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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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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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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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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Grassroots, John Cabot’s New Environmental Club

Grassroots. The name itself reflects both our connection to the Earth as well as our ground-up approach to tackling environmental issues. As John Cabot University’s new and growing environmental club, we strongly believe that environmental protection and sustainable practices are key to ensuring the economic, social and spiritual well-being of humankind. Furthermore, we sustain that …

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