You should go and love Yourself

By Kaya Zabriskie She is part of the new fit movement that has taken over Instagram. Fit is the new sexy--sore is the new sexy. She has created a community of strong women all over the world who help each other and motivate one another. Twenty-seven-year old Anna Victoria has developed a 12-week Fit Body …

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Why is passing Math 101 so hard at JCU?

By Olivia Austin Math. It is a subject that so many have come to dread. Especially at a small, liberal arts school like John Cabot University (JCU), where communications and art history majors require the practice of skills from the complete opposite side of the brain. According to the theory of left-brain or right-brain dominance, …

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President Pavoncello to lead university into future

By Cristina Di Leva Franco Pavoncello, 66, the first Italian to hold the challenging position of president of John Cabot University since 2006, has been re-elected by the Board to lead the university until Spring 2019. President Pavoncello’s renewed term, which was to expire in June 2016, will facilitate the university’s growth in next three …

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The Refugee Crisis and one graduate’s search for multiculturalism

By Samantha Abear The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that since Jan. 1, 2016, a total of 166,465 migrants and refugees have arrived to Europe by land and sea. We are in the midst of what is being called the Refugee Crisis. Students of John Cabot University (JCU) engage with the Refugee Crisis in …

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Are anti-abortionist doctors against the law?

By Enrica Barberis Abortion has been legal in Italy for more than three decades, but more and more doctors still today refuse to perform abortion procedures. The strong influence that Catholicism has on the Italian public opinion is to be blamed. According to a recent report by the Italian Department of Health, two gynecologists out …

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Eastern European perspective on the refugee crisis

By Ekaterina Soubeva The current refugee crisis has exacerbated the division between Western and Eastern Europe. It has caught the European Union unprepared. Even though the situation in the Middle East and North Africa has been unstable for years, Europe could not have anticipated a wave of refugees to invade its borders. Most Western European …

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JCU Theater Society attempts first murder mystery play: ‘The Mousetrap’

By Lydia Smith This March, students and faculty from John Cabot University will have the opportunity to attend a production of Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’, the world’s longest running show. This is the first ever murder mystery play to be performed and produced by the John Cabot University Theater Society. With only seven weeks to …

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JCU students believe the new Barbie dolls will help little girls embrace themselves

By Valentina Calindri Students at the John Cabot University are enthusiastic about the new Barbie collection released in January by Mattel. They think it is a great idea and a step forward in the direction of accepting new models for women. “I think it’s a brilliant idea,” said Antonia Basile, an Italian student of Art …

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JCU Community Asks, Why Does the Final Exam Schedule Come Out So Late?

By Samantha Abear   Students and faculty at John Cabot University (JCU) are frustrated that the final exam schedule is not available until the fourth week of the semester. Students at similar universities, such as the American University of Rome (AUR), receive their exam schedule on the first day of classes.   For some, this …

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John Cabot: incredibly safe campus or largely quiet community?

By Selena Handler “Run!” Molly Dickman yelled to her three friends as the piazza opened up in front of them. Uninhibited by untied laces and crooked cobblestones, the four young women began to pick up the pace as eight men chased them and yelled out Italian phrases they could not understand. Luckily, Dickman and her …

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