Ask Ms. Cabot

Dear Ms. Cabot, I’m a study abroad student, and I feel like there is so much of Rome that I haven’t seen. I only have a few days left, so I want to see some more sites before I leave. What are your favorite places in Rome outside of Trastevere?  Grazie mille! Mr. Wanderlust   …

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Finding Home in Rome

BY STEPHANIE QADIR The “study abroad experience” is one that more and more students are taking advantage of each year. The experience itself boasts impressive bene ts, including global internships, meeting international friends, and increased job opportunities. The event is an eye-opening and exciting experience. However, many students who go abroad nd the aspect of immersing …

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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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Students Fight Accidental Plagiarism

BY ALICE BIDETTI A former visiting student at JCU (who wishes to remain anonymous and will be called Tom for the sake of comprehension) returned home, after doing good for an entire course, only to nd out he had failed the course due to plagiarism. When he asked about the grade, Tom was told that …

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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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VEGAN in Rome

BY FRANCESCA DE SMET Roman gladiators: healthy, muscular, and powerful men. One would think they were fuelled by piles of protein-rich meat, but the opposite is true. They owed their bodybuilding physique to a traditional plant-based diet consisting of ancient grains, beans and drinks made from plant ashes. Dishes like spaghetti alla carbonara or all’amatriciana …

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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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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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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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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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Private Charity Displays Realities of Rome’s Homeless

By ERIN BERGE Wearing a navy blue suit and a paisley silk scarf, a dapper middle-aged actor named Domenico Fumato overlooks a fluctuating line of scruffily clad men and women, all waiting for a free piece of bread or pizza. Today, however, Fumato is not acting: he’s directing. His stage is an outdoor corner on …

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