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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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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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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Joey Reviews: La La Land

By Joey Armenio In a world where musicals for the past decade have been pretty lame, it’s easy to think fairly poor of the genre. When you people hear cinematic musicals, you’re gonna think of something along the lines of ‘Rock of Ages’, ‘Mamma Mia’, or ‘Les Miserables’. Movies that, if you’re not really into …

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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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Coffee Shops, Vinyl and Killing the Instantaneous

Picture by Nadeem Rifai By Ben Ingegneri As a student, I am keenly aware of the intricate role that technology plays in the social life, productivity, and lifestyle of our generation. Despite my high admiration for technology, I can’t help but to sometimes feel bitter towards the paradox that it, especially connection technology, embodies. Cell …

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