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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Far From Equal

By Federica Bocco John Cabot’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) hosted a discussion about the gender gap in the workplace on February 24 in collaboration with the Business Club and Student Government. Kiriko Mechanicus, President of John Cabot University’s WLI, opened the discussion “Far From Equal” and talked about how important it is to de ne …

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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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Is Soccer Preventing Conflict?

By JANINE HOLDER At a lecture on “Soccer As Genocide Prevention? On Sports and Ethnic Conflict”, Professor Lars Rensmann discussed how soccer can help nations in conflict. Rensmann explained that soccer, played widely around the world and often involving countries facing serious conflicts, can aid in social resolutions during times of hardship. Soccer provides the …

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Overcoming an Eating Disorder and Thriving in College

By AXEL KEICHER In recent years, the number of people suffering from eating disorders has been on the rise in the western world. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 30 million Americans suffer from eating disorders. A study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services discovered that 90 percent of the …

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JCU Students and Chairman of the Board Awarded “Premio America” by Italian Parliament

Earlier this month students Diedre Blake, Neal Huddon-Cossar, Challis Popkey; and the Chairman of the Board, Frank J. Guarini, were awarded the Premio America award for their service endorsing positive ties between Italy and the United States by the Italy-USA Foundation. The ceremony was held on October 9. All three students have immersed themselves in …

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Housing Prices Unreasonable Compared to Trastevere, According to JCU Students

By AXEL KEICHER A number of John Cabot University (JCU)students feel that the cost of university housing is excessive when compared to real estate in Trastevere. “Trastevere is an expensive neighborhood, but the JCU housing costs are not justified,” said Marco Pecchio, a degree-seeker from Turin. Pecchio said the cost of a room on campus …

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JCU Students Take Part in the Hunger Run With Team USA

By VALERIA BORGHETTI Have you ever heard the Latin saying mens sana in corpore sano? It means, “a healthy mind lives in a healthy body.” Many of us enjoy being involved in sports; going for a walk or a run to shake off the tension and stress that papers, projects, and school deadlines bring to …

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An International Gala for an International University

By GIACOMO SPROCCATI One hundred and fifty people, including students, alumni, trustees, staff and faculty, all gathered together in October to take part in the annual President’s Gala. The event was organized by John Cabot University’s student government and took place in the beautiful Hassler Hotel on top of the Spanish Steps. This year’s gala …

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Italy Reads Fall 2014 Bringing Together the Best of Both Worlds

By ASIA COLOMBO John Cabot University (JCU) officially began the Fall 2014 high school visits for the “Italy Reads” program on October 15. This semester the chosen literary piece is Ernest Hemingway’s Farewell to Arms, which is being discussed by JCU and Italian high school students. The first visit was made to the Linguistic High …

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Tuition Increase Not Welcomed with Open Arms by Students

By GILLIAN MCMURRAY An email by John Cabot University (JCU) President Franco Pavoncello was sent on September 9, 2014 to all currently enrolled students. The email detailed the university’s growth during the past decade and informed students of the tuition increase that will go into effect during the Fall 2015 semester. The tuition and fees …

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JCU Students and Faculty Smoking Everywhere Despite Existing Policy

By TANYA DUQUE Even though there are designated smoking areas on campus here at John Cabot University (JCU), students and faculty seem to smoke wherever they want - at every entrance, courtyard and terrace - and many non-smokers have had enough. “I am overwhelmed by the amount of secondhand smoke I am exposed to … …

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