Mama Pasta: Where Tradition is Shaken Up with Innovation

Despite it serves only Italian pasta dishes and looks like a tourist trap, Mama Pasta is actually a fresh, innovative and inexpensive little restaurant located inside the small alleys of Trastevere. The peculiar characteristic of this all-about-pasta restaurant is that the customers are able to see the preparation of their customized pasta dishes, which are …

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Expedition 196: A Declaration for World Peace

By Cassidy Slockett Have you ever dreamed of traveling the whole world? It is something many people aspire to do, but it is also something that can be difficult, if not impossible to do. Traveling the world takes bravery, resourcefulness, good health, openness to other cultures, and a decent chunk of time and money.  Cassie …

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Theatre Society Presents “A Night of Shel Silverstein”

By Cassidy Slockett   JCU Theatre Society has been working hard to prepare for their next performance, “A Night of Shel Silverstein”. The show is a combination of comedies “Shel’s Shorts” mixed with “An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein”, which are made up entirely of ten minute scenes and sketches.   Unlike most university plays, …

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Shattering Stigmas: Glass People

By Enrica Barberis Alex feels nervous while walking to school on Monday morning but she doesn’t know why. She talks to her friends about it over a study break and they try to reassure her: “It’s probably just stress.” When she goes home that night she struggles to fall asleep because she keeps going over …

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Being Roaman

By Cassidy Slockett John Cabot University graduates often go on to become journalists, entrepreneurs, and tech experts - but 2013 communications and political science graduate Riccardo Vitalone, 28, is becoming well-known for his work in a more unconventional eld: folk music. After graduation, Vitalone found himself stuck in a typical 9-5 desk job. He became …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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