Academic Oversight & Weighted Grading

By Jonah Mayer Anyone who tells you that lower average GPAs doesn’t matter is lying. In fact, a recent study by PLOS One found that a higher GPA, as well as attending a school with a high average GPA, provided a considerable boost to those applying for an MBA. It is not surprising then, that …

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Graduation: What Now?

By Maria del Pilar Murguia Graduating student leaders at last year’s President’s Gala. From left: Cristian Tracci, Sara Traylor, Davide Orsitto, Giorgia Maia, Enrica Pacitto, Giulia Primo, Aleks Vereschak, Giuseppe Spatafora and Enrica Barberis.    What are we leaving behind? Did we take enough time to think about our legacy? What is going to happen …

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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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What You Can Learn From Volunteering Abroad

BY ADRIANA DE NOBLE Complacency is blissful ignorance. Feeling comfortable while the world continues around you, is a blessing to many people: being complacent means that you can afford it. Unfortunately, even though complacency is too expensive for many people, that does not mean you have a civic duty to do anything about it. I learned …

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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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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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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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