot University is celebrating President Franco Pavoncello’s  10th anniversary. A series of events have been organized to honor his leadership.     The Matthew sat down with President Pavoncello in the office lined with hundreds of books.  Franco Pavoncello earned a B.A. in International Relations and Chinese and Japanese …

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Fifteen years later, New York remembers

By Cristina Di Leva NEW YORK – Today,  in one of the the saddest days in American history, New York wakes up under a cloudy sky and gathers at Ground Zero to officially commemorate the15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. As we all know on the morning of September 11, 2011  four airplanes crashed …

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