Egalité, fraternité, bisexualité

By Federica Bocco Society has a problem with bisexuality: it likes to pretend that it's not real. Bisexual women are seen as straight but faking. Bisexual men are seen as gay but faking. What do these two scenarios have in common? Both want to assume everyone likes men. Tragically, that is not the case. Despite …

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Women’s March Reaches Rome

BY AUDREY SINCLAIR On Saturday, Jan. 21, hundreds arrived at Piazza della Rotonda in front of the Pantheon for a “sister march” of the Women’s March on Washington. A crowd diverse in age, race, and gender came for a peaceful gathering with concerns about the current state of American affairs. As various speakers passed around …

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Cat Calling in Rome

BY MAGGIE VLAJ For those of us women studying abroad at JCU, an increase in catcalls isn’t particularly uncommon in our first months at school, especially if we’re studying abroad from places that are more liberal with gender roles. While we cannot immediately change cultures of misogyny, there are ways to avoid it, deal with …

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MUN Succeeds Again

BY OLEKSANDRA VERESCHAK The Seventh edition of the JCU Model United Nations Conference from January 26th through 28th 2017, brought 102 students together. Pupils from the United States, Italy, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Germany, India, Turkey, Israel, China, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Latvia, Pakistan, Mozambique, Slovakia, and Hungary came to JCU to debate on …

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Joey Reviews: La La Land

By Joey Armenio In a world where musicals for the past decade have been pretty lame, it’s easy to think fairly poor of the genre. When you people hear cinematic musicals, you’re gonna think of something along the lines of ‘Rock of Ages’, ‘Mamma Mia’, or ‘Les Miserables’. Movies that, if you’re not really into …

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Brain Drain: Italian in NYC

BY CRISTINA DI LEVA NEW YORK – Giuseppe Carlucci, 34-year-old promising Italian medical researcher, was recently appointed as assistant professor at the NYU Langone Medical Center, one of the most prominent US medical centers for patient care, education and research. Carlucci, like many Italian millennials, moved abroad where, thanks to his efforts and meritocracy, passed …

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Marketing for Real

BY SHERYL RAGNETTI The Marketing Club, like many other clubs at John Cabot, was formed by a group of students who felt that it was necessary for the university to offer free professional marketing consultancy. The students felt that studying the specific and theories of this major was simply not enough to succeed as a …

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Clubs Spotlight: STAND

Being a part of an international community also means being aware and helping those less fortunate from us. An excellent example of this is JCU’s STAND Club. The club volunteers and works tirelessly to improve the lives of refugees coming to Rome from Syria and other countries. “Our JCU students’ mission is to provide the …

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HIROKO SASAKI : The Art of Japanese Cuisine

BY POLINA KUZNETSOVA At Rokko, a Japanese restaurant in the heart of Rome, the little glass doors open to unveil a cozy room. There are colorful cat figures beside the steps, which welcome everyone who enters here. On the left is sushi bar, where chef Takehisa works on his fish masterpieces. Finally, a female figure …

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Speak Up for Your Dreams

By Cassidy Slockett “If we can make just $1, we can make $1,000,000,” Charles Tabansi told his business partner and friend Marco Pecchio, as they struggled to turn a haphazard bet into a full time business. Dreamers Communications is a startup that Tabansi founded in Rome with the help of his friend Marco, a Communications …

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