John Cabot’s Alliance Is Back

By LUDOVICA PIZZICHELLI This semester, after John Cabot University’s LGBTQ Alliance lay dormant as a result of its entire board graduating, it was revived by freshman Katie Kehoe. Kehoe has always felt like an ally to the community and began in middle school to challenge the negative stereotypes formed in schools against LGBTQ people. When …

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MUN Society Goes to Seoul

A group of 11 John Cabot Universitu (JCU) students traveled to Seoul, South Korea on March 13 to participate in Harvard University’s World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) conference. At WorldMUN, the JCU students represented the country of Ghana in a variety of committees, including Legal; International Monetary Fund; Social, Cultural and Humanitarian. WorldMUN welcomes around …

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The International Relations Society Goes to Holland

By EKATERINA SOUBEVA The International Relations Society, accompanied by Prof. Pamela Harris, embarked on their first study trip to The Hague, Holland, where they had the privilege of visiting the International Court of Justice, the Dutch Parliament, as well as the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. On Thursday, January 29th, Genoveva Madurga welcomed …

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Tunisia, the Arab Spring and Terrorism

By MARTINA LIBURDI & KRISTEN YOUNG Liburdi and Young are interns for the Guarini Institute On March 16, just two days before the murderous terrorist attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs welcomed three distinguished experts to host a panel, “Tunisia: An Exception to the Arab Spring?” The event …

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Reflecting on the Charlie Hebdo Attacks: Est-ce que #JeSuisCharlie?

By FEDERICA BRIZZI Free speech is one of the foundational concepts of modern societies. The constitutions of countries like Italy, the United Sates or the United Kingdom, for example, hail free speech as one of the cardinal values upon which the whole society must be built upon. The need for an unfettered expression of ideas, …

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Universities Fighting World Hunger Is Back

By ASIA COLOMBO Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) was dormant for a year, and now for Spring 2015 re-established by degree seekers President Asia Colombo, Vice President Emma Scruggs, and Events Coordinators Clarissa Cecchi and Flavijian Gerasimov. UFWH is part of an international initiative started in 2004 as partnership between United Nations World Food Programme …

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On the Frontline: First World War Trip with Professor Vanda Wilcox

By HANNAH GARZA & MATT DE BARI In honour of the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, Professor Vanda Wilcox and John Cabot University’s Department of History and Humanities offered a course on the history of the Great War. In order to develop a better appreciation for the Italian involvement in the …

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Speak-Up: JCU’s Newest Club

By VIKAS SHARMA As 2015 gets underway, there is a lot of excitement in the air amidst the freezing winds. This semester, the public speaking club Speak-Up will be drafting their constitution to establish themselves as an independent student-run club. Speak-Up was founded last fall by President Charles Tabansi and Vice-President Marco Pecchio in order …

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LGBTQ Media Representation in 2014: A Year of Fighting Back and Visibility

By LUDOVICA PIZZICHELLI The year 2014 was one of fighting back and visibility, and the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) community in particular made incredible strides, with inspiring people from all walks of life standing up for themselves and their communities, sharing their stories and uplifting the stories of others. The year started …

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EDITORIAL: JCU Should Discourage Alcohol Consumption by Students

By NIKA VARDANYAN The Tiber Café celebrated its fourth birthday in January. There was a lottery and a cake. However, in addition to the cake, there was also champagne. The celebration was at 2 p.m. and the champagne was passed around to both students and faculty. While somebody might think that a little glass of …

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